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Just recently signed up to 8mb BT Broadband, starting to feel it was a mistake already.

Here is my current test speeds -

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 2324 Kbps about 2.3 Mbps (tested with 5248 kB)

Download Speed is:: 284 kB/s

Tested From:: http://swiftjul04a.entadsl.com

Test Time:: 2007/02/05 - 11:28am

Bottom Line:: 41X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 3.61 sec

Tested from a 5248 kB file and took 18.5 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 68.11 % of your hosts average (btcentralplus.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-4BG1E3OYT

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; YPC 3.2.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; InfoPath.2) [!]

According to samknows.co.uk I am only 0.5 miles from the exchange (COSHAM) located in Portsmouth area. Therefore I would think I should be getting slightly faster speeds.

You guys seem to know your stuff what do you think?

I may call BT support but unfortunately they are more moronic then I imagined. I am no longer in the stabilisation period  and have had it running for a few weeks now.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers!  :cheesy:

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lazyboi you can call BT and say to them that maybe the stabilization period didn't go very well

that you are very close to the exchange therefore u should be getting faster speeds

what does the bt website say in terms of how fast your connection should be?

are u doing the speed test in other places to

just to make sure, we are damn accurate here but doenst hurt to double check

try out this speed tests


is every thing turned off like downloads in ur pc and stuff

is any one else using the connection at home ?

please report on the speed test back to us

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They on average claim that 65% of customers can at LEAST receive 3.8mb on the 8mb line. They don't reference exactly how much you 'should' get as you could use it against them. They deem anything over 512kb fair - lol - disgusting!

That test gave me a score of 6.5mb but thats the highest I have seen any test give, on average tests come back aroun 2mb.

I could suggest to them the stablisation period did not go well, as one of the micro filters also gave me trouble in that time. It wouldn't be so annoying but when you only live 0.5 miles from the exchange you kinda expect better lol!

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LOL ,Just , I also got 6.5 on the test also ,You sure that ain't BT's own complaints test page  :smile2:, I get 2Mb also , along with the other 25% of BT phone line users ,

the national aqverage is less than 2Mb in the UK , we have a long way to go with adsl IMO

some good info can be found at


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