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How in the name of all that's computerised do I check my broadband speed?:???:

 

Currently with AOHell :|

 

I'm looking to change to a new supplier. Have been recommended BT infinity.

 

Any advice welcome :)


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There is a speed test on the BBC website too. BT really are the pits to deal with, so are Virgin and Sky. Only company that haven`t given me grief are Plusnet, excellent to deal with.

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I've just left AOL to go with BT Infinity. Speeds are great but they failed to mention my VOIP line was not supported. Thankfully I found a work around. They gave me a very long install date but I got on Twitter and found a reason to complain about something and they installed the same week. Pay your yearly line rental off in one lump sum for a good discount.

 

p.s I'm getting 50mb down, 11mb upload. and it's not fiber all the way to your home, only to the street cabinet then old school exsisting copper wire to your house so depending on how far from the cabinet you are will decide your speed.

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Thank you all for your help.

 

Used the Uswitch test. Download was 0.2 mb and upload 0.7!!!!!

 

I think all providers can be a nightmare to deal with but none can be worse than AOL/Talk Talk.:-x


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Plus net have a rep on CAG (and not a lot of issues to deal with) and they use BT cables, so their fibre optic is the same as BT's... see how they compare on price.


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Hi Freakyleaky,

 

Both Uswitch and Moneysupermarket have speed checkers for free online

 

or http://www.speedtest.net/

 

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This is a joke. It says I have 16Mbit download bandwidth, no way I have this bandwidth, I am lucky if I have 4-5 Mb. The best way is to download a large file from a reputable ftp server and check the speed on the connectivity dialogue.


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Thanks for all your comments and help.

I have now changed over to BT......................................and it's FANTASTIC!

 

So fast it hurts!!

 

The engineer was here for around 3 hours making sure sure all was ok before he left.

Brilliant!!!!!!!!


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freaky, it's a new Laptop you need, the Morphy Richards one you've got's obsolete now !!! :p

 

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Download speed now 18.51 and upload speed now 8.23 Mbps.


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Download speed now 18.51 and upload speed now 8.23 Mbps.

 

Is it still cooking the chips !!!


 
 

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Is it still cooking the chips !!!

 

Indeed it is. Just much quicker now!! :lol:


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Just want to mention that it turns out BT do support VOIP but it's their router, the homehub 3 which does not. Buying a new router resolved this.


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I am with Virgin Media. Not the cheapest, but by far the best where I am. I pay for up to 30mb download speeds, but Virgin have doubled all existing customers speeds for free. Also, Virgin Media (as far as I know), are the only suppliers that don't put a speed block on P2P sites (not that I would use one to download a movie in less than 5 minutes). That would just be plain naughty.:-(

 

I now have a download speed of 58mb:oops:


 

 

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I used O2, it seems pretty reliable, my speed is 16MB, not that fast but consistent

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