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    Issue with ISP speed.

    Just got 10MB cable internet. it doesnt seem much faster than the 2mb I had before. I ran an in depth speed report, here's the results.
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    Dan Elwell's Broadband Speed Test (unregistered)
    Speed Test Report 07/01/14 14:35 - Full test
    
    Test conducted at: 14/01/2007 14:35:19
    Test sequence: Full test
    
    Please note that these results are a snapshot of this particular moment. Run the test a few times to ensure maximum accuracy. Although the test has been constructed to be highly accurate, no guarantees can be made to the level of accuracy experienced in everyday use.
    
    Test 1: Ping times to UK servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 30 ms (lower is better)
    
    	plig.net: 5.7 ms
    	bristol.ac.uk: 20.8 ms
    	zeniiia.linux.org.uk: 21.3 ms
    	gnu.teleglobe.net: 17.8 ms
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 2: Ping times to European servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 50 ms (lower is better)
    
    	free.fr: 18.7 ms
    	tu-berlin.de: 42 ms
    	free.fr: 45 ms
    	club-internet.fr: 17.5 ms
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 3: Ping times to east-coast USA servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 120 ms (lower is better)
    
    	dulug.duke.edu: 92.5 ms
    	mirror.cc.vt.edu: 100.3 ms
    	mirror.cc.vt.edu: 98 ms
    	club.cc.cmu.edu: 98.5 ms
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 4: Ping times to west-coast USA servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 160 ms (lower is better)
    
    	uconn.edu: 100.8 ms
    	mirrors.usc.edu: 144.3 ms
    	ucla.edu: 139.8 ms
    	berkeley.edu: 193 ms
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 5: Ping times to east Asia servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)
    
    	stu.edu.tw: 297.7 ms
    	apache.cdpa.nsysu.edu.tw: 299 ms
    	meisei-u.ac.jp: 320.7 ms
    	apache-kr.org: 305 ms
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 6: Ping times to Australian servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 350 ms (lower is better)
    
    	mirror.pacific.net.au: 329 ms
    	ains.net.au: 344.7 ms
    	mirror.pacific.net.au: 324.7 ms
    	ains.net.au: 356 ms
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 7: Ping times to central Asian servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 300 ms (lower is better)
    
    	opensourcecommunity.ph: 445 ms
    	oynasana.com: 102 ms
    	apache.dnepr.net: 81.5 ms
    	apache.rin.ru: 75 ms
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 8: Download speeds from UK servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 10000 Kb/s (higher is better)
    
    	download.mirror.ac.uk: 5377 Kb/s
    
    	This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.
    
    Test 9: Download speeds from European servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 10000 Kb/s (higher is better)
    
    	artfiles.org: 5300 Kb/s
    
    	This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.
    
    Test 10: Download speeds from east-coast USA servers
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 10000 Kb/s (higher is better)
    
    	csh.lkams.kernel.org: 233 Kb/s
    
    	This result shows serious problems with your downloads, and should be investigated.
    
    Test 11: Upload speeds to the Speed Test Server
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 512 Kb/s (higher is better)
    
    	Not conducted: You must register this software in order to perform this test.
    
    	Please click 'What's This?' for information on registering this software to enable this test.
    
    Test 12: Packet loss en route to a UK server
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)
    
    	clara.net: 6 %
    	gnu.teleglobe.net: 16 %
    
    	An unacceptable level of packet loss has been detected which should be investigated.
    
    Test 13: Packet loss en route to a European server
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)
    
    	univie.ac.at: 0 %
    	univ-rennes1.fr: 0 %
    
    	The results of this test indicate no problems.
    
    Test 14: Packet loss en route to an east-coast USA server
    
    	Ideally, you should get a result of around 0 % (lower is better)
    
    	unet.brandeis.edu: This test failed due to a server timeout or other error.
    	mirror.cc.vt.edu: 0 %
    
    	Too many server errors occurred therefore this test is inconclusive.
    
    End of testing.
    What do ya'll think?

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    Are you using any routers and/or hubs?

    You might want to check your NIC make sure its set on auto config you might also want to try setting it @ 100basetx full dup just to see if that helps.

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    Pic of my network. Does it seem bad? BTW its not a scale drawing, but the rigs up top are at the top of the house and vise versa.

    BTW them lines to the lappy are wireless lines

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    What I would do in your case is to go diretly from the cable modem to a pc No routers switches hubs etc. then run a speed test and see what you get.

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    The thing is, the modem is upstairs and my PC is downstairs. I dont have a cable long enough to do that

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/

    what do you get running that test, dude? and whose your isp

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    I'd say the layout of your network could do with some reconfiguring. The obvious (to me) bottleneck is the USB connection to your modem. I'd recommend connecting a router to the modem and the rest of the network to the router. By doing this, you could also remove the switch/hub. It also appears that you're connecting the switch/hub to a PC and then the PC to the WRT54G/access point. Why not connect the switch/hub (or a router) directly to the access point instead? The thought being that the access point would be more efficient at routing the packets to the wireless machine and the other machine connected than the current configuration.

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    2039down 272 up.
    It should be 10mb down 512kb up. ISP is NTL:Telewest

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Willie View Post
    I'd say the layout of your network could do with some reconfiguring. The obvious (to me) bottleneck is the USB connection to your modem. I'd recommend connecting a router to the modem and the rest of the network to the router. By doing this, you could also remove the switch/hub. It also appears that you're connecting the switch/hub to a PC and then the PC to the WRT54G/access point. Why not connect the switch/hub (or a router) directly to the access point instead? The thought being that the access point would be more efficient at routing the packets to the wireless machine and the other machine connected than the current configuration.
    What cable would I need from the modem to the hub? Straight or crossover?

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickikaye69 View Post
    What cable would I need from the modem to the hub? Straight or crossover?
    That depends upon the capability of the hub. If it's autosensing, or has an uplink port, use a straight. Otherwise, you may need a crossover. But it should be apparent after connecting one or the other. Also, if it's really a hub - and not a switch - I would highly recommend a switch (to a switch).

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    You may also benefit from using TCP Optimizer. I gained an additional 3 megabits/sec speed after using it.


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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    Okay the hub I thought I had is actually a switch after closer inspection. The TCP optimizer brought it up a little bit but it's still slower than 6mb/s.

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    What cabling changes have you made? Which computer in the diagram is your's?

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.


    My computer is the one on the bottom right.

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    Re: Issue with ISP speed.

    Better. But you need to get that modem connected to something using an ethernet cable.

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