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FTTC - Dramatic speed drop

timsmith
Grafter
Posts: 39
Registered: 15-01-2009

FTTC - Dramatic speed drop

Hi All,
I was installed on FTTC last Thursday and have so far been getting between 25-30 Mbps download speeds. Tonight the speeds have dropped significantly and Im back down below 5 - less than I was getting on ADSL.
Any suggestions?

Thanks
Tim
5 REPLIES
Picnic
Grafter
Posts: 186
Thanks: 1
Registered: 30-10-2007

Re: FTTC - Dramatic speed drop

Thanks a horrible ping value you have there, mine's in the teens.
mikeyriot
Grafter
Posts: 116
Registered: 20-12-2010

Re: FTTC - Dramatic speed drop

have you ran a speedtest on http://speedtester.bt.com/ to see your profile and sync rate? Report the findings here and I'm sure somebody will help.
Mike
timsmith
Grafter
Posts: 39
Registered: 15-01-2009

Re: FTTC - Dramatic speed drop

Hi,
Thanks for the replies - it seems slightly better today with speedtester.bt.com showing
Test1 comprises of two tests
1. Best Effort Test:  -provides background information.
Download Speed
15733 Kbps

0 Kbps 34523 Kbps
Max Achievable Speed
> Download speedachieved during the test was - 15733 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 12000-34523 Kbps .
Additional Information:
IP Profile for your line is -34523 Kbps
2. Upstream Test:  -provides background information.
Upload Speed
5340 Kbps

0 Kbps 10000 Kbps
Max Achievable Speed
>Upload speed achieved during the test was - 5340 Kbps
Additional Information:
Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 10000 Kbps

However, speedtest.net shows somewhat different figures when done two minutes later

Is this normal?
Many thanks
Tim
youngsyp
Grafter
Posts: 104
Registered: 01-11-2010

Re: FTTC - Dramatic speed drop

Whenever you perform a speedtest or any other kind of test, you should always repeat it 3 or 4 times and take an average.
The difference you've seen in results is not unusual as many factors affect your web connection and just one of them changing can result in a drastic change in throughput.
Smiley
Paul
mikeyriot
Grafter
Posts: 116
Registered: 20-12-2010

Re: FTTC - Dramatic speed drop

Also, how are you connected to your router? If its wireless, are all your devices N rated or G ? If its the latter, theres your problem. If not, try re-testing a few times in off-peak hours(assuming you didnt already)