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jono
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Registered: 24-01-2008

erratic speed readings

Hi, Since a few weeks ago I noticed when checking speeds via about 3 sites other than Plus-net , I noticed that the download speed was erratic, i.e. it would go up to about 8 or 9 mbps then about 50% the way through suddenly jump to about 19 to 21 mbps.
I'm not having problems with internet or downloading files etc. , I fitted new filter just in case but knew before I fitted it it would not make a difference, I use DAP download manager and downloads are quick.
Just would like advice if it could be due to the unusual weather we have been getting lately or something else.
I have had no problems since been upgraded to 20mb in fact I rarely have less than 20mb when testing, I live only about 100 yrds from exchange, Do not have any extensions, cable goes straight from main socket to computer, I've rebooted Router a few times with no change, stopped Anti Virus running whilst doing the test.
regards
John
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Re: erratic speed readings

see http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,106322.0.html
All speedtests can be unreliable at times.
jono
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Posts: 237
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Registered: 24-01-2008

Re: erratic speed readings

Hi Thanks for the link, I unnderstand they can vary but this has been happening for at least 4 or 5 weeks and has been consistant as I discribed in my post, I have been putting it down to weather but wondered if anyone has had these type of results before.
regards
John