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    Download speed down to 40kbs

    This is a discussion on Download speed down to 40kbs within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; We have been with sky for over a year now and we have got 400kbs normally, but for the past ...

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      Download speed down to 40kbs

      We have been with sky for over a year now and we have got 400kbs normally, but for the past 4 weeks or so we have gotten 30-40 kbs download speed also, webpages are loading MUCH slower too. I performed a speed test and it says that I should be getting 328kbs but whenever I download anything I get 40kbs. We have the sky see, speak, surf package does anyone know what could be causing the problem? Thanks.



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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      ouch 40kb you poor soul

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      I just got the beta for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm too, downloading 12.5gb at 40kbs...no thanks...

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      400k? What's your set up like? Are you in the master socket?

      To be honest I wouldn't worry about the rate WoW is downloading at. With a speed of even 400k you're unlikely to be able to play it properly.

      In my experience, they are usually not happy to sell to anyone who can get less than 512kbps.

      Have they actually said thats the best you can get?

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      Lets say this, been playing WoW for a long time at 400kbs, thats not the problem. The problem is, that my Download Speed is 40kbs, not 400, it is lower then it was before.

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      Quote Originally Posted by horspool View Post
      Lets say this, been playing WoW for a long time at 400kbs, thats not the problem. The problem is, that my Download Speed is 40kbs, not 400, it is lower then it was before.
      Then I have to say, you're very lucky.

      Have you ever had a faster speed? And what was the original estimate they gave you?

      Maybe as is always being advised on here, post your router stats?

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 26278 33774 0 1905 7189 01:09:53
      LAN 10M/100M 5146 0 0 89 0 01:11:20
      WLAN 11M/54M 43351 31395 0 7600 2095 01:11:11

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 384 kbps 252 kbps
      Line Attenuation 48.5 db 28.9 db
      Noise Margin 29.9 db 30.0 db

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
      Then I have to say, you're very lucky.

      Have you ever had a faster speed? And what was the original estimate they gave you?

      Maybe as is always being advised on here, post your router stats?
      How, you're aware WoW uses around 13kB/s downstream and about the same upstream right? I played it fine for 4 years on 512kbps ;p

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      Quote Originally Posted by horspool View Post
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 26278 33774 0 1905 7189 01:09:53
      LAN 10M/100M 5146 0 0 89 0 01:11:20
      WLAN 11M/54M 43351 31395 0 7600 2095 01:11:11

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 384 kbps 252 kbps
      Line Attenuation 48.5 db 28.9 db
      Noise Margin 29.9 db 30.0 db

      Is that from the master socket? And do you have a test socket?

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      Re: Download speed down to 40kbs

      Look, its not about playing WoW, its about the reduced download speed...

     

     
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