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    Web based peed tests how reliable

    This is a discussion on Web based peed tests how reliable within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, sorry I am a bit confused so if anyone can help much appreciated, I am using http://www.adslguide.org.uk/ to get ...

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      Web based peed tests how reliable

      Hi, sorry I am a bit confused so if anyone can help much appreciated,

      I am using http://www.adslguide.org.uk/ to get the following results for a speed test, see my other post in here for the activation date etc etc my problem now is SPEED!

      Speed Test: 22.02pm 21st September
      Downstream 590.1 Kbps ( = 0.6 Mbps )
      Upstream 638.7 Kbps ( = 0.6 Mbps )

      Speed Test Results: 12.05am 20th September
      Downstream 166.1 Kbps ( = 0.2 Mbps )
      Upstream 553.7 Kbps ( = 0.5 Mbps )

      Activation Day - Speed Test Results: 5.47pm 19th September
      Downstream 9453.4 Kbps ( = 9.2 Mbps )
      Upstream 597.1 Kbps ( = 0.6 Mbps )

      But if I check the NETGEAR I am told the following -

      Modem
      ADSL Firmware Version A2pB018e.d16f
      Modem Status Connected
      DownStream Connection Speed 15323 kbps
      UpStream Connection Speed 764 kbps

      My problem is my speed is very very very slow so I can't see how the NETGEAR webpage is telling the truth! One webpage is lying to me!!!

      I live 890 metres from my exchange (as the crow flies according to the website).

      Also does anyone else have problems connecting wireless using there iMac? My PC laptop is fine, My 02 XDA is fine but the router won't accept my iMac for some reason, do I need a sky adapter? I am using a belkin one.

      Many thanks and if you need to email me answers instead of posting here please do on paul@tenthplanet.co.uk

      Ta

      Paul,


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      Since being on Sky BB I have found the ADSL Guide Speed test has reported back some very random results. For me these seem to have given a truer representation:

      http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/

      http://www.btopenworld.com/speedtest

      Also if you have an FTP client try this FTP site which has been recommended as a fairly good performing FTP site on the forum:

      ftp.mirror.ac.uk

      Once logged in to this FTP site follow this path and download a file called "6.1-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso"

      sites/ftp.freebsd.org/ftp/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/6.1/

      Another tip is to visit the Apple site who have pretty good bandwidth and download one of their largish updates and see what sort of speed your download comes in at (Download any file, you don't need to install it you're just seeing the speed of the transfer):

      http://www.apple.com/support/downloads

      Hopefully using the methods detailed above you'll get a more accurate idea of your download speed.

      spcdust.

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      Moderators, you might want to move the previous post and mine to keep this thread "on topic"
      Last edited by Wheelie; 21-09-06 at 12:12 PM. Reason: Fixed bad links

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      done, Wheelie can take the info he needs and put it back in

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      Gee thanks boss

      I don't really trust web based speed tests but I do use http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/ to give me a rough idea, I much rather use an ftp such as the one spcdust posted above with an ftp client I find it gives a much more accurate picture of what the line is capable of.

      Will just leave this post as it is
      Ray

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