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pictish
Grafter
Posts: 33
Registered: 21-08-2007

confused

Over the last few days my connection has been dropping my speeds have been up and down like a yoyo heres the last few hours. I am also confused as my exchange has been upgraded for maxdsl and according to the tools section my line can support 8mb yet I have seen no improvement at all these are the same speeds i had before it was upgraded. Although it appears to have increased to 46282 for all of 2 mins today. Any idea whats going on
26-09-2006 17:05:09 1387.1
26-09-2006 17:04:00 1558.9
26-09-2006 17:03:42 1782.3
26-09-2006 17:03:28 1614.7
26-09-2006 17:03:05 687.4
26-09-2006 16:38:04 1818.6
26-09-2006 16:28:30 1678.4
26-09-2006 16:26:15 1877.5
26-09-2006 16:22:10 1759.9
26-09-2006 16:21:27 1689.6
26-09-2006 16:20:14 683.5
26-09-2006 16:19:13 1394.5
26-09-2006 16:16:44 44928.7
26-09-2006 16:15:25 46282.5
26-09-2006 15:55:40 1231.5
21-06-2006 15:48:15 160.9
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confused

Yeh I do!
Don't expect brilliant download speeds at peak times which are anywhere from 8.30am to 6pm - from a user's point of view at least. I've had the same problems, with up and down bandwidth. It depends on the web site, if it's really busy at the time, or due to poor hardware ie. your phone cables, filters, or phone line is good to poor. Also the contention ratio comes into play as well, unless you have better than 20:1 contention then there's little hope of getting full 8Mb all the time, as I'm sure you're aware of this. That's broadband for you! :roll:
Mand
Grafter
Posts: 5,560
Thanks: 1
Registered: 05-04-2007

confused

Hi there,

What sort of speeds do you see during the day/late at night? It is common for peak time speeds to fluctuate on Max, but if the speed drops to low levels at other times too you could have an issue. Do you notice other stats (noise etc) changing rapidly too?
pictish
Grafter
Posts: 33
Registered: 21-08-2007

confused

hi there,
i need to ask for my line to be upgraded which explains why my speeds havnt increased so the very high speeds i saw for a few minutes must ahve been a fluke. I found the post about asking for it and thats the first I knew that u needed to ask for this as I was never informed when i got changed to the upto 8mp feature from my original "unlimited" 2mb product as i was told this would happen when the exchange was upgraded automaticaly.