First Post - hello all,

I get highly variable download speeds. It's a contended line so I accept that. However this morning I've been downloading my Ubuntu Linux software updates at about 1700 B/s - which seems a bit crap. Just huge Saturday morning contention?

I have a wired connection to the router through a switch. Logged into the router and got the following:

Downstream Connection Speed 8032 kbps
Line Attenuation 34.0 db
Noise Margin 11.6 db

Tried a speed test and the result is:

Date of Speed Test: 2007-04-28 09:38:23
Download Speed: 331 kbps (41.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 347 kbps (43.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

Thanks for any help.