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    Low Connection Speed

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      Exclamation Low Connection Speed

      Hi guys - great site

      i'am on sky max, live1.7km from exchange and should be good for at least 5.5Mbps according to various sites. I am wireless connected.

      HOWEVER these are my speed test results from toastnet. the result is typical result based on 7 days testing:

      Your Results: 814 Kb

      My Router stats are as follows:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 11027 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 45.5 db 24.8 db
      Noise Margin 7.4 db 10.7 db


      Does the router test indicate connection speed of 11 Mbps - if so why is the speed at my pc less than 1Mbps - or am I missing somthing

      I have run the TCPOptimizer with some sucsess.

      Any ideas????


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      i am having the same problem

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      welcome to skyuser benco.

      could you both try:
      http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/
      or http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp

      I just tried your link and it seems a bit unreliable

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      Welcome to the site benco

      As Ratti 3 has just said I also tried it and its totally wrong so try the ones just posted and see what you get.
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      Have you tweaked your windows settings before for a 1MB connection by using figures such as 13900 for TCP Receive, if so this is most likely causing the low speedtest results.

      Try a tool like TCP Optimizer at http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php and use optimal settings and drag the slider to your current sync rate. Apply the setting and reboot, it makes a back up of your existing setting so you can revert back if you wish.

      I am patiently waiting for an activation date, 3 weeks and counting.....

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      hi, please try speedtests using a wired connection if possible,
      this way you can rule out if the wireless part is causing the slowdown or not,
      then you can work on this issue when the problem is figured out.

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      I have found using this "no frills" speed test is a good indicator of your actual speed:

      http://www.btopenworld.com/speedtest

      Try downloading the medium or large file and see what download speed you get.

      spcdust

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ratti3 View Post
      welcome to skyuser benco.

      could you both try:
      http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/
      or http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp

      I just tried your link and it seems a bit unreliable
      Hi Ratti3

      here are the results:

      bbmax : Download=1001 kbps / Upload= 582 kbps
      adslownload=976 kbps / Upload= 643 kbps

      the adsl test was 5 mins after bbmax

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      something not right there, your sync speed is much higher, you should be seeing 8mbit+ speeds

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      I have noticed lots of similar posts lately.

     

     
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