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Standard User painter
(learned) Sat 23-Feb-13 11:39:23
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BT Infinity Speed


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I had BT Infinity 2 for a few days now, do you think the following speeds are good (average speeds shown, performed a few tests at different days/times)?

Speeedtest.net: Download 45-46Mbps, Upload 9-10Mpbs, Ping 16-19ms
BT Speedtest: Download 45-46Mbps, Upload 9-10Mbps, Ping 20-25ms

BT Speedtest reports IP Profiles of 47.41 downstream and 20Mbps upstream.

Using a Draytek Vigor 2850vn instead of the BT supplied modem and HH3.

I did get download speeds of 51Mpbs on the first day when I performed the first couple of tests.
Standard User StephenTodd
(committed) Sat 23-Feb-13 12:01:43
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Re: BT Infinity Speed


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They are pretty reasonable for an ok line.
What was your estimate (at http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broad... )?
What do you see as a profile ( http://speedtester.bt.com/ then go on to 'Further Diagnostics')?

If those more or less agree with the speeds you are seeing, then probably all about right. It the estimate and/or profile are much higher than the speeds you are seeing, then it will be worth looking further.

Also try http://myspeed.visualware.com/index.php for upload speed tests. It has been rubbish for download speed tests recently, but seems to give the most reliable upload tests (eg in keeping with real speeds to a good upload site).

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

Edited by StephenTodd (Sat 23-Feb-13 12:05:00)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 23-Feb-13 12:27:58
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What package ore you on? 80/20 or 80/10 or to use the marketing terminology 76/19 or 76/9 ?

I would guess from your BT test it is an 80/20 connection.

If so, the downstream seems fine, but the upstream is way under performing. And may have a problem that others have had.

Can you run a series of speed tests, first of all a BT test and then 4 or5 on TBB with Task Manager running on the Networking tab. Take a ScreenPrint of Task manager and then host the image. If I can see that along with your test results, it will tell me if you have an upstream issue.


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Standard User roughbeast
(learned) Sat 23-Feb-13 13:01:32
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In reply to a post by MHC:
What package ore you on? 80/20 or 80/10 or to use te marketing terminology 78/19 or 78/9 ?


If he is on any of those packages his result is terrible! It looks more like a 50Mb connection. My connection is 100/10. This is the result I always get.

TBB speedtest

Virgin Media: 100mb/10Mb , land line, mobiles x2, TV - VIP HD box + TIVO 1Tb box.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 23-Feb-13 13:06:07
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Infinity depends greatly on the distance to the street cabinet, which Virgin Media cable does not.

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Standard User roughbeast
(learned) Sat 23-Feb-13 13:19:54
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Infinity depends greatly on the distance to the street cabinet, which Virgin Media cable does not.


Thanks for the heads up. I was interested in Infinity because of their up speeds. Not so sure now.

Virgin Media: 100mb/10Mb , land line, mobiles x2, TV - VIP HD box + TIVO 1Tb box.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 23-Feb-13 13:54:09
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It looks like another "stuck at 10Mbps" problem. They do seem to be cropping up quite often.


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(staff) Sat 23-Feb-13 14:13:10
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Very likely

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Feb-13 14:16:52
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In reply to a post by roughbeast:
It looks more like a 50Mb connection. My connection is 100/10.
BT Infinity don't do 50 Meg. There is no comparison with VM.

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 jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sat 23-Feb-13 16:09:09
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In reply to a post by MHC:
It looks like another "stuck at 10Mbps" problem. They do seem to be cropping up quite often.


I wonder if that's just the line characteristics, the OP is getting pretty similar performance to myself , 45 download and 8.9 upload. BT Infinity unlimited is always the openreach 80/20 product. The BT Infinity option 1 with 40gb usage is the 40/10 product.

If any interest here are my stats.
# xdslcmd info --pbParams 
xdslcmd: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Retrain Reason:	2
Max:	Upstream rate = 9562 Kbps, Downstream rate = 54772 Kbps
Path:	0, Upstream rate = 10497 Kbps, Downstream rate = 48945 Kbps

Discovery Phase (Initial) Band Plan
US: (0,95) (868,1207) (1972,2783) 
DS: (32,859) (1216,1963) (2792,3959) 
Medley Phase (Final) Band Plan
US: (0,95) (868,1207) (1972,2783) 
DS: (32,859) (1216,1963) (2792,3959) 
       VDSL Port Details       Upstream        Downstream
Attainable Net Data Rate:       9562 kbps         54772 kbps
Actual Aggregate Tx Power:        5.3 dBm          12.5 dBm
============================================================================
  VDSL Band Status        U0      U1      U2      U3      D1      D2      D3
  Line Attenuation(dB):	 6.2	 33.2	 49.4	  N/A	 15.9	 40.8	 61.6	
Signal Attenuation(dB):	 6.2	 32.0	 47.3	  N/A	 15.9	 40.8	 61.6	
        SNR Margin(dB):	 5.9	 6.0	 5.9	  N/A	 5.2	 4.9	 4.9	
         TX Power(dBm):	-4.2	-9.4	 4.7	  N/A	 9.4	 7.7	 4.9


James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
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