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Standard User heyson
(newbie) Fri 22-Mar-13 15:51:38
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New router, or no new router?


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hi.

We recently changed internet providers to 24talk, and ever since, we have not been getting anywhere near the 6mbps speeds that we had with BT.
When I am on my laptop in my room, and do a speed test, I get under 1 mbps.

However, I have just tested it with an ethernet cable and the speed goes up to about 3mbps.
I am wondering, If I buy a new router, will I see my speeds go up from under 1mbps?
How do I test what speeds talk24 are actually providing me with? What server etc should I use on the speedtest website in order to determine what speeds I am getting, and whether it is an issue of getting the speeds from my router, to my laptop which is the problem.

Please get back to me guys.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 22-Mar-13 17:35:09
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Re: New router, or no new router?


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http://www.speedtest.btwholesale.com/ go on to the further diagnostics and post the results for your phone number, it'll look something like :

Download speed achieved during the test was - 6.56 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 0.6 Mbps-7.15 Mbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :7.62 Mbps(DOWN-STREAM), 0.45 Mbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 6.5 Mbps

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MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

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Standard User wanapoo
(committed) Fri 22-Mar-13 18:20:01
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Re: New router, or no new router?


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In reply to a post by yarwell:
http://www.speedtest.btwholesale.com/ go on to the further diagnostics and post the results for your phone number, it'll look something like :

Download speed achieved during the test was - 6.56 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 0.6 Mbps-7.15 Mbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :7.62 Mbps(DOWN-STREAM), 0.45 Mbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 6.5 Mbps


Does the bt wholesale speedtester work with LLU now?


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 22-Mar-13 19:12:33
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Re: New router, or no new router?


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Partly, the 1st part up to Further Diagnostics is just a normal speedtest.

Do we know that Talk24 is LLU? Whose network?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 23-Mar-13 11:23:02
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Re: New router, or no new router?


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Partly, the 1st part up to Further Diagnostics is just a normal speedtest.

The second bit can query any BT line by number too, regardless of how you're connected.

Do we know that Talk24 is LLU? Whose network?

No idea, I figure we would find out when the OP tried it. Google suggests the use BT or LLU wholesale but I CBA to see whose.

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MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Mar-13 11:35:03
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
The second bit can query any BT line by number too, regardless of how you're connected.
Not any, but only those that carry BTw BB; not Partial LLU lines. E.g. it won't work on any Be & most O2 connections, if there are any left grin.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Sat 23-Mar-13 14:25:55)

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