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    Is This Any Good?

    This is a discussion on Is This Any Good? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Test1 - 5022kbpps Test2 - 4996kbpps Test3 - 4994kbpps Thanks for your help....

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      Test1 - 5022kbpps
      Test2 - 4996kbpps
      Test3 - 4994kbpps

      Thanks for your help.


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      hmm, that's not as good as it should be.

      To be honest, I'm struggling now.

      Last thing I can think of......

      are you connected wirelessly? If you are try it again but using ethernet cable if possible. If not possible try getting the PC and router closer if possible.

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      With that Sync speed you are aiming for 1023kB/s or 0.9mB/s
      Like mentioned these are somethings which could effect your speed
      • Try updating your Device drivers e.g. Wireless/LAN
      • Try cleaning out your computer using that sticky
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      I'm connected via Ethernet directly to the router, perhaps the amount of Sky customers on my exchange has increased since then and there is more congestion. I suppose it could be a lot worse than it is so I'll leave it just now.

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      I'm struggling now mate,

      You should get about 85% of your sync rate (as you'll never get your total sync rate). So synching at 8190 should give you a speed test result of around 6961Kbps (870KBps) (6.7Mbps) (0.85MBps).

      Sorry I can't get it more than around the 5000Kbps mark.

      Maybe someone else can come along and help.

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      b = bit
      B = Byte (8 x bits)
      K = 1024 of the above
      M = 1024 of the above
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      A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-, meaning 1000) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1024 or 1000 bytes. It is commonly abbreviated KB, kB, Kbyte or kbyte.
      Source Wikipedia

      Seems that it depends how you abbreviate it. Thanks again for all your help!!

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      Re: Is This Any Good?

      Speed Down 5280.52 Kbps ( 5.2 Mbps )
      Speed Up 310.72 Kbps ( 0.3 Mbps )
      I thought I would update this again. As you can see overall my speed hasn't changed, it still sits around the 5Mb mark. However I'm sceptical about this, whenever I run a figure on one of these speed test sites I always seem to get about 5Mb but if I download a Linux distro for example I can get 7-8Mb. I'm now beginning to wonder whether speed test sites can really give a truly accurate measure of your speed.

     

     
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