Can anyone help... I have BT broadband 1MB but im not comvinced its fast enough for 1MB and that im getting my moneys worth. I cant complain to them cos i dont have stats to say if this is true or not...
Does anyone know an easy way where & how i can test my connection?
I thought the same as you after I changed from a 550k BB connection to the 1 meg BB. Still not convinced of the merrits of going to 1 meg. I suppose that it really depends on what you use the connection for.
If you're not familiar with other speeds, you have nothing to compare with. Don't judge the performance on browsing, quite often you will be waiting for the distant computer/server to respond. As in this forum, at busy times it may take several seconds to open a new page.
Bear in mind that your connection speeds will vary at certain times of the day.
You'll find that, generally, they will be faster in the early morning before 9am when UK offices come on line. They will be slower in the middle of the day and, usually, very much slower in late afternoon/early evening which is during the US working day when even more people are using the net.
As a VERY broad rule of thumb if you achieve downstream speeds of between 90 - 95% of the 1mb you've signed up for, you're doing pretty well.
Click file then open then type wclick here when the page opens you should see three speed tests, click one, then save in next box then save again in the following box. With 1mb it should run at twice the speed stated on whatever test you use.
I had this problem recently and I found that I was connecting at different speed. Complained to BT and the matter appears to have been resolved. Hope this helps. Let us know. H.