06-07-2012 17:16 - edited 06-07-2012 17:20
it get to about half w ay then drops down to so slow is this my line or the test page thats faulty ?
hope you can help
07-07-2012 07:37 - edited 07-07-2012 07:38
Could be a lot of things.
1. Check what your processor use is during the test. You can do this in task manager. If it is close to 100% during the test then your processor is not coping with the load. Flash speed tests are very heavy on processor use. You will only improve this by upgrading your processor.
2. What server are you using for the test. I find speedtestnet - London - NAMESCO the best. Also try http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/
3. Are you using Firefox for your speed testing? If so try IE9 or Chrome. If that solves the problem, I can help you put that right in Firefox.
on 07-07-2012 11:27
I would guess its your antivirus slowing it down. Kaspersky is one of the worst offenders.
Go to your antivirus and temporarilly disable the 'Web Shield' or any kind of live protection that would cause the antivirus to scan data as it is downloading. If you cant find anything then you could close your antivirus down completely but its probably not recommended.
Once you have done that just re test and it will stay stable
on 09-07-2012 16:58
thank you both for your help
my cpu is not at even half load and my viru program is Bullgaurd so i will have a look at that see what i can do just was stange that it hapend half way in and not all the time
thanks again all
on 13-07-2012 13:27
I am sorry to hear you have been facing some issues with your speeds of recent. I have just checked your connection and network segment. Everything appears to be OK at present and there do not appear to have been any network problems recently. If you are still experiencing difficulties then please re-post with the information described here taken at the time, together with traceroutes to bbc.co.uk (no WWW) and any other sites which are causing you problems.
We have seen Bulldog interfering with speeds so please disable it when speed testing. Please also check that the power supply is 12Vac, 1.5A. A CAT 6 ethernet cable is also recommended.
Speedtests should always be run from a single, ethernet connected PC to the modem, with no devices connected wirelessly. Concurrently downloading multiple large files from multiple servers and adding the throughput will usually give a more accurate indication of actual download speeds than speed testing sites.
on 14-07-2012 00:08
thanks for the help james its going a lot better now and has done for a day or two and i did nothing difrent so i can not say why this is but i am glad its not just faster but more stable tbh i would like 20 up and 20 down than 120 down and 12 up also please sort out back up and make it not part of the fait use by having it on your net work maybe