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    Broadband Speed

    So today I checked my broadband speed as I have been doing all this week and it varies from 0.14mb/ps to around 4.67 mb/ps all this week, so I phoned up my ISP (Sky) and told them and they got it up to 16.78mb/ps but as soon as I put the phone down it dropped to 2.68mb/ps and now its at 1.24 mb/ps and I was wondering why it is not sustaining a decent level of mb/ps and I am getting fed up with it now and I dont want to phone my ISP back up because they took 45 mins on a premium line (25p per min if i remember correctly) so is there anyway I can do it, any programs that will tune it to keep a decent level of speed or perhaps something else ?

    Anyone ?

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    stop whining i get 450kbps and thats really fast in australia.

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    Slow by world standards but fast for us.

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    Time to change providers.. or dish out the cash for a higher Mbit connection. another problem might be your modem. If you are using a router, make sure its in an elevated place.

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    Sky are rolling everyone onto ADSL2+ at the moment. I've seen my download drop from 4Mbps to 3Mbps but my upload has increased from 448 kbps up to 606 kbps. I'd rather have the faster download. If I weren't moving in 4 weeks I'd ring them up and ask to be put back on gdmt.

    You should look at Sky User if you want to whine about it some more.
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    I suggest everyone to change to Virgin Fibreoptic as you can get speeds up to 50Meg but I only have the 24Meg package but still great service in my opinion it is avalible in the UK not sure if it is avalible anywhere else

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    Sounds great for those that have Virgin in their street anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Sounds great for those that have Virgin in their street anyway.
    changed from BT to virgin last week had 8meg with BT, was lucky to get 0.5meg on a good day, then they had the cheeck to limit my speed cos i downloaded to much (125gig in a month excessive? meh!), so, after the restriction, my speed went up!

    Now with virgin, only have 10meg package at the minute (problem with exchange apparently) and i can download from decent trackers at 1.1 MB/s most of the time, even peak times!

    cant wait for the 50meg

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    Moving in a couple of weeks hopefully. Still won't be in a Virgin area unfortunately. I should be within a few hundred metres of the exchange though so hopefully should see an improvement.

    125gig, yes that will be too high for BT. Had to leave BT because of their limits a few years ago. Sky want me to limit myself to 10Gigs a month. I struggle to limit myself to that in a day some of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davepm View Post
    changed from BT to virgin last week had 8meg with BT, was lucky to get 0.5meg on a good day, then they had the cheeck to limit my speed cos i downloaded to much (125gig in a month excessive? meh!), so, after the restriction, my speed went up!

    Now with virgin, only have 10meg package at the minute (problem with exchange apparently) and i can download from decent trackers at 1.1 MB/s most of the time, even peak times!

    cant wait for the 50meg
    LOL 125GB wow before virgin I was with BT and omg lol I have a download limit of 5GB and I was always downloading about 6 or 7GB more but 125 lol

    But the 50Meg is not that fast lol as I was reading in a magazine can't remember what one, in france orange is testing the new 200Meg internet lol that will be expensive as the 50Meg over here is 45 quid I think.

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