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Broadband feels more like dial up!

Fatfred
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: 23-11-2009

Broadband feels more like dial up!

Hi all,
I wonder if anyone can shed any light on my broadband.
BT speed test done at 2.30 monday afternoon attached and further results from plus net website.
Telephone number:
   01179374**0
Phone exchange:
   ABSON
Estimated line speed:
   7 - Checked on 2009-11-21 19:41:13
Current line speed:
   7150

Download speeds tested using thinkbroadband and speedtest.net show 1-1.5 meg. At 07.30 on Sunday morning I get 6-6.5Meg every time (YES i am that sad I got up to test it!!)
Never see more than 200Kbs when downloading at 'normal' times.
I think it is congestion but what can I do about it?
On a different note my broadband has dropped out occassionally on a fairly regular basis ( once a week or so for a few seconds), swapped back to my old BT hub2 and no problems since.
Is there a problem with the router?
Using IE8, firefox and Iron all show same results...................on WINDOWS 7 (excellent by the way)

HELP!
Thanks
FF

6 REPLIES
scootie
Grafter
Posts: 4,799
Registered: 03-11-2007

Re: Broadband feels more like dial up!

check your exchange status here http://www.nildram.net/support/tools/congestion_checker/
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is there a problem with the router?
possable yes
Community Veteran
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Registered: 10-04-2007

Re: Broadband feels more like dial up!

Very pretty - if you like red!
(Asbo - the PN checker is up to date at the moment - I think the next update is due to go on today)
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)
scootie
Grafter
Posts: 4,799
Registered: 03-11-2007

Re: Broadband feels more like dial up!

yes saw mands post in adsl2+ section just a mintue ago. is it for sure vp capicty has been updated along with the enablement dates?
forgot the info was there for me to check the status my self  Roll eyes
Community Veteran
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Thanks: 884
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Registered: 10-04-2007

Re: Broadband feels more like dial up!

It was showing last update as the 13th all last week!
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)
Fatfred
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: 23-11-2009

Re: Broadband feels more like dial up!

According to that the next update is 'A provisional date of Dec 13, 2008 has been set for upgrading this exchange.'
NOW having been a BT customer (and I do realise it isn't the same dept) I know they are slow to act but nearly 12 months?Huh
Is there anything I can do? Apart from wait I mean!!
Just found the attached info....I assume that is good news for March 2011 BUT how accurate is the date?Huh

Thanks for the replies so far, nice to know there are people interested.
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Registered: 31-08-2007

Re: Broadband feels more like dial up!

That's an error on Nildram's checker. The PlusNet one is up to date at the moment (well 13th Nov). Check at jelv's link in reply #2 see Very pretty  A fix should be imminent.