I've just had BT 'Unlimited Broadband' ADSL Internet Connection installed at my flat.
Here are BT's Estimates for my speed:
Download speed range = 8.5Mb-18.5Mb
After I plugged in the router yesterday I got speeds of around 14Mbps. Occasionally more and occasionally less. I was even getting downloads upwards of 2MB/s at one point. So a connection speed of 16Mbps+. YAY!
(speeds verified by speedtest.net)
But then three or four hours later... 2.5Mbps...
Now I know that during the training period the speeds are supposed to fluctuate, but I thought this would be by a couple of Mbps... (vary between 12 and 16 Mbps) not by more than 10 Mbps (14Mbps+ down to 2.5)...
My router was switched on at around 11:30 yesterday morning, so I'm still in the first 24 hour "critical" training period (just). I'm at work now, so can't do a speed test, but when I got up this morning, speedtest.net showed a speed of around 3.5Mbps...
Basically I'm just enquiring - is this normal behaviour for a training period? and Will it go back up to 14Mbps+? I wasn't expecting that much fluctuation in speed, and BT reckon my speed should be around 15Mbps (+/- 1 Mbps).
P.S. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to even have 3.5Mbps. At my previous house 0.5Mbps was the norm... It's just that I know for a fact that my line is capable of 14Mbps+, so it'd be nice to know that I'll be on that as a constant.