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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 25-Oct-12 11:08:14
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FTTC Speeds


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Hi,

A friend from round the corner has moved from ADSL, where he was only getting 1 or 2Mbps to FTTC (Infinity Option 1).

He said it wasn't as fast as he'd expect, so I talked him through doing some speed tests:

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speedtest.net:
Download speed. 16.42 Mbps 
Upload speed 6.02 MbpsPing 41 ms


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http://www.speedtester.bt.com :
 Download speed 23.99 Mbps
Upload speed 6.68 MbpsPing Latency ms 37.14


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http://www.speedtest.btwholesale.com/
Download speedachieved during the test was - 24.05 MbpsFor your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 12 Mbps-0 Mbps .
Additional Information:IP Profile for your line is - 38.71 Mbps
 Upload speed achieved during the test was - 7.48 Mbps (max achievable 10)
Additional Information:Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 10 Mbps


It looks like his profile is the full speed (Option 1 being 40Mbps/10Mbps), but his download speeds seem to be well under that.

With an IP Profile of 38Mbps downstream, i'd expect real world speed tests to be faster - up in the early thirty's at least. I also find it odd that speedtest.net is less than the BT testers, as I find the opposite - speedtest.net always gives higher than the BT tests.

Does anyone with more knowledge think there is anything funny here, or does it look ok?

Incidentally, i'm on the same cabinet, but i'm on Option 2, so I get 80/20 - and about 76Mbps, 15Mbps on speedtest.net.

Thanks,

Ian
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 25-Oct-12 11:14:53
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Re: FTTC Speeds


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Wireless or ethernet connection?

Also any third party speed test, that goes faster than the one embedded in the whole network is slightly suspicious.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 25-Oct-12 11:31:30
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Re: FTTC Speeds


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Tests need to be performed using a wired connection. Speedtest.net is more consistent than it was but some servers do underreport. I've been using the same server (Namesco, London) for the first six months it reported 55Mb/s whereas others reported 76Mb/s. For the past couple of months though it's been saying 76 all the time.

Well.

Apart from the recent speed drop but that's for another thread.

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Standard User benbird7
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Oct-12 16:14:10
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Re: FTTC Speeds


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As others have suggested, use ethernet (hard wired cable) connection to router.

Got mine connected this morning, via ethernet to the router I get 35Mb download 2Mb up.

Via wireless or even 80mb home plugs, I vary between 10-15Mb down, 2Mb up.

Ben

Edited by benbird7 (Thu 25-Oct-12 19:03:54)

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