broadband speed tester

  jonny_doe 15:25 01 Dec 2007

im on toucan 8meg broadband getting connected at 6meg 99% of the time can anyone recomend a true reliable speed tester and what download speeds should i get...thankyou

  RobCharles1981 15:33 01 Dec 2007

This one ---> click here

Click on the Yellow Triangle to begin the test.


  anskyber 15:36 01 Dec 2007

This one is quite reliable click here

  jonny_doe 15:46 01 Dec 2007

just done a speed test and it returned 1598kb/s download and 278kb/s upload ...
what do you guys reckon for 8meg broad band any ideas welcome

  jonny_doe 15:49 01 Dec 2007

for the second test it shows im getting 1 meg download...if that is so why does the little tv screen in task bar says ive got 6 meg connection any ideas??

  Stuartli 15:57 01 Dec 2007

The 6MB information is usually the fastest connection available on your connection.


click here

which also works with LLU broadband connections.

  jonny_doe 16:02 01 Dec 2007

just tested broadband max and the speed test shows
1852 kbps..and upload of 381/kbps
can anyone comment please on these speeds??

  Dipso 16:54 01 Dec 2007

Try tweaking your connection using TCP Optimiser from click here set the slider to 6 Meg and hit Optimal settings, reboot and see if there's any improvement.

Try downloading something from Microsoft click here and post back with the download speeds.

You should be able to get near enough your connection speed from a speedtest with a good ISP with plenty of capacity, Toucan are a reseller for Tiscali...say no more.

  jonny_doe 17:20 01 Dec 2007

tried optimizing the settings no faster ..
does anyone think the speeds ive been getting should be alot higher??

  Dipso 21:23 01 Dec 2007

Yes. If you are connecting at 6 Meg you should be seeing download speeds more in the region of 5 Meg.

Are you still in contract?

  jonny_doe 21:51 01 Dec 2007

yes been in contract about 4 month upgraded from 2 meg ill give toucan a ring and see what they have to say thanks dipso

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