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speed at night...

Following on from Alan White's post (I replied to his as well.)...

Welcome to the Broadband revolution!!!

I work from home a couple of days a week and use my ADSL to connect to Citrix servers in the office - it's ninja fast - absolutely brilliant.

Come 5.00pm - Jesus Christ on a broomstick - it is SOOOO SLLOOOWWW. I'm up quite late and I would've thought that it would get better as the masses went to bed but it doesn't really speed up until 12.30-1.00am. I wouldn't say it is worse than the old modem speed I got with Freeserve but at night it's not that much better. Saturday/Sunday afternoons are slow too.

I downloaded something the other night and it slowed right down to 3.6 (on the little download box) - I thought then that "this is slower than modem" and promptly stopped it. Set it going again around 1.00am and it downloaded at around 48.0 - very fast and very happy.

Is this BT, Plusnet or my exchange fault?

I don't know how to do speed tests so I can't confirm download/upload speeds
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speed at night...

http://www.adslguide.org.uk/ is the site i goto or click on this and it will take you straight to it http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp

I have done 5 tests from this site and have posted them on today plz do 5 tests and post em on.
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RE: speed at night...

Hi,
I also think that something happens around 5pm because that is when my speed drops dramtically.
Just done a speedtest the now (18:4Cool on ADSLguide and here are the results:

Downstream 70 Kbps (8.8 KB/sec) 80 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 73 Kbps (9.1 KB/sec) 83 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Ass you can see these are NO WHERE NEAR boradband speeds and are more applicable to a modem.
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RE: speed at night...

>I wonder if this is due to continental USA coming on line (businesses) generally slowing the Internet down ? 5pm - 9 hours (westcoast USA) = 9 am, i.e. time to start work in California etc.

By the same logic, then when they finish work at say 6pm (from 3 am onwards in UK time) things should speed up.

Question : is it any quicker in the morning /
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RE: speed at night...

Try www.numion.com and run tests on your connection speed. Also, this site is pretty interesting as it gives you an overview of Worldwide Internet usage in graphical form.