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    This is a discussion on BB Unlimited speed very low within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; My BB Unlimited speeds never normally go above 2Mbps. What is the most reliable way of checking speeds as I ...

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      BB Unlimited speed very low

      My BB Unlimited speeds never normally go above 2Mbps. What is the most reliable way of checking speeds as I use http://www.speedtest.net/?

      I am connecting my router to the master socket and I have a filter to split BB and phone


      Here are my stats

      ROUTER STATISTICS

      System Up Time: 941:58:08
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 34061017 54512973 0 783 752 941:56:31
      LAN 100M/Full 1500799 550137 0 455 16 941:58:03
      WLAN 11M/54M 53794112 34019872 0 550 791 941:57:51
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 6140 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 49 db 28 db
      Noise Margin 9 db 15 db


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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      Quote Originally Posted by dubnde View Post
      What is the most reliable way of checking speeds as I use Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
      Download this 100MB test file to check your speed.

      Your line is capable of syncing at a higher speed. You can ring Sky and ask them to uncap you.

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      Download complete

      Started : 22:22
      Finished: 22:33

      So took 11 minutes

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      The whole purpose of this speed test was so that you could see monitor your download speed during the download using your browser. Any way that works out to an average of 155kb/s which is slow for your sync speed.

      I am assuming this was done on wireless? Now I want you to connect to your router using an ethernet cable and download the same file again. You should be getting a constant speed in excess of 550 kb/s.

      If your speed goes up with the wired connection. Then you will need to change the wireless channel on your router. You can use this inSSIDer to find out what channel is free in your vicinity and set your router to it.

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      ok. thanks. Unfortunately, my browser does not show me the download speed; just the approximate time remaining.

      Run same test using Ethernet and it takes about 20 mins 40 seconds

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      ok. switched to firefox and shows me a speed of 636-640KB/sec over Ethernet

      Speed fluctuates between 200 and 300 KB/sec over WIFI - mostly around 240KB/sec

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      Quote Originally Posted by dubnde View Post
      ok. switched to firefox and shows me a speed of 636-640KB/sec over Ethernet

      Speed fluctuates between 200 and 300 KB/sec over WIFI
      There you go mate. Just fire up InSSIDer and look for free channels and set your router to one of them and hopefully your wifi speed will match your ethernet download speed.

      Alternatively you could go to your router settings and change channels one by one and download something and see what channel gives you the best speed.

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      You can use this inSSIDer to find out what channel is free in your vicinity and set your router to it.
      Running on Mac and inSSIder is an *.exe file for windows. Something similar for Mac OS X?

      Will probably change the channel one by one till i find one that gives me the expected speed. thanks a lot. Would never have crossed my mind that the router is playing games with interference from neighbourhood.

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      Try KisMAC or AirRadar.

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      Re: BB Unlimited speed very low

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      Try KisMAC or AirRadar.

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      I have scanned using AirRadar and it shows me Signal average/max 51%. Noise ~ 10% and I have the only visible WIFI channel on the particular one I am using.

     

     
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