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BT slowed me up??

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BT slowed me up??

Just been doing some speed tests as I noticed a slowdown and I'm getting 1MB speeds

My connection shows :
Internet Gateway 2.2MB

Lan Connection 100.0Mbps

ADSLGuide Speedtest shows:

Downstream 966 Kbps (120.8 KB/sec) 1043 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 248 Kbps (31.0 KB/sec) 267 Kbps (inc. overheads)

What is going on?Huh
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Ben_Brown
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Posts: 2,839
Registered: 13-06-2007

BT slowed me up??

What speed does your modem report it's connected at?

What speed do you get on a BT Speed Test.
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BT TEST Results:


The speed test has completed on test server speedtester2.nat.bt.com for user Removed and you have downloaded a 1.7Mb file at a speed of

794 kilo bits per second (Kbps), your service bandwidth will have been quoted to you in kilo bits per second.

Your IP address is 217.47.74.153, your browser is reported as being Mozilla 5.0 and is running on Windows XP.

BT would regard the speed ranges shown below as normal service:

Router shows connected at 2.2:

Line Status

Enabled
Bandwidth Up/Down (Kbit/sec)

288 / 2272


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Ben_Brown
Grafter
Posts: 2,839
Registered: 13-06-2007

BT slowed me up??

It seems that you are still on 2MB, however there may be some problems at your exchange.

Please try a BT Speedtest after midnight and see how the results compare.
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Checking exchange at samknows sites gives

VP Status: Green


Never seen slow speeds like this in all the time I've been on 2MB, never seen contention on my rural exchange before?Huh
Ben_Brown
Grafter
Posts: 2,839
Registered: 13-06-2007

BT slowed me up??

Status checkers are not always up to date. As the BT Speedtest doesn't use our network this slow speed will not be caused by us, it may however be a speed fault.

Testing it after midnight will determine what the problem is.
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What happens if I'm not around after midnightHuh
Ben_Brown
Grafter
Posts: 2,839
Registered: 13-06-2007

BT slowed me up??

We need the speed to be tested when we know the network is quiet, which is between midnight and 7am, to know if this really is contention.

If the speeds are slow at those times, then it is more likely a line fault. If the speeds are normal at those times, it will be contention that is causing your issue.
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This is really strange although the speed tests show me down to 1MB speeds

Downloading test files from a couple of sites show speed odf downloading as I expect:

214 to 225 KB/Sec

Huh
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Right things seem to be better now, saves me from a late night speed testing, Tongue must have been contention earlier, first time I've ever experienced it though??


1903.9 kbps
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hi paul

what speed tests have you done..?

Also if you can d/l from site at 214k-225k then it cant be conttention as you wouldnot be able to d/l at those speeds..

thxs
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BT Speed test, ADSLGuide, and PlusNet

Just done a test at ADSLGuide and getting:

Downstream 867 Kbps (108.4 KB/sec) 936 Kbps (inc. overheads)
Upstream 219 Kbps (27.4 KB/sec) 236 Kbps (inc. overheads)

Downloading a100MB file from http://fuller.zen.co.uk/test/ getting 215KB/sec

Downloading a 15MB file from http://www.btopenworld.com/speedtest getting 232KB/sec
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Mmm thats real strange if the btspeedtest shows you as d/l at 1meg connection and yet you can d/l from those websites at 2meg speeds.. :?

Just for clarity when you did the btspeedtest you used the btlogin username and was conected to bt and not plusnet yes..?

thxs
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yes no PlusNet involved on the BT test...
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mm ok

go too www.speedguide.net

scroll down on the lefthand side to tcpip analyser and try that test please..

thxs