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    Broadband in this country is a joke.

    I don't know of anyone outside of business that actually recieves what is offered...

    I'm on an up-to 20MB package with BT and regularly have speeds as low as 1.5MB
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    Originally posted by JamesW@Sep 16 2010, 05:41 PM
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    Broadband in this country is a joke.

    I don't know of anyone outside of business that actually recieves what is offered...

    I'm on an up-to 20MB package with BT and regularly have speeds as low as 1.5MB
    BT have been well known for a much lower than advertised speed. I've got the 20 meg package and average between 10-13 meg speeds. Have seen it go up to the full 20 at non-peak times though!
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    I'm on a BT 20MB package too.

    This is what I actually get though...



    Faster than what I had in Germany and 1/3 of the price so not too bothered, yet.
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    Solid 18mb connection here :loser: 's

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    Mind you its funny but sadly true :(

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    Solid 780kb connection here :whistle:
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    Couldn't be arsed doing screengrabs, but in Safari I was getting about 3.8 Mb/s at this time of day according to Speedtest.net.
    In the past my BT connection has been around 6Mb/s, and it's fine.

    Speedtest.net told me to try a faster browser (Google Chrome) which I have already installed.
    It yielded a paltry 1.8MB/s, and it's totally fookin' over-rated. Has been since release.

    Firefox is nice and stable for forums, but everything else goes through Safari.
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    Originally posted by N/B@Sep 16 2010, 06:54 PM
    Couldn't be arsed doing screengrabs,
    Don't need too as speedtest does it for you just click on the forum link after your test and paste into reply on here :thumb:
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    Well less than 1meg ATM B). BT are putting new fibre optic lines in this year so we should get some decent speeds before Christmas :thumb:
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    Actually pretty good, although random or what! Last night at the same time i was getting 1.5 :angry:
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    Just checked. 0.83. Woo (Oops I said the F word)ing hoo :thumb: :jerk:
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    I could always go into uni and post up another 235mg screenshot :D B)
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    Originally posted by Dan@Sep 16 2010, 08:12 PM
    I have excellent internets

    This chap may be able to help!

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    broadband providingsssssssss
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    Just reset the router as I thought that was pretty poor tbh...

    Not much better, but something.
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    Orange are appearing to be pretty low down on the speed from this thread, not particularly good setup maybe?
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    Mine is 20 MB top dollar for unlimited usage. What I get from 25 a month:



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    On the 3G card through the work VPN - SOOOOO SLOOOOOOOWWWWW Also stops fecking pics downloading.

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    Originally posted by JamesW@Sep 16 2010, 08:31 PM
    Orange are appearing to be pretty low down on the speed from this thread, not particularly good setup maybe?
    I have a 'Wanadoo' router from about 5 years ago at the mo, that could probably be the problem. I have seen some good download speeds at night time circa 600kb/s :thumb:

    I think it is about time I got a new ISP and a new router.
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    Originally posted by JamesW@Sep 16 2010, 08:31 PM
    Orange are appearing to be pretty low down on the speed from this thread, not particularly good setup maybe?
    Possibly. Same copper wire so has to be kit related. Surely Lee/Neil can tell us?.....

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    I was with O2 last year and i wish i bloody stayed with them!

    I know everyone has their own experiences, but O2 for me were 100%. Consistent 15mg speeds, good service and no downtime.
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    Some results from abroad (Portugal):



    This should be a 24 Mbps connection...

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    I pay for 10Meg with Virgin and it's what I get


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    Ok, so this morning;

    Firefox


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    All on the same Ethernet-connected Mac on standard BT Broadband.
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    Barstewards. I am supposed to be get up to 10mb. THe cheaper one is up to 5mb. Seems like I am paying for something I am not getting

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    Oddly enough my work one is a bit better than home


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    My Mum, living in Scottsdale, Tasmania (population 2000) can get Gigabit, thats right 1000 Mb/s.

    Wouldn't have a clue what to do with it though :D

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    Originally posted by Dave Evans@Sep 17 2010, 10:16 AM
    My Mum, living in Scottsdale, Tasmania (population 2000) can get Gigabit, thats right 1000 Mb/s.

    Wouldn't have a clue what to do with it though :D
    That would download a movie in less than a second :o

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    Originally posted by rossm+Sep 17 2010, 10:27 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (rossm @ Sep 17 2010, 10:27 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Dave Evans@Sep 17 2010, 10:16 AM
    My Mum, living in Scottsdale, Tasmania (population 2000) can get Gigabit, thats right 1000 Mb/s.

    Wouldn&#39;t have a clue what to do with it though :D
    That would download a movie in less than a second :o [/b][/quote]

    I should fekkin hope so given the Aus govt is spending &#036;43 billion putting this new National Broadband Network in.

    Exactly why a couple of rural Tasmanian towns are the first to get it I cannot fathom but its amusing that people living in London have slower connections than the average farm animal in Tasmania.


    <geek> it would actually take a bit over half a minute to download the full content of a DVD (4.7GB) in its original quality </geek>

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    Originally posted by Dan@Sep 17 2010, 11:34 AM
    Work :thumb:
    That&#39;s mint&#33;

    Your ping is 0, online gaming would be mental&#33;

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    Originally posted by stava+Sep 17 2010, 06:07 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (stava @ Sep 17 2010, 06:07 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Dan@Sep 17 2010, 11:34 AM
    Work :thumb:
    That&#39;s mint&#33;

    Your ping is 0, online gaming would be mental&#33; [/b][/quote]
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