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Standard User shrimper1
(member) Thu 22-Dec-11 00:39:32
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Recently signed up with BT - Speedtest.net probs,


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have been getting a flat 14Meg download come what may ....... 24/7, which is a great improvement over my previous Provider.
However, during the last 24 hours Speedtest.net has started "playing up". See below link.

http://www.speedtest.net/results.php?sh=0a3a418209fe...

Strange thing is, when I speed test using Thinkbroadband & also BT's http://speedtester.bt.com/
I'm still recording a "flat" 14Meg download, regardless when I tested during the lasr 24 hours.
Anyone else experienced probs with Speedtest.net? As this is the first time I've had these strange results, since starting to use it over 6 months ago.

Merry Xmas All smile
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 22-Dec-11 09:34:12
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Re: Recently signed up with BT - Speedtest.net probs,


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No server on the internet has infinite bandwidth, have you asked speedtest.net whether there is any signs of congestion on that server?

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User shrimper1
(member) Fri 23-Dec-11 16:56:50
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Re: Recently signed up with BT - Speedtest.net probs,


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Looks like they've been testing my line for a higher speed smile

http://speedtest.net/result/1665156627.png

DSL Connection Rate :16904 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM)

I've been averaging 13 to 15 Meg since official connection 12th Dec 2011.


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Standard User dieselglider
(experienced) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:31:24
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Re: Recently signed up with BT - Speedtest.net probs,


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What speed do BT say you might get on their availability checker?

Another thing, by any chance are you using Avast antivirus?

BTInfinity
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:42:59
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Re: Recently signed up with BT - Speedtest.net probs,


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In reply to a post by shrimper1:
DSL Connection Rate :16904 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM)
What are your full stats with BT?

As I remember it, your stats with Orange were:
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 17504 Kbps 1110 Kbps
Line Attenuation 21.8 dB 0.0 (??) dB
Noise Margin 5.5 dB 0.0 (??) dB
for comparison.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User shrimper1
(member) Sat 24-Dec-11 00:51:35
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Re: Recently signed up with BT - Speedtest.net probs,


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Here is my last BT Tester results as @ 14.00 23/12/2011:-
Download speed achieved during the test was 13439 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 4000-21000 Kbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :16904 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 1120 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is 14914 Kbps

Upload speed achieved during the test was 891 Kbps
Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is 1120 Kbps


No, I'm using McAffee (BTNetProtect Plus) provided "free" by BT.Com, as I have their No. 2 Broadband package.
Standard User shrimper1
(member) Sat 24-Dec-11 00:56:20
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It's not so easy to get into BT Hub's stats, but I aim to. As I am more than happy with the more consistent download speed (24/7), it has not been a priority with the run up to Xmas wink
Standard User dieselglider
(experienced) Sat 24-Dec-11 04:13:23
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Re: Recently signed up with BT - Speedtest.net probs,


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In reply to a post by shrimper1:
No, I'm using McAffee (BTNetProtect Plus) ..

The reason I asked was because Avast, on my XP netbook and XP desktop pc, was restricting download speeds to between 8-12,000 Kbps, I disabled it and got the full 18-21,000 Kbps that their wireless cards will allow. Have since installed AVG, with no such restriction apparent. Maybe you could try temporarily disabling McAfee while trying a speed test.

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