Pingtest.net

0098386

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Well I'm having another moan at BT at trying to fix our terrible internet connection and I stumbled upon a site...


http://pingtest.net/

Anyone got a worse connection than mine? :D
 

Dark Dragoon

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I had a connection that was almost as bad when I was with O2 (originally with Tiscali/Talk Talk where the connection was very variable) a few weeks ago, though it was the speed rather than the line quality that was particularly awful with a download speed worse than dialup even when syncing at 8 Mb. Sadly I don't have the links to the speed and ping tests.

Luckily I was within the 30 day trial so I switched again, now I'm happy. :)


I might try turning off interleaving sometime to see if I can improve the ping a bit more.
 

0098386

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bloody heck, :O thats terrible, why not change suppliers?
If they don't fix it this time we're certainly looking at switching, even though they keep touting a 40-50mbps service coming to our town (its just 1.5mbs at the mo). They can stick it if the line quality is going to be this poor!
Also, a polite **** to everyone with an A connection :p :eek:.
 

Bennieboy©

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If they don't fix it this time we're certainly looking at switching, even though they keep touting a 40-50mbps service coming to our town (its just 1.5mbs at the mo). They can stick it if the line quality is going to be this poor!
Also, **** to everyone with an A connection :p :eek:.
the 40-50 will only be through fibre op's do you get your net through the phone line? have you tried changing the micro filter attached to the line?
 

Dark Dragoon

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A useful tip I found was to disable the bell/ring wire (not used by modern phones) which helped my connection a lot.
Take a look at the ThinkBroadband FAQ. I used some insulation tape to disable it.
 

0098386

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the 40-50 will only be through fibre op's do you get your net through the phone line? have you tried changing the micro filter attached to the line?
Just did some checking and we get that fibre on the 31st Dec 2010, thanks BT :rolleyes:. But yea we've done everything we can to improve our line. It's the 3rd time we've had to contact them and every time - nothing.
 

Bennieboy©

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Just did some checking and we get that fibre on the 31st Dec 2010, thanks BT :rolleyes:. But yea we've done everything we can to improve our line. It's the 3rd time we've had to contact them and every time - nothing.
i'd change supplier, i've been with some crappy suppliers in my time but never had anything that bad, on a side note,

are you using a stock supplier router? or your own one, if it's stock, try restarting it, i've found mine bogs down every week ;)
 

omar4578

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i hate AT&T...they constantly disconnect me, and im supposedly paying for 1.5mbps but only get 150kbps...gosh, idk why i havent changed to road runner or cox... *sigh*