Tiscali Broadband Speed

  Migwell 00:03 05 Jun 2004

A relation of mine has 1/2 speed Tiscali Broadband he is getting, acording to the indecator on the task bar 589 kb.

I have the 150 service and mine is showing 2.3Mb

Has any one else come accross this and is this right or are they kidding us about the speed, there seems nothing to choose between either service and both seem very fast.

Any thoughts please as this has us puzzled.

  johnnyrocker 00:07 05 Jun 2004

try speed tests at adslguide.org and pcpitstop.com


  Djohn 00:10 05 Jun 2004

click here and test your download speed. as per johnnyrocker's sugestion.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 00:11 05 Jun 2004

'I have the 150 service and mine is showing 2.3Mb'...this has happened to a couple of my friends. It seems to occur when the modem is connected to an extension that is not hard-wired or is far away from the main box. Your speed will be 150 so I would not worry.


  Migwell 00:21 05 Jun 2004

Well the test said 233kbs not bad when I only pay for 150Kbs

Thanks all

  Dipso 00:28 05 Jun 2004

I have a half meg connection, the task bar shows 576K. 576k is the speed at which the modem syncs with the exchange, the extra 64k is used to keep the connection stable.

Some ISP's throttle the connection so although you may see a higher figure in the task bar, your actual speed will be the service you are paying for.

As said before, the best way to tell is to do a speed test at ADSL Guide.

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