After this "Max achievable speed" shows 47, however on the 10 odd tests ive done, day or night the throughput down isn't going over 25 and up it isn't going above 7.
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And now, the final straw, Ive just tried to download star trek online client, after all I cant play the ping essential game anymore with a ping of 120 most of the time, there distribution method? LEGAL torrent, and the speed is 40k/s 10pm.....
And all this, yet just a few weeks ago with my other FTTC isp not one single problem, same line, same cab, I do not understand how simply switching the pair from the old isp to bts has caused all this, and the clearly idiotic traffic management that caps torrents to 14k/s and still leaves poor pings out of peak hours really is the cherry on the cake!!!!
There are probably two separate issues you are combining. The throughput you are seeing doesn't look good, but you haven't identified the reason for it being so slow. You should not be seeing pings to UK servers above 30ms, so something is broken - probably at your end. Are you sure that everything at your end is capably of going as fast as your connection?
As for torrents - well, that's your choice. BT offer "unlimited" but there is no such thing as a free lunch. If you want fast torrent speeds, you need to choose an ISP who does not throttle. And that will mean paying more money for a capped service.
Unless the throttling of torrents is slowing everything else, which it may be doing, I guess.
Who is the other FTTC ISP and why did you not stay with them?