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    Slow speeds (again...)

    This is a discussion on Slow speeds (again...) within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys - very happy to have found this website, I've been struggling with the https problem all day and ...

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      Slow speeds (again...)

      Hi guys - very happy to have found this website, I've been struggling with the https problem all day and now know that it is a Sky problem...

      Anyway - my torrent speeds have been pathetic ever since getting Sky BB - I've had it at least a month, so it can't be the 10 day training period thing.

      Torrents max out at perhaps 20-30KB/s, though once (a fortnight ago I think... it was a Sunday afternoon) the speed rocketed up to over 100KB/s (still poor, compared to my old BT 2meg broadband, but I was very happy at the time) - which I find odd.

      I haven't done the port forwarding thing, I've read a little about it on this forum but I'm finding it a little confusing to be honest. I'm using BitComet. Do I add the port under "Services" or under "Firewall rules"?



      While I'm here, these are my stats from the router:

      ADSL Link--------Downstream------Upstream
      Connection Speed-7296 kbps-------448 kbps
      Line Attenuation----26.0 db---------17.0 db
      Noise Margin--------11.4 db---------22.0 db



      Are they good/bad??



      Finally, I tried the ftp (?) download test (the Battlefield demo from blueyonder) - it averaged 600-something KB/s - is that good? Is that 600KB/s the same type of measurement that torrents are - ie the 20KB/s I've been getting with torrents is very much lower than the 600KB/s I got on that demo?



      Sorry for the soft questions... and cheers for any help


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      We are currently doing a tutorial on how to setup rules on the router so it is idiot proof.

      In the meantime let me know the port number and I will attempt to talk you through
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      Right...

      I did a Google search for BitComet port forwarding, and hopefully managed to sort that out correctly (went into the router, set up the "service", then went into "firewall rules" and created the inbound service). Is that right?

      I started downloading a torrent with plenty of seeds, and for a couple of minutes I was getting higher speeds than usual (>50kB/s - still crap, but an improvement) - only I was connecting to just 30-odd of the seeds. Any ideas how I can make it connect to nearer 100 seeds like on my old BT BB?



      Also, I ran the TCPOptimiser thing, and have just done another speed test:



      What does the 'Latency' bit mean?

      Cheers

      Mark

     

     

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