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Standard User TheMarf
(newbie) Mon 25-Jul-11 09:12:35
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New Infinity Customer - Speed Question


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Hi All,

Just got BT Infinity last week. Overall happy with the service.

I was getting 10mbit (shade under 1megabtye per second effective download) / 60-70ms ping with my previous broadband from Sky.

Now getting 18mbit(1.7 to 1.8 megabyte per second effective download) / 10-15ms ping.

This is great(the ping especially), however I was told that I could expect 25mbit.

Is my actual speed just luck of the draw or can BT re-sync my line speed upwards?

Thanks in advance

Sam
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 25-Jul-11 09:38:13
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Re: New Infinity Customer - Speed Question


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How are you measuring the 18Mbps?

Often it can take multiple downloads to really push the speed of a line. Things like RWIN on XP can be a limiting factor.

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Standard User TheMarf
(newbie) Mon 25-Jul-11 09:55:14
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Re: New Infinity Customer - Speed Question


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Measured using Speedtest.net, P2P download of Ubuntu via Bittorrent and downloading of the Zen 100mb test files available on their site

All max out the line at around 18mbit/1.7-1.8megabytes per second.

What is RWIN?

Edited by TheMarf (Mon 25-Jul-11 10:33:36)


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Standard User G3UZF
(member) Mon 25-Jul-11 10:56:12
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Re: New Infinity Customer - Speed Question


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RWIN

See here...

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/tweaks/5._RWIN

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Standard User TheMarf
(newbie) Mon 25-Jul-11 11:02:04
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Re: New Infinity Customer - Speed Question


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Thanks, will have a fiddle tonight.

Is there a way I can see what the modem is syncing at?
Standard User G3UZF
(member) Mon 25-Jul-11 11:20:13
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Should have added, after running http://www.dslreports.com/faq/tweaks/5._RWIN
and selecting 'Optimize' with the Slider on my current speed, my Infinity speed went from around 16Mbps to 24Mbps (Windows XP).

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Standard User G3UZF
(member) Mon 25-Jul-11 11:23:18
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Re: New Infinity Customer - Speed Question


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Modem Stats...

If it's the BT Infinity Modem, you can't get at the stats.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 25-Jul-11 11:26:35
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Re: New Infinity Customer - Speed Question


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There is no such thing as a BT Infinity modem, there is the BT Home Hub supplied as part of BT Infinity.

The modem is supplied by BT Openreach, and is the same one supplied to all ISP's that sell the FTTC service from Openreach.

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Standard User TheMarf
(newbie) Mon 25-Jul-11 11:42:13
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In reply to a post by G3UZF:
Should have added, after running http://www.dslreports.com/faq/tweaks/5._RWIN
and selecting 'Optimize' with the Slider on my current speed, my Infinity speed went from around 16Mbps to 24Mbps (Windows XP).


Thanks, will try that and report back smile


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Modem Stats...

If it's the BT Infinity Modem, you can't get at the stats.


Yeah, I'm talking about the modem supplied with the install. So no way to see the sync speed? Oh well.

In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
There is no such thing as a BT Infinity modem, there is the BT Home Hub supplied as part of BT Infinity.

The modem is supplied by BT Openreach, and is the same one supplied to all ISP's that sell the FTTC service from Openreach.


Same difference though eh?

Though I guess you're right, semantically speaking "The modem supplied by OpenReach when installing the BT Infinity Service" would be more accurate...
Standard User G3UZF
(member) Mon 25-Jul-11 11:43:37
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Andrew

I was simply using a generic description to identify the Modem.

I would guess most users of Infinity will use the Modem and HH3 supplied by BT/OR.

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