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Not getting speeds I am paying for... Even during NON-peak

  1. #11


    There's another thing to consider when on internet and that is Internet Providers connection to the rest of internet. IP can give you fast connection to his server, you could be downloading even from fast server but downloading from that site could be much slower. "Tracert" to a particular site is sure way to find where it could be "stumbling".
    The route to some site can can be thru multiple IPs just to go thru provider's router and server, then there could be another, main provider yours is actually renting bandwidth from and only than you are actually on internet proper. Then your data has to go thru multiple nodes to get to a place you have to download something. Even than it's not finished yet. Data has to be retrieved from it's server and pass multiple places justu to start traveling to you. At that time it's divided in multiple packets that travel various routes just to be put together again on your disk. Each packet has it's own "checksum" and if it's not right (not same as original one) it has to be sent again until right. All of that and more affects your actual "internet speed experience".
    So you can have (in theory) super fast connection to your provider but still wait for hours to do, let's say, windows update.

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  2. #12


    Had the same a while back ,the result after I contacted the provider, was that a 'tweak' at their end wasn't tweaked. It was fixed. At present I am on 120mb download and 11-12 upload. It was on 150mb but apprently I was in the midst of an area test program and it went back to 120MB, but even on that I am still getting 114 - 125 download.

    Now in the summer holidays, with millions of little darlings online playing games, it has suffered a bit, went down to 76 at one stage. But I should be back up to 150MB from November.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Had the same a while back ,the result after I contacted the provider, was that a 'tweak' at their end wasn't tweaked. It was fixed. At present I am on 120mb download and 11-12 upload. It was on 150mb but apprently I was in the midst of an area test program and it went back to 120MB, but even on that I am still getting 114 - 125 download.

    Now in the summer holidays, with millions of little darlings online playing games, it has suffered a bit, went down to 76 at one stage. But I should be back up to 150MB from November.
    Set your speedtest.net to different servers all around the world and see what speeds you are getting from them.
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  4. #14


    Thats the one I use.

    result 1: ping 1ms - download 89 - upload 11.73 (slow on the down)
    result 2: ping 7ms - download 127.78 - upload 11.70
    result 3: ping 37ms- download 124 - upload 11.7
    result 4: png 45ms - download 123. 4 upload 11.69

    in between I clicked on 'new server'


    хвала на помоћи !!!
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Thats the one I use.

    result 1: ping 1ms - download 89 - upload 11.73 (slow on the down)
    result 2: ping 7ms - download 127.78 - upload 11.70
    result 3: ping 37ms- download 124 - upload 11.7
    result 4: png 45ms - download 123. 4 upload 11.69

    in between I clicked on 'new server'


    хвала на помоћи !!!
    You can move map on the speedtest.net, something like on Google Earth and pick any spot marked on it to reach any spot on earth. Bet you'll get some wildly different results.
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  6. #16


    these averaged out fairly nicely for a 120mb BB. When kids are back at school, will try again.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    these averaged out fairly nicely for a 120mb BB. When kids are back at school, will try again.
    Good provider you got there.
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  8. #18


    Virgin Media
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  9. #19


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Virgin Media
    Hi there

    By the time they've finished blocking about 95% of the sites on the Internet they probably will get a decent speed. Any type of Football streaming or TV services seems to be blocked on Virgin Media --they are even more restrictive than B.T (Bovine Telecomms).

    However that's probably a topic for another post -- going through decent proxies doesn't drop the speed by much on B.T in Manchester which is where I usually stay in the UK. (So I can still get my "Live footie" streams etc). SKY Broadband seems to work reasonably well in the UK with some good cheap offers. Talk Talk is another one like Virgin Media that seems to block every "interesting" site around -- and I'm not referring to "Porno" or "adult" sites. No probs with blocking kid abuse type of sites either but the whole "Internet Blocking" system has gone totally mad in the UK - which makes it useless as people get round it. If they were sensible then the restrictions would work as people wouldn't bother just to access one or two sites.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


    Like it or not, streaming footy is illegal and against copyright. Shut downs on streamer sites happened almost daily. Until the UK remove the pathetic licence fee for funding the BBC who are the main source of anti copyright, then blocking will continue. Its long over due for the BBC to go commerical, or die. Its past its sell by date and run by gay far leftie pinko fags.
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