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Standard User distantdave
(learned) Wed 31-Oct-12 11:11:37
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New Sky Fibre Connection


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Hi,

Just been connected to Sky Fibre today - happy to at last be getting more than the 2mb I've been on for the past decade.

But - the BT checker said this:

"downstream line speed of 34.6Mbps and upstream line speed of 6Mbps."

I am getting - wired directly to the Sky Router - no more than 24

The router is showing close to a 40MB connection

DownStream Connection Speed 39992 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed 9996 kbps

I've read a bit about some dodgy Sky routers limiting speeds - should I just sit tight for the next ten days or so?

Demon->NTL->KBNET->RedHotAnt->NTL->Zen->Ukonline->BEUnlimited->Sky Fibre

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Wed 31-Oct-12 12:47:14
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Re: New Sky Fibre Connection


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You're on the 40/10 product. Good sync. Wholesale checker is often conservative.
Standard User distantdave
(regular) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:04:50
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Re: New Sky Fibre Connection


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But testing only shows a connection of about 25 - contrary to the box.

I know some other people in the street who had BT Infinity install this morning - they are seeing 40mbps on the same tests.

Sky Fibre - Oct 31 2012

My Broadband Speed Test


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:07:19
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Re: New Sky Fibre Connection


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Infinity and Sky Fibre differ greatly as soon as the data hits the exchange.

Have you looked at the graphs from the speedtest, it may be peaking at close to 36 Meg, but the average is lower. A lot of people use speedtest.net which reports the burst and they ignore the graph which shows a true picture.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:31:58
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Are you using WiFi or wired? Which speed test sites are you using?

Try BT Speedtest, BBMax and Speedtest.net
Standard User distantdave
(regular) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:34:43
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That's news to me, I have observed that peak you mentioned on some tests.

If that's the case, is it a better or worse situation?
Or just differen

There is a LOT of talk on the Sky forums about a half-speed problem and there seems to be an acknowledged issue with Sky too.

Are there any useful references? This is all greatly appreciated, btw.

Sky Fibre - Oct 31 2012

My Broadband Speed Test

Edited by distantdave (Wed 31-Oct-12 14:36:34)

Standard User greenglide
(committed) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:39:45
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Is the "half speed" problem not their tendancy to put people on the 40/10 rather than the 80/20 product?

This is more likely to be simply an issue whereby comparing speedtest results on different ISPs always tends to give diffent results?

BT Infinity 2 - IP profile 77 / 20 - super fast!
Previously BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload but then moved house - 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
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Standard User distantdave
(regular) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:49:31
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I am wired directly

speedtest.net gives me 26/8.4

BT gives me 28/6.7

This place gives me 20/5

Sky Fibre - Oct 31 2012

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User distantdave
(regular) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:51:04
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
Is the "half speed" problem not their tendancy to put people on the 40/10 rather than the 80/20 product?

This is more likely to be simply an issue whereby comparing speedtest results on different ISPs always tends to give diffent results?

Well my box is synced at 40 but the fastest I can get a test to return is 25 , so not in this case or in similar examples on the Sky forums.

http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Fibre-Broadband/Half...

Sky Fibre - Oct 31 2012

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Standard User benbird7
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 31-Oct-12 14:54:49
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Sit tight, I was connected just under a week ago, graph from install here

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/user/showspeedgraph/id...

You'll see it started off a little conservative, to be honest after being on 3mb down 0.5mb up for the last 6 years, I don't care too much!

Still getting used to the ridiculously fast speeds!

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