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Broadband Speed Tests

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by noelg24, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    So this morning I have decided to do a speed test...since I have noticed my speed seems to be fastest in the mornings and slow in the afternoon/evenings. This might have something to do with the fact that 2 of my neighbours are on Virgin media too and we are all sharing the same Telewest box thats behind the main front door.

    But I have done a speed test and this was the result:

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    I was wondering if we can get people to post their speed tests so we can see how speeds vary up and down the country (also abroad) :biggrin
     
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  2. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    might need to state what connection you pay for, what connection you actually get and where you are.

    grim
     
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  3. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Well, at least I have you beat on upload..... :biggrin

    The speeds shown are pretty consistent for me. Download will vary some(maybe down to around 7-7.5 megs at very busy times of the day), but upload is always right at a meg or just above it.

    The line is rated at 8megs down, 1 meg up, and I pay way more than it's worth as there is only 1 ISP in town that offers anything close to this. I'm approximately twice the cost of a local residential account with half download, and 400Kbps upload. Working from home now requires that I have good upload speeds as I transfer a lot of files between my home lan and work. Upload speeds of 3-400Kbps would simply be very inconvenient, and the download speeds let me do a Debian netinstall very quickly. It's only a matter of a 6 or 7 minute download to get an entire OS. I couldn't even install from a cd in that amount of time.
     
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  4. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    lol...yeah good point hehe...I am on a 20meg connection with Virgin media...in Newcastle upon tyne and as I say there are times when my speeds are as low as 256Kbps...again I think this might be to do with my neighbours using theirs at the same time as it seems faster late night/early morning
     
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  5. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    If my speeds varied that much on a 20meg connection I'd be raising cain at my providers offices on a daily basis. My ISP guarantees me at least 5 megs down and 512K up at all times. There are total daily usage caps, but I have never run into them yet.
     
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  6. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    this is my work

    grim
     
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  7. ffreeloader

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    I should point out that my account is considered to be a business account at this point too, and the support is really very good. I've called one time with a problem since I moved my account to a business account and they had someone out here within a couple of hours.

    The tech knew his business very well, and had the problem fixed in less than 15 minutes. He fixed an intermittent problem that had been ongoing for at least a couple of years where my modem would mysteriously drop its connection and then regain it an hour or two later. It would do this about once a month during good times, and several times a week during the bad times. I'd had half a dozen residential techs out over the last couple of years and none of them found the problem. This guy found it and fixed it quickly. I was impressed with his skills.
     
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  8. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Love that upload speed. I'd "kill" for that kind of upload speed. Sure wouldn't want to pay the bill for it though.
     
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  9. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    not sure about those results because we're supposed to have 12 down and 2 up unless it's variable :huh

    i'm in central london so prob why it's fairly fast

    grim
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    It's not how big your pipe is... it's what you'd do with it that counts! 8)

    Besides, if I posted my numbers, you'd laugh. :)
     
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  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Here is my work connection....


    Harry.

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  12. Fergal1982

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    Thats my work. Although we're on a normal ADSL connection until we get the Link put in.
     
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  13. twizzle

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    So who was watching the Gadget show on channel 5 last night then? They wanted everyone to test thier BB speeds and complain to ISPs about the service etc.

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    Anyway theres mine

    And just as fun.. to New Zealand,

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    and thats for Upto 8Mb BB with Freedom to Surf (owned by Pipex)
     
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  14. Boycie
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    Home;


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    Edit;

    Shocking ping time for me!

    Noel - Is Dublin your recommended test server?
     
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  15. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Harry,.

    Are you guys on a direct connect to an edge router or something? That is a really low ping time. Whatever it is, it's quite a pipe.
     
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  16. Fergal1982

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    Poor show. At home I pay for "Up to 8Mb/s". I'm not even breaking 2 on the test:

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    However, my netgear reports (I think) what I'm actually supposed to be getting:

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    Unless I'm reading that wrong... In any case I might need to have a word with my ISP (BTInternet) about the speed. I think regular checks are in order.
     
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  17. zebulebu

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    Mine is shite:

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    Sick to death of Virgin - it was crappy enough for the last six months as Smellywest, but since Virgin took over its been absolutely atrocious.

    Switching in the new year - hate ADSL, but I just can't put up with having the piss taken out of me
     
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  18. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    What does the dsl device base its speed on? Mine is the same!
     
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  19. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    I have no idea. but the manual seems to think its based on packets received.
     
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  20. derkit

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    I'm with IDnet - 30gb download package - 8mb max line.

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