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NTL Download speeds incredibly slow

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Fr0dders, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,318

    Location: West Yorks

    im on NTL 2mb cable

    i was previously quite happily getting 240ish kb/s. Now tonight im only getting 90 or so, no matter what website i visit, including ones i knew i get good speeds from

    ive disconnected and re-connected, and no change

    and theres1 no logged onto my AP leeching my bandwith either.

    anything else to try ?

    *edit*

    just logged onto NTLworld and im on NTL 4mb apparently

    which i means i should be getting 500 kb/s

    when did this happen ? ive never got more than about 240kb/s
     
    Last edited: 1 Jun 2006
  2. Guv

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,259

    Location: Warwickshire

    the upgrades are going through this month, so started today.

    The slow speeds may well be due to this
     
  3. Wossi

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,996

    Location: East Mids.

    I'm in the same boat, we (Leicester) were supposed to have been upgraded to 4mb by 6.00 this morning and according to ntl we have been. Me thinks someone down the line is telling porkies. Can';t check my d/l speed as I'm using utorrent at the mo so any speed would be wrong.
     
  4. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,234

    Location: Shropshire

    if you want to check what speed youre modem is connecting at and there for the speed you should be able to download at goto http://192.168.100.1/ username and pass "root" then goto "Operation Configuration" and check your "Maximum Downstream Data Rate" this works with the silver ambit modems
     
  5. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,318

    Location: West Yorks

    "Maximum Downstream Data Rate : 2048000"

    take it that means im currently still on 2mb then ?

    ha ! they're having a laugh. more like 0.8mb
     
  6. bliss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,195

    Location: Stoke

    My connection just started dying about 45minutes ago. Been to the NTL config page and it says i'm still 2mbit. Just ran a speedtest and my download is slower than my upload :(

    Speed Test Results
    Downstream 82.9 Kbps ( = 0.1 Mbps )
    Upstream 158.9 Kbps ( = 0.2 Mbps )

    Hope this clears up soon.
     
  7. SkScotchegg

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,874

    Location: England - Leeds

    Same here, 10mb downloading well slow, like 1mb or slower. Weird. It was downloading at 10mb earlier, and then one minuite later, gone.


    SkScotchegg :D
     
  8. SkScotchegg

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,874

    Location: England - Leeds

    Mine seems to be settling down again now. Almost back to normal speed.


    SkScotchegg :D
     
  9. JonnyGLC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Manchester

    I've never really got the full 10mb speeds, i think NTL hate me.


    ARandomName :D
     
  10. just_grass

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Dec 2003

    Posts: 975

    Location: Bedford/Derby, UK

    i know its not a big thing, but could the congestion or updating config files over the network be slowing it a little? - or perhaps a server load?

    Alex

    edit: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17583417 this thread shows a list of server maintainance and upgrades also...
     
  11. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,318

    Location: West Yorks

    im still on 2mb

    anybody got there 4mb yet ?