BROADBAND Please help me out

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  1. BrynTeg

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    i have orange 1mb service, when i run a speed test all i get is
    Downstream 338.7 Kbps ( = 0.3 Mbps )
    Upstream 239.9 Kbps ( = 0.2 Mbps )

    somethings up here,can anyone advise in simple terms how i can speed the damn thing up?
     
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    You need to run the speed tests to make sure that the low speeds are not just due to high traffic loading at your exchange at certain times of day. If your speeds are consistantly low, try plugging your ADSL modem directly in to the phone master socket, with all other phones, faxes, Sky boxes, etc disconnected. All of these items (with the exception of the ADSL modem) have to be connected via a microfilter.
     
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    Thanks for the info above (from Mrs Signs) we have been having problems with our connection since upgrading to 2mb and the kitz.co.uk website link has really helped me, (it's packed full of useful info etc.) hopefully we can now correct our problems and run smoothly :smashin:
     
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    If you're on ADSL, speed will be down to distance from the exchange, the contention rate of your ISPs service and as previously mentioned, the time of day.
     
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    You may also want to have a look here: http://www.adslguide.org.uk/ and also try using different speedtesters from time to time. Particularly try using the BT speedtest to rule out any ISP problems. Instead of logging on to your ISP as normal change the login details to [email protected]_domain, leaving password blank, connect and go to http://speedtester.bt.com and follow instructions for the speedtest.
     
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    BT actually recommend that you use this site to test your speed.
     
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    I've used that site many times and it can be extremely variable.
     
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    Yes I scratched my head for nearly a year until I found this site, then all became clear!

    Pity BT weren't as helpful!

    Rejigged the internal wiring which bought a few extra vital db of SNR margin and it has made a big difference to stability of the connection.
     

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