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Windows 7: Broadband Speed Checker going funny on Virgin Media?


27 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Broadband Speed Checker going funny on Virgin Media?

I have been getting very bizzarre results for my download speed from a large number of test sites. Speedtest.net which is normally very good is also giving me some very strange results no matter what server I use.

I am supposed to get 20Mb which I am getting but the results it gives me are 70Mb if not more.



I think it may have something to do with VM introducing 100Mb broadband, but I wanted to see if anyone else was getting these strange readings with Virgin Media or any other broadband provider.


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27 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Certainly different from mine.

I tested 5 random servers around the US with speedtest. Cox is my ISP.

All 5 were near 4 upload.

The downloads were 11, 12, 21, 22, and 28.

I tested Manchester and got 2 up and 10 down.
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27 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 



Looks like Virgin has finally increased the upload speeds.
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27 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I have now upgraded my BB from 20Mb to 50Mb and this is the speed test result I got.

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27 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is mine:



What do the figures in your router show? These should be equal or greater than the figures shown above.

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Converting to kbps, I get the following result.

Download: 5550.08 < 6270
Upload: 911.36 < 1123


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27 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
This is mine:



What do the figures in your router show? These should be equal or greater than the figures shown above.

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Converting to kbps, I get the following result.

Download: 5550.08 < 6270
Upload: 911.36 < 1123

I have got an engineer comming out on Friday as there seems to be a problem with my internet connection, I am not getting no where near the 50Mbs.
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27 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Most of us would do anything to get a speed like you've reported. What sort of problems are you having with your connection?
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27 Dec 2010   #8

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

mines 50 meg virgin media

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29 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Most of us would do anything to get a speed like you've reported. What sort of problems are you having with your connection?

The readings are not correct readings, but the most I seem to be getting is it peaking at 36Mbs, but it averages at 20Mbs, so basically I am paying for 50Mbs and only getting 20Mbs.
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29 Dec 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

This is my 50Mb Virgin speed. I earlier was getting really high speeds ( 180 Mb ) but it turned out an AV prog was affecting the results


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