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    Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

    This is a discussion on Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this! within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Wow i used the following website to check my speed before i used the above information and i got a ...

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      Wow i used the following website to check my speed before i used the above information and i got a download speed of 1.5Mbps, then used the TCPoptimiser program and my download speed is now 4.0Mbps. Thats what i call progress.

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      I have been looking everywhere for this - sky said there was nothing they could do

      Many thanks!!!

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      I just registered to say thank you!!!

      I used the TCP optimizer and tripled my wireless speeds from 2000-odd to over 6000.

      Sky should include this as standard.

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      will never happen as everyone's PC is different so if by installing this and your connection going **** up you'd blame Sky.....
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      Re: 54g wireless pci card in 2nd pc - wrong choice?

      54mbps on wireless is the speed at which ur pc connects to ur comp u can only recive 16Mbps from ur isp so as long as ur speed doesnt drop below 16Mbps ther will be no difference in dl speed

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      I too had to register just so I can say a huge THANK YOU!!!!

      I am a very new Sky customer. To be honest, wasn't particularly interested in the TV side, but wanted the broadband as my (very near) exchange is unbundled for EasyNet/Sky.

      Anyway, over ethernet I was getting speeds of between 10.5 and 11.5 Mbps. I was pretty damn happy with this, especially coming from a 512Kbps connection.

      However, I had bought an Asus PCI wireless adaptor in readiness, as ideally would like to run wireless so that cabling does not dictate room layout. However, I was testing at only between 1.5 & 4 Mbps when using wireless. It seemed to go up and down within this range a lot.

      Also, whether using wired or wireless I was constantly having to reboot the router as it was always losing connection.

      1st guy I spoke to at Sky was of no help what so ever. Regarding the speed over wireless problem he refused to offer any help as the wireless adaptor being used was not supplied by Sky. Regarding the router reboot problem he refused any help as it was on a telephone extension (because the wireless was not good enough to have the router at the socket!!!).

      2nd guy was a bit more helpful, in that he went through the same steps that I had and proving that the router seemed to be working ok & connecting at decent speeds, and proving that the wireless adaptor seemed to be working ok and connecting to the router at decent speeds. But then just hit a brick wall when asked "so what next?".

      Anyway, I found this post and I ran the util against both the wireless card & the lan card. The result?

      Now getting wireless speed results up to 12Mbps & wired up to 14 Mbps.

      On top of this, it has now been over 24 hours with no router reboot!

      I am now one VERY happy person.

      Do you think it'd be worthwhile nagging at Sky to maybe add this to there knowledge base? IT could then be used at the tech help's discretion. I.e. if they can quite clearly tell that the user is reasonably it savvy, then suggest that this has helped others (i.e. at no responsibility of Sky)? I certainly think it'd be a wise move. Before finding this thread, I had found LOADS of posts slagging of Sky due to speed issues & router reboot issues.

      TBH, I am so far pretty pleased with the move to Sky. Other than the unhelpful 1st tech guy I spoke to & the dish installation guy (contracted obviously), I have had no problems at all so far. In fact, I would go so far as to say I have received a service quite above expectations, and I have even called there customer support to tell them this.

      Once again big thanks for this invaluable utility.

      Simon

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      Nice thanks, i just got the tcp optimizer and clicked optimal settings radio button and rebooted.

      wireless speed test results went from 2000kbps to 7500kbps

      Now im just gona look at sorting out the adapter losing connection :S ill read more in this forum as its helpfull

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      That's great news

      However, can I just point out that TCPOptimizer hasn't done anything to your wireless connection, it just removes any bottleneck in your PC which would affect wired or wireless.

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      That's great news

      However, can I just point out that TCPOptimizer hasn't done anything to your wireless connection, it just removes any bottleneck in your PC which would affect wired or wireless.
      Well it worked thats all that matters

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      Re: Slow Wireless Speeds? Read this!

      Hi everyone. Tried using the Optimizer but made no difference. My internet is running so incredibly slow (if at all some of the time).

      Im downloading at a speed of 500-700kbps when im on the max package
      Upload always floats around the 300 mark.

      Can anyone give any advice as to what i may be doing wrong or why the speed is so god damn slow.

     

     
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