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Standard User DaMaack
(committed) Thu 26-Apr-12 20:42:49
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100mbit and Speedtests


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Got upgraded to 100mbit today however the service has been a slow especially browsing. Contacted Virgin who connected to my PC remotely and tested the speed using their internal speedtest site. Their internal speedtest showed 102mbit download and about 4.72mbit upload.

Using any other speedtest site such as Speedtest and Thinkbroadband then I get a completely different value... between 19mbit - 35mbit. Which is right?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 26-Apr-12 21:03:55
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Re: 100mbit and Speedtests


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They all can be right,as the other testers will require Virgin Media to have good links out onto the internet too.

Tried downloading some files from machines inside the VM network, to check the figures from their tester?

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 pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 26-Apr-12 21:51:49
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Re: 100mbit and Speedtests


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I find the namesco and speedtest.net Maidstone Custodian Data Centre give good results.

Max i've ever got from this site was 97.2mbps which is the highest it's ever gone for me - still brill smile


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Standard User saturn_uranus
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 26-Apr-12 21:55:39
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Re: 100mbit and Speedtests


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Tried downloading some files from machines inside the VM network, to check the figures from their tester?


Good idea. An iso from this page, for example.

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Standard User DaMaack
(committed) Thu 26-Apr-12 22:47:51
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Re: 100mbit and Speedtests


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In reply to a post by saturn_uranus:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Tried downloading some files from machines inside the VM network, to check the figures from their tester?


Good idea. An iso from this page, for example.


Thanks I downloaded the x86 server iso from the Ubuntu page and got about 11.2mb per second download speed... It really was quite quick....
Standard User DaMaack
(committed) Thu 26-Apr-12 22:50:17
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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
I find the namesco and speedtest.net Maidstone Custodian Data Centre give good results.

Max i've ever got from this site was 97.2mbps which is the highest it's ever gone for me - still brill smile


Tried the namesco one and I got 99383kbps....which is fantastic! I'm impressed. Could the earlier results be the result of traffic management from Virgin?
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 26-Apr-12 23:10:22
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More likely to be congestion in your area. The limits on 100mb are 20GB from 10am-3pm and then 10Gb from 4-9pm Upload is 12GB from 3-8PM I believe.

But now the STM is in place if you do hit them you get 50mbps and for me it had sorted it all out.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 26-Apr-12 23:10:45
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Re: 100mbit and Speedtests


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In reply to a post by DaMaack:
In reply to a post by saturn_uranus:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Tried downloading some files from machines inside the VM network, to check the figures from their tester?


Good idea. An iso from this page, for example.


Thanks I downloaded the x86 server iso from the Ubuntu page and got about 11.2mb per second download speed... It really was quite quick....


When it works it's mind blowing!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 26-Apr-12 23:18:52
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Congestion on a UBR would also affect stuff on the virgin internal network.

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 pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 27-Apr-12 00:06:37
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There are some distinct advantages I find with cable.

You can max the upload and still watch a HD stream. ADSL can't do that. (or i've never been able to)
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