I am connected to Broadband PAYG. I have always seemed to have a slow connection even when my line is synching at around 1.5Mb/s i can usually only achieve around 160Kbps on speedtesters and downloads seem to stall at around 20kB/s. This seems to be all the time and not just during peak times the problem also occurs out of peak hours. Does anyone have any ideas on this matter.
Looking at your line speed history it looks like the line is pretty unstable and the speed is fluctuating a lot. It also keeps sync'ing around 160kbps, the most recent being 14/04/2007 08:22:33 and the one before that 05/04/2007 20:10:22 (give or take about an hour).
The way that Max works is that BT set a throughput speed rate limit on your line based on the sync rate. If you run the BT Speedtest:
to see if anything there helps, any incorrect or faulty wiring and filters could easily cause this. If not then we should be able to raise this as a fault (use the broadband fault checker under connection settings on the left).