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    Very slow speed

    This is a discussion on Very slow speed within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I've been getting really slow download speeds and pages take forever to load. I've tried restarting the router but it ...

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      Very slow speed

      I've been getting really slow download speeds and pages take forever to load. I've tried restarting the router but it doesn't help. Here's a screen shot of my current download speed.



      I'm usually on 800 KB/s

      Here's some stats.



      Thank you.


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      Re: Very slow speed

      You are syncing a bit low for your attenuation, but that aside, you should be getting a better throughput. Try starting your PC in Safe Mode with Networking and go here and do a speed test. Sky User - Broadband Speed Tester

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      Re: Very slow speed

      Here's the results, gotta say its not looking good.


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      Re: Very slow speed

      If you are using wireless or homeplugs, try a direct ethernet connection for comparison.

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      Re: Very slow speed

      I'm connected using wireless. I've also tried direct ethernet connection on my laptop as my PC is too far away from router, It made no difference.

      EDIT: Ok it's fine now for some reason my downloads have went back up to 800KB's. Strange thing is it only happened when my son went on his PC. As soon as he comes off it Im back down to 50KB/s. Is it posible for him to limit the speed on my PC
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      Re: Very slow speed

      Here's the results, gotta say its not looking good
      Do you have a Test socket? If so plug in there and run another test, please use ethernet as wireless can have its own problems not connected with your speed. Please also repost your stats from the Test socket.

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      Re: Very slow speed

      Depending on what your son is doing on his PC he could seriously limit yours.

      If he is using torrents or streaming videos he could easily eat up 90% of the available bandwidth leaving you with very little.

      Every bit he is using is one less for you to use.

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      Re: Very slow speed

      I know he downloads torrents 24 hours a day his PC's never off. It only slows my downloads down to about 500KB/s not 50KB/s. What about software to limit the speed.

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      Re: Very slow speed

      Any software would have to be installed on his PC which he could quite easily bypass.

      There will already be a way on his prefered download programme to limit it's speed, maybe he has increased it recently

      Failing that you would need either a router or switcher with QOS features.

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      Re: Very slow speed

      The reason for your slow download speed is no doubt you son's torrents, but your actual sync speed is very low. 13-15 Mb is not unknown on connections with your attenuation. Please plug into your Test socket and repost your stats.

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