This is a discussion on speedtester.bt.com within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys, I am trying to run the bt speedtester utility but it keeps erroring out saying that it can't ...
- 28-09-09, 08:14 AM #1
I am trying to run the bt speedtester utility but it keeps erroring out saying that it can't identifiy me. I am definately putting the correct telephone number in and I can't enter anything in the service id box as nothign seems valid.
According to another thread I should put my mac id in, but it doesn't accept that and there is only room for 12 characters... any ideas?
- 28-09-09, 08:34 AM #2
- 28-09-09, 04:31 PM #3
Now you have said it, it is bloody obvious
/me is a plonka!!!
On another note here are my line stats which I think are very good for the distance from the exchange I am. I notice that with a bit of tweaking I can probably get a bit more speed out of it though - worth the effort giving sky a call?
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 7611 kbps 796 kbps
Line Attenuation 43 db 25 db
Noise Margin 12 db 15 db
- 28-09-09, 05:04 PM #4
- 28-09-09, 05:07 PM #5
I would say that's bang on the money for your line attenuation figure. Your noise margin does suggest you can get more, maybe even up to 9mbps, but it depends how stable it is over a 24hr period.
Also, if your speed is around the estimate that Sky gave you then it'll be difficult to get past the tier 1 support guys. One suggestion would be to say that you are a gamer and would like your Max Delay reducing, this should get you a way through to CST who you can then ask to up your speed a bit.
- 28-09-09, 10:11 PM #6
If I go by what they said I would get then we're doing well. When they said to me - oh you'll get about 2 meg - I said to them no I won't cus this internal wiring in this house sucks and I am about to rip it all out
Suffice to say I am happy with what I have - was just curious I have actually had a lot of trouble with a noisy line (voice calls very noisy on the quiet line test) but have been unable to isolate the problem - I just think it's my shoddy aluminium line
Anyways thanks for advice about gaming - as I am a gamer too
- 29-09-09, 04:46 PM #7
Re: speedtester.bt.com(voice calls very noisy on the quiet line test)
Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket
Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.