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Standard User lindacomputer
(newbie) Tue 04-Dec-12 23:08:16
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BT Infinity tomorrow - Comparing Speeds


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At the moment I am with o2 and this is my speed http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results/id/1...

The OR Engineer comes tomorrow to install BT Infinity. I just wanted to compare speeds. So tomorrow night I shall post my new speeds. They have said I should get 23.5 down and 5.6 up. Cannot wait to see what I get.
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Dec-12 23:15:37
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Be aware that what you get may change considerably during line training
Standard User lindacomputer
(newbie) Wed 05-Dec-12 17:44:40
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Hi, yea I've been warned that there is a ten day settling in period and speeds could change. Installed this afternoon and this is it so far http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results/id/1...

I am happy so far with that.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 05-Dec-12 18:58:50
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How far from the cabinet are you?


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Standard User GMAN98
(experienced) Wed 05-Dec-12 20:10:06
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Hi

Have you tried different speed test sites? I was estimated 35Mbps down and got it installed today and thinkbb rates me at the moment as :-

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results/id/1...

But on speedtest.net I get http://www.speedtest.net/result/2353546642.png

And that can vary from server to server.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 05-Dec-12 20:18:09
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For downstream believe the TBB result, for upstream the speedtest.net is probably nearer!


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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Dec-12 23:14:19
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In reply to a post by MHC:
For downstream believe the TBB result, for upstream the speedtest.net is probably nearer!


For TBB don't use the Java test, use the Flash one, its accurate for me every time. (Speedtest.net seems to vary dramatically).

(Standard advice to not use any speed test over a wireless connection).

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/broadband.html

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User StephenTodd
(committed) Wed 05-Dec-12 23:23:02
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I have found the most reliable test for upload to be http://myspeed.visualware.com/index.php . Recently, their download estimates have been terrible. The BT retail tester gives the worst upload estimates; under certain conditions I was getting around 3Mbps from it, when visualware or real uploads (ftp to SquirrelSave) were at 17Mbps.

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Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Thu 06-Dec-12 08:31:22
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In reply to a post by StephenTodd:
I have found the most reliable test for upload to be http://myspeed.visualware.com/index.php . Recently, their download estimates have been terrible. The BT retail tester gives the worst upload estimates; under certain conditions I was getting around 3Mbps from it, when visualware or real uploads (ftp to SquirrelSave) were at 17Mbps.

I was getting strange messages from that site regarding "your trial is over please purchase" - so stopped using.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User StephenTodd
(committed) Thu 06-Dec-12 09:42:11
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by StephenTodd:
I have found the most reliable test for upload to be http://myspeed.visualware.com/index.php . Recently, their download estimates have been terrible. The BT retail tester gives the worst upload estimates; under certain conditions I was getting around 3Mbps from it, when visualware or real uploads (ftp to SquirrelSave) were at 17Mbps.

I was getting strange messages from that site regarding "your trial is over please purchase" - so stopped using.

Odd. I used to use the same test at a different address; which had a more convenient entry direct to the test but stopped working. The error might have been 'trial expired', I can't remember. It was around the time of that change that I also found it started giving very low download estimates. But I haven't had any problems actually getting the new one to run.

With the new address: I initially see a map of the world, click on the UK and get a map of UK, and click on Maidenhead (usually, better results for me than London). That then gets me to the test page where I click on 'Click to start test'. With the old address, I went straight to the page with 'Click to start test'.

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Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.

Edited by StephenTodd (Thu 06-Dec-12 09:43:52)

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