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toastie
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slow ote internet today

Postby toastie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:26 am

is anyone elses ote internet connection so slow today.

i just ran speed test and download is 7.5 and it reports a server error on the upload

i am paying for up to 24mb but i used to get around 12 or so.

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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby filippos » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:10 pm

I have OTE VDSL for "up to" 50 Mbps. Just ran a test: Ping 23 Download 45.75Mbps Upload 4.45Mbps which is around the norm I get.
BUT I'm lucky enough to be within 120m of the exchange with a connection box at the end of the road about 30m away.

toastie
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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby toastie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:24 pm

Wow. That's fast.
I rung support at 2 and they ran a test on the line. They said an engineer would check it out and send me a text when complete

As usual nothing. So I'll ring them again tomorrow asking for an update.

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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby filippos » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:28 pm

The further you are from the exchange the slower it's liable to be and length of the final copper connection and the condition of the wiring and connections. Are you in an area where there are lots of users who might all be connecting at similar times.

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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby toastie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:33 pm

Not really there is only 3 of us on the complex. I do know though that my box has a cable coming out of it into my house and a cable also runs to a neighbours house. I wasn't living here permanently when this happened. A friend told me about it when I next came out. I guess they were too tight to pay for their own box, like I had to

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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby P&B » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:27 pm

What do people use for testing internet speed? Is there a better option than speedtest and using the server it proposes?

http://www.speedtest.net/

Kamisiana
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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby Kamisiana » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:45 pm

I use this one as well as the one you use

https://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk ... =undefined

just now your one shows 5.21 and this shows 5.53 .

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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby peebee » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:40 am

Kamisiana wrote:I use this one as well as the one you use

https://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk ... =undefined

just now your one shows 5.21 and this shows 5.53 .


I use Speedtest and having just run 3 tests on each site, it was almost exactly the same to within 1 decimal place.
The Broadbandspeedchecker was very erratic and varied between 14.1 and 11.5 download. The ping varied from 99 to 152 whereas with Speedtest it was a consistent 32.

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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby Kilkis » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:50 am

I also did a back to back test on Speedtest and Broadbandspeedchecker. I found Broadbandspeedchecker gave ping times about ten times as big as Speedtest. Also the upload speeds were completely crazy on Broadbandspeedchecker, i.e. about five times as big as my link is capable of. The download speeds were similar to Speedtest. I would tend to trust Speedtest.

Until recently I was on a 24 Mbps contract that gave a real download speed around 10 Mbps. I upgraded to a 30 Mbps contract because it was virtually the same price. I didn't really expect a big difference since I am about 300 m from the exchange and there is certainly no box anywhere near my house to upgrade to fibre so the last 300 m would still be on the same copper cables. In fact the download speed has doubled to around 20 Mbps and the upload speed has more than quadrupled from around 0.5 Mbps to over 2 Mbps, which should help Skype video calls. The ping has lengthened slightly from 22 to 28 ms.

Warwick

toastie
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Re: slow ote internet today

Postby toastie » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:00 am

I just ran speedtest and broadband speed checker and the results are

broadband speed checker - 902 ms ping download 21.53 Mb/s upload 0.90 Mb/s


speedtest - 18ms ping download 23.01 Mb/s upload 0.60 Mb/s

I have not had these speeds since I said earlier about my box being split between a neighbours who have gone away and their router is turned off.


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