ADSL Speed problem

  dp600 08:44 04 May 2006

My ISP has changed my speed from 384 -512.they tell me this is now working and my modum confirms this .But i am still only geting the old speed(have down online tests).

  johnnyrocker 09:18 04 May 2006

where have you run the tests?


  dp600 09:24 04 May 2006

I have used firefox band widh meter and click here.

  Gongoozler 10:34 04 May 2006

The speed quoted by your ISP is a maximum, and to achieve it you need to ensure that your modem and telephone cabling are in good condition and that filters are fitted to all used telephone points. You will also only get full speed when no-one is sharing your ADSL bandwidth. Your account may well have a contention ratio of 50:1, which means that at peak times it is possible for 50 users to be sharing the bandwidth, although in reality the actual figure is rarely anything like that high. Speed figures supplied by your computer are generally fairly meaningless. I find these online tests fairly reliable click here and click here

  dp600 10:59 04 May 2006

thank you they show speed of 363 and 323 i have max of 520 .I got the same speed from the tests before my isp upgraded me.

  Gongoozler 11:10 04 May 2006

When Tiscali first upgraded my connection I didn't get any measured improvement so I emailed their customer support desk. They replied that they would "make some adjustments" at their end. Since then I have almost always had excellent speeds.

  dp600 11:12 04 May 2006

thank you but all speed tests show speeds that go with my old 320/128 connection

  Gongoozler 11:19 04 May 2006

I can only suggest that you contact your ISP - or change to a different ISP.

  dp600 11:22 04 May 2006

thank you

  dp600 14:15 04 May 2006

To add to my confussion the local area connection status says 512.

  ACOLYTE 14:24 04 May 2006

Either you ave a very poor LAN or an old one most are now 10/100Mbs min,i also am not sure on the LAN relavence to your problem.

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