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Standard User Ripley
(experienced) Tue 08-Apr-14 21:51:05
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TBB Speed test - big difference between http & http x 6 test


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I'm finding a considerable difference at the minute between the http & http x 6 tests, ie 40 meg vs 52 meg.

Any clues on what could be causing this?

I use windows 8.1 on Ethernet connection

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 08-Apr-14 22:13:12
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Can you post a link to the results please

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Standard User Ripley
(experienced) Tue 08-Apr-14 22:49:42
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Sods law, I just did it again to make a link and its balanced out a bit.

Still 5 meg difference though

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

I notice my latency is creeping up so maybe I have a little line problem

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 08-Apr-14 22:53:41
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Lines look too smooth to be congestion, rising over time for tbbx1 suggests an RWIN issue but Vista and later should not have that issue
The slight spike on httpx6 is probably your AV software caching a wee bit of data and then releasing it

If the lines were more wavy previously, particularly the tbbx1 then points towards congestion.

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Standard User Ripley
(experienced) Tue 08-Apr-14 22:57:38
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Thanks for the info Mr Saffron

I will monitor it over time see how it goes. Not really causing any problems, I was just curious whether it could be a windows issue but suspected as you said that new versions of windows should handle this better anyway.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 18-Apr-14 08:11:38
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my view is it isnt a huge gap so not too bad, but obviously human nature wants it to be better.

I agree with andrew doesnt look like congestion but rather something that may be fixed by tuning or different hardware.

On plusnet I do sometimes see slow rampups on the single thread tbb test during peak hours, but should be fast off peak.

Standard User splodgit
(newbie) Fri 18-Apr-14 11:40:22
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Would you say that this is congestion? http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

8MB/s TalkTalkBroadband through BT exchange, Chrome, Win7. Latency has reduced recently, was over 50, but otherwise little change for the past year. Usually good ( both lines >6.0 ) before 7:30 am but then slows markedly and almost stops by evening. Even at weekends! Often Chrome says DNS server cannot be found and requires a second try.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 22-Apr-14 10:23:26
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Yes, and if this is non-LLU TalkTalk then no surprise. There is a good reason no one recommends buying it.

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Standard User splodgit
(newbie) Tue 22-Apr-14 11:24:56
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Thanks, yes - it is non-LLU but I should have said TalkTalkBusiness rather than TalkTalkBroadband. There is no LLU available here, or fibre for that matter. When broadband first became available here I moved to FreedomtoSurf (f2s) which had very good reviews. It was indeed good at first but then it was bought out by Pipex, then Tiscali, then Opal and now TalkTalkBusiness. Each time congestion got worse but whether this is their contract with BT or whether it is just the wider spread of social networking or smart TV I do not know. I don't really want to change now as I don't want to have to change my eleven f2s email addresses and have to notify countless contacts, individuals and organisations.
Here is today's speed test result: .http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html?id=13981576021049113842
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 22-Apr-14 16:07:28
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What exchange? It may have BTw's WBC ADSL2+ which TTB won't sell you as it is out of their area.

Are you sure you will lose your F2S mailboxes when you leave? I still have Tiscali ones from dial-up days which are accessed thro' TT website (or POP3).

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