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Standard User JamesS88
(newbie) Thu 06-Sep-12 19:47:10
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"50 meg" my ...!


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The 100Mbps upgrade was meant to reach my area in March this year, until Usain Bolt took over and slowed it all down (now estimated Nov-Jan, 7-10 months late). Once BT told me Infinity was coming, I started looking more closely at the speed my XXL "50Mbps" service was actually delivering, and was surprised - a pretty solid 24-26 Mbps, morning noon or night, with two dips below the 20 mark. (Other testers, like the Namesco-hosted speedtest.net site, BT's etc, show similar results, so not just a ThinkBroadband bottleneck.)

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results/id/1...

I know the last leg is capable of much better than the rated 50Mbps and artificially capped, in this case at 53,000,000 bits/sec - congested segment or backhaul? I know you can't expect the full speed flat-out 24x7, but getting roughly half the speed any time of day seems fishy.
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Thu 06-Sep-12 19:56:38
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Did you test using a PC connected directly to the VM router with an Ethernet cable and Wi-Fi disabled?

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Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 06-Sep-12 23:21:34
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In reply to a post by 5km:
Did you test using a PC connected directly to the VM router with an Ethernet cable and Wi-Fi disabled?


Also have you tried another speed test. The only accurate speedtest for me on 50Mb was speedtest.net's London Namesco server.

Was
Virgin Media 50Mb/s
53.34Mb/s - 1.65Mb/s - 29ms @ 24/05/2011
http://speedtest.net/result/1310626245.png

Now
Andrews & Arnold
3.48Mb/s - 0.91Mb/s - 27ms
http://speedtest.net/result/1940826652.png


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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Sep-12 07:53:16
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Not all speedtest.net servers were created equal.

Many on VM don't see anything close to 50Mbps from TBB because VM are far to willing to run their peering links close to the point where the fibre is in danger of actually melting.

Try installing http://www.gmwsoftware.co.uk/ and running it wired on a decent machine. From that you'll get a better picture of how well your actual home connection is performing.

Edited by kwikbreaks (Fri 07-Sep-12 07:53:48)

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