I've been running the speedtest on my nominal 8MB TalkTalk line as I have been unhappy with the response since they took over Tiscali. (I can,t say that Tiscali were that great either.)
During today Ive been getting speeds of upto 5MB but since 1800 it has dropped to speeds from 200K to 800K. Because of the variation, I assume that the problem would be at the TalkTalk end, and not with my set up.
The reason that I'm asking is that I have raised the problem with TalkTalk before only to be told that there is no problem with the line and to check my equipment.
My desktop is on Vista, connected by ethernet to a Netgear DG834DG router, and thence by a 5m cable to the telephone junction box. A line splitter goes to a telephone and two exensions. Hard wired into the back of the junction box without a splitter is a line to the burglar alarm.
The response on my laptop running under Windows7 is no better.
sorry i asked whether it was the dg834gv5 because i have 2 of them off virgin.are the speed drops at the same times each day?what i would try is just running one of the pc's from the bt test socket for a day as it seems you have many things that could be causing interferrence.
I have TalkTalk free broadband, which I signed up to over 2 years ago. It has never been brilliant, but in the last 2-3 weeks performance in the evenings has dropped through the floor. My exchange is in Harrow.
Yesterday I logged a complaint about the speed on the TalkTalk 'contact us' page, and that took over 5 minutes to load. I know its not likely to be related, but they obviously have some serious server issues or a heck of a lot of people contacting them.