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Standard User goldenstar
(newbie) Wed 17-Dec-14 00:13:50
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Is 1.7 meg Broadband ?


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Feeling depressed...... I used to be talk talk but now
Im on BT broadband

Depressed because the last speed test I did was 1.7 meg
one before that was 2.8

Its so pathetic I cant even get a new speed test done, there
just is nt enough speed to get on the sites !

Its been like this for 2 days now, I feel like Im paying BT for
B Band but Im actually getting dial up !
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 17-Dec-14 00:17:13
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Re: Is 1.7 meg Broadband ?


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1.7 Mbps is more than enough for a speed test

http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest is just the speed test on the page with none of the clutter

What are the connection statistics from the modem? Connection speed, attenuation and noise margins.

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Standard User goldenstar
(newbie) Wed 17-Dec-14 00:26:50
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Re: Is 1.7 meg Broadband ?


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THANKS for the link, just done the test things are looking a bit better
11.25 meg
But I think its varying a lot and after midnight, I find the web usually
gets a bit easier.

But Ive been on U Tube over past 2 days and the vids play for a min then
cut out.

Its been taking an age just logging on to my yahoo account

You can almost instantly tell on the web when things are nt right
I was hoping for more from BT but if anything Im worse off than
when I was with Talk Talk


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 17-Dec-14 07:18:24
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Re: Is 1.7 meg Broadband ?


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Your description sounds more like issues your end. 11.25 meg is more than enough to work with.

Standard User Northwind
(regular) Wed 17-Dec-14 08:12:50
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Is 1.7 meg Broadband ?


What an odd question. Of course it is; if it's *DSL it uses a wide ( broad ) spectrum of frequencies to transmit data.

It's like asking 'is 30 mph a speed?'.

Now is it fast Internet access? no.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 17-Dec-14 11:13:58
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Hence why looking at the connection speeds from the modem.

This will tell you if you have a problem with the broadband line, or the problem might be a wider ISP based issue or just its a very popular night to be using the broadband.

Did the graph look any better? With speed tests it is not just about getting a nice number at the end, it also about how the graph performed, hence why we show you the graphs and provide the shareable link at the end.

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Standard User goldenstar
(newbie) Wed 17-Dec-14 23:47:01
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Feeling slow again...... just did a test

think this should link to it
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 18-Dec-14 09:13:52
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Without knowing what the modem is connecting at hard to really judge but high latency and otherwise reasonable speeds suggesting a BT side issue.

People have muttered about this for a week or so

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Standard User goldenstar
(newbie) Thu 18-Dec-14 15:03:54
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its always jam tomorrow... but did nt BT tell me

infinity is on the way or something...

as soon as the cable network reaches me....

Maybe that red socket on my BT box is something to do with it ?

But still, makes me wonder how we coped back in 2000 when virtually
everyone was on 56 k dial up !
1 pic might take 2 mins to download !
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 18-Dec-14 17:07:19
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So you have just come to whinge, not actually seek any advice to help diagnose whether there actually is any problem.

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