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Hi,

Any one else getting very poor performance from ToT ADSL for the last week?

Speeds are never spectacular but this week it's been terrible, somedays I can't even log on.

In the day time I usually get speeds of 300-500k (even tho it's a 1m connection) but it's currently running at 5-10k with some hop times (within Thailand) at 3 seconds per hop.

ToT tell me it's a problem with the whole of the North of Thailand, think that's the number one excuse on their "how to get rid of the moaning farrang" list.

I live in Bpa Daet and was wondering if the problem is localised to my exchange, in 6 months it has been pretty good really, but a week of not really being able to use it, is beginning to annoy !!!

thanks

Rich.

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I living at a new house at Sangkampang and have the goldcyber package installed about 3 weeks ago. The speeds have been p*ss poor since it was installed, usually a bandwith of around 55kbs. Early in the morning its not too bad but it rapidly goes down the tubes after 9am.

Its been like this since day one. I havent noticed any change over the last week.

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The millions of e-mails generated by various viruses could also be having a slowing effect....

Warnings of 26 computer virus strains spreading over Asia

BANGKOK: -- Computer users in Thailand and other Asian countries have been warned of 26 computer virus strains spreading across the region via electronic mails (e-mails), according to a leading computer software manufacturer.

As internet and viruses know no national boundaries, the warning applies to any country in the world.

The 26 computer virus strains are worms in the RONTKBR.GEN family, which were first identified last year but have been spreading in wider areas across the region, according to manufacturer Trend Micro Incorporated, a leading world provider of comprehensive antivirus, Internet content security, and outbreak management software and services.

The worms are spreading through "no subject" e-mails, and had reportedly destroyed nearly 16,000 computers so far, the company warned in a statement released to the local press on Sunday.

The company's experts concede it is hard to contain the worms as their attack begins once the "no subject" e-mails are temptingly opened and they immediately modify host files which prevent any anti-virus function.

The Silicon Valley (California)-based company is represented in Thailand by Trend Micro (Thailand).

Trend Micro said Thailand is now among the top ten Asian economies where the worms are mostly spreading and destroying local computer systems.

The other Asian economies include China, Taiwan and Japan; while the problem in neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia is increasing remarkably, according to the company.

--TNA 2006-07-10

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I live between the airport and Hangdong and have had TOT ADSL for about 4+ months. For the fist six weeks the service was terrible but my wife finally came up the the direct number of an upper management person with TOT. Once she found out that we were going to be calling every two days at the least, she barks some orders on down the line and my connection has been almost flawless since.

I use speedtest.csloxinfo.com and check my speed at least twice a day and average right at 425 kbps except for the occasional glitches at around 10am and 6pm when usage is probably the highest nationwide. I am online all day from about 8am to 10pm or so and am very satisfied with my 512 K connection with TOT.

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I live between the airport and Hangdong and have had TOT ADSL for about 4+ months. For the fist six weeks the service was terrible but my wife finally came up the the direct number of an upper management person with TOT. Once she found out that we were going to be calling every two days at the least, she barks some orders on down the line and my connection has been almost flawless since.

Great so give us the number :o

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I signed up 6 weeks ago and it never worked for 2 weeks. The engineer did not have a clue.

However we finally got it working and it has been good but I have experienced a slow connection this week. Sometimes I am at 800kbs and other times 30kbs.

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Although this thread is computer related, it is basically a local Chiangmai topic, and would have been nice to discuss it on the Chiangmai forum the same as they have done on the Pattaya forum. Such are the vagaries of button pushing :o

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I live near CMU, and the service has been pretty crap pretty much since I signed up (in April). My speed is always low (it just tested at 54), the connection is usually down at least once a day (for a varied amount of time), and when it's down they tell you there's nothing they can do since their server's down.

Of course, the speed is understandable (assuming I understood the salesladies correctly). Unlike the developed world, we don't have a single-user dedicated line - they split one ADSL line between 20, 10, 5, or 2 users, depending how much you pay. I currently have a 512 split 10 ways - I'm switching to 1024 split 20, since much of my surfing is done at home (where I work) while others are at jobs or classes. Hopefully as of next month I'll have a better connection, because this is pretty ridiculous.

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Although this thread is computer related, it is basically a local Chiangmai topic, and would have been nice to discuss it on the Chiangmai forum the same as they have done on the Pattaya forum. Such are the vagaries of button pushing :o

Chiang Mai Resident here and I have been calling TOT daily now for the 3rd week..

Number 1 retort....."Is the light on your modem on?"

Number 2 ...... what type of modem do you have?

Number 3 ....... is the light blinking or steady

Same Answer...... stop asking me the same questions every day..... the problem is too many people on the same lines .

Finally the one little girl just told me the best thing to do was go to TOT and make a complaint then maybe things would get better..

Iv'e been wanting to post something on this for weeks, but at that time the internet was down.

Such are the vagaries of the Mutton Pushers

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Although this thread is computer related, it is basically a local Chiangmai topic, and would have been nice to discuss it on the Chiangmai forum the same as they have done on the Pattaya forum.

I agree with you Maejo man this a Chiang Mai issue not a general computer topic.

I currently have a 512 split 10 ways - I'm switching to 1024 split 20, since much of my surfing is done at home (where I work) while others are at jobs or classes. Hopefully as of next month I'll have a better connection, because this is pretty ridiculous.

I wouldn't bank on it I'm on 1024 and I get 55kbs on average.

The way to go as suggested probably is to complain. But how do you actually do that? If you walk into a TOT office you'll get blank looks and/or they'll give you another telephone number to ring. Nothings going to come of that.

I'm still waiting for Dustoff to hand that magic number out maybe thats the answer :o

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Although this thread is computer related, it is basically a local Chiangmai topic, and would have been nice to discuss it on the Chiangmai forum the same as they have done on the Pattaya forum.

I agree with you Maejo man this a Chiang Mai issue not a general computer topic.

I currently have a 512 split 10 ways - I'm switching to 1024 split 20, since much of my surfing is done at home (where I work) while others are at jobs or classes. Hopefully as of next month I'll have a better connection, because this is pretty ridiculous.

I wouldn't bank on it I'm on 1024 and I get 55kbs on average.

The way to go as suggested probably is to complain. But how do you actually do that? If you walk into a TOT office you'll get blank looks and/or they'll give you another telephone number to ring. Nothings going to come of that.

I'm still waiting for Dustoff to hand that magic number out maybe thats the answer :o

A 55 Kbt/sec dowload speed would be about right for a 1024K connection. I average about 20k with my 500k connection. Don't confuse connection speeds with download speeds. A common mistake.

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I'm on TOT ADSL 512 and live out by CM City Hall/TOT Office. On the TV Bandwidth Meter I get results between 33-56 kbps. Testing on the speedtest.csloxinfo.com site mentioned, results are about 400 kbps...a big disparity, not sure why. Tried some other test sites and got results closer to TV...about 46 kbps.

The past week i've been back in town it feels a lot slower...like a 56kbps dial-up. Painful.

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