Slow internet

  flimbo 16:49 10 Apr 2005
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Hi
I'm using virgin.net 512k package.
Lately I've been noting it's been quite slow.
Speed tests such as click here show 250-300k rates rather than about 470k which it used to be.
Any ideas?
Also, would anyone know what the optimum settings are for 512k bb in DrTCP?
Thanks

  Indigo 1 17:29 10 Apr 2005

Speed tests can vary quite a bit depending on how many others are using the network at the same time, you will be connected to the net along with up to 50 others giving a contention ratio of 50:1, if all 50 people are using their connection at the same time you will notice a drop in throughput.

PCPitstop is a very popular site and the same applies there, lot's of people connected = slow speeds.

Your ISP's home page should be able to give you more advice on this issue and also a speed test.

  Indigo 1 17:30 10 Apr 2005

PS I should add that a speed test during the night or early morning when nobody else is online should give you a comparison.

  Indigo 1 12:26 11 Apr 2005

If you are still having problems click here

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