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ADSL Upstream speeds

  Clapton is God 16:33 08 Jan 2011

I've had an "up to" 8Mbps ADSL service from Tiscali for more years than I can remember.

I always understood that the maximum upstream speed with that service was 448Kbps.

Until a few weeks ago I was using a Sagem USB ADSL modem and averaging 5.5Mbps downstream and 356Kbps upstream.

I've recently switched to a wireless router plugged straight into the BT master socket. I’m now averaging 6.3Mbps downstream (no complaints there) and 526Kbps upstream.

If the maximum upstream is supposed to be 448Kbps, how come I’m achieving 526Kbps ??!!

  Clapton is God 17:54 08 Jan 2011

I've always used click here to measure my speeds. This site is regularly recommended by PCA members

  woodchip 18:48 08 Jan 2011

Tiscali is part of TalkkTalk I am on same 8Meg

I get 825kbps upload speed but does depend on your line quality and your hardware can have some effect Yesterday for my Wireless HP Laptop on the above [IMG]click here[/IMG]

  woodchip 19:00 08 Jan 2011

I am on TalkTalk 8Meg

  john bunyan 19:32 08 Jan 2011

I am with Pipex (Tiscali) and also on "Up to 8 Meg". Their speeds have improved recently ( I use from 3 -4 meg back quarter of last year to currently 6.93 Mbps download. Uploads were .33 to .50 Mbps, and have improved now to .84Mbps (840Kbps). I use a Belkin N+ wireless router with ethernet to my desktop and wireless to laptop - similar speed. I had a lot of complaints on this issue early last year and found little difference between the BT test socket plugged in to the router, and my current set up where the router is plugged into a 25metre extension lead upstairs! Ithink, at last, that Tiscali have found more bandwidth capacity.

  john bunyan 19:38 08 Jan 2011

PS with your checker I got 6942 kbps down and 769 up.
Your 25mbps is amazing - what is youe "up to"? I thought such speeds were only available with fibre optic? My exchange is not yet ADSL x 2 enabled so I am watching and waiting on that issue.

  Clapton is God 19:52 08 Jan 2011

I've just had a closer look at my router. It's the 'standard' Huawei HG521 provided by Tiscali/TalkTalk.

I notice that it describes itself as an ADSL 2 router which may account for the higher upstream speeds.

I should add that, although I posted this in Helproom, I don't see any of this as a 'problem' more an area for educated discussion. ;-))

Interesting to see that woodchip is also getting well in excess of 448 upstream on the same 8meg package.

I know that TalkTalk are on LLU at my local exchange which may also be a reason for higher speeds and I'm barely 1 mile away from the exchange as the crow flies.

  woodchip 22:07 08 Jan 2011

And my Router is not a N, its a 3Com, G. I am about 1.5 to 1.8 miles from the exchange. In my house Router is on the End of a Very long Extension Cable about 120 feet long

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