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Enormous variation

atbs1
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Registered: ‎14-04-2007

Enormous variation

Date  Download Speed  Upload Speed 
Today 15:17 5619 kbps (702kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Today 14:59 226 kbps (28.3kB/s) 17 kbps (2.13kB/s) Share
Today 14:34 218 kbps (27.3kB/s) 29 kbps (3.63kB/s) Share
Today 14:14 6613 kbps (827kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Today 13:50 689 kbps (86.1kB/s) 42 kbps (5.25kB/s) Share
Yesterday 17:55 6610 kbps (826kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
Yesterday 16:03 2598 kbps (325kB/s) 284 kbps (35.5kB/s) Share
Yesterday 15:02 366 kbps (45.8kB/s) 23 kbps (2.88kB/s) Share
Yesterday 14:22 6458 kbps (807kB/s) 369 kbps (46.1kB/s) Share
Yesterday 13:48 261 kbps (32.6kB/s) 23 kbps (2.88kB/s) Share
Yesterday 12:24 6161 kbps (770kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 11:37 569 kbps (71.1kB/s) 18 kbps (2.25kB/s) Share
Sunday 10:52 6624 kbps (828kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Friday 16:08 564 kbps (70.5kB/s) 52 kbps (6.5kB/s) Share
Thursday 17:29 5702 kbps (713kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 18:17 4902 kbps (613kB/s) 385 kbps (48.1kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 16:13 6045 kbps (756kB/s) 385 kbps (48.1kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 14:48 6029 kbps (754kB/s) 384 kbps (48kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 14:31 6624 kbps (828kB/s) 381 kbps (47.6kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 14:21 6610 kbps (826kB/s) 384 kbps (48kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 13:21 5869 kbps (734kB/s) 384 kbps (48kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 13:08 6208 kbps (776kB/s) 384 kbps (48kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 13:01 6220 kbps (778kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 12:49 210 kbps (26.3kB/s) 53 kbps (6.63kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 10:32 6480 kbps (810kB/s) 385 kbps (48.1kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 09:22 6619 kbps (827kB/s) 385 kbps (48.1kB/s) Share
Jul 2, 09:15 370 kbps (46.3kB/s) 32 kbps (4kB/s) Share
Jul 1, 14:11 394 kbps (49.3kB/s) 26 kbps (3.25kB/s) Share
Jul 1, 12:17 6536 kbps (817kB/s) 384 kbps (48kB/s) Share
Jul 1, 11:35 6627 kbps (828kB/s) 385 kbps (48.1kB/s)
Summat wrong here with my connection.  Today's increase in speed tp 5619 resulted from changing the wireless netgear for a wired netgear modem/router.  There's some history here too.  Some time ago BT were called out and fixed my bad line and subsequently we have had stable connections.  BT man was outside on Saturday and bailed out the underground box in the path.  He was checking on a bad connection further up the road and therefore inspected our branch. 
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James
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: Enormous variation

Hiya,
Are you seeing stable speeds when hard wired into your router as opposed to using a wireless connection?
Can you continue to monitor the situation when wired into the router to see if you experience similar fluctuations.  If you don't, I'd investigate using different wireless channels, checking out cordless phones, and so on.
atbs1
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Re: Enormous variation

Jameseh: the wireless part of our network applies to my Son's PC upstairs, the 2 downstairs are hardwired into the modem router.
James
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Re: Enormous variation

What happens if you remove aforementioned son's access from your network?
Does the speed improve?
atbs1
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Re: Enormous variation

Hi Jameseh,
Luckily I have 2 router/modems - one is wireless enabled and 1 isn't.  It makes not a jot of difference to my connections.  I've just managed to get here after talking to CS & will try the fault checker.
Update to my connection speeds:

Today 12:49 239 kbps (29.9kB/s) 31 kbps (3.88kB/s) Share
Today 12:31 212 kbps (26.5kB/s) 13 kbps (1.63kB/s) Share
Today 12:29 237 kbps (29.6kB/s) 33 kbps (4.13kB/s) Share
Today 12:28 240 kbps (30kB/s) 26 kbps (3.25kB/s) Share
Today 09:10 6629 kbps (829kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 23:21 6392 kbps (799kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 22:19 3180 kbps (398kB/s) 300 kbps (37.5kB/s) Share
Yesterday 17:28 6600 kbps (825kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 16:48 6614 kbps (827kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 16:38 6621 kbps (828kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 16:37 6620 kbps (828kB/s) 379 kbps (47.4kB/s) Share
Yesterday 16:36 6609 kbps (826kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
James
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: Enormous variation

Hiya,
I think you're missing the point I'm making a little bit.
By removing your son's access to the internet, you would be removing his ability to download large files (obviously I don't know whether or not this is happeninig) which would drastically impact your download speeds via speed checkers.
MickKi
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Registered: ‎30-09-2007

Re: Enormous variation

Please note that certain p2p software may be downloading/uploading  in the background - even when the user in question is logged out and has paused the download!  Typically, I have noticed this with a MSWindows box and Channel4 4oD.  So, to check for sure shut down completely the PC in question.
atbs1
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Re: Enormous variation

Jameseh: Oops if I missed your point.  No.1 Son's pc is off this morning and I have reverted to old netgear modem as my connection speed was atrocius.  I will monitor the speed of this modem.
Mickki: thanks for that.
atbs1
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Re: Enormous variation

Connection just after 9 this morning was reset to the non-wireless router:

Today 11:30 4042 kbps (505kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Today 10:32 6619 kbps (827kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Today 09:21 6614 kbps (827kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Interestingly the speed is dropping now. 
atbs1
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Re: Enormous variation

Managed to get the bt speed tester working for the first time ever!
Plusnet speed tester shows that my connection speeds are still variable:
Date  Download Speed  Upload Speed 
Today 15:56 3460 kbps (433kB/s) 224 kbps (28kB/s) Share
Today 15:51 683 kbps (85.4kB/s) 27 kbps (3.38kB/s) Share
Today 13:52 264 kbps (33kB/s) 20 kbps (2.5kB/s) Share
Today 13:14 487 kbps (60.9kB/s) 38 kbps (4.75kB/s) Share
Yesterday 17:27 5870 kbps (734kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 14:52 6480 kbps (810kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s)
atbs1
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Re: Enormous variation

Bt speed test just hung at 96%.
Meanwhile, really spookily, the speed has increased!!!
Today 16:48  6459 kbps (807kB/s)  375 kbps (46.9kB/s)  Share
Today 16:29 516 kbps (64.5kB/s) 34 kbps (4.25kB/s) Share
Today 15:56 3460 kbps (433kB/s) 224 kbps (28kB/s) Share
Today 15:51 683 kbps (85.4kB/s) 27 kbps (3.38kB/s)
1556 speed was achieved after a hard re-set of the router. 
Superuser
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Re: Enormous variation

Quote from: SGTE
BT speed test just hung at 96%.

Was that using FF? Despite what the website claims I think the BT speedtester probably works only with IE. From what I recall this is a Java related issue.
David
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Re: Enormous variation

Can you hear crackling on your phone line? Sounds like the BT man should have re-done some joints after bailing out the box.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Enormous variation

Quote
Was that using FF? Despite what the website claims I think the BT speedtester probably works only with IE. From what I recall this is a Java related issue.

wrong, definitely works on Firefox and Opera, on XP and Linux



atbs1
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Posts: 307
Registered: ‎14-04-2007

Re: Enormous variation

anotherone: No, he just bailed it out.
Last Friday my speed remained at a stable and acceptable rate; pc's came on yesterday and remained stable through to today - so far:
Today 09:20  6957 kbps (870kB/s)  381 kbps (47.6kB/s)  Share
Yesterday 12:21 6127 kbps (766kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Yesterday 08:21 6956 kbps (870kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Monday 15:58 5859 kbps (732kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Monday 12:26 6948 kbps (869kB/s) 382 kbps (47.8kB/s) Share
Monday 09:12 294 kbps (36.8kB/s) 22 kbps (2.75kB/s)  <<<<  Then a very hard re-boot of the modem!