General Discussion
  >> Fibre Broadband


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User tallseabird
(member) Tue 15-Jan-13 10:33:30
Print Post

FTTC browsing speed


[link to this post]
 
Got FTTC installed yesterday and apart from a few niggles I am getting speeds of 74/16 however I was expecting browsing to be snappier, at best I would say it is slightly quicker but I was expecting a significant boost to page loading times. I have tried one large download and I got 8.5 MB/sec so it is fast.

Could this be an MTU or RWIN type setting?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 15-Jan-13 10:38:12
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: tallseabird] [link to this post]
 
More likely to be browser-based or DNS.

Try different browsers, IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.

Try different DNS servers, Google, OpenDNS.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________ this is not usenet __________________
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 15-Jan-13 10:45:06
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
Increasing number of threads browser users and ensuring your DNS lookups are fast is main thing.

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.


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User mikecrawford80
(member) Tue 15-Jan-13 10:48:57
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: tallseabird] [link to this post]
 
It depends what Broadband connection you have come from... A web page with 100 Kb of data will load at the same speed on a 1 Mb connection as it will on a 74 Mb connection.

You may see slight improvement because you upstream is so much faster and also because your latency should (probably) have reduced.

There are lots of factors, not just raw download / upload speed.

Plusnet Unlimited Fibre
My Broadband Ping
Standard User tallseabird
(member) Tue 15-Jan-13 11:02:26
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
In my DLink router, the DNS servers are set at 0.0.0.0 - I assume that means I am using Plusnet DNS servers. Is that wrong?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 15-Jan-13 11:04:04
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: tallseabird] [link to this post]
 
Not wrong at all, perfectly normal.

It is a case of finding which DNS work best for you, and sometimes putting the ISP DNS IP directly onto the PC can improve things, as some routers can be slow at handling DNS queries.

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 tallseabird
(member) Tue 15-Jan-13 11:35:44
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
Sorry to harp on

I have specidifed my ISP DNS serers in my router settings but I have discovered that my PC has TCP/IP4 setting which are set to "Obtain DNS server automatically", should they be set to the same as the router? Does one take precedence?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 15-Jan-13 11:37:39
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: tallseabird] [link to this post]
 
The PC settings will take precedence, so one test you can do it to set the PC to Google DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 and see if that speeds things up.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________ this is not usenet __________________
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Jan-13 11:39:35
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: tallseabird] [link to this post]
 
in reality once you get a above a few mbit/sec then web browsing wont feel faster on faster speeds unless the sites are media heavy like lots of big images.

it will make things like youtube hd videos stream faster and file downloads faster.

BT Infinity 2 Since Dec 2012 - Estimate 65.9/20 - Attainable peak 110/36 - Current Sync 71/20
Standard User Saltank
(member) Tue 15-Jan-13 11:48:08
Print Post

Re: FTTC browsing speed


[re: tallseabird] [link to this post]
 
I would recommend GRC DNS Bench to find the best DNS servers for you.

In my case when I had Virgin Media, I used the Google DNS and OpenDNS servers, then when I performed the benchmark and noticed they were slower than the VM ones, I used two primary VM ones and one Google one.

___________________________
My Broadband Speed Test
Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro Ping Monitor

IDNet Business Priority Fibre 75/16

Virgin Media 100Mbit
(Disconnected due to over-utilisation and bad CS)

Edited by Saltank (Tue 15-Jan-13 12:06:15)

Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to