Testing your broadband connection speed

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  1. onthebeach

    onthebeach Formerly 'Leggo'

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    I have come across these two web sites for testing your broadband connection speed. I have tried this myself and both web sites seem to be spot on with the reading.

    vip-hotspot: Speed Test

    www.speedtest.net

    Thought this might be of interest to see if you actually are getting the download speed that you are paying for.

    Hope this helps

    Leggo:thumb:
     
  2. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    And a coconut goes to anybody that is getting what they pay for:Doh:
    The coconut is safe with me then:thumb:

    I was paying for a Virgin 10 meg packageand the best they could manage on average was 2.5 to 4 meg:cry:
    after complaining and threating to leave Virgin they gave me FREE a 20 meg connection for the same price:thumb:
    best they can do now is 8-11 meg
    So if 8 to 11 is available, why was i not getting 8 when paying for 10:Angry:
    Con merchants all of em
    Geo
     
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    this was the expected results.

    we are signed up for 8mb but get free phonecalls which would far exceed what we pay for B/B.

    contacted AOL and they couldnt give a monkeys.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    exactly !!!! and they just blame the phone line. :Angry:
     
  5. scotjimland

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    Hi Geo

    Just signed up to Virgin 10mb .. here is result

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    close enough to 10 , are you on a fibre optic cable network ?

    second test

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    third

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    Jim
     
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  6. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    I've recently joined o2 was told i woud get 6mb and i do. works out to £1.20 /wk :BigGrin:

    Do i qualify for a coconut :BigGrin::BigGrin:

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    most service providers offer UP TO whatever, Tiscali offer up to 8 meg, I actually only get 496 kbps download and 234 kbps upload no wonder I don't stand a chance in the quiz.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    is this what is known as a pre emptive strike Roger ? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  9. onthebeach

    onthebeach Formerly 'Leggo'

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    Makes interesting reading doesn't it.

    Leggo:thumb:
     
  10. GJH

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    You're fortunate in my experience Jim. We were getting pathetic speeds on Virgin until a couple of weeks ago. I'd suspected that the old modem wasn't up to the job for a while but always been told it was until I managed to get someone in customer services who knew what he was talking about.

    New modem delivered in a couple of days and download speed went up from 0.5 Mbps to 5.5 Mbps. Never been anywhere near your readings though.

    A number of people have told me that sites like Speedtest aren't all that accurate. I have no proof one way or the other but this is an alternative which Virgin Media gave me:
    Graham
     
  11. lugnutt

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    my result.

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  12. sinbad1

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    Not all these sites are accurate even your own isp speed tests. The only accepted speed test, should there be a depute regarding speed and performance is BT own test click here

    regards
     
  13. Geo

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    Yes fibre JIm
    that speed is only for new comers:Rofl1: and will decay I gaurantee:thumb:


    No, your paying for a 10 meg, nobody is selling a 6 meg:RollEyes:

    Im not with BT so how does that work:RollEyes:
    Geo---paying for 20 getting 11:Doh:
     
  14. 6pm Cowboy

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    Perfect timing, I have been trying to find out what the speed is here.

    I am only getting 0.75mb/s but I am out in the country miles from the nearest substation.
     
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    I am with AOL was getting only 500k speedtests on a good day after asking for my code to leave and complaining now get a steady 4+ meg and a cheaper deal if your broadband is crap keep complaining and threaten to leave :thumb:
     
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    Mines not too shoddy tonight :Wink:


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    no pre emptive strike just the facts. I have a crap connection.


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  18. sinbad1

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    No not if your on cable :Doh:;but for others that are connected via a BT line, this is the speed test thats acceptable in any despute.

    No provider gives an exact download speed only an upto figure, be foolish of them to do so
    as each connection is different for a number of reasons. My option may be up to 10MB and happen if i lived next to the exchange then this would be the case. Before i accepted the terms i was told that my speed connection would be 6MB and thats what i've got, so come on i should get that coconut:BigGrin:

    Its not rocket science to find out what your exchange line speed will be, any provider should be able to tell you the speeds you should expect.

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  19. sinbad1

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    Is this just exchange distance to location Roger?
     
  20. American Dream

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    Depends on the line attenuation.Distance from exchange,Contention ratio etc

    A purely speculative figure...But in the end....What you get may be wildly different to all the figures you are given.

    No one can give an EXACT figure.

    I learnt that when providing circuits for the BBC and early subscribers with BT comms and cellnet (Mobile Phones)

    Use one of these measuring tools and get the speed you can connect and transfer at that time.FROM THAT SERVER...

    Also depends on the speed/load of transfer of the site you're connected to at the time....
     
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