Broadband speed?

  cadx 22:37 07 Feb 2007
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I would like someone to explain the broadband spped to me, I did the speed test and this is what I got,
Your current bandwidth reading is:

3.45 Mbps

now when I hover my mouse over my ISP on the bottom task bar it gives a reading of 7.4 mbps
now can someone explain what is my true speed, I am so confused.

  SANTOS7 22:40 07 Feb 2007

Depending what software you used and when you use it , you will always get diferent readings.

  cadx 22:45 07 Feb 2007

ummm...software...am unsure in what you mean, I am with Tiscali broadband, I have had them take over my phone line from BT, I also use Mozilla Firefox, was persuaded to use FF ans have never regretted it, so much better then IE, though I still have it for using with certain things.

  big bloke66 22:46 07 Feb 2007

What broadband speed are you paying for from your Isp ?

  big bloke66 22:48 07 Feb 2007

Oh and what speed test site or program did you use ?

  cadx 22:51 07 Feb 2007

I have only been with Tiscali since Dec06 and I am using free week end talk unlimited for £17-99p, I was previously with aol for 9 years after recently having a lot of trouble being disconnected from them I decided to go elsewhere.

  cadx 22:52 07 Feb 2007

sorry forgot to add its Tiscali MAX...so its up to 8mb

  woodchip 22:53 07 Feb 2007

The icon in System tray only tells you what the Line can connect at. Nothing to do with what you signed up for or can get

  cadx 22:55 07 Feb 2007

where would I find the System Tray? I have been so used to my way around aol and am an oldie too ...lol

  woodchip 22:56 07 Feb 2007

Where the clock is

  cadx 22:59 07 Feb 2007

so do I click onto something as when I hover my mouse over by the 2 "tvs" it says 7.4mbps, is this what you mean?

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