- internet speed dropped quite a lot??
Couple of other possibilities:
Do you download much – have you hit the limit of your provider’s fair usage policy?
Also, could be to do with contention ratios. Say you are the only one on your exchange with XYZ provider you have the whole pipe to yourself. If another 99 people sign up with the same provider you are suddenly 100 people are sharing that same pipe and slowdowns occur when many people are on at the same time.
Danny BPosted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
Interestingly last week i told bt to stop being berks – my 12 month contract lapsed so they decided to stick my package right up to their top level most expensive 45 quid a month package.
Told them that was out of order and got them to put my back on the 25 quid a month package i was on,.,,
Scumbags seem to have dropped my speed to 0.5mbps – from the 5 mbps i was getting grrPosted 4 years agoheavymanMember
A colleague had same thing with talk talk, check first thing in the morning or before 5pm and it’ll be lightning fast. Apparently what they do is share the 16Mb line from your nearest exchange between the number of users the majority come on after 5pm when they get home from work.
He complained repeatedly to talk talk and they kept saying we’ll fix it 3 months later (I wouldn’t have lasted that long) he told them to sling their hook, he went with PlusNet and he says he gets perm 8Mb now. They even sent an engineer and said he must be in the house in the morning so he tool they day off work and stayed in, Eng tested the line and he got 8Mb continually and said there was nowt wrong with it, that night (and almost every other) he said he was lucky to get 1mb, sometimes down to 0.3mb.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve only been with them since the 25 th of last month and up until today it’s been steady at 8.5 to 9.5 meg. I’ve phoned them and they are investigating.
It’s weird.. I do a speed test on my phone via WiFi and it spikes at around what I get normally but then drops really quick!
On the computer via WiFi and on talk talk website they are saying I’m getting 10 meg via their speed test?Posted 4 years ago
right ok so Ive just sat at my computer which has a wifi internet adaptor picking up my internet and this is the speed Im getting…….
At the same time I did it on my phone too, results by phone test have always been steady 8.5 to 9.5 ish !!
The test I jst did gave me the following….
Ping 46 ms
download 0.77 mbps
upload 0.88 mbps
WTF is going on?Posted 4 years agostu1972Member
Sounds like DLM (Digital Line Management) to me. Phone up CS and ask them if its currently throttling your connection.
Happened to me, some type of exchange hardware that allegedly detects errors on your line then throttles you down until it finds a stable speed. Resettting your router during DLM allegedly worsens the problem as the exchange hardware thinks its seeing more dropped signals.
Worth a tryPosted 4 years ago
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