My AOL Broadband has slowed down again!

  realist 21:59 09 Oct 2008

Broadband Expert site speed test just done:

Download Speed 0.29Mbps

AOL average 1.99Mbps

Upload Speed 190kbps

AOL average 279kbps

I'm paying £14.99 for "Up to 8Megs"
LLU exchange

Over a year to go on an 18 month agreement!

BT engineer who put in my pre-filtered socket checked that our line will support at least 5Megs

  RobCharles1981 22:20 09 Oct 2008

If I was you phone AOL for your Mac that would be a good start.

What router do you have?

Go here click here for your line stats

Other than AOL LLU what does click here tell you whats available at your exchange???

Post back when you have the info.


  realist 22:25 09 Oct 2008

Speedtouch 585 v6

Are these line stats?
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [MB/GB]: 196.36 / 5.90

BT Wholesale ADSL
BT Wholesale ADSL Max
BT Wholesale SDSL
O2 / Be LLU
Bulldog LLU
TalkTalk (CPW) LLU
Sky Broadband / Easynet LLU
Orange LLU (Formerly Wanadoo)
Orbital / VFast Wireless

  realist 22:33 09 Oct 2008

Thanks to rob and everyone.
Signing off for tonight!

  RobCharles1981 22:58 09 Oct 2008

click here

Follow the prompts in the Yellow.

  realist 12:18 10 Oct 2008

Ran another Broadband Expert speed test at midday:

Download Speed: 5.14Mbps
Upload Speed: 325Kbps

Can only assume my line is subject to very severe "throttling back" in the evenings!

  RobCharles1981 21:44 10 Oct 2008

You didn't follow my guide from the last link.

  FatboySlim71 22:34 10 Oct 2008

"Can only assume my line is subject to very severe "throttling back" in the evenings!"

It would seem so.

The best move I ever did was to request my MAC code from AOL and go to an excellent ISP. I would never sign up to more than a 3 month contract with a new ISP, any longer than this and they have you by the short and curlies.

  pk46 22:38 10 Oct 2008

Why put up with a crap ISP???????

  rdave13 22:51 10 Oct 2008

One thing I've found with Carphone Warehouse broadband is to leave the router on 24/7.
Disconnect, even overnight, and it will take about three days to come up to speed again.
On 2 Meg and if router 'off' for a while then connecion drops to below 1 Meg.
Not on LLU though.

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