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Internet download speed

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by swanseadave, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    I`m on VM`s up to 100 mbps which is pretty consistently 95-100.Anyone struggling with speed?

    I`m just interested that`s all.
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That is very fast. I get about 12 down and 2 up. We have no fibre in the street and it is copper wire to the nearest cabinet which is over 1/2 a mile away. I can switch to 4G should I need something faster - gives up to 70 down and 50 up on a good day using a portable mifi device (bought for when I am travelling) but it has a monthly data limit and reliability isn't 100%.
  3. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    I'm on Virgin cable. Download is always about 165 mbps.
  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Wish I still was. 1 1/2 miles away from here, in my last house, I was consistently on around 195mb with VM. Now on copper wire, which up until last week was anywhere between 9 and 13. Seems to have got a bit faster this week and i'm hitting 19-20. Woohoo.
  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Mine isn't bad
    d/l 38.2
    u/l 9.2
    response time 117ms

    I'm happy enough!
  6. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile in rural England... I live about 500 metres away the local optically-cabled areas, so still can only get 9-10 mps download via copper cable irrespective of the broadband provider I use (confirmed by a BT Openreach engineer when in my house trying to trace a line fault). Until some work was done at the local exchange a couple of years ago it was about 4 mps. But even that was fast compared to the 48 kilobytes per second I got in 1999 on a dial up modem (48 claimed, about 32 actual). Fortunately I don't want to download video 'box sets' or use catch-up TV services.

    The most consistent problem is that between 3 and 5 pm on weekdays in school term time the broadband service often fails for minutes at a time. I assume that all the local schoolchildren are downloading the answers for their homework, video box-sets or music.
  7. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Just done speed tests with 2 different services, one gives 83M down, the other 92M; I'm on ntlworld, part of Virgin.
  8. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    50 down 10 up, by paying more I could apparently get up to 300 down... But I don't think I need it.
  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member


    On BT Infinity 2 (ADSL, FTTC)
  10. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    13 down and 0.9 up here
    It's quick enough for sleepy Suffolk :D

    We never seem to get any buffering issues so I guess it's ok.
    SKY Broadband. Copper cable to the cabinet about 200 metres away. No idea if Fibre has reached the cabinet yet.
  11. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    There are some big variations there as I expected.The VM cabinet is four metres from my front door!Fibre to the cabinet and copper to the house.
    I doubt it would be so good were I further away.
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I always thought VM was optical fibre to the house in every case.
  13. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    I used to think that too.I found out my mistake recently when the hub failed and was replaced.
  14. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    So did I. Mine is optical fibre to the VM "Super Hub" sitting on my desk.
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I take it you don't get the TV then?
  16. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Yes I do Nigel.The cable from the street cabinet is divided,one going to the Super Hub/modem and the other to the TiVo box.

    Roger,are you sure you have fibre indoors?Mine is copper from the street cabinet to hub and TiVo.
  17. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I thought TiVo had to have fibre and as you say split, one to the TiVo and one to the hub. Add this to the thread that I have learnt something new today.

    Up until 2016 when I moved house, from when I was with Nynex through its various incarnations to VM ours had always been fibre cable direct into the house
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2018
  18. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Yes absolutely sure. The cabling was installed by United Artists years ago and just recently checked by VM engineers. The hub was fitted a few years ago and recently replaced with the latest version.
  19. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    OK thank you Roger.
  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    sometimes I think a carrier pigeon would be faster:rolleyes:

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