My average lastnight when the internet is busy was over 1 minute,and just now was 4.4 seconds.I contacted my ISP recently to ask why my connection is so slow & was informed that they are implementing a traffic management system and my connection will get faster over the next 4 weeks.It hasnt got any faster & as a result,I am leaving this ISP and the change will take place in about a week.
Seems to be a varied result on trying the test Google the best at 1.2 seconds, the worst over 60 seconds.
At present I an in the stage of having a problem with speeds in general. The ISP that I use provided a link to their recommended speedtest, which I have to check at least three times a day. Here are two results that I did a short time ago within 2 minutes of each: 58.51 Mbps and 881.20Kbps. Doing a speedtest from the link above came out at 248Kbps. Make of that lot, what you will :o(
Had a lot of problems when I was running Norton 360 beta 4 and had to resize my C drive also did a a few "tweaks". Norton also did some optimising while installed but had problems starting up and shutting down. Since uninstalling Norton now my machine seems to be really flying, not just opening web pages but start up, shut down applications etc. all faster than they have ever been since I bought the machine nearly 5 years ago.
google 0.4 slowest amazon at 3.2
Was going to upgrade to W7 but running at this speed on XP is fine by me.
Wish I had "logged" all the tweaks but at the time was more interested in getting the thing running again.