OS XP Home. My exchange can only cater for 512Kbps.(Tiscali) However, during the last few weeks the speed has really slowed down. It varies between 11kbps to 80Kbps. On a good day, I might get a one of, 140Kbps. And once in the blue moon, it will even reach 400Kbps.
I have made no changes in software and there no aliens (virus) on board. AVG. Spyware terminator, and Comodo are all up to date.
Has any members had similar problems?
PS. I did note that the Tiscali status was reading 20% for internet.
Please don't rely solely on the Tiscali speedtest, it's known to be inaccurate, it's just given me a result of 25.6 Mbps. This would explain why you thought you got a result of 972Kbps from a 512Kbps connection. The speedtest download file is far too small to correctly record your speed. A proper download from a well sourced server such as Microsoft would give a better idea of your true speed.
Are you on a 512 fixed connection due to the distance to your exchange? Most exchanges have been ADSL Max up to 8 Meg enabled now, has yours not?
pcbobby, I am in south Lincs and am experiencing the same problems, in fact always had some speed problems in the 2 years I have been with them. I am on 1 meg and "sometimes" can achieve the heady heights of 950k, but more likely 500k. However in the past week or so I am down to very poor speeds, eg yesterday 50k, today just before posting this 150k.
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