Slow Download Speeds

  2Xtreme_lives 16:11 06 Dec 2006

We have 8meg Tiscali broadband but are only doing download speeds of around 17kb, any ideas. i done a speed test on tiscali and it said we were running at 6 meg but it is no way near that speed, browsing is also very slow

any ideas?

  jimv7 16:20 06 Dec 2006

Downloading from a slow site, not all sites support broadband speeds,

high contention ratio, up to 50 people on the same bandwidth as yourself.

  woofwoofbark 16:24 06 Dec 2006

I used a site to 'tweak' my connection , now everything is great ... upto8mb with BT my hub syncs at 8128 downstream and 448 Upstream , and speeds are around 6000/370

click here

good luck


  birdface 16:24 06 Dec 2006

You can try tis one,click here

  iscanut 16:27 06 Dec 2006

Do you really mean 17 as an old dial up modem should give you around 40 on a 56k modem..Perhaps you mean 1700Mbps ?

  Dipso 16:32 06 Dec 2006

Take this test click here which will tell you what profile you are on unlike an ordinary speed test.

If your profile is lower than it should be this could explain the slow speeds.

If you manage to complete the test (it gets busy) post back with the results.

  Dipso 16:36 06 Dec 2006 have posted about this previously...why have you started a new thread. Have you tried the suggestions in the other thread?

Are you still using the Speedtouch or do you have the Belkin now?

  iscanut 20:21 06 Dec 2006

This is a useful site for checking download speed
click here

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