Streamyx is a DSL broadband internet service offered by TM Net Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad. Streamyx subscribers make up the bulk of broadband users in Malaysia due to the lack of alternative services from other Malaysian internet service providers, like JaringNasionCom and TIME dotNet. Broadband services rolled out by these companies have limited service coverage, because the last mile connections are monopolised by Telekom Malaysia.

Many Streamyx users experience difficulties while surfing the web. Unstable DSLAMs, oversold bandwidth and poor phone line quality that causes high attenuation leads to average speeds between 200kbit/s and 1mbit/s, a fraction of advertised speeds. Recently, TM Net has employed traffic shaping to selectively shape the transfer speeds of P2P services. Bad basic networking infrastructure, management attitude, and the fact that TMnet Sdn. Bhd. (which provides Streamyx ADSL/SDSL service) has a monopoly of Malaysia’s broadband market all lead to an overall bad internet surfing experience for users.

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TMNET User Group

Assuming that you have not heard about this TMNET User Group.

Since 1995, TM Net Sdn Bhd, in fulfilling the needs for Internet and Multimedia services for Malaysians (To be exact, non of the needs of home users are fulfilled), has become the nation’s leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) (Dominating market by marginalizing other providers) and the largest in South East Asia (I doubt that). As an independent business entity and wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad we aim to be more dynamic, agile, and market-oriented company with the customers’ needs paramount to all that we do (Only to corporate customers).

In line with this, TM Net has taken initiative to setup focus groups of users from all states in Malaysia.  The purpose these user groups is:

· Channel for TM Net to get firsthand and constructive feedback from customers
· Sharing of information and knowledge among members on new technology and services offerings
· Promote the use of ICT in the particular state

To support this initiative, this e-community platform is setup to allow active participation from all members.

So guys, if you’ve got something to say about TMNut Screamyx. Here’s the place you should go

Get 3G-fied !

Finally, I got my my own 3G account. But there was a catch, which was somehow expected.. Only Celcom Postpaid users who also have a Streamyx account can sign up for the D88 plan. Sigh ! I had no choice but to take the D120 package instead. That means I have to pay RM120 per month for the 3G access.

I registered the line today noon and it got activated at around 7pm . The clerk told be it gonna take 24 hours to get my account activated. But instead, it took only 7 hours to get 3G-fied ! LoL . So far, the connection here at my apartment in Setapak Indah is acceptable. I get either 2–3 bar signal.


This is my download/upload test result…


:::.. test results ..:::
Download Connection is:: 211 Kbps about 0.21 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)
Download Speed is:: 26 kB/s
Upload Connection is:: 42 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)
Upload Speed is:: 5 kB/s
Tested From:: (Server 2)
Test Time:: 2007/01/15 – 7:58am
D-Validation Link::
U-Validation Link::
User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) [!]