8MB Broadband Problems

  2Xtreme_lives 19:53 29 Nov 2006

I recently upgraded from 56.6k tesco dial up. I am now on 8mb tiscali dial up. On average most the time it runs at 7mb (according to my pc). However download speeds are usually only 80-90k a second. Now i know it should be a lot higher. I only have filters on 3/4 of my phone points, would this make this much of a difference?, how can i speed it up?

  Jackcoms 20:01 29 Nov 2006

You should have a filter on every 'phone socket which has a phone or a fax or a Sky box attached to it.

  2Xtreme_lives 21:48 29 Nov 2006

Will this make a significant difference?

  Jackcoms 07:55 30 Nov 2006

I don't know!

Nevertheless, do as I have already said and see.

  Goolie 08:33 30 Nov 2006

2Xtreme_lives I take it you mean Tiscali Broadband...........not dial up?
If you do not have enough filters, try unplugging all other devices from your phone sockets, leaving just you Modem/Router connected via filter.

  birdface 09:29 30 Nov 2006

Try this speed test see if the readings are the same,click here

  Dipso 09:36 30 Nov 2006

Yes. Using an unfiltered device introduces noise to the line and can result in a lower connection speed and therefore lower download speeds.

Your router itself doesn't need to be filtered, only phones, faxes, Sky etc.

If you still have problems after repositioning filters, post your line stats as we may be able to better understand what the problem is.

  anchor 09:58 30 Nov 2006

Try unplugging all other phones, etc, from your line; then do a speed test here:

click here

choose the London or Derby server, whichever is the nearest to you.

  2Xtreme_lives 16:07 30 Nov 2006

ok thanks, i'll try some of these, at the moment the unfiltered socket has nothing in it.

  2Xtreme_lives 16:10 30 Nov 2006

772kps per second upload, 361 KPS second Upload, this is alarmingly slow

  Dipso 16:10 30 Nov 2006

Lack of filters is not your problem then :(

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