broadband speed

  wilco33 22:53 18 Oct 2005
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Have just installed tiscali BB kit (2MB/sec)but am
only getting around 45Kb/sec.Anyone tell me what
I need to adjust/configure to get up to full speed
..thanks.

  VoG II 22:55 18 Oct 2005

You may be confused by the units. Try click here

  DieSse 23:03 18 Oct 2005

What ytour BB can run at is the theoretical maximum. What it actually does run at will vary all the time, depending on what's being sent from where, how busy the serving site is, how busy the lines are, how well your system can handle the speed etc etc.

Having said all that, 2Mbits/sec should equate to around 240Kbytes/sec. The speed tests should show what it is doing. If it looks substantially wrong over several tests at different times, then you should contact your ISP.

Note this is only for incoming data. For outgoing the speed is very much less - I don't actually know for Tiscali, but I would imagine 256Kbits/sec. (anyone who actually knows can correct this figure please)

  Stuartli 23:10 18 Oct 2005

I have Tiscali and get 2MB and even 2.3MB early on in the day but, as the contention ratio fills up, speeds drop late afternoon and evening.

  Chegs ® 09:02 19 Oct 2005

Snap.I often find my surfing speed drops to below 512K if the nets really busy.I just schedule any big d/l's to times when its running full tilt.


The thing I find really narks,is my website from another ISP.It rarely gets any quicker than 45Kbs/s,regardless of time of day(or more often night)and the best I had from it is 54Kbs/s.

  Stuartli 09:57 19 Oct 2005

>>to times when its running full tilt.>>

Just done that now with a 51.72MB download - done and dusted in a fraction under four minutes...:-)

  Chegs ® 01:52 23 Oct 2005

If your feeling brave enough to try registry edits,

Maximum Transmission Unit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcip\Parameters\Interfaces\MTU =1492 or 1500

TCP Receiving

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcip\Parameters\TcpWindowSize =25552 or 256960

Use the 1492 setting with 255552 and the 1500 with 256960.These are the settings that my ADSL tweaker app alters,and they work for me.

  jimmer409® 07:32 23 Oct 2005

chegs, can't find these reg entries on my machine? what is your tweaker app?

  Chegs ® 20:06 23 Oct 2005

This one.

click here

  artist4 08:28 24 Oct 2005

I'm on Tiscali BB - and also get 2.3 most of the time......

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