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Ridiculously poor speed...

ed89
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 06-06-2008

Ridiculously poor speed...

Hi,
over the past month or two, my connection speed has been very poor. It used to be pretty damn fast, so I don't know what's happened exactly.
First, the router was connected to a socket in our second bedroom. This worked fine, connecting wirelessly to it, getting good speed.
Then I moved it when my mate moved in with me, to the living room where the mastersocket is. Again, worked fine connecting wirelessly to it, getting good speed, for months.
Then all of a sudden about 6 weeks ago it just lagged like hell and it's done it since. I have tried all sockets in the house and that makes no difference - at the moment I have my computer connected with a network cable straight into the router, but am still getting very poor speed.
Downloads are averaging about 190kbps but page browsing is terrible for some reason, takes an age to load pages which is no use to a developer who constantly needs to F5 for page testing  Wink
Will post some BT speed test results etc below in a second
cheers guys!


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ed89
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 06-06-2008

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

Download speedachieved during the test was - 4273 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 600-7150 Kbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :8128 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 7150 Kbps
ed89
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 06-06-2008

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

router stats attached, appreciate if anyone can make sense of them and let me know if there may be an issue.
ed89
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Posts: 43
Registered: 06-06-2008

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

As someone has posted elsewhere, Facebook and Ebay are loading fustratingly slow, for me too.
I only ever use my connection in the evening. I can understand it being a little slower with most people online during this time, but this is grim!
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Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

Your router stats are excellent although I don't know about the Wireless LAN errors.
The BT speed test may well be hit by exchange congestion - Microsoft Tuesday - but it might be worth seeing the status of your exchange http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/
It is possible you are being hit by this problem http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,79576.0.html
When it is lagging to a site try a tracert and see what you get
ed89
Grafter
Posts: 43
Registered: 06-06-2008

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

thanks Jim I will give that a go shortly.
Just some additional info...
From one of my previous posts in July 2008...
Quote
Date    04/07/08 22:18:35
Speed Down    4508.23 Kbps ( 4.4 Mbps )
Speed Up    345.03 Kbps ( 0.3 Mbps )
Port    8095
Server    speedtest2.adslguide.org.uk

and today...
Quote
Date  14/10/09 22:39:58
Speed Down 2110.62 Kbps ( 2.1 Mbps )
Speed Up 375.28 Kbps ( 0.4 Mbps )
Port 8095
Server speedtest1.thinkbroadband.com
ed89
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Posts: 43
Registered: 06-06-2008

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

Any ideas? Obviously if the test above is correct and the down speed is more than half the speed it was last year, it is a bit concerning...
pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

well yes JameseH doesnt like speedtest.net  try http://www.mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/
ed89
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Registered: 06-06-2008

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

Ok, as requested..

and another test that I did on Sunday....
pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Ridiculously poor speed...

nothing wrong with the 19;00 results,  the later one is probably the recent evening slow down