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  1. I invariably get 97Mb+ any time of day. Over the next few months VM are going to increase the maximum download stream to 110Mb to allow for overheads. At the moment is at 103Mb, hence the actual speed of 97Mb. This is to fit in with UK regulations requiring that users can get what the connection is advertised at. You are no doubt right about the bottle neck. These are results from a variety of NL locations. If you can let me know the address of the NL server I will do a tracert and post it here. Here's a better result from your server today.
  2. I have tried tests using the Euro server. Unfortunately the results are so varied they are not much use to me. I have a 100Mb connection with Virgin Media. The max I get here is 32Mb with many tests much lower than that. Using speedtest.net based in London using the Namesco server I consistently get 97Mb+ How do others do on the Euro server?
  3. Speed test result for today. Considering the distance from the UK this is a good result.
  4. [email protected] and Branson. My connection with VM currently costs me just under £30 monthly taking into account bundle discounts etc. (VM do cable TV, landine and mobile too) 100Bb/10Mb would cost £38 approx. Fibre to the Cabinet is rolling out across the UK with Britisish Telecom and VM. VM have plans to run fibre out to rural areas using the telegraph pole network, as is done in S. Korea. You are right about copper over here, but hopefully this will become less important over time. CA3LE You might find this link to a UK forum thread useful for your server hunt. You will need to register to contribute and extract more from the expertise to be found there. Cableforum
  5. CA3LE, Hi!! OK. I have put a few questions in on UK forums. Watch this space. Meanwhile it might be worth your while checking out a company called NAMESCO which itself runs a server for speedtests of 100Mbps+. I have noticed that they do come to arrangements with more than one company over here, including speedtest.net.
  6. Thanks for the information. I will check around and ask a few folk about good powerful servers over here.
  7. Hi, I have posted here before, but over a year ago. Since then I have been on Virgin Media 200Mb and 400Mb trial. That was totally cool with awesome speed. I am now back on my regular 50Mb/5mb connection with Virgin Media. Very soon I am upgrading to 100Mb/10Mb with VM. Here I am using a local UK server for my speed test.. Testmy.net is too distant to get reliable results from Birmingham, England. Have testmy.net got a UK server yet?
  8. I am with Virgin Media in the UK. (fibre to the cabinet)I am being upgraded to 100Mb/10Mb in a few weeks.
  9. Conuck I tried to edit my earlier post, but the system won't let me. So, I have added further comment this way. Here are some tests completed after applying your tweaker. No significant change there. Here's a local test done within the same time frame. Sorry I can't do links and images for non-testmy.net servers. Last Result: Download Speed: 186793 kbps (23349.1 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 16355 kbps (2044.4 KB/sec transfer rate) Latency: 6 ms 14 October 2010 09:20:20 Virgin Media 200Mbps Virgin Media 200Mbps I don't know if modem power levels are significant for long-haul downloads. My 4 downstream channels are set between -6.46 dBmV and -7.20 dBmV. My 2 bonded upload channels are set around 42.00 dBmV. Obviously I can't change those without liaising with my ISP. I'll keep trying with TCP tweaks. E-gards Vince
  10. Conuck, Thanks, How do you think your Optimizer compares with this patch from speedguide? [???????] Damn system won't let me attach anything. <Tries link instead> SG TCP Optimizer
  11. CA3LE, Thanks for the warm welcome. I am encouraged by your plans for UK and other test servers. I'll watch out for those. I'm not sure about the cablenut tweaks and settings at this stage. Glancing at the tweaks there was nothing visible for Windows 7 or for 1Gb ethernet. My router, a Netgear WNDR3700, has a throughput of 480Mb with 1Gb ethernet with wireless n/a. I'm not sure the the cablenut tweaks will help because I have already tweaked my Windows 7 and XP machines for a 200Mb connection using a modified SG Vista TCP/IP Patch from speedguide.net and their regular XP TCP/IP tweaker cranked up to 200Mb. I will look out for your up-to-date suggestions when they come out and meanwhile investigate tweaks for long-haul downloads. I'll keep this site posted. Cheers
  12. Hi Rado, I'm a fellow Brit on Virgin Media 200/16Mb. I just did a trace from my IP: Tracing route to testmy.net [] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms READYSHARE [] 2 * * * Request timed out. 3 8 ms 9 ms 12 ms brhm-tam-1-ge20-100.network.virginmedia.net [82. **.***.*] 4 15 ms 9 ms 9 ms brhm-core-1a-ge-019-0.network.virginmedia.net [2] 5 8 ms 10 ms 8 ms brhm-bb-1a-ae1-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.10 5.103.97] 6 13 ms 13 ms 15 ms nrth-bb-1b-ae2-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253 .185.85] 7 18 ms 17 ms 16 ms popl-bb-1a-as3-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.10 5.172.14] 8 17 ms 15 ms 15 ms popl-bb-1b-ae0-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.10 5.174.230] 9 18 ms 15 ms 15 ms popl-tmr-2-ae5-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.10 5.159.6] 10 17 ms 22 ms 18 ms tele-ic-2-as0-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253. 184.6] 11 94 ms 95 ms 94 ms eq-ashburn-10G.theplanet.com [] 12 126 ms 125 ms 126 ms bd.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com [] 13 129 ms 130 ms 128 ms 1a.ff.5746.static.theplanet.com [] 14 * * * Request timed out. 15 127 ms 127 ms 127 ms a.ff.5746.static.theplanet.com [] 16 125 ms 127 ms 127 ms 8c.bb.78ae.static.theplanet.com [ ] Trace complete. Notice how the latency rocketed at step 11. That must have been the Atlantic / Texas hop. There is no chance of a connection max out from over here. My connection occasionally hits the 200Mb download max on speedtest.net and VM.net, but on testmy.net the most I have got is 30Mb. So, it's good to hear that a server for testmy.net may be set up in London soon. Even so that is no guarantee that your results will look any better. For instance, if you test your speed at Thinkbroadband you will not get an accurate result for Virgin Media, because the VM link to the TBB server is poor. The TBB server can test up to and beyond 200Mb, but I have never got better than 32Mb. Try the test server at vmspeed.com You might get a more accurate result. I got this just now. Last Result: Download Speed: 186860 kbps (23357.5 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 16518 kbps (2064.8 KB/sec transfer rate) Latency: 5 ms 13 October 2010 12:58:37 Virgin Media 200Mbps See you around!
  13. Hi, My connection is with Virgin Media UK, (used to be called NTL). My download is 200Mb and my upload 16Mb. The connection is fibre to the cabinet, coax to the home. I stumbled across this site not realising it is entirely US-based so perhaps it will not be of any real use to me. My stats may not be of more than a passing interest to you guys either. Anyway, here goes. Download: Upload: I can't post an image for a UK based test. As your admin points out it is of no relevance to your benchmark, but for general interest here is a test done moments ago. Last Result: Download Speed: 186904 kbps (23363 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 16056 kbps (2007 KB/sec transfer rate) Latency: 5 ms 13 October 2010 11:49:15 Virgin Media 200Mbps What a difference 4000+ miles makes! It just shows why, even if you have a really good pipe like mine, you won't necessarily get the advertised performance. See you around guys. I'm happy to share the UK experience with you.
  14. I just did this test from the UK. My connection is 200Mb fibre to the cabinet. :::.. testmy.net test results ..::: Download Connection is:: 2777 Kbps about 2.78 Mbps (tested with 3072 kB) Download Speed is:: 339 kB/s Upload Connection is:: 6498 Kbps about 6.5 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Upload Speed is:: 793 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Dallas, TX USA) Test Time:: 2010-10-13 03:49:17 GMT D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/P2G07Q45Y U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/O2KQ8B4Z1 User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 [!] This next test was done locally within the UK. Last Result: Download Speed: 187416 kbps (23427 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 16421 kbps (2052.6 KB/sec transfer rate) Latency: 5 ms 13 October 2010 10:53:56 Virgin Media 200Mbps It seems that the distance across the pond is affecting my test results. Interesting to see my upload is faster than my download on the Dallas test server. I would have provided a link to a test result, but your admins don't allow links.
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