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Standard User EnglishRob
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Feb-11 15:03:47
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50Mbit upload speed?


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Hi folks,

I've just upgraded to Virgin 50Mbit broadband yesterday, I did a speedtest on Speedtest.net and it was coming out at about 48Mbit down but only about 0.75Mbit up.

I've tried it again today and I'm getting about 38Mbit down (I figure being a Saturday during the day it might be a busy period) and I'm still only getting 0.81Mbit up.

This is the speed test I've just done...

I was under the impression that it should be nearer 1.5Mbit up (I'm in an area which hasn't been upgraded). Plus is it correct that I didn't get supplied with a USB wireless adaptor?

If it helps I'm wired directly into the Super Hub and my connection speed is 1Gbit.

Ta,

Rob

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Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 19-Feb-11 18:06:29
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Re: 50Mbit upload speed?


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Ashford gives me awful results.

Try London, Newbury or Paris and post the results.

Virgin Media 50Mb/s
50.56Mb/s - 1.63Mb/s - 26ms @ 04/12/2009
http://www.speedtest.net/result/641806789.png
Standard User ViliusUK
(newbie) Sat 19-Feb-11 22:54:59
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Re: 50Mbit upload speed?


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Ashford estimated faster upload date availability is 2011 June.

http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/discover-broadband/...


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Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 20-Feb-11 12:30:37
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Re: 50Mbit upload speed?


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In reply to a post by ViliusUK:
Ashford estimated faster upload date availability is 2011 June.

http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/discover-broadband/...


That's something completely different. The OP is posting as he's not getting his expected upload speeds from Speedtest.net, not that he's not received his upload increase.

Virgin Media 50Mb/s
50.56Mb/s - 1.63Mb/s - 26ms @ 04/12/2009
http://www.speedtest.net/result/641806789.png
Standard User HANHAM97
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Feb-11 23:21:43
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Standard User olisun
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 21-Feb-11 07:20:18
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Re: 50Mbit upload speed?


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If you have got the new superhub then there are a few settings that need to be disabled...

You can find all the information on the Virgin forum
Standard User EnglishRob
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-Feb-11 19:47:25
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Thanks, I remember reading something the other day about a setting which needs disabling, can't remember what it was though smile

I'll take a look.

Rob

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Standard User EnglishRob
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-Feb-11 19:53:33
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Hmm... not getting great upload speeds at the moment...

Here's one from the Paris server
...and the London server (faster download speed)
...and finally the Newbury server.

To be fair I've been at work all day and I don't know what the wife and kids have been doing with the connection (although we don't use any P2P and I don't think the wife has been uploading anything to Facebook etc). I will try tomorrow morning before I go to work if I can (about 7:30am) and see if it makes any difference, I'll also check out the router settings to see if I can find what needs tweaking.

Rob

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Virgin Media XXL 50 Meg broadband
Vodafone PAYG 3G Modem
Standard User EnglishRob
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-Feb-11 19:55:05
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Looks like I'm going to have to wait until July 2011 as I'm in the Newton Abbot area (well Torquay but it's classed as Newton Abbot).

Oh well, 5 months isn't that long a wait I guess smile

Rob

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Standard User Roph
(newbie) Tue 22-Feb-11 04:06:12
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Rob, you should look around on the Virgin Customer Forum to find out how to view & then post your modem's power levels. My guess is this is what's causing your upstream to be iffy.

When I was moved over from 20 -> 30 meg (which entails going from DOCSIS 2 -> DOCSIS 3), the engineer commented that the power levels were a little flaky, which was reflected in a speedtest getting only around 22 megs. After he fiddled around with some things it was a solid 31 / 3.1 result each time.

Edited by Roph (Tue 22-Feb-11 04:06:37)

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