on 04-04-2011 16:20
I'm new here, and was asked to post here by VM 1st line tech support. I'm having very low upload speeds regardless of time of the day or night, it averages at aroung 0.08Mbps instead of 1Mbps, testing with speedtest.net. Here is my modem info
Cable Modem Information
Cable Modem : Euro-DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant
MAC Address : **:**:**:**:**:**
Serial Number : 0014A49BC6A5
Boot Code Version : 1.1.2c
Software Version : 2.111.1002
Hardware Version : 1.9
Cable Modem Status
Cable Modem Downstream
Cable Modem Upstream
Cable Modem Operation Configuration
trace root bbc.co.uk gives me following
Tracing route to bbc.co.uk [188.8.131.52]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 6 ms 7 ms 25 ms 10.231.8.1
2 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms bmly-core-1a-ae1-1167.network.virginmedia.net [184.108.40.206]
3 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms popl-bb-1a-as6-0.network.virginmedia.net [220.127.116.11]
4 40 ms 29 ms 19 ms nrth-bb-1b-as3-0.network.virginmedia.net [18.104.22.168]
5 11 ms 41 ms 11 ms nrth-tmr-2-ae6-0.network.virginmedia.net [22.214.171.124]
6 12 ms 13 ms 13 ms tele-ic-1-as0-0.network.virginmedia.net [126.96.36.199]
7 12 ms 13 ms 26 ms pos6-1.rt0.thdo.bbc.co.uk [188.8.131.52]
8 13 ms 13 ms 18 ms 184.108.40.206
9 12 ms 11 ms 15 ms virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk [220.127.116.11]
Uploading 51MB file to my gmx.com email storage took 1 hour and 43 minutes, i then switched to wired connection and uploaded 21MB file to amazon cloud drive took 46 minutes
I have no issues with download speeds, and have no problems uploading from my pc locally as i often stream video to my windows media player extender connected to my router.
Any help appreciated.
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on 04-04-2011 22:57
i cant understand why they will tell you to post here they should be able to sort it out on their end
well here goes never troubleshoooted upload but ill give it a go
go to www.speedtest.net and do a speed test and post the result and either me or someone else will reply
on 05-04-2011 01:20
above is the screenshot from speedtest.net done just after 1am, i've done quite a few tests today and they all were in the range of 0.05-0.15 Mbps. An interesting observation, if i do a test immediately after i reboot my modem, upload was in the range of 1Mbps, but next test will drop to the usual figures. I did another reboot and it seems persistent, first test shows decent upload speed, following test speed drops, weird.
on 10-04-2011 12:12
I have checked your connection and local network and am unable to find an issue. Can you confirm you are seeing these results when you have bypassed your D-Link router and and are connected directly to the modem via ethernet? Can you also confirm you have no other software utilising your connection at the time of testing?
on 11-04-2011 13:24
I've tested this morning by connecting directly to the modem, and upload speed was consistently around 1Mbps, before I was using wired connection from my router. So I went through the settings on the router and found that my upstream settings where set to autoconfigure, but figure in the greyed out box was showing 100kbps. So I changed this setting to manual and set it to 1Mbps, did test again and upload jumped to 0.75Mbps, I then changed upstream to 2Mbps and speedtest now giving me 1.03Mbps. Well pleased with this result, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
on 02-06-2012 19:54
I am in Bristol BS5 area. I spent 3 housrs talking to 4 different Virgin Media personnel who all confirmed that they don't guarantee any upload speed and it can vary and there IS NOTHING THEY CAN OR ARE WILLING TO DO ABOUT IT. I have 30 MB service and have previously had over 3 mb upload but now is 0.2 and they did a support connection to my computer, verified this is the case and said tough. Get a different ISP. I will when my contract runs out.
on 13-06-2012 23:14
ok re my last message. I have solved the problem (not the one where Virgin refused to help as they said upload can fluctuate and is not guaranteed and tough lol but despite the rudeness it wasn't their fault and I have found the problem). I had a new motherboard (Asus) which came with a cd full of goodies. One of the programs claimed to manage and 'make the internet connection smoother' as part of the Asus AI suite (icontrol). I switched icontrol off and hey presto my upload went from 0.2 back to 3.1 (I'm on a 30mb download). So apologies to Virgin on this occasion. I has only just had my download speed service restored after 2 months due to a problem at their end and countless techs and phone calls but though they compensated me I was still dubious about their service and again on this occasion I was wrong and the fault was at my end for the upload speed after my upgrade of motherboard etc. If anyone else is running Asus AI that comes as a motherboard support cd try turning off icontrol.
on 17-06-2012 13:20
Glad to see that your issue has been resolved. Thank you for keeping us updated! If you have any other queries, please don't hesitate to post again.