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How fast is your broadband?

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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member

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    Just replaced our main home router with an Asus RT-N66U and I'm now finally seeing > 100Mbps speed out of our Virgin Media broadband package (we used to top out at 50-55Mbps on the old router).

    A quick test on...
    http://www.broadband.co.uk/broadband-speed-test/

    ... gives the following:
    Download speed : 118.11Mbps
    Upload speed : 10.46Mbps

    How does your provider compare?
     
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  3. Systreg

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    We're on up to 8mb, the fastest I've ever seen it is about 5.0 - 6.0, currently it's showing:

    Download speed : 3.65Mbps
    Upload speed : 0.4Mbps

    That's plenty fast enough for me on this laptop whilst my boy is playing online games on his laptop.
     
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    18 mbps with a basic virgin package.
     
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    11Mb on eclipse 2k from exchange.

    Thought about Virgin - keep getting all the bumf through the post with offers every few months. Advertised 120Mb for area. Only thing I'd be bothered about is reaching servers. With the static IP I have now I can harden servers to a single IP for things like ftp & ssh. Not sure what kind of dynamic ip range I'd get with Virgin.
     
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    32mb with BT infinity. Prior to that it was less then 1mb with AOL. It's like night and day!
     
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    Don't reboot the CM and the IP could stick around into multiple years.
     
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    Download speed : 74.3Mbps
    Upload speed : 18.01Mbps

    Normal BT home fiber.
     
  9. Edwin

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    That's very impressive upload speed. I wish Virgin Media would be a bit more symmetric in their offering, like that! When you're backing up hundreds of GB to secure remote filespace it seems to take an age even at 10Mbps...
     
  10. monaghan United Kingdom

    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    Different speedtests provide different results though!

    I'm getting mid 70's download and high teens upload from my fibre DSL, but then again the cabinet is just over a minute's walk from my house
     
  11. martin-s United Kingdom

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    What was your previous router Edwin?
     
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    BT infinity

    36.96 download
    8.25 upload
     
  13. monaghan United Kingdom

    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    For those on infinity, can't they "flip the switch" in the exchange to jump you from the 40M to 80M setting? I get mine from a reseller rather than BT and my upgrade was done over night at no cost - might be worth the ask!
     
  14. Edwin

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    Netgear WNDR3300
     
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    Download 16 mb/s

    Upload 0.801 mb/s

    Is that pretty shocking..?
     
  16. Edwin

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    Depends what you're paying for and what you should theoretically be getting.
     
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    Most of them can do it. Sometimes costs more or a recontract.


    (from iPhone)
     
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    Looks like ADSL2+ speed and hence very good for that technology.


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  19. invincible

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    Won't happen with DOCSIS which is how Internet is delivered over the cable networks. VM have already announced that 150Mbit will eventually be coming and by the looks of things you're not yet been upgraded to the 10:1 download:upload ratio config. They're having trouble providing that ratio to many existing customers across all of the old cable networks that have been merged into what is now their offering.

    Are you unable to receive Fibre To The Cabinet from OpenReach?


    (from iPhone)
     
  20. AssetDomains

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    Download speed : 92.54Mbps
    Upload speed : 11.62Mbps

    I'm on the top package with VM. It should be 100Mbps but for the first time ever with them don't always get what's advertised
     
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  21. mbignell United Kingdom

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    Download speed : 0.78Mbps
    Upload speed : 0.03Mbps
    :lol:
     
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