UK Connection speed battle

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by student_trap, Mar 31, 2006.

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    student_trap

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    OK so we've all been on this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=171570&page=11

    and some of the connection speeds seem INSANE :eek:

    Now i want some 17000 Mbps but everyone with such high connections seemed to be in other countries than the UK.

    So here's our chance, who's the fastest in the UK?

    Post your speed using the adslguide speed test: http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedtest.asp

    or the speakeasy test:
    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    If you can, test using both, and we'll have a lil comparison!!

    mine, using speakeasy is 1880 down and 225 up

    not very impressive...but let the battle commence!

    (please tell me that some of us can beat those stateside?:p )
     
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    jimN

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    #2
    ADSL guide:
    Downstream 4410 Kbps (551.3 KB/sec) 4762 Kbps (inc. overheads)
    Upstream 437 Kbps (54.6 KB/sec) 471 Kbps (inc. overheads)

    Speakeasy:
    Download Speed: 4824 kbps (603 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 459 kbps (57.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

    I'm with Bulldog in SE London
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    ADSL Guide:

    Picture 1.png

    Speak Easy:

    Picture 2.png

    Not much of a difference. (Wanadoo UK btw)
     
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    UKnjb

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  5. macrumors G4

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    Can't do it from here as I'm in the office, but I get something like 4100 down, 420 up at home.

    That's with Homechoice, so the down is slightly higher if we're not watching the telly.

    EDIT: Just run the tests, although it looks like there's a bit of contention going on this morning as the download's lower than normal.

    Speed1.png

    speed2.png
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Here's mine - I'm on Telewest/Blueyonder!

    Speakeasy one didn't really have a chance to get up to full speed though!
     

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    Nickygoat

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    Without wishing to hijack this thread - how are you finding Homechoice? They've just upgraded my exchange. Worth it?
    FWIW
    Plusnet unlimited 2mb - don't really like it -it's too flakey for me. And a good speed boost would be nice.
     

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  8. macrumors G4

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    It was a bit crap whilst they were doing the exchanges, with both broadband and TV outages, but now they've finished things are back to normal. It has usage limits but they are set ridiculously high (80GB/month on my package), and free evening and weekend telephone calls are a nice bonus. We get the 4Mbps Big Pack, which has the broadband, about 40-odd TV channels and all the video-on-demand stuff for £35/month, but you can tailor what to want to shave the cost down quite a bit. If you're unhappy with Plusnet, I'd say go for it.
     
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    Applespider

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    I've got ADSL2+ which never seems to report the true speed accurately on those speed tests. It often reports that I'm at 10Mbps when I can download files from Apple at 1.6MB/s or higher...

    So, here's my modem synch image rather than the inaccurate speed tests. Knock a couple of meg off the downstream to allow for an 'actual use' scenario.

    It's with Be* if anyone's interested - and as you can see, it's been 'up' for 23 days so it's pretty stable. And it's unlimited... truly.

    Incidentally, it's not the Stateside accounts that you should feel really threatened by - it's the South Asian ones where VDSL is a reality rather than the gleam in ISPs eyes over here
     

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    Marky_Mark

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    For some reason, Speakeasy says my Telewest Blueyonder 4mbit connection is only at 600k - not sure what that's about, becuase it normally works alright. I've tried the New York and Washington servers. Anyway, ADSLguide is a little more accurate!
     

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  12. Gee
    macrumors 65816

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    I'm with Be Internet. Only available in London at the mo, but they're rolling out ADSL2+ - they advertise speeds up to 24mb, and I generally get around 15mb.

    [​IMG]

    If anyone wants referring, PM me because I think we both get a free month.

    Cheers
    G
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    Results from France

    So I'm not in the UK, but here are my results from the south of France:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Not too bad, although I've seen upload speeds closer to 120kb/s in practice
     
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    Dagless

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    My fault for living in the hills :) But I get by. Can play HL2 with a ping of 20 so I'm happy with that for the time being.

    edit: I'm with Pipex. Unlimited bandwidth is more than needed.
     
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    student_trap

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    just wondering if anyone is in shorditch london, and if so wonder when you'll get your uber broadband?
     
  16. macrumors Core

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    Direction Actual Speed True Speed (estimated)

    Downstream 1884 Kbps (235.5 KB/sec) 2034 Kbps (inc. overheads)
    Upstream 185 Kbps (23.1 KB/sec) 199 Kbps (inc. overheads)
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    University connection...

    [​IMG]

    Checkout my Upload speed - w00t :eek: !


    (ASDL test didn't work for me)
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    ADSL Guide -

    Downstream 1477 Kbps (184.6 KB/sec) 1595 Kbps (inc. overheads)
    Upstream 234 Kbps (29.3 KB/sec) 252 Kbps (inc. overheads)

    http://www.adslguide.org.uk/tools/speedchart.asp?id=a280395d10aa2380f54a262debc

    Am with Plus Net on 2MB/s Premier package. Not really enjoying it though being upgraded to 8MB/s next week. Am out in a little village so thats about as fast as i can get... :(

    oh btw i was a BT Broadband Campaigner (youngest too) ... so if there are any others there... Hi!
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    3953kbs download
    470 kbs upload on speakeasy (new york)


    Downstream 8629 Kbps (1,078.6 KB/sec) 9319 Kbps (inc. overheads)
    Upstream 456 Kbps (57.0 KB/sec) 492 Kbps (inc. overheads)

    10meg ntl broadband i would advise anyone in the uk not to touch NTL as this connection is the worst i've every had. down time can be 12 hours at a time its a joke
     
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    AlBDamned

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    Can happily post some excellent speeds now on Freedom2Surf 8Mb.

    This speed represents what we're getting consistently now they've got through their nightmare of unbundling. Very rare that we get any downtime and they're recommendable again. :)
     

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  21. macrumors regular

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    #21
    im currently using Bulldog Communications, its a 2Mb line I'm getting the following:
    [​IMG]

    at the end of the month i (fingers crossed) will be upgraded to an 8Mb line
     
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    miniConvert

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    #22
    Me too! I'm on an Eclipse business tariff... I'll post my new speed up in a week or so ;)
     
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    G99

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    #23
    Mine. Hoping to upgrade to 8mbps soon via talktalk.
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    adam-uk

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    my brother was on battle field 2 downstairs when I did this, I'm wireless up here, urm, urm, yeah...ran out of excuses :(

    [​IMG]
     
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    student_trap

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    so my connection just got upgraded from a 2Mb to a 8Mb connection without my knowledge, my new speed test comes out at about 5Mb dowload and about 0.4Mb upload.

    Anyone else been upgraded?
     

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