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Standard User krol
(experienced) Wed 06-Jul-11 16:53:38
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BT checker shows 50% speed difference next door


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I'm puzzled. When I check two houses which are next door to each other, the one which is further away (albeit a full 10 yards) gets an almost 50% higher estimated maximum speed on the BT Broadband checker, 3.5Mbps vs. 5Mbps.

The houses are of the same age and both have broadband connections, although I've not tested the speeds I do know that the one with the higher estimate does have higher speeds than the other, so the estimate seems to be accurate.

Why would this be?

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Wed 06-Jul-11 17:03:13
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Re: BT checker shows 50% speed difference next door


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How are you checking? Post code, telephone number?
Standard User krol
(experienced) Wed 06-Jul-11 17:31:06
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Telephone number (they're both relatives houses)

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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Jul-11 19:46:16
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Re: BT checker shows 50% speed difference next door


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This is very common.

The lines quite possibly take different routes to the exchange.

Even two lines at the same house are not likely to have the same speed. Mine don't.



Line One:- Zen - DrayTek Vigor 2600VG
Line Two:- EntaNet (Aquiss) - DrayTek Vigor 2600
Standard User john2007
(legend) Wed 06-Jul-11 20:24:40
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As they have broadband they won't be estimated speeds, they will be actual speeds. Perhaps one house has the bell wire connected, the other doesn't. Perhaps one has a faulty filter. Or as Sandgrounder suggests the lines may take a different route.
Standard User krol
(experienced) Wed 06-Jul-11 20:28:16
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I think the lower speed it a more accurate representation of the area. I live a further 100 yards down the road (closer to the exchange), on a side road, and mine is 3.5Mbps. The speed of the 'faster' house just seemed to be an exception, hence my question as to what this may be.

Thanks for your input.

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