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Standard User Keeny1975
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 08:49:32
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Speed test is good but not good in practice


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My broadband speed is about 22mbps with an upload of 3mbps. But streaming films is pretty much non existent.
All the speed test are very encouraging but it just doesn't seem that fast at all.

Any ideas or thoughts welcome.

Thanks chris.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 19-Nov-12 09:14:31
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Which service are you on? Some are experiencing issues with streaming.

Speedtests are a snapshot in time from one location to another, if the streams are coming to you via a different route this is very possibly not showing up in the speedtests

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Standard User Keeny1975
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 09:23:10
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I'm with virgin media. I'm on the 60mbps which I do get a certain times of the day according to speed tests.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 19-Nov-12 09:32:34
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That is an ISP that we know has distinct problems on one or more routes out of the ISP, and others are complaining of lots of problems at the moment.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User Keeny1975
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 09:55:50
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So is there anything I can do? Or should I just send a letter of complaint? Lol
Standard User drummerjohn
(member) Mon 19-Nov-12 11:36:29
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VM have major issues with streaming. On the VM forums there are topics running into 60+ pages.

VM are using a proxy for Youtube feeds and other weird routing for other feeds.

All you can do is lodge a complaint or walk away as to be frank, they have been the worst ISP I have dealt with in 13 years.
Standard User Keeny1975
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 11:39:41
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Which is the best ISP?
Standard User drummerjohn
(member) Mon 19-Nov-12 13:36:09
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What is your priority?

Speed? Reliability? Low latency? Low cost?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 19-Nov-12 17:10:38
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And which BT exchange are you on? The URL of the result from this checker is best.

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Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.5/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User Keeny1975
(newbie) Mon 19-Nov-12 19:45:27
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Ok so my exchange is
Exchange name=Bracknell. OLO=THBK

As for what I'm after what's latency? I thought speed was the answer I figured 60mbps would get me great gaming and video streaming but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Gaming isn't too bad but video streaming and big downloads just seem to take for ever. I've even done a speed test when a download or video streaming is in progress and it comes up with around 40mbps download rate. But it's just not. Lol
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