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Standard User GaryPower
(newbie) Fri 29-Jun-12 09:47:37
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New install speed query


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After years an extremely long wait with my cab being missed it has finally gone live during an infill and I was connected yesterday!

I am approx 500 meters from the cab and seem to be getting good sync speeds.
I have unlocked the modem and sync speeds are pretty constant at :

# xdslcmd info --state
xdslcmd: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Retrain Reason: 0
Max: Upstream rate = 24844 Kbps, Downstream rate = 73040 Kbps
Path: 0, Upstream rate = 20000 Kbps, Downstream rate = 72139 Kbps

I do have a query with throughput though!

If I run a test on this site I get an extremely poor 5mb download but ~ 17mb upload.

On speedtest.net I am showing approx 18 - 25mb download and again ~ 15 - 17mb upload.

I have tried some real world tests from a variety of places (including DChosted servers that I have access to) and can not get any more than approx 20mb of througput even multithreading downloads from different places and types.

Also ping response seems a bit hit and miss with the odd timeouts even to early hops.

Is this likely to just be congestion in the local network?

Gary

Edited by GaryPower (Fri 29-Jun-12 11:31:30)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 29-Jun-12 09:51:36
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Re: New winstall speed query


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Please can you run the BT speed test and post the contents of the two results text boxes.

Which ISP are you with?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre 80/20 trial.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 29-Jun-12 09:54:34
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Re: New winstall speed query


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What about the BT Beta speedtester? http://speedtest.btcentralplus.com/beta/

What does the graph in Task Manager - Networking Tab look like? Can you run the three tests and then post a link to a screen shot?


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Standard User R0NSKI
(member) Fri 29-Jun-12 10:07:01
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Re: New winstall speed query


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Are you connecting via wireless or wired?

Standard User GaryPower
(learned) Fri 29-Jun-12 11:31:08
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Re: New winstall speed query


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I am now with BT with the up to 80/20 infinity 2 product.

Speed test from the tester you link gives :

FAQ




1. Best Effort Test: -provides background information.

Download Speed
30.08 Mbps

0 Mbps 69.83 Mbps
Max Achievable Speed

Download speedachieved during the test was - 30.08 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 12 Mbps-69.83 Mbps .
Additional Information:
IP Profile for your line is - 69.83 Mbps

2. Upstream Test: -provides background information.

Upload Speed
11.8 Mbps

0 Mbps 20 Mbps
Max Achievable Speed

Upload speed achieved during the test was - 11.8Mbps
Additional Information:
Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 20 Mbps
Standard User GaryPower
(learned) Fri 29-Jun-12 11:33:46
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Re: New winstall speed query


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The beta speed test site reads:
37.79 Mbps Download
10.58Mbps Upload

speedtest.net & real world tests are ~ 20 Mbps down when done just after test.

task manger is showing very little network utilisation (on gig connection)
Standard User GaryPower
(learned) Fri 29-Jun-12 11:37:20
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I am wired, I do not beleive it to be a local issue.

The 5Mb test from this site and the ~ 20Mb tests from speedtest.net were initially done with the new install, modem > homehub > laptop (high spec) with wired connection to the gig port on the home hub.

Network was gig/full

Since then I have connected to the rest of my network.

The homehub has been replaced with a Cisco 871 and tests now performed from a desktop machine.

Desktop > gig switch > (unnamed gig capable firewall) > Cisco 871 > Modem

Results are identical.

I have also disconnected and again tested with homehub & hardwired laptop and exactly the same results!
Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 29-Jun-12 11:49:19
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It does not matter whether you have a 100Mb, 1Gb, or 10Gb network card. If you run just those three speedtests it will scale and show the pattern of what is happening.


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Standard User GaryPower
(learned) Fri 29-Jun-12 12:03:21
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I can get a screenshot later, it was not a very interesting peak going up to a few percent.

Gary
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 29-Jun-12 13:17:06
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Re: New winstall speed query


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87x series struggle with FTTC over 15-20Mbps.
You'll need an 1800 or 880 series to get up to the 40Mbps mark at least.

Do a show proc cpu hist and you'll see why.

Doesn't explain why you're getting low results using the HH though.
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