Broadband speed

  Sparky3327 18:51 14 Apr 2005

I'm currently using Tiscali b/b and am generally quite happy.
However, when I move my cursor over the 2 flashing tellies to the bottom right of my screen, it says "Speed 2.2Mbps"
But I've just done a speed test click here which states my speeds as 560kbps downstream and 250kbps upstream.
Is this usual? Are Tiscali fibbing with the speed?

  Graham ® 19:15 14 Apr 2005

What speed are you paying for? The speed you quote would be for a poor line on 1 Meg.

  woodchip 20:18 14 Apr 2005

Test Hear use bottom Graphic click here

This is what I got with a 512Kb connection.

This is what I got for a 512Kb 58880 cps

Typical ISDN 64K 7500 cps
Typical ISDN 128K 15000 cps
Typical 10M Ethernet 480000 cps

  Sparky3327 21:11 14 Apr 2005

I'm paying for 512kbps service, recently upgraded by Tiscali to 1Mbps.
I've just tried Woodchip's test and it came out a 97390cps which seemed ok.
The reason I wanted to find out more is that I want to upgrade to the 2Mbps service with a 15Gb restriction for a fiver less than I'm paying now, but I don't want to pay anything if I'm not getting the service I'm promised.
Anyway, does 97390cps sound ok to you guys?

  Sparky3327 21:28 14 Apr 2005

Thanks for that. I'm using an Alcatel SpeedTouch modem by the way.
Now, how can I keep track of my usage to gauge whether I will be within the limit, which will determine if I can go for the 2Mbps service?

  Sparky3327 21:56 14 Apr 2005

I went there and found it! It looks like I'll change now, 15Gb is a huge amount.

Thanks to everyone for your help.


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