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    Crazy download speeds.......

    This is a discussion on Crazy download speeds....... within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I posted a few weeks ago about downloading at at speeds of 36.7Mbps from newsgroups. Well today I have been ...

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      Crazy download speeds.......

      I posted a few weeks ago about downloading at at speeds of 36.7Mbps from newsgroups.

      Well today I have been downloading at 42.2Mbps.

      How is this possible on a 20Mb connection?

      I have taken screen captures over a 10 minute period showing various speeds.....all over 25Mbps.

      My speed is now back to its usual 18.7Mbps.


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      Re: Crazy download speeds.......

      It isn't the meter is wrong.

      Next time, time a file that you are downloading and then do the math, that is a more accurate way.

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      Re: Crazy download speeds.......

      What would cause the meter to go wrong?

      I have been using this software for over 10 years downloading from newsgroups and only twice this has happened.

      Could they be running tests on the line?

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      Re: Crazy download speeds.......

      Speeds over 24 Mb are technically impossible on a single metal phone line. The only way you would get more than this is on a fibre line or on 2 bonded metal lines. I suppose there is an outside chance that you have a fibre line, but if this were the case the speed would show up on all speedtesters, not just your newsgroup downloads. The more logical explanation is that the speedtester is not working properly.

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