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Using BT speed tester

CS have just advised me to use the BT speed tester. After (eventually) finding the link in the F9 usertools area it says to put speedtest@speedtest_domain in the username box of your router, to allow a direct BT connection. When doing this however, the router synchs, but will not connect. Am I being really thick here or should something else be put in the username box? It isn't really very clear (to me anyway!!)

Cheers

Mark
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Hi Mark,

How are you fetching the test page, via IP or URL?

If URL you will need to update the DNS address also.

Further info here: here

For IP, use http://217.35.209.142 or http://217.32.105.42
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Very strange, just clicked on my own link above and completed a BT speed test with no changes to the router login.

Here's the result
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I am able to run a BT speed test still using my F9 connection, is that not supposed to happen then?

All I did previously was follow F9's instructions and replace my username with speedtest@speedtest_domain. My router will not let me log in without a password so I used testing as shown in the user guide. The router synched but would not connect at all.

What actually is the difference to being lgged in at BT instead of via the ISP?

Mark
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Interestingly, I did read somewhere that being max'd prevents the use of the BT speed tester due to not being an ipstream product. Anyone any thoughts on that?

Mark
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What actually is the difference to being lgged in at BT instead of via the ISP?

I presume this is to eliminate the ISP's equipment, leaving the check on the BT network, your own line and kit.

I was also under the impression that the speed test would not complete if you were logged in through your ISP, but obviously not.

Anyone at F9 care to comment?
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Problem solved!!!

When putting speedtest@speedtest_domain into my router admin page, I had cut & paste it from the F9 usertools forum. Apparently, according to a contributor on ADSL Guide, doing this adds a spurrious space into the equation causing the failure. Manually typing into the username window has resolved the issue, apart from the fact BT speed tests are even slower than F9's!!!

Mark
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Hi Mark,

my first point is I have found (and consistently found since this tool was first made available) that the F9 speed tester tool is utterly unreliable, also as the tool is on a connection that in internet terms is right around the corner to me ( i'm connected to the same network or server the tool is located on I think?) So the results dont represent a true reflection of my connections actual performance.

I have found that the speed test tool at ADSL guide to be FAR FAR more relieble and consistent in its results. To me this tools results is a much more accurate test of my connections real speeds.

http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp

**Forget the MSR that F9 quote this is extremely misleading IMO and seems to have no bearing on a users real or actual speed. Perhaps its more like the speed at which F9 are throttling down the BT connection anyway?

**Just to prove my point here, F9 quote a MSR of 5000kbps (5.0megs), my connection says I'm connected at 5.6megs and for speeds from the F9 test tool see below (just the last few days). *The last speed test says my real speed is actually 3.8megs (ha!! so much for upto 8megs!!!?).

Date Speed Achieved (kbps)
18-05-2006 23:59:32 3899.2
18-05-2006 17:37:21 2476.5
18-05-2006 17:37:03 3528.7
18-05-2006 17:36:43 3166
18-05-2006 08:14:49 4027.4
18-05-2006 08:14:32 3682.1
17-05-2006 23:38:24 3089.8
17-05-2006 23:38:05 1606.5
17-05-2006 08:21:07 4090.6
16-05-2006 13:50:18 3540
16-05-2006 13:49:53 2484
16-05-2006 13:49:30 4037.6
16-05-2006 08:30:44 2883.1
16-05-2006 08:30:26 4016.2
16-05-2006 08:30:11 3688.9
15-05-2006 08:08:04 4187.9
15-05-2006 08:07:32 4222.3
14-05-2006 16:10:04 2916.1
14-05-2006 16:09:46 2859
14-05-2006 16:09:29 3254.4


Ivan
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.... Perhaps its more like the speed at which F9 are throttling down the BT connection anyway?...

Ivan


IT IS. That's the whole purpose of the MSR figure.

I've tried to explain this a couple of times, but you just seemed not to grasp it Ivan and I know you're an intelligent bloke Wink
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I think my problem is more likely to be related to this:

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BT have taken these steps so that they can concentrate on resolving the issues that have occurred since the IPStream Max products have been widely available. Problems that I'm sure many of you on this forum have heard about, or in some unfortunate cases experienced yourselves.

If you are synching with your exchange at speeds above 2mb, but only seeing 2mb download speeds, we would ask that you be patient and give BT chance to resolve this. Though if you're still not seeing the speeds that you should be, then raise it through to us if BT's work doesn't resolve this by the 6th of June.


Apparently this also applies if you are synching at 2mb but only seeing 1mb speeds! Not sure about your problem though Ivan.

Mark