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Internet speed gone really slow on tinpot BT service

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Vedder, 16 May 2010.

  1. Vedder


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 972

    Location: Derby

    Alright guys

    I have been on BT Internet for years and for the past couple of years on the home hub. The max speed I have ever got out of this thing was 2MB, and normally it was anything between 1-2MB. About a month ago I noticed that the speed has gone to a snails pace and at first I wondered if I had been capped (downloads seemed to be stuck at 30kb/40kb). I emailed the help desk and got the usual FAQ answer, I have tried changing microfilters and taking phones out etc. If I log onto the home hub page it tells me I am getting a whopping:

    Downstream 384 Kbps
    Upstream 448 Kbps

    My question is do you think I have been capped (not much of a downloader) and have any of you experienced this before?

  2. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    No, it's not because you've downloaded too much. It's because your line's poor, or broken, or some of both.