Internet Speed Connection

  JayDay 15:33 18 May 2005

I have been upgraded by my ISP to a 2Mb connection. When I conduct a speed test it returns a value of 1125.2kbps. This is quite a lot below the max speed.

Is this a normal value for a 2MB connection?

  God Doesn't Play Dice 15:45 18 May 2005

even though the connection speed is at 2mb you will not necesseriliy get that speed when testing it.

I have a 512kbps connection and when i test the speed it comes up at 357kbps or roughly around that.

Don't ask for a detailed eplanation because i can't give one, all i know is that the 2mb speed is the maximum possible speed but the average speed is usually well below that.

  sinbad1 15:47 18 May 2005

click here

seems low to me running 2M pipex connection

  JayDay 15:55 18 May 2005

This is the ADSL Guide result. I guess I maybe suffering contention issues or there maybe problems on the net influencing my figures. I'l try again at some other time.

This is the ADSL Guide Result.

Downstream = 1051 Kbps (131.4 KB/sec)
1135 Kbps (inc. overheads)

  sinbad1 16:26 18 May 2005

you may get differing speeds depending on various tests ;however the adsl test i've found to be pretty good, whichever one you choose its best to stick with it (as they do vary a little) so you have a reference.

As god doosn't play dice says you do loose a little,think i would be concerned if i had such a low figure as you have.

if further test shows the same i would pose your question to your provider.


  JayDay 16:32 18 May 2005

Cheers Sinbad1. I will give it a few days. I was only upgraded today, don't know if that will make a difference.

  JayDay 07:37 19 May 2005

Conatcted my ISP. Now up to 1700 kbps.

  anchor 09:23 19 May 2005

Another speed test from the Isle of Man.

click here

  Stuartli 12:40 19 May 2005

If you test your speeds several times you will come up with a completely different result each time - there are several factors involved.

  Stuartli 12:43 19 May 2005

The 2MB service in my area comes up as 2.3MB on the XP connection icon - a little BT leeway to permit maximum potential speeds?

  Stuartli 12:47 19 May 2005

I've just had a 2.4MB reading on the Manx website's scale, the best to date - I'm supposed to only have a 1MB connection...:-)

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