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Explanation of test speeds required for a novice!


Explanation of test speeds required for a novice!

These are the results I received from btspeedtester

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
IP profile for your line is - 6000 kbps
DSL connection rate: 448 kbps(UP-STREAM) 7360 kbps(DOWN-STREAM)
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 4544 kbps

These are results using the PN Speedtest

23-11-2006 19:33:59 829.2
23-11-2006 19:27:47 1659.8
23-11-2006 19:27:30 1505.1
21-11-2006 22:29:21 1515.8
21-11-2006 22:24:21 1546.3
21-11-2006 22:21:03 1520
20-11-2006 20:11:32 1494.3
20-11-2006 20:11:11 1600.3
20-11-2006 20:10:56 1203.1
19-11-2006 12:08:16 2942.5
19-11-2006 12:08:00 0

Can someone explain in laymans terms why it would appear that I should be achieving +4000, when I rarely manage to get anything approaching 2mb. I don't believe I have been 'maxed' as I have never been told so by PN.

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Registered: 03-08-2007

Explanation of test speeds required for a novice!

a) Very few people are getting good download speeds due in part to congested BT exchanges and "backhaul" along with PlusNet "traffic management"

b) Speedtesters in general and PlusNet's in particular have a tendency towards being economical with the truth (especially when they use Javascript)

You are definitely Maxed and the BT tester is probably showing what you would get if PlusNet weren't throttling things

Explanation of test speeds required for a novice!

Thank you shellsong. Just as a matter of interest I have just done further speedtests. (java)gave:

Speed Test Results
Downstream 4,530.5 Kbps ( = 4.4 Mbps )
Upstream 375.8 Kbps ( = 0.4 Mbps )

plusnet readings taken immediately before and after this gave 1.33 and 1.84 respectively.