I mentioned in a previous thread see:click here, that I am having trouble with my broadband bandwidth/line speed with Orange, which I thought may have been something I did in doing a clean install of my hard drive. Whereas I’ve been getting a download speed of around 700Kbps, this now varies between 87 and 130K. Orange tell me that my telephone line only supports a speed of 500K (???), and that because the total of my download plus upload speeds roughly equate to this, it is fulfilling its contract. Incidentally a neighbour of mine on the same telephone exchange, who also has Orange as their ISP, is experiencing the same sort of speed problems too. At the sort of download speed I’m getting it’s impossible to stream anything, whereas I’ve had no problems previously. Can anyone tell me if it’s correct to add the download and upload speeds together like this, surely not?
Have checked-out your suggestion on BT bremner, and the speed it gives me is 256K. This is obviously download speed, and probably affected by high week-end use. However, much greater than the 87-130K I mentioned. Still very slow though, and too slow to stream.
Thanks for the BT accelerator suggestion bremner, I'll have to get to it later though. I've been playing computers since about 6.30 this-morning, and much to my wife's disgust I'm still unshowered and in my dressing gown. Too much information I know, but some explanation has to be given.