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    Hi,

    Just done a speed test on My broadband and would like someone to tell me if they are any good. Download speed is 1930 and upload is 380. I am meant to get 8mb.
    Thanks,
    Mike.

    16 Comments

    try [url]www.speedtest.net[/url]

    more like 2mb that

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/497584706.png

    It's going to depend on your line quality and length TBH - if you're 4km of line away from your local exchange, then you won't see anywhere near the 8meg you should be getting.

    Original Poster

    speedtest.net/res…png
    Hi Daddy cool, These are My results from the link you gave Me.

    Try this too:
    212.23.23.177/cal…htm


    If you can report back what your Attenuation and SNR reports back as, it'll give us a better idea.

    That speed is pretty poor even if you are at the boundary in between exchanges.
    On you master socket in your house (usually downstairs) remove the face plate which will expose another phone socket that is direct to outside line with no extensions. plug your filter in to socket behind, then plug your router/modem in. see what speeds you get then.
    More often than not, it's the extensions of the master socket that slow down your speed as they are wired using all 4/5 wires when in fact you only need to connect 2 wires.

    Try it out.

    kroozing;5513626

    More often than not, it's the extensions of the master socket that slow … More often than not, it's the extensions of the master socket that slow down your speed as they are wired using all 4/5 wires when in fact you only need to connect 2 wires.



    I'm a little confused as to the technical reasoning behind this - can you explain? I'm pretty intelligent, so don't hold back! :thumbsup:

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    mikelamb;5513528

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/497585859.pngHi Daddy cool, These are My … http://www.speedtest.net/result/497585859.pngHi Daddy cool, These are My results from the link you gave Me.


    tbh, thats rubbish. might be reasonable if you are paying £5-£10 per month.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/497600432.png

    This is with Orange and costs me £5 per month,Ping is a bit rubbish but i am 8 miles from an exchange,

    Xb0xGuru;5513702

    I'm a little confused as to the technical reasoning behind this - can you … I'm a little confused as to the technical reasoning behind this - can you explain? I'm pretty intelligent, so don't hold back! :thumbsup:


    I don't know the reason behind it as this is what i got told when i paid a lot of money for a BT engineer to come out.

    The guy was very nice and talked me through what he was doing but he did say that it reduces the interference if you only use 2 wires. he showed me the trick with the socket behind the master socket and it worked a treat.

    Here is the info for the 2 wire job.
    ]http//ww…tml

    Ps i went from 1.3meg with 256kb upload to 4.3meg down and 1.3 upload.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/497663377.png

    Im on Free interent from Talkalk.
    Not bad.

    mikelamb;5513528

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/497585859.pngHi Daddy cool, These are My … http://www.speedtest.net/result/497585859.pngHi Daddy cool, These are My results from the link you gave Me.



    From that I'd have said you might be stuck on a fixed 2mb as it's unusual for the upload to be that low if you're getting 2Mbps on an 8Mbps connection, but as you reported 280Kbps upload in the first post that can't be it.

    Xb0xGuru;5513617

    Try this too:http://212.23.23.177/calc.htmIf you can report back what … Try this too:http://212.23.23.177/calc.htmIf you can report back what your Attenuation and SNR reports back as, it'll give us a better idea.



    Yeah, this is a good way to check whether your speed is down to distance or whether there's something wrong. Your attenuation and SNR will be in your router control panel.

    tonyg1962;5513906

    This is with Orange and costs me £5 per month,Ping is a bit rubbish but i … This is with Orange and costs me £5 per month,Ping is a bit rubbish but i am 8 miles from an exchange,



    8 miles isn't going to affect your ping, speedtest is just rubbish at testing ping.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/497757179.png

    Mine is free TalkTalk too
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