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1mg :-(

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1mg :-(

so much for a 1mg line

2004-10-02 23:33:49 EST: 342 / 235
Your download speed : 351046 bps, or 342 kbps.
A 42.8 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 241331 bps, or 235 kbps.
that was from dslreports
the +net test shows 970 d/l speedHuh?

i was getting better than this with my 1/2mg,

any suggestions peeps
done all the so called tweaks.
I'm feeling a bit dissapointed after spending 25 notes and an extra 10 a month on this.

cheers
mark
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Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

1mg :-(

If you click on the service status link then on ADSL dial you will see details of the speed issues that PlusNet has been having for a number of weeks. This is the most likely cause of your slowdowns. Try disconnecting and reconnecting a few times and you may get onto a less congested pipe. This is a BT load balancing issue which is outside plusnets control but PlusNet are working closely with BT to get it resolved as quickly as possible.

There us also a descrption of the issues on ADSLguide: Recent Plusnet Speed Issues.
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1mg :-(

cheers Peter
i'll give it a while and see what happens.
as for dissconecting and reconnecting,, i use a router, so do i just reboot the router to do this?

Mark
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

1mg :-(

Yes, or just unplug your phone cable. You need to remain disconnected for a few minutes each time so a reboot is probably not the best way to do this but you could still try.
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1mg :-(

Did you say that the +net test gave you 970kbps? If so then that is your speed. Do not trust any other tester other than the +net one because this is the most accurate test of your connection. I get on average 960kbps on my 1meg line which is great and I rarely have problems. I tested my connection on adslguide.org.uk and that gave me a connection speed of 870kbps which i take with a pinch of salt as other sites testers can be inaccurate. I suggest you download something from say microsoft.com. Then check to see how fast it downloads. I usually will get about 118kb/s and this proves the 960kbps test from +net to be correct.

Smids.
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1mg :-(

See the Speed tster FAQ in the tutorial forum.

It shows why even the PlusNet speed test is inaccurate.and flawed.
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Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

1mg :-(

General: Speedchecker Reliability for those too lazy to go look for themselves Wink
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1mg :-(

cheers for your replies fellas

i had a bit of a better result today :-)

2004-10-04 03:50:46 EST: 757 / 233
Your download speed : 775860 bps, or 757 kbps.
A 94.7 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 239130 bps, or 233 kbps.

not quite as it should be but MUCH better.

on my trace route everything is great to plusnet servers but crap after......

Tracing route to dslreports.com [209.123.109.175]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 * * * Request timed out.
2 31 ms 28 ms 25 ms lo1.plusnet.pth-ag2.plus.net [195.166.128.6]
3 17 ms 17 ms 19 ms gi1-2.vlan3.pth-gw4.plus.net [212.159.1.3]
4 26 ms 25 ms 21 ms gi5-0-23.pth-gw1.plus.net [195.166.129.221]
5 20 ms 19 ms 22 ms linx.ge-0-0-0.gbr1.ltn.nac.net [195.66.224.94]
6 299 ms 306 ms 285 ms 0.so-0-3-0.gbr1.oct.nac.net [209.123.11.233]
7 296 ms 290 ms 296 ms www.dslreports.com [209.123.109.175]

Trace complete.