Here comes another 'I've got slow internet, help me' type questions, but appreciate any light that can be shed. The house is on Talk Talk broadband, although I'm unsure what speed connection they advertise the product at. I imagine its 8 meg. The router we have is a Belkin ADSL G router that has never really caused any issues, but I am often skeptical of Belkin products as the drivers they load on your computer are bum! As for my OS, I'm on Mac OS X 10.6.6, but there are also Vista computers in the house which give similar slow results.
Having used various speed checkers and ping checkers, it tends to average out at 300kbs download, but for some reason does 360kbs upload. My Xbox also struggles to find games at or below 80ms on Call of Duy and there's a distinguishable lag when playing. My 3 mifi manages 2000kbs down in tests and finds 100ms games, so there's something clearly not right.
Every one else on the estate seems to be getting 2-4mb where I'm punished with the Talk Talk 0.3mb. here's a picture of the results:
Statistics Downstream Upstream
Line Rate 5568 Kbps 448 Kbps
Attainable Line Rate 6112 Kbps 1100 Kbps
Noise Margin 11.2 dB 21.0 dB
Line Attenuation 28.5 dB 22.5 dB
Output Power 12.3 dBm 19.8 dBm
The wholesale checker says this:
For Telephone Number 01246****** on Exchange CLOWNE
Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial test on your line indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 2Mbps.
Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 3.5Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 2.5Mbps and 4.5Mbps.
Any suggestions you can give before I chin of Talk Talk in favor of BT or Sky will be appreciated. I've tried talking to customer services, but I get more sense out of my cat!