BT Broadband Speed

  Newuser939 12:09 18 Jun 2006

Some weeks ago I upgraded from 2MB to 8MB broadband with BT. At the time BT advised that the maximum speed I could expect from the service was in practice 6.5MB which was fair enough. I have since carried out several speed tests at different times of the day and week. The highest speed achieved has been 3MB whilst it often drops to just below 1MB. Is this typical in other people's experience or does it imply a problem?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:15 18 Jun 2006

It depends on how many people are online at the same time, the genral speed of the Internet and the distance from the exchange. Judging by other people's experiences this would seem to be fairly typical.


  Dipso 21:59 18 Jun 2006

Do you know what speed your line is syncing at? This is usually shown in your router or modem stats. The sync speed will give an indication of the download speed you can expect to get, however, as explained above this is affected by other factors.

Try doing a speedtest during the early hours and see what you get then. To rule out problems with your ISP follow this click here which explains how to perform a test directly with BT Wholesale bypassing your ISP.

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