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Standard User Anfield800
(newbie) Sun 06-Mar-11 17:52:15
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Slow speed?


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First let me apologise in advance, I am a novice to broadband and don't really understand the fine details.

I've had Sky broadband for a while, before Christmas when I ran the speed test I would get an average of 13, now I'm lucky to get 8. I've spoken to Sky who can't help me. I'm not really sure that I have a problem ,certainly my internet is slower than it used to be.

I have this from my router;

DownStream Connection Speed 18014
UpStream Connection Speed 1157

But this when I test here;

06/03/11 17:43 Sun 8177 Kbps 972 Kbps 90.198.160.203 Sky

My previous best was;

05/09/10 10:36 Sun 14334 Kbps 973 Kbps 94.2.94.224 Sky

Please forgive me if I missed obvious details, can anyone give me some beginners advice?

Thanks,
Standard User krazykizza
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 06-Mar-11 17:58:10
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Re: Slow speed?


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your most recent test was done in the evening on Sunday night, this would likely be the reason for a slower download speed. Have you tried testing at 10am like your last test?

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Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(member) Sun 06-Mar-11 18:24:35
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Re: Slow speed?


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Where in the country are you?
I am in Hertfordshire and am suffering similar problems.
Sky deny there is any network problem but my Samknows/Ofcom measuring equipment says otherwise.
I would be pleased to hear of others suffering the same: Intermittent speed, DNS response times etc..........


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Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 06-Mar-11 18:48:20
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Re: Slow speed?


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Never experience any slow downs at all over here in Northern Ireland

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Standard User Anfield800
(newbie) Sun 06-Mar-11 19:12:27
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Sorry, I'm in Lancashire.

I've tested the speed at all times of the day and night, and on different days. I don't get that much difference.
Standard User Calmcookie
(newbie) Sun 06-Mar-11 19:31:00
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Neil,

I'm in Welwyn Garden City, just down the road from you. Sky have got problems at the moment. Yours and my exchange are affected....see Roberts post in this link....mine is the post by ...Tony++WGC.

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They are meant to be fixing it this month some time.........
Standard User tobykim
(experienced) Sun 06-Mar-11 23:20:32
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also here

I always get a poor speed test on here for some reason when speeds are fine on an actual download any idea why
Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Mar-11 10:07:04
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It seems to be something to do with routing but nobody has got to the bottom of it yet as far as I know.

My Broadband Speed Test

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Standard User OutCasT
(newbie) Fri 11-Mar-11 11:36:30
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hI Bucklez

im in Northern ireland to, mine was fine up until xmas and the bad weather but since then it has really went downhill
Before xmas i was getting -

My Broadband Speed Test

Then after xmas it went down as low as -

My Broadband Speed Test

It has settled down a bit but is still a lot slower than it use to be -

My Broadband Speed Test

if i reboot the router it will connect pritty good-

System Up Time: 0:03:00 MTU Size (in bytes): 1478 Network Type MER

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 7543 kbps 1109 kbps
Line Attenuation 43.0 db 24.3 db
Noise Margin 6.9 db 7.7 db

But after a few hours it drops back down again-

System Up Time: 9:49:01 MTU Size (in bytes): 1478 Network Type MER

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 5392 kbps 1098 kbps
Line Attenuation 43.0 db 24.3 db
Noise Margin 13.4 db 7.5 db

noise margin downstream jumps up,though the upstream has stayed pritty constant, still waiting on sky replying to see if theres anything they can do.
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