Right heres my problem, my 20meg was going a bit dicky, phoned the BB specialists in India (ahem) and the lady said she could see a drop on my modem. I put this down to some viruses the bairn had picked up so i decided to go from XP to Vista.
So fresh install and the net surfing is still slow, so i decided to up the 20 to 50, get that installed come home on the night and run speedtest and it shows that im getting around 25.00mbps with a upload of 1.60, phone tech line and they book me an engineer out for this morn (used speed multiple times on that night and it eventually went down to just under 10).
So the engineer came out, tested my line said it was ok, he then states don't use speedtest as it is not reliable, he then used Virgins site and dl'd 4 files, did a percentage on the files and it worked out that i was getting around 43 (i didn't really keep an eye on what he was doing).
Anyway the whole point of this post is that the engineer states that speedtest is not reliable yet everyone i have talked to on my MSN plus forums gets around the speed that they are supposed to.
Below is what speed i am getting and this has been tested on this site about 30+ times and i get the same result.
Btw im in Middlesbrough and i am using the Manchester site: