Slow… Slow… Slow… My Internet connection is very slow since early morning today. Especially connection to US. Guess what? TM announced that there is a fault on the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable network linking Malaysia to the United States and North Asia. Therefore, all TMNet Broadband customers who use Streamyx and UniFi are affected by this.
Slower than turtle?
Posted by Jayce Ooi as How to
megaupload.com, depositfiles.com, zshare.net, warez-bb.org, thepiratebay.org, movie2k.to, megavideo.com, putlocker.com, duckload.com and filestube.com are not accessible from TM Net Streamyx. I usually download HTC HD2 ROMs from multiupload.com which has 6 other file sharing sites like rapidshare.com, hotfile.com, uploading.com, megaupload.com, depositfiles.com and zshare.net. 3 of them are blocked from my ISP now due to Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)’s order to combat piracy. Oh well, here go some of my HTC HD2 ROM file sharing sites too. Tested with Celcom 3G connection, can’t access these file sharing sites too. Not sure about Maxis 3G and DiGi 3G…
Google Public DNS IP addresses
My 5 years old Aztech DSL600EW ADSL2+ 4-Port Ethernet USB Wireless-G Router stopped working after I upgraded my Streamyx connection speed from 1 Mbps to 4 Mbps. It serves me well for the past few years. Initially, I thought something might be wrong from TM Streamyx part because Aztech DSL600EW DSL light started to blink and always get disconnected after changed to 4 Mbps port. Contacted TM support and TM appointed installer for this issue. And finally found that my Aztech DSL600EW cannot support 4 Mbps connection. Why? The new Innacomm W3400V WiFi Modem managed to get connected to Internet.
Aztech DSL600EW latest firmware
Finally, 4 Mbps Streamyx is available at my place. I requested to upgrade early this year but no luck. I was still using RM 88 Streamyx 1 Mbps package then. Then I saw TM Blockbuster Deal which is a very interesting package for those who are still using the old separated voice and broadband plan like me. This combo package is a lot cheaper than my existing one. And you can have free call to all TM fixed line nationwide. Furthermore, you can get WiFi modem and cordless phone for free too. Isn’t that great? (Note – minimum 12 months subscription period is required. Not an issue to me at all)
Posted by Jayce Ooi as Networking
Malaysia TM Net Streamyx users are facing slow connection speed due to throttle implementation on certain file types download. There are several ways to fix this throttle issue. We can use proxy server and VPN to bypass it. I tried several proxy servers but can’t solve the issue. Seem like the only way is to use VPN. There are free and paid VPN out there. So far, I tried free UltraVPN and Hide My IP 5.0 trial. Both of them are not working for me. And finally found Hotspot Shield from AnchorFree that is working fine. It is free but an adware.
Hotspot Shield with advertisement on top