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    Default brodband speed

    dose any one know why mine might be so slow this is my result

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    Could be many things really

    1 - distance your house is from the BT Telephone exchange
    2 - congestion on the BT exchange i.e. too many users all connected to the same port at the telephone exchange
    3 - viruses on your PC / laptop

    try running this speed tester - http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html

    its better if you run speed tests at different times of the day e.g. morning day and evening then once you have several days data at hand then report it to your Internet Service provider
    Regards

    Brian Mackay
    www.caithnessfootie.co.uk

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    Default results of that test

    Date 10/10/09 17:03:31
    Speed Down 85.27 Kbps ( 0.1 Mbps )
    Speed Up 375.15 Kbps ( 0.4 Mbps )
    Port 8095
    Server speedtest1.thinkbroadband.com
    iv had the computer checked for viruses iv also done speed tests every 3 hours and no change

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    • Does every line in your house have a microfilter?
    • Is there anything else connected to the phoneline, sky box, fax etc?
    • How far are you from the exchange?
    • Does your router have wireless? if so what are the security settings>
    • Try restarting to safe mode with networking and running the test again.

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    hit the reseet on the modem
    goto it diags page

    if its bt homehub use the link in the book and see what it says its getting on its config page.

    dx
    Private Electronic Workshop in Wick - send us a PM
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    just had bt out sorted thanks everyone here is my new readings

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    and what was the fix? any idea so it can help others?

    dx
    Private Electronic Workshop in Wick - send us a PM
    **WE NOW DO REPAIRS AND CRACKED SCREENS ON MANY PHONES & TABLETS**
    PC virus/ransomware/data recovery/repair & service
    also Private marine & CB/Amateur radio repairs

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    not sure what he done

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