I had to ftp a bunch of files up to a website this morning and I was only getting .25 (yep, point two five) Mbps. I should have been getting over one hundred.
Called my provider, and they tried to upsell a modem - "yours is old". Not that old, buddy and I'm getting close to 1Gb download speeds. It's not the modem
That wasn't a productive call and I checked the speeds on Brian's system and his what it was supposed to be. Damn it. It's my computer. It took hours to figure out, there was something wrong with the driver for my ethernet card. Problem was I couldn't find one to replace it. Not very easily, anyway.
I tried to download it from Dell, and get a message "You don't have a Dell system". I don't? Kiss my ass, I sure do.
I ended up over on Intel, who bought out the company that made my ethernet card and downloaded a little piece of Intel software that scanned my system and let me know there were some updates. One was for that ethernet card.
Installed the software, the internet is super quick. The files I spent a half hour trying to upload this morning (and didn't even make it a quarter of the way when I got frustrated and just shut it down), took less than a minute this afternoon.
Then I tried the bank and UPS. Like a dream.
I don't understand why an upload problem would cause the issues I was having. Download speeds were rocking, it was just the uploading.
But it's all good now! I don't have to redo my computer!