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Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

Danmcclurg
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Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

Hi there, recently had FTTC installed and fairly happy with it all so far, having run a few speed tests and downloads i have seen an average download speed usable of around 2.9-3.1 megabytes per second, is this about right for the up to 76mbps FTTC package? We are located about 250m away from our green cabinet.
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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

2.9-3.1 megabytes per second (MB/s) is about 24 megabits per second (Mb/s), this does seem rather slow for FTTC if you're only 250m from your cabinet.
What speed does this tester give: http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/ ; please also select 'further diagnostics' and check what it gives as your IP profile.
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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

What does the BT BROADBAND AVAILABILITY CHECKER estimate your speed should be ?
Danmcclurg
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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

Thanks for such speedy replys, the BT avaliability checker thew up this result
FTTC Range A (Clean) 79.6 59.9 20 19.6 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 70.3 41.3 20 13.9 -- Available
and the speed test came up with this
Download speed: 62.26 mbps
upload speed 15.94 mbps
ping latency 21.50 ms
as for the IP profile that came back as:
Download speedachieved during the test was - 62.26 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 40 Mbps-65.14 Mbps .
Additional Information:
IP Profile for your line is - 65.14 Mbps
Upload speed achieved during the test was - 15.94Mbps
Additional Information:
Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 20 Mbps

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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

What does your Plusnet Current line speed say ?
Danmcclurg
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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

Hi, current line speed showing 67.2 Mb

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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

I would be happy with that !  Cool
Danmcclurg
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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

I am happy with it Grin i was just wanting to see if this was about right for the instalation i have, im not going to complain having switched from another ISP who told me 250kbps was the best i could hope forWink
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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

Everything looks good except for the originally posted 2.9-3.1 MB/s download, where did these figure come from?
I usually find that the thinkbroadband speed test gives an honest report. http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html
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Re: Average d/l speed 2.9mbps FTTC is this about right?

thats the site i've just come across and am getting similar results to what p/net say i should be getting, the figures were based on averages for downloads of various files, come to think of it the downloads could of had a speed restriction on them. i also used speedtest.net