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Some users of SKY, BT and TalkTalk internet services have reported an inability to access their site. The common thread of this issue seems to be IWF, an internet watch group that feeds into several filters. This filters seem to be used by the formentioned providers as well as others :
Well I've got an answer to my problem from the Be forum.
Seems that I need to turn off the firewall to get rid of the innacurate readings I complain of.
Tried it and confirm it solves the problem, my readings using Speedtest with firewall 'off' are virtually identical to thinkbroadband with firewall 'on'.
Been having a nightmare with Be recently with variable access to my dyn-dns address etc, turns out their DNS servers are pants, change to openDNS and most of these types of problems with accessing different sites will go away. Be seem to have gone from providing an excellent service to a pretty poor one in a remarkably short space of time.