Bit confused, Guys - Re. BroadBand

  AngeTheHippy 12:15 27 Jul 2004

Hi all, wants yr advice on this pls. Just been BroadBanded (...) and am paying for 512. I have an Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem. When I connect, the little window opens (similar to dial-up) that tells me what my connection speed is - it says 1.1Mb.

I went to that excellent site where they have a speed test. I've done that test 3 or 4 times, and each time the d/load speed says (approx) 468/480. My concern is, why does the connection window say 1.1Mb - or am I understanding this wrongly?

Ta very much,

  jonnytub 12:20 27 Jul 2004

the software is probably defunct!, ignore and reguarly go to that site if you want to check on your connection speed or you could try click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:15 27 Jul 2004

You have probably connected your BB modem to an extension. Don't worry about the speed showing your speeds are fine.


  AngeTheHippy 13:37 27 Jul 2004

HOW did ya know? U been ball gazing (Cristal!) again? Yeah, it is indeed via an extension socket. I won't worry bout it then. That old cliche, 'don't know how I managed without it' - BB that is, certainly is relevant... SO FAST!

johhnytub, I think Gandalf's got it in one.

Cheers chaps,

  March Hare 16:39 27 Jul 2004

I see you've made it into print in the Sep PCA mag, Ange. Fame at last!

  Daveboy 22:42 27 Jul 2004

Who is your s/p ? Are you data stream - this is much cheaper to the s/p and they regularly supply 1 or 2 meg circuits to the end user, but "choke" you down to the service you pay for. Tiscali do this for one.

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