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    Speed Testing Can't Be Right.

    This is a discussion on Speed Testing Can't Be Right. within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; ADSL Link Downstream Upstream Connection Speed 15219 kbps 766 kbps Line Attenuation 28.0 db 15.5 db Noise Margin 6.8 db ...

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      Speed Testing Can't Be Right.

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 15219 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 28.0 db 15.5 db
      Noise Margin 6.8 db 12.0 db
      I get Stats above which I think are good but when I do a speed teat it's between 3 meg - 4 meg when asking Sky they said the speed test sites get so many people using them that they are not accurate which I cannot believe, any of you think it's twaddle as well ?

      PS Tried the one on this site.


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      Most are not much good, I tend to use this one http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/

      I find it a lot more accurate when I need a rough idea how the connection is doing but a good ftp site is the best indicator for a more accurate speed test try this one

      ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/edunfs/mirror...4-bootonly.iso

      25MB file

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      I moved it once myself then you move it.

      PS BB Max gives me this result:
      Download Speed: 4535 kbps (566.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
      Upload Speed: 637 kbps (79.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

      That file 433kbps
      Last edited by Hornet; 12-12-06 at 06:53 PM.

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      Speed tests are never accurate nod@Wheelie!

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      Used the Optimizer and now get 12meg so thats much better.

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      Also have a read of; http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=5094
      If you want to tweak your computer a little bit more!

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      apparently you should check yr speed with these tests in the middle of the night , on a weekday (3am). cos of internet traffic during peak times will not allow a good reading of your speed.

      this is what zdnet had on their speed test page.

      Try downloading something from rapidshare or microsoft. see what speeds you get.

      Sumit

     

     

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