Variable internet connection speeds

  mnopq 10:20 21 May 2010
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I use speedtest.net to check my connection speed. Using Google Chrome it is almost invariably 1.93 Mbps, give or take a few bits. I have recently checked using Firefox and IE8 immediately after checking with Chrome and the results were 0.71 and 0.69 Mbps respectively. I downloaded a 13 Mb podcast which took 58 seconds using Chrome and 231 seconds using Firefox (1.8 and 0.45 Mbps respectively) – what is goling on.

  northumbria61 23:58 21 May 2010

There are many factors which could cause this but I think you would would do better to ask your ISP this question - after all it is you that is paying for your connection.

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