View Full Version : OT Test Your Internet Connection Speed - Who's The Fastest?

07-28-2007, 01:18 PM
Came across an interesting utility called SpeedTest (http://speedtest.net/) which tests your internet connection speed.

Here I use 4mb connection, so I'm not sure why I didn't hit 4mb - hopefully someone here can explain - but I thought my fellow Kaleuns might like to have a go for themselves. It's free, no download involved, harmless and will no doubt provoke some discussion!....


07-28-2007, 01:38 PM
I should be on 8Mb but for some reason I'm down to 5Mb at the moment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

07-28-2007, 01:40 PM
At the moment , i have my torrent client still running on the second computer so i will test my speed later and post the result then.

I have a 6-MB connection.

07-28-2007, 01:42 PM
TIP- don't just try the recommended server (yellow pyramid). I was recommended Dublin which gave me a download speed of around 5,000kb/s... I then tried Maidenhead, around 5,500kb/s... and then London, which gave the best score for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.speedtest.net/result/161961273.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

07-28-2007, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
I should be on 8Mb but for some reason I'm down to 5Mb at the moment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

If you've got an 8MB ADSL connection, remember that this is the maximum possible speed for that package, but not necessarily for your connection... The way I understand it is that your actual speed depends on how far your house is from the telephone exchange, the quality of the line (noise levels), and the contention ratio (how many other connections are competing for bandwidth in your location).

At least this is the case in the UK using a BT phone line. It might be a different situation with a cable connection, or in other countries.

Everyone I know with an 8MB connection gets a speed of around 5-6MB/sec.

07-28-2007, 02:13 PM
My results :

http://www.speedtest.net/result/161774049.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

07-28-2007, 02:30 PM
Yay! I´ve got the best connection so far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.speedtest.net/result/161781913.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

07-28-2007, 02:37 PM

'Malmo' - is that in Sweden?

Are fast connections like yours normal in your country?

07-28-2007, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Cpt_Lindgren:
Yay! I´ve got the best connection so far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.speedtest.net/result/161781913.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Lordy! What connection speed do you have? I want that package! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

07-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Looks like a 15 MB package http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

My provider also offers one but its too expensive for me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

07-28-2007, 04:18 PM

My ScumCast sucks... It isn't that bad on latency, but the upload is bit rough... Bit painful in particular when using VOIP.


07-28-2007, 04:26 PM
Hows this?
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161823093.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

07-28-2007, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Goose_Green:
I should be on 8Mb but for some reason I'm down to 5Mb at the moment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

If you've got an 8MB ADSL connection, remember that this is the maximum possible speed for that package, but not necessarily for your connection... The way I understand it is that your actual speed depends on how far your house is from the telephone exchange, the quality of the line (noise levels), and the contention ratio (how many other connections are competing for bandwidth in your location).

At least this is the case in the UK using a BT phone line. It might be a different situation with a cable connection, or in other countries.

Everyone I know with an 8MB connection gets a speed of around 5-6MB/sec. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am very near to the exchange say less than 100 meters, when I first subscribed I was getting the full 8Mb.

07-28-2007, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:

'Malmo' - is that in Sweden?

Are fast connections like yours normal in your country?

Yes, (actually it's Malm) and yes, but I have NEVER downloaded anything faster than 1mb/s http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Originally posted by Celeon999:
Looks like a 15 MB package http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

My provider also offers one but its too expensive for me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

Nope, 24mb/s down, 1mb/s up... And i wouldn't call it expensive, just about 30€ a month http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

07-28-2007, 08:06 PM
[QUOTE]It might be a different situation with a cable connectionQUOTE]

Its no different, cable works the same way. It all depends on your line and how many people are feeding off of it. I moved into a brand new apartment a few years back and was told i would get pretty good feed since the cable line had just been recently laid.The installer also pointed out that as more people start to move in and order "comcast" that the connection will weaken. Well he was right..within a year the apartment complex was completely full and a few track homes were buildt around us and my FAST Internet connection over this time became just average. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

07-28-2007, 10:31 PM
Mine should be the worst one... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161920907.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Hmmm I have a 512Kbit/s DSL modem... Unfortunately my country doesn't have those fast packages if not they are very costly...

From Puerto Rico to Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep. ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

07-29-2007, 01:26 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161954896.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Wow you are fast Wilhelm :O!

07-29-2007, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
I am very near to the exchange say less than 100 meters, when I first subscribed I was getting the full 8Mb.

Has your broadband provider explained why the speed has dropped? I guess it's probably due to more people in your area getting ADSL since you first subscribed.

It's not very fair that when these broadband companies get more customers in an area, and therefore more money, they give us an inferior service for the same price!

If you only get 75% of the speed, you should only pay 75% of the price!

(of course the speed issues are covered off in their terms and conditions... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif)

07-29-2007, 02:25 AM
how can i take the pic of my result so i can post it here

07-29-2007, 02:29 AM

07-29-2007, 02:50 AM
Heres what I'm getting.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161967472.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161967832.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Across the pond:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161968777.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

07-29-2007, 03:33 AM

Mines rubbish too.

When I'm downloading I usually top out at about 120Kbps.

07-29-2007, 05:12 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif


07-29-2007, 05:56 AM
Mine? The best in Texas.......


07-29-2007, 07:03 AM
URL=http://www.speedtest.net]http://www.speedtest.net/result/162022764.png [/URL

07-29-2007, 09:46 AM
Here's mine.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/162069806.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

tambor surges into the lead. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

07-29-2007, 09:55 AM
Here's mine. Not the fastest but, not bad.



07-29-2007, 04:32 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162216248.png (Here are my test results.

07-29-2007, 04:39 PM
Second test,
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162217853.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Third test,
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162218214.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

First one, the recommended one and closest,
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161920907.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

07-29-2007, 04:49 PM
Time you fellas upgraded..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

07-29-2007, 04:54 PM
Fotoshop'd http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


07-29-2007, 05:02 PM
Who me????????? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-29-2007, 10:39 PM

You must have ~870kb/s DownLoad

Maybe... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

But heavily Fotoshop'd... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Well anyways...
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162316194.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Sure long way from home http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-29-2007, 10:46 PM
Well Here's mine.

Novato to San Fransisco; Guess this puts me in second. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162311368.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Novato to New York
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162313928.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Novato to London
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162314610.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Novato to Yokohama
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162315064.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

And just for S&G.....Novato to Khobar
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162316542.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

07-29-2007, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by lane2512:
Time you fellas upgraded..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif lane, you're a piece of work (good piece, of course) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-30-2007, 12:47 PM
I WAS going to paste it in like everybody else...but It was a bit too revealing of where I work, but at work I'm getting:

9220 download and 8393 upload. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'll publish my home results tonight.

we have good connection here in the 'Bunker' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

07-30-2007, 01:09 PM
I WAS going to paste it in like everybody else...but It was a bit too revealing of where I work,

Dammit ! Almost.....almost..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Maybe next time...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

07-30-2007, 02:35 PM
I read an article in a computer magazine earlier this week about this subject, it went into quite a lot of detail about how the Service Providers deal with their customers here in the UK. It is quite enlightening.

As somebody in an earlier post has said the 'alleged' 8mb speed is what they are capable of producing however as stated certain conditions apply.

I have had 6.5mb but the usual is 2.7 to 4.0. This is what they call the 'stablized' speed.

Absolute ****. my understanding is that here in the UK some of the companies have introduced a system called LLU. In effect the ISP's have put their own equipment in BT's exchanges. Thus these systems have a limited amount of bandwidth which they can control.

An example of this is.....say you are a keen gamer and want to download the latest playable download of a new game that is say 750mb. You download it and it flags up to their system that you are a 'heavy user' and for the next 24 hours they have the ability to reduce your download speed...seeing it from their point of view if everybody did that continuosly their would be not enough bandwidth to go around.

It also would appear that at peak periods they have the ability to reduce the bandwidth that you are getting. All in all the suggestion that is made is that you will never get the bandwidth that you pay for.

Then there is a further problem with the LLU system. When you signed up for the Broadband Package your bandwidth will have been handled by your ISP using BT lines. However when LLU is installed this is not the case. This is where the problem arises because when you want to move ISP it is not just a case of give me a MAC number and I'm off' the chances are that you will only be accepted by another company that has the LLU system.

To add insult to injury...the ISP company that you signed up with DOES NOT have to tell you that you have been moved onto the LLU system.

Wonderful isn't it.

1 You pay 17.99p per month for 8 MB but you are lucky if you get half.

2. If you break the contract the ISP will cut you off.

3. The ISP doesn't have to tell you when it's changing the manner in which they deliver the service to you.

4. Having changed the manner in which they deliver the service they have then restricted your chances of changing ISP.

5. If you have a problem with your broadband connection you will speak to someone who is less computer literate than you are and charge you 1.50 per minutes for the priviledge.

Even reading the fine print in the contract that you sign will not help...they have you over a barrel with that little word 'POSSIBLE' speed.

I read a post the other day from one of our US cousins who had bought a system costing him $2000. He had left a link....I viewed it and costed each item with the same/closest item in the UK.

The system in the UK would have cost 1630 (Or therabout) the equivalent of $3200.

Welcome to rip off Britain!!!!!.

07-30-2007, 02:45 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

I have 512Kbit/sec and get about 256kbit/sec or what I used to have before I upgraded with a 512K Modem... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

I will get a Fiber optic line with T-3 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif
And fear my 30Mbit/s Connection speed! Muahahaha...


07-31-2007, 06:09 AM
Here's mine at work...
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162958102.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I have dial-up at home, so I'm not even gonna bother.

07-31-2007, 06:11 AM
Thats messed up, I'm the only one with a faster upload speed vs. download speed. What gives?

07-31-2007, 07:12 AM
After kicked out my lousy D-link 604 router and bought a Netgear FVX 538 my internet speed is closing to light speed *cough*
http://www.speedtest.net/result/162977611.png (http://www.speedtest.net)


07-31-2007, 12:21 PM
Bfplayer surfaces into the lead http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Tested on a local server right here on the island less than ~40 miles.


07-31-2007, 01:14 PM

Through the Atlantic fiberoptic cable I guess...


07-31-2007, 01:15 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/163164417.png (http://www.speedtest.net) mine, tho i think it should be better for a DSL connection

07-31-2007, 02:35 PM
Bionics is the key gentlemen....get bionics....

08-02-2007, 12:45 AM
Interesting reading from BBC News today...

There is a huge gap between advertised broadband speeds and the actual speeds users can achieve, research has shown.

A survey by consumer group Which? found that broadband packages promising speeds of up to 8Mbps (megabits per second) actually achieved far less.

Tests of 300 customers' net connections revealed that the average download speed they were getting was 2.7Mbps.

Which? has called on regulator Ofcom and Trading Standards to launch a fresh investigation into UK broadband.

Misleading ads

The speed tests were prompted by complaints from members of the public, unhappy with the speeds of their broadband connections.

In the last 12 months more internet service providers (ISPs) have offered services, promising speeds of up to 8Mbps.

How many people are being served by your local telephone exchange
How close you are to the telephone exchange (the closer, the faster)
The length and gauge of the line from the exchange
Electromagnetic noise from other lines in a cable or wiring within your home
The modem you use

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has investigated several cases of misleading promotions, most recently asking Bulldog to make it clear in its adverts that speed was dependent on how far away from the exchange people lived.

It ruled that broadband providers could use the words "up to" 8Mbps when describing services as long as customers were likely to get close to those speeds.

The average speed achieved in the Which? trials was 2.7Mbps, with the lowest coming in at under 0.09Mbps, barely at dial-up rates, and the maximum only reaching 6.7Mbps.

"It is shocking that internet service providers can advertise ever-increasing speeds that seem to bear little resemblance to what most people can achieve in reality," said which.co.uk editor Malcolm Coles.

"If it's unlikely that you'll reach the advertised speed it should be made clear up front, so that you know with some certainty what you're buying," he added.

Lack of demand?

Ofcom told the BBC News website that it was monitoring the situation.

"If we get increasing complaints we may look at what more can be done. We are working closely with the ASA and it is very important that consumers know what they are getting and what they are paying for," said an Ofcom spokeswoman.

According to a Which? survey, done in conjunction with the speed tests, only one in 10 of its members thought that a broadband service advertised as up to 8Mbps would actually deliver the top speed.

Tim Johnson from analyst firm Point Topic believes that people are generally resigned to the fact that they are not going to get super-fast broadband any time soon.

"There is currently small demand for 8Mbps and we are in the early days for things that need that kind of bandwidth. The fact is that video generally is not served at those speeds even if you could receive it," he said.

A BT spokesman confirmed that 8Mbps would be a rarity for users.

"Virtually no-one will get it. The laws of physics start applying as soon as it leaves the exchange and you would have to live on top of the exchange to get the full 8 megabits," he said.

BT is currently upgrading its exchanges as part of its 21st Century Network (21CN) programme. It will allow for broadband speeds of up to 24Mbps and will start to be made available from early 2008.

08-02-2007, 01:06 AM

Sprint has a monopoly on the internet on post, so they provide as crappy of service as they can get away with. I pay $40 a month for download rates on average of 50KB/s

08-02-2007, 05:23 AM
I have a 10 Mbit connection...

well, the result might not be my (presumed) connection's full speed, but I can't complain either... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Here's the Average

And here's one of the various attempts

Some more details:

Internet Provider: FASTWEB
Total Tests Taken: 336
Fastest Download: 9467 kb/s
Fastest Upload: 8892 kb/s
Average Download: 3775 kb/s
Average Upload: 3040 kb/s

According to SpeedTest, my connection is faster than 95% of other connections (wordwide), and faster than 98% connections in Italy...

Sounds good!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

08-02-2007, 05:57 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/164095610.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

08-02-2007, 11:56 PM
Skippers...My location is Sin City (Las Vegas)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/164579501.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/164777015.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/164778915.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

08-03-2007, 01:17 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/164598065.png (http://www.speedtest.net) from Gloucester to London with 2MB connection with Virgin media.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/164598548.png (http://www.speedtest.net) and to somewhere a bit more obscure.

08-15-2007, 07:24 AM

08-15-2007, 07:42 AM
ISP is Roadrunner, Tampa Bay

http://www.speedtest.net/result/170941049.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I've run into faster women at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel bar. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-15-2007, 09:30 AM
My internet is running slower than normal today, but here is what I tested at so far.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/170996873.png ([url="http://www.speedtest.net")]

I will run it on my work computer this evening, it uses a trunk (as in vehicle trunk :P) mounted modem at 19kbps. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

08-16-2007, 01:35 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/171423839.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

08-16-2007, 05:12 PM
can u beat this??
I dont think so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif
u gotta love sweden http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

08-16-2007, 06:37 PM
lousy basterd! howdya get that if that freaking server is soo far away in a place you never imagined.... CARIBBEAN ISLES!

omg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

08-17-2007, 12:21 PM
Some people here have really awesome connections http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

08-18-2007, 07:56 PM
How about this one?

http://www.speedtest.net/result/172932996.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

or this one?

http://www.speedtest.net/result/172934263.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

08-18-2007, 09:12 PM
I'm sure this will help you feel better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif ...
http://www.speedtest.net/result/172952868.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

A 5Mbit/s Modem awaits for me in the future... but ECD$80/month really makes me turn back...

08-20-2007, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by bf2player2006:
lousy basterd! howdya get that if that freaking server is soo far away in a place you never imagined.... CARIBBEAN ISLES!

omg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
<--- 1 Gbit/s http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

11-07-2007, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
Hows this?
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161823093.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
I have a new ISP
test 1
http://www.speedtest.net/result/200019197.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
test 2
http://www.speedtest.net/result/200020363.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
test 3
http://www.speedtest.net/result/200020679.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

11-07-2007, 04:33 PM
Now I'm happy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.speedtest.net/result/200026575.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
http://www.speedtest.net/result/200027022.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
http://www.speedtest.net/result/200027319.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

11-07-2007, 08:57 PM
here's mine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

11-09-2007, 05:41 AM
Just spent the best part of three months arguing with BT over the speed of my "upgraade" to 8MB. At times it was as low as 3K!

It is clear, after many phone calls and engineer visits, that BT for one are crafty in their delivery of broadband, most of which have been mentioned here already.

They admit some people on 8MB get locked on 2MB

Your speed is monitored if you dont use it you lose it and it may only increase after you download numerous files again.

Very few people get even 50% of their presumed download speed, but they don't know it being unable to check it

You could well notice a progressive drop in speed over time, they only way to increase it is to spend hours on the phone complaining, my longest call? 3.5 hours.

If you do complain, always request an engineer visit, amazing how the speed jumps up prior to a visit.

Be wary of engineer speed tests in your home, i did three seperate test during a visit none of which matched the engineer test speed.

To be fair there are a lot of reasons why speed can be screwed not least noise in your own home but in general it seems true, and reported, that most broadband users are being screwed.

Do remember especially if you've upgraded to say a 8MB connection, this is an UPGRADE. This means that their terms and conditions are discounted if you do not show a significant improvement in service.

On a lighter note. Does anyone know the highest broadband connection?

If memory serves, there is a little old granny, in Sweden i belieive, with a 40GB connection! Her grandson works in the field and set it up. Of course its a waste of space cos there's nothibng out there that can download that fast
but wouldn't that be good for bragging rights down the pub!

11-13-2007, 07:05 AM
I also switched internet provider, but the upload seems a bit crappy at the moment.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/201741002.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

11-13-2007, 07:25 AM
I read Lokki1980's post with interest.

I subscribed to BT's 8Mb service in December last year, and yes I was getting 8Mb download speeds, but as the year progressed so did my decrease in download speed. The problem is the lack of investment with 'ye olde' copper wires that are being used plus the ever increasing demand for the same bandwidth down the same 'ye olde' copper wires.

Unless something radical is done in the UK to upgrade the telephone and data network, a lot of people are going to get more frustrated with providers such as BT, who people probably don't realise STILL have the monopoly on broadband and voice, since it's THEIR 'ye olde' wires that are being used.

I have recently stuck two fingers up at BT as their service is still costing a lot of money for the decreased service, and although I have switched provider I'm still held at gunpoint as I still have to pay BT line rental for the line, which they own. In the end BT are ripping people off without the majority of people realising.

If the rest of Europe can have faster data transmission means at no cost to the end user, why can't the UK do the same? In the end if this was going to happen the cost would be shoved onto the end user's plate - in the end WE pay for it and not the multi million dollar companies.

11-13-2007, 09:58 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/201790023.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I had a small download utility running, but the result seems fair enough...

11-14-2007, 02:08 PM
Hey Goose........
Welcome to rip off land mate.
Like a lot of things in this country, you pay through the nose, they pay big salaries to the fat cats and shareholders and unless it falls over they dont pick it up or invest in upgrading the service.
I like you am pretty p*ssed off paying for mega broadband and getting less and less for it.
Rest assured jack s**t will be done about it though......

11-15-2007, 05:38 AM
For Goose and Mottie.

One thing from what Goose said funny enough one way the old tech works better is that twisted pair wires in your house extns suffer less noise than the current straight wire systems.
Also BT are supposedly upgrading all their lines which will improve speeds significantly....in the next few years.

Line rental can be paid to your ISP in certain packages but this can cause problems with faults as BT wont want to know.

To be fair I have been with BT Broadband at home and work since the first crawling dial up days. Their service was actually brilliant until I upgraded to 8MB. (if it aint broke don't fix it?)

One thing you may want to try is to change your phone socket at point of entry to your house.

Even a new socket can contain a newer filter that may increase your speed (cutting out noise). But if you are really suffering you can install a socket that will disable broadband to any further extensions in the house. If that isn't practical for connecting to your PC stick a wireless router into that socket. I got a 1 meg increase from this but some people suffering from signal loss can really benefit I have known a 3meg increase by doing this but it all depends on your own home and BT supplying a decent spped of course.

Hope this helps, quickly written on a flying visit.

11-15-2007, 06:18 AM
and my result
http://www.speedtest.net/result/202423713.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

11-15-2007, 08:19 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/202455513.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

so glad i moved from the uk to sweden,net speeds and services are so much better

11-16-2007, 09:13 AM
Here is waht i have int he Pipe:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/202804811.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

11-16-2007, 09:44 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif supposed to be a 11Mbps http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

11-16-2007, 12:36 PM

did you get Verizon Fios?

11-16-2007, 05:19 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/202953332.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

12-18-2007, 08:48 PM
I have been keeping my eye on speed tests lately since I transferred my ISP provider from BT to Sky. What is most strange is that my download and upload speeds are much more reliable than before and I can average between 7 to 8 Mb download speeds. It's quite bizarre since my line is still the same and my exchange is still the same too. Yet I seem to be having better transfer speeds with my new ISP, and that includes varying times of the day which includes peak and off peak times weekdays and during weekends too.

Anyway, here is my latest test data;

http://www.speedtest.net/result/213449648.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

12-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Cpt_Lindgren:
Yay! I´ve got the best connection so far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.speedtest.net/result/161781913.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

WOW http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and they get faster further in the post, didn't know it could get that fast!

12-18-2007, 09:52 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/213458298.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-22-2008, 04:39 PM
How about a BUMP for the newbies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://www.speedtest.net/result/274772815.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-22-2008, 04:51 PM
Here is mine: from Brussels
http://www.speedtest.net/result/274776937.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-22-2008, 06:06 PM
yahoo little doggies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

http://www.speedtest.net/result/274797354.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-22-2008, 06:29 PM
Mine's fast enough for me and that web sight looks like a spam trap so I'll pass.


05-22-2008, 10:13 PM
Here I have a nice crappy DSL

http://www.speedtest.net/result/274856347.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Yup rotten connection maybe I should switch to cable but I don't like those upload restrictions..... I'm suppost to get 6m download and almost a 1m upload but I'm just a few meters out of there range for that. ripoff.

05-22-2008, 11:07 PM
Not too shabby for testing in the bermuda Triangle!
http://www.speedtest.net/result/274867653.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

And at home
http://www.speedtest.net/result/274867896.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-22-2008, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by Vlaba:
Mine's fast enough for me and that web sight looks like a spam trap so I'll pass.


No spam trap, I actually use it as a test site when I install cable modems, a decent speedtest that has enough feeders so that your not tracing all over the place.

05-23-2008, 07:27 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/274982511.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

This is what I get from my Cable provider.

Real world physics will only give you 80% of your rated speed. Mine is rated up to 10 Mb/s download speed.

For those interested....
Everything you possibly want to know about broadband (http://www.dslreports.com/)

05-23-2008, 07:28 AM
@ Vlaba

Yep, no need to worry, that site is used by a lot of people, and some Games sites even have it as a recommended place for checking connections.

05-23-2008, 07:58 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/274999491.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-23-2008, 10:42 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/275062920.png (http://www.speedtest.net)\

05-26-2008, 04:10 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/276270163.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Not too swift, compared to other scores I have seen here. I am using Sympatico DSL, in a town near Toronto, Ontario.

05-26-2008, 04:17 PM
Interesting to see this thread revived. I wonder if we tried running this test at different times of the day would change our scores? If so, by how much?

Tested mine again...

http://www.speedtest.net/result/276273093.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Then tried a different server...

http://www.speedtest.net/result/276274128.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-27-2008, 03:46 AM
Maybe the moon is alined just right tonight!
http://www.speedtest.net/result/276422345.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
VS my old scores from july of last year.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/161968777.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
My provider has changed by default I started wth COX, they were bought up by sudden link and almost as suddenly Brighthouse bought them up, leaving me with road runner as my new ISP.

05-27-2008, 06:17 AM
quite good upload !

http://www.speedtest.net/result/276461826.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-27-2008, 06:21 AM
Yes, very good indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Now look at this discrepancy:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/276463364.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

05-27-2008, 06:32 AM
That's crazy. Wonder why such difference. I figured with that new rig of yours, you would be stronger that the SETI radio telescope. Doolittle at the top of the page is almost the same.

05-27-2008, 07:43 AM
Well it has nothing to do with the "rig power" but everything with the ISP policy.
I never figured out why throughout all these years providers in Slovenia were "scared" of uploads.

Only now, with optic cables the ratio is closing in on 1:1, but I'm still running on copper.

05-27-2008, 01:24 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/276626846.png (http://www.speedtest.net)


05-27-2008, 02:01 PM
I guess i can't complain...
And yes, it is my home connection.

05-28-2008, 09:00 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Holy moly Munden, I just fell out of my chair http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

06-01-2008, 02:46 PM
he where are al the results ?

i can see al banner but not the results

site seem not to work for extra test ???

10-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Wilhelm Schulz did it earlier today, and now it's my turn to dig up an old thread http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Just done a test, and I have this result;

http://www.speedtest.net/result/340678223.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I ditched my wi-fi for ethernet connection instead and the speed is far better, I had suffered long enough with that pesky wi-fi - I think it's over rated http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

10-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Vile Necromancy, who knows what evil forces may be unleashed upon the world through the use of such occult knowledge..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

10-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Man I'm late getting into this one. Done with Ubuntu 8.04 Linux, Firefox 3, mayonnaise jar, Funk & Wagnall's front porch, nobody, but nobody...

http://www.speedtest.net/result/340705828.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Smoke! Smoke! The mighty American Internet gets revealed in it's awesome greatness!!! What? It's slow? DAMN slow?
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRobbins13/smileys/hangin.gif Well it's also expensive, so take that!http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa293/RockinRobbins13/smileys/gunyoudown.gif

10-18-2008, 07:14 AM
Oh, I forgot to check this with my new Wireless modem(Which I am very unhappy with).
http://www.speedtest.net/result/340931379.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

10-18-2008, 12:51 PM
Just upgraded..............
http://www.speedtest.net/result/341085066.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
How the hell does Munden get a score like that!

10-18-2008, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by M0ttie:
Just upgraded..............
http://www.speedtest.net/result/341085066.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
How the hell does Munden get a score like that!

Mottie, I'm with Virgin too - Can I be cheeky and ask you (via PM if you'd rather) which package you are on to get that speed?

10-19-2008, 02:30 PM
No problem RJ.
Literally upgraded to Virgins XL package last Wednesday. I've got the all in TV/phone etc which is variable cost depending on phone usage.
This package is 56 a month but includes free phone day/night/weekday/weekends to UK landlines plus all the channels like music downloads, sports national geo etc etc and films.
The phones primarily why I went for it, I'm going to save a fortune........... Daughter 24, sons 19 and 14. Now they can fight for the phone and I dont care if the older ones 'forget to pay up' for their calls. The broadband speeds 4 times what it was, I had the 4mb package but usually only hit 2.
Meant to be 'up to 20mb' but these are the figures I keep hitting and compared to before its flying along.

10-19-2008, 03:24 PM
Thanks Mottie, I'll have to give Virgin a call!

Does it include Setanta? I don't mind if it doesn't because then I have no option but to go the pub to watch the England games http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

10-20-2008, 01:35 AM
I'm happy with upload result http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
http://www.speedtest.net/result/341756037.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

10-20-2008, 05:09 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/341823433.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

10-20-2008, 02:18 PM
Yup!, comes with Satanta http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif.......... buy cans http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.
Forgot to mention its on half price deal just now if you keep your set top box going in another room.
It was 75 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif but I reckon I'd have saved that on the phone bill by new year http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif..........
Either that or evict the kids, now there's a thought http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif............... LOL

10-20-2008, 02:24 PM
BTW results can vary,
This from the London - not preferred server, tonight.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/342106155.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
This from preferred server in Maidenhead.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/342105434.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Now when I first tested I copied the wrong links in.
Funny thing is the preferred server bounced in at 3mb and the London one 10+ when I first tested it just now, five mins later and I got the above......
How do you know which your using at any one time?.

10-21-2008, 05:41 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/342764452.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Ze Ping of Ze devil! Oh noes!
And what terrible speed is this! gosh.. thats what i get with a silly 5mbit package... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

10-23-2008, 03:06 PM
Broadband users reach their limit (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7684322.stm)

Makes for interesting reading for heavy users methinks. I was told I would never be capped, but might possibly be 'throttled back' under heavy usage.

What an ISP gives with one hand, they taketh away with the other http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif