Virgin Media - Internet Speed

Just wondered if anybody was experiencing a sudden increase in speed from the Virgin ISP, which used to be Telewest. I pay for a 20 Mbps but over the last week it has constantly run at around 28 Mbps. Did not want to speak to Virgin in case they throttled me back. I was not aware of any free speed upgrades in the pipeline.

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are you in Bristol or somewhere else?

Original Poster

I am in Bristol

It should be impossible to exceed 20mbs due to throttles etc. in place in at least 3 locations. If you want me to check pm me your mac address and I'll look up what's happening, I work for VM ;-)

had a letter the other day saying something about they are going to 50MB within the year...

maybe they are doing some testing in your area?

SteJosh;2131967

had a letter the other day saying something about they are going to 50MB … had a letter the other day saying something about they are going to 50MB within the year...maybe they are doing some testing in your area?



You're right we are going to 50mb but no testing happening anywhere yet.

how do you check what speed your service is running at?

i would reccomned [url]www.speedtest.net[/url] the most accurate.

SunTzu;2131953

It should be impossible to exceed 20mbs due to throttles etc. in place in … It should be impossible to exceed 20mbs due to throttles etc. in place in at least 3 locations. If you want me to check pm me your mac address and I'll look up what's happening, I work for VM ;-)



lol like that would happen why would you want to go down in speed! keep it OP as long as you can:p

jackt010;2132251

lol like that would happen why would you want to go down in speed! keep … lol like that would happen why would you want to go down in speed! keep it OP as long as you can:p



what would happen?

I'm not going to tamper with his speed, just interested to check out how it's happening!

i got 4mb download and 1mb upload, im on the medium package with VM, would this be correct then?

amansk;2132421

i got 4mb download and 1mb upload, im on the medium package with VM, … i got 4mb download and 1mb upload, im on the medium package with VM, would this be correct then?



1mb upload?:| i get 480KB MAX:|

SteJosh;2132431

1mb upload?:| i get 480KB MAX:|



just ran it again, 4000 KB download, 1000 Upload

Original Poster

[FONT=Arial]Did the test and this is what I got. Not as fast as it has been, put still in excess of what I actually pay for.[/FONT]
[(TELEWEST BROADBAND) [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Last Test Date: 5/19/2008 [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Total Tests Taken: 12 [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Fastest Download: 25660 kb/s [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Fastest Upload: 735 kb/s [/FONT]

bristoluk;2133134

[FONT=Arial]Did the test and this is what I got. Not as fast as it has … [FONT=Arial]Did the test and this is what I got. Not as fast as it has been, put still in excess of what I actually pay for.[/FONT][FONT=Arial]IP Address: (TELEWEST BROADBAND) [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Last Test Date: 5/19/2008 [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Total Tests Taken: 12 [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Fastest Download: 25660 kb/s [/FONT][FONT=Arial]Fastest Upload: 735 kb/s [/FONT]



please take your ip adress off for security reasons.

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sarbjeet_;2133164

please take your ip adress off for security reasons.


you'll have to take it off your reply too lol

csiman;2133191

you'll have to take it off your reply too lol



oh yer lol damn jus did.

sarbjeet_;2133164

please take your ip adress off for security reasons.



it's hardly much of a security risk!
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