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My Broadband Speed Test TOTALLY INACCURATE

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My Broadband Speed Test TOTALLY INACCURATE

Thought I had a problem with speed, so I unplugged my router, and re-connected.... then did a MBB speed test.... here are the results...
Date                   Download Speed            Upload Speed
Today 09:30  778 kbps (97.3kB/s)    496 kbps (62kB/s)                                   
Today 09:24         999 kbps (125kB/s)    792 kbps (99kB/s)                                
Today 09:22  2168 kbps (271kB/s)  287 kbps (35.9kB/s)
So I thought I`ll try a BT speed test..... here is the result...

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1. Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Download  Speed
5.84 Mbps

0 Mbps 7.15 Mbps
Max Achievable Speed
Download speedachieved during the test was - 5.84 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 2 Mbps-7.15 Mbps.
IP Profile for your line is - 6.63 Mbps
2. Upstream Test: -provides background information.
Upload Speed
0.01 Mbps

0 Mbps 0.83 Mbps
Max Achievable Speed
Just to "prove" or "disprove" either test.... I decided to do other tests....

and another test
Download            upload            ping    connects
5880kb/s                239 kb/s      324 ms    324
I know there is a message saying

Please Note: We are currently experiencing issues with our speed tester and results may not be 100% accurate.

But that is totally inaccurate and virtually useless.... ( the reason the above quoted "get out" is posted on there is something to do with the introduction of Fibre connections....
Isn`t it about time the MBB tester was overhauled..... after all, it is quite some time now since fibre has been in operation.... and other speed testers seem to have coped with the "dual fuel" situation .....

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Re: My Broadband Speed Test TOTALLY INACCURATE

It's not specifically to do with FTTC.
Have a read of the topic about it:,103382.0.html
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: My Broadband Speed Test TOTALLY INACCURATE

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