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Speed test results - weird or normal?

margin_walker
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 30-07-2007

Speed test results - weird or normal?

I keep wondering when my free 2Mb upgrade will occur, and found out a few weeks ago that my local line would only support 1Mb. Fair enough seeing as I'm currently on the 512kb Easystart package.

So I have just done a speed test on PlusNet's site (well, 2 actually because I didn't believe the first result!). Previous results have been as follows:


DATE: SPEED ACHIEVED (kbps)
06-05-2005 23:12:21 479.9 (kbps)
23-03-2004 18:41:18 468 (kbps)

My result today was as follows:

06-07-2005 16:57:48 27895.6 (kbps)


Is this correct or am I just being a bit blonde today? It seems really high compared to the last tests and says my current speed is 29.93 Mbps and downloading at 3.74MB/sec. Does this mean my upgrade's happened? Is there a more accurate way to check?

Thanks for helping to make things more clear.
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holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

Speed test results - weird or normal?

What is your modem / router synching at ? go and do a couple of tests Here and see what results you get
margin_walker
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 30-07-2007

Speed test results - weird or normal?

Hi Holdtight,

I've just been to that website and done the speed test. It tells me this:

Direction / Actual Speed / True Speed (estimated)
Downstream 405 Kbps (50.6 KB/sec) 437 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 245 Kbps (30.6 KB/sec) 264 Kbps (inc. overheads)

PluswNet's speed test is still telling me my download speed is 24308.6 kbps, not 405 kbps!

So I guess I haven't received that upgrade from BT yet! Thanks for your help.