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    Another broadband speedtest issue...sorry

    Yeh I was at base for a few months but just got a high performance computer for my work.
    So I have decuded to boost the base with SKY up to max again

    Its give me readings on speedtest.net of 3.75 download which I think is totally poor
    considering Im going to start paying an extra £10 a month to them.
    If I dont get anything above 5meg by tonight am I within my power to call them up
    to degrade to mid?

    thanks all

    22 Comments

    It depends if they sell it on speed or usage.

    Also can take about a week to kick in

    Original Poster

    Starr;6885926

    Also can take about a week to kick in



    Its £25 to come out of the contract anyway and to downgrade...not that I will pay it if my needs are not met lol

    When did you upgrade

    Virgin is the way to go 50meg. Reliable and fast with no band throttling

    gr8h8me;6885982

    Virgin is the way to go 50meg. Reliable and fast with no band throttling


    Not everyone can get virgin.

    see if virgin media broadband is available.

    at home i got 10mb and i get a good 8mb consistantly.

    Original Poster

    Not available where I am

    Whats your line capable of?

    Goonieman;6886412

    Whats your line capable of?



    This and when did you upgrade?

    Check what your line can hold here

    productsandservices.bt.com/con…738

    Original Poster

    Upgraded last night and the max is 6gb in our area

    Original Poster

    What's the cable called to connect the back of the sky box to the back of the computer? Gona try it wired

    saxo_appeal;6886799

    Upgraded last night and the max is 6gb in our area



    6MBPS.

    Is that the speed you got from the BT site? After you inputted your phone number

    Original Poster

    Yes it was actually 6.5

    saxo_appeal;6886809

    What's the cable called to connect the back of the sky box to the back of … What's the cable called to connect the back of the sky box to the back of the computer? Gona try it wired



    Ethernet cable. Router should have come with one (probably yellow)

    Original Poster

    Do u think that would help, at the moment I'm connected wireless with a Belkin G adapter

    saxo_appeal;6887030

    Do u think that would help, at the moment I'm connected wireless with a … Do u think that would help, at the moment I'm connected wireless with a Belkin G adapter



    The maximum your line can hold is 6.5MBPS, when you connect via wireless you will lose a little of that speed.

    Although sky have promised you a speed boost it wont be higher than 6.5 MBPS whilst reliable

    dont believe that BT speed checker link
    Mine says 6.0MBPS and I get 14MBPS

    Would not believe a thing speedtest.net says or any other "speedtest" site. What is your router actually synching at? Best way to gauge a lines speed is to download several files at once from a big server like microsoft and combine the total speeds

    speedtest.net for me is reliable, i normally get within 10% of what I sync at with that site so afaik its quite good

    Banned

    Am on the middle Sky BB level

    according to speedtest I am only getting 1.79mb down and less than 0.5mb up

    Original Poster

    ^^ shocking lol

    Original Poster

    At the box it reads 17019, getting 17meg WOW !!!
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