Speed - what's going on?

  oldbeefer2 09:57 03 Jan 2010
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I live 6km from local exchange in rural Shropshire. Until recently, Speedtest.net gave my download as 2.5 to 3.5 Mb/s. Now I routinely get over 5Mb/s using the same speed test site. Anyone give me an explanation, please (ISP is Vispa)? Thanks.

  Andsome 10:29 03 Jan 2010

Are you complaining??

  wiz-king 10:58 03 Jan 2010

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  User-312386 11:05 03 Jan 2010

Sounds like they upgraded your exchange!

  oldbeefer2 11:14 03 Jan 2010

Andsome - I am certainly not complaining! Was just wondering if the ISP had done something. Madboy - Just hope it lasts!

  Paperplane 11:14 03 Jan 2010

Shrewsbury exchange?
My speed hasn't changed :(

  oldbeefer2 11:19 03 Jan 2010

Paperplane - no, Baschurch and, as mentioned, a long run of copper to my village.

  Andsome 08:07 04 Jan 2010

You can't beat cable if it's vailable. I pay for 10MB and NEVER get less than 9.8.

  Poitier 15:40 04 Jan 2010

Oldbeefeater2,
Bully for you but are the increases accompanied by the equivalent increases in the DS Trained Rates in your router stats.I recently had readings of 10,15,and even 45 on a 8Mbt contract using Speedtest.net.The DS rate was 7200.I believe that anti virus programs can sometimes interfer.

  oldbeefer2 13:45 07 Jan 2010

Thanks Poitier - i'll check it out.

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