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    Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

    This is a discussion on Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Just unplugged the cordless phone and its made no difference but cheers for the info, got a bit excited then ...

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      Just unplugged the cordless phone and its made no difference but cheers for the info, got a bit excited then cause you sort of convinced me it was the phone.

      I think i'm going to go for a couple of these homeplugs, just re-wired the house myself when i moved in so as long as everything is on the same consumer unit (which it is) i don't think i'll have a problem.

      Plus, if they don't work i can just send them back or sell them, with the cat5 cable i would have to route it in (if it works) and thats something i just can't be arsed doing after decorating the house recently.

      Off to the shops tomorrow i think.

      Cheers for your help guys, as a matter of interest what speed would i get if i did connect direct to the router from the stats given in the original post.


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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      Connection Speed 16379 kbps 764 kbps

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      downloading from HERE should give you 1.5MB/sec...
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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      Hey guys,

      Just thought i'd give an update.

      Got the homeplugs yesterday plugged them in and they work but its still slow, i'll post my stats.



      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 16379 kbps 764 kbps
      Line Attenuation 14 db 3.5 db
      Noise Margin 12 db 14 db

      The home plugs are running at 75mbps so i don't think its them thats causing the bottle neck.

      Any more suggestions??

      Is it too much to ask to get at least 10mbps with this line??

      Another thing i've noticed is that the ping on speedtest.net has increased, i know the one above is in the 40's but i'm regulary getting ping results in the late 100's and early 200's.

      Suppose the only other conclusive thing to do is move the whole computer downstairs and plug in direct to see if thats the problem.

      Any help guys would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance.

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      Have you tried what IANTE has said. Speed test.net is not very good for speeds testing

      Try the test in safe mode as well.

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      No one's mentioned it yet but sometimes running TCPOptimizer can make a big difference to the download speed. See Here

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      Hey,

      I tried the BTspeed test website yesterday and it come out at about 450 KBps which is roughly 4000mbps i think (not bothered to work it out exact).

      I also ran the TCPOptimizer yesterday and it made the internet unusable, i was getting pings of 500 to 600 and speeds of abouut 100 kbps.

      I'm stumped

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      Have you tried wired in safe mode?

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      In safe mode now with networking enabled.



      BTSPEED TEST Result : 348KBps on a 5MB file.

      I'm still using the homeplugs because i've not got the time at the min to uproot and move the computer.

      It can't be the homeplugs can it??

      Is there a way of truely testing the speed of these homeplugs??

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      Re: Cliche, Broadband is Really Slow

      Are you running Vista? If not, you have not used TCPOptimiser properly, it definitely will not make your connection worse than it is. If you are running Vista do not attempt to change your settings with any optimiser without turning off autotune. This is usually a waste of time as Vista does a pretty good job.

      You could try going to DrTCP from the link below, then use the link on that page to run Tweaktester. Make the changes recommended using DrTCP.

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      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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