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Standard User Fenn
(newbie) Fri 29-May-15 08:43:29
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My speed test results and where are my line stats!


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Hello.

I have waited a long time for fibre, finally got it 3 days ago and I have been playing around since laugh doesn't seem to be much to play around with though performance has been stable since day one. I have the 76mb package from BT and fibre to the premesis.

Here is my result from the speed test does everything look good?

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

Web browsing still feels quite sluggish however i don't have a very good laptop may I ask if an SSD would improve browsing speed? due to maybe caching or something? I don't really understand how it all works so I am only guessing, but wb browsing is anything but 'snappy' many thanks

OH and I also cannot find my line stats, like SNR etc, on my BT home hub 5 and I have looked EVERYWHERE any ideas? cheers.

Edited by Fenn (Fri 29-May-15 08:58:54)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 29-May-15 09:10:50
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Re: My speed test results and where are my line stats!


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Speeds are very good.

As for PC SSD is of less benefit than more memory. What os and amount of memory do you have

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Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 29-May-15 09:24:38
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Re: My speed test results and where are my line stats!


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In reply to a post by Fenn:
Hello.

I have waited a long time for fibre, finally got it 3 days ago and I have been playing around since laugh doesn't seem to be much to play around with though performance has been stable since day one. I have the 76mb package from BT and fibre to the premesis.

Here is my result from the speed test does everything look good?

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

Web browsing still feels quite sluggish however i don't have a very good laptop may I ask if an SSD would improve browsing speed? due to maybe caching or something? I don't really understand how it all works so I am only guessing, but wb browsing is anything but 'snappy' many thanks

OH and I also cannot find my line stats, like SNR etc, on my BT home hub 5 and I have looked EVERYWHERE any ideas? cheers.


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Standard User Fenn
(newbie) Fri 29-May-15 09:38:13
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Re: My speed test results and where are my line stats!


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Speeds are very good.

As for PC SSD is of less benefit than more memory. What os and amount of memory do you have


Many thanks for the reply and windows 8.1 and 4GB RAM



And I know they should be in helpdesk mate but look

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Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Fri 29-May-15 10:02:16
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Re: My speed test results and where are my line stats!


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If you are on FTTP (not FTTC) then the HH5 isnt acting as a modem so surely there is nothing, or very little, to look at?

With FTTP it connects at full speed or it doesnt connect at all. Any line level connection data will only be available to the ONT wouldnt it?

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Standard User TheEulerID
(member) Fri 29-May-15 10:13:29
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Re: My speed test results and where are my line stats!


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Line stats are only relevant for copper. Fibre works very differently and, as long as it's actually connected, it will not be subject to the same issues that degrade copper performance with distance.

So the only thing that matters is actual throughput which is effectively down to any congestion issues in the network. Your figures are excellent and approach the theoretical maximum once the various layered protocol overheads inherent in the test are netted off.
Standard User Nightglow
(newbie) Fri 29-May-15 10:46:20
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In reply to a post by Fenn:
Hello.

I have waited a long time for fibre, finally got it 3 days ago and I have been playing around since laugh doesn't seem to be much to play around with though performance has

Web browsing still feels quite sluggish however i don't have a very good laptop may I ask if an SSD would improve browsing speed? due to maybe caching or something? I don't really understand how it all works so I am only guessing, but wb browsing is anything but 'snappy' many thanks


Switch off unused/uneeded services in Windows 8.1 can help, but nowadays you need 8Mb memory.
Plenty of guides for this online.

Just upgraded my lappy from 3Gb to 8Gb more snappier now.

EDIT: corrected now.

Edited by Nightglow (Fri 29-May-15 11:30:35)

Standard User shinerweb
(regular) Fri 29-May-15 11:23:40
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In reply to a post by Nightglow:
Switch off unused/uneeded services in Windows 8.1 can help, but nowadays you need 8Mb memory.
Plenty of guides for this online.
Just upgraded my lappy from 3Mb to 8Mb more snappier now.

Methinks you mean Gig not Meg wink

For the OP:
Basically, the more memory you can stick in your machine the best.
(Instead of having to swap programs/data out to slow discs (SSD or other), using RAM is much quicker which is where you see the speed improvement). Hence, the more RAM you've got, the less time your machine has to bother the SSD/HDD drives.

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Standard User edwincluck
(regular) Fri 29-May-15 11:26:49
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Re: My speed test results and where are my line stats!


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In reply to a post by Nightglow:
Switch off unused/uneeded services in Windows 8.1 can help, but nowadays you need 8Mb memory.
...
Just upgraded my lappy from 3Mb to 8Mb more snappier now.


Gigabyte (GB) surely?

Edited by edwincluck (Fri 29-May-15 11:27:33)

Standard User Nightglow
(newbie) Fri 29-May-15 11:29:05
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In reply to a post by edwincluck:
In reply to a post by Nightglow:
Switch off unused/uneeded services in Windows 8.1 can help, but nowadays you need 8Mb memory.
...
Just upgraded my lappy from 3Mb to 8Mb more snappier now.


Gigabyte (GB) surely?


Yes, your correct, I'm getting rather frazzled here today.
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