Broadband with NTL

  User-03AC0EF9-1F02-4E91-886E53EAF6ACB14B 15:19 08 Apr 2005

Dear All
1.How does one determine the speed of the above?
Ntl says from the beginning of this month,if one pays £24.99 he/she gets 2 MB.
Initially,for that price i was 750KB.
However,when i test it now, i get click here
and then: click here
So which one is correct.

  bosmere 15:26 08 Apr 2005

lule I get roughly the same with the 2 hits. Each 'hit' will be slightly different depending on the current usage on the line.

  Pesala 15:26 08 Apr 2005

Those links are useless. You need to paste the results not the links to the speed test.

  medicine hat 15:27 08 Apr 2005

You seem to be averaging 2Mb

Dear Pesala
How does one get results?

  Pesala 15:46 08 Apr 2005

Your results, I presume, should be about double these:

1st 128K took 91840 ms = 1427 Bytes/sec = approx 12 kbits/sec

2nd 128K took 3840 ms = 34133 Bytes/sec = approx 284 kbits/sec

3rd 128K took 1050 ms = 124830 Bytes/sec = approx 1039 kbits/sec

4th 128K took 1040 ms = 126031 Bytes/sec = approx 1049 kbits/sec

Dear Pesala
Thanks for your response.I am getting these results as of now:click here from from NTL says he has upgraded my speed from 750kbps to 2mb.
Where do i go from here?

Dear Pesala
Oops, i wonder whether you were able to access the link.
Here it is again.

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  woodchip 16:26 08 Apr 2005

And these are my speeds with BT/NTL on a 512Kb

Fri, 08 Apr 2005 15:19:40 GMT
1st 128K took 2080 ms = 63015 Bytes/sec = approx 524 kbits/sec
2nd 128K took 2150 ms = 60964 Bytes/sec = approx 507 kbits/sec
3rd 128K took 2190 ms = 59850 Bytes/sec = approx 498 kbits/sec
4th 128K took 2140 ms = 61249 Bytes/sec = approx 510 kbits/sec

  GroupFC 16:27 08 Apr 2005

Have another test here (courtesy of €dstowe
)click here - this is supposed to be more comprehensive than the ADSL guide one , and I also found it easier to understand!

  medicine hat 17:01 08 Apr 2005

Oops. The interestingly termed "Actual Speed True Speed (estimated) Downstream" of 705 Kbps does indicate that you haven't successfully upgraded yet.

You need to speak to ntl Broadband assistance on 0800 052 2000 (option 3 I think)(free until 8pm). As I spent over 3 hrs speaking to ntl last Thursday trying to upgrade to 2Mb without any joy I wish you luck. It seems I was such an old BB customer that I wasn't on their database and no matter how many times I gave my MAC address I couldn't upgrade. Thankfully someone behind the scenes caught on and I got a call earlier this week and an email explaining everything that needed to be done. Now I'm on 2Mb but it was so frustrating.

Again, good luck...

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