broadband speed test help

  patso 22:47 11 Jun 2007

after upgrading from half meg to one mb broad band ,i have run several speed tests-manx-dsl-and speakeasy and am getting the same reading as the half meg speed,should i contact my isp supplier or is there any truth in these on line tests?

  patso 22:56 11 Jun 2007

sorry i meant to publish the result-274.6kbps per second-mediocre in the ratings-speakeasy result-277kbs download which is very poor-tiscali-462kbps surely i should be nearer to 800-900 kbps?

  johnnyrocker 23:12 11 Jun 2007

click here for better judgement.


  patso 23:32 11 Jun 2007

thanks for the link johnnyrocker-i ran it and got 18.20Kbps per second down load?

  Stuartli 23:40 11 Jun 2007

The Manx test is not as good as it used to be. Try:

click here

  patso 13:46 12 Jun 2007

thanks again stuartli and johnnyr stuart i ran the link test and got 976 kpbs down and 215 up.i will try again later tonight and let you know if there is a difference as in more users on the network to see the difference,thanks again

  Stuartli 16:32 12 Jun 2007

That's OK for a 1MB service.

  pj123 17:16 12 Jun 2007

I am talking to Virgin about my 4mb BB which is slower than a dialup.

I tried the speed tester that Stuartli suggested and got a download speed of 3925kbps which equates to 490.6KB/Sec, which is pretty good for a 4mb BB. But when I try to download a real file of around 10mbs my transfer rate is around 8.6KB/Sec, not very good and not acceptable.

Either the speed testers are not very good or there is something wrong with my ISP. When it was NTL I didn't have this problem. It has only occured since Virgin took over.

  Stuartli 18:15 12 Jun 2007

It could have been the server - downloading files can bring a fluctuating level of speeds.

Try the Realtek website's audio codecs updates for truly snail pace examples...:-)

  patso 15:11 13 Jun 2007

thanks again guys,for the record i am with irish bb and its wireless and there is 40 others using my bb at the same time supposedly,so there lies the there any way round this other than switching isp?thanks again

  Stuartli 16:31 13 Jun 2007

Most ISPs operate on a contention ratio of 50:1 so you could well come across the same situation even if you switched.

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