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I'm surprised mine is so crap, I thought Tiscali had been doing better lately....seems I'm just getting used to crap speeds, not good. :evil: Hey ho, a timely reminder to get the finger out and get changed over to someone better.

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/623677475.png

 

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My o2 line has been as bad recently. How on Earth they've managed to go from amazing to utter tosh within 12 months is astounding. Nice job o2...

 

I really need to change ISP, but it's nearly impossible to find one that isn't completely terrible or insane expensive.

 

This morning at 8am I was getting 12kb/s on a download from a very quick server. Last night, I was getting 190ms+ ping to a UK server. I mean seriously, what the hell is this? :-/

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I really need to change ISP, but it's nearly impossible to find one that isn't completely terrible or insane expensive.

 

This morning at 8am I was getting 12kb/s on a download from a very quick server. Last night, I was getting 190ms+ ping to a UK server. I mean seriously, what the hell is this? :-/

 

Changing ISP will not make any difference. There is no unbundling in Shetland. Every and any ISP you choose is selling you a rebadged BT product. There might be slight differences due to traffic shaping but apart from that changing ISP is unlikely to increase your speeds.

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I have to disagree with you there Marvin, changing isp greatly increased our download speeds, and we now get pings of 50 - 70 even on German Servers. with PIPEX we were lucky to have pings of 150 at this time of night, but they were generally 200 +

 

We changed from PIPEX to PLUSNET, best move we made.

 

I'm also about 1.5 miles from Weisdale exchange, and at tim eof these tests there are three other pc's online in my house.

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I'll get the full chapter and verse from Ian at Shetland Broadband on Monday and report back... but, basically.... if you buy a package from Plusnet, Tiscali etc they have to buy a package from BT to connect you. There is no local loop unbundling in Shetland. No ISP has any equipment in any of the exchanges. The only variance will come from possible traffic shaping.

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I really need to change ISP, but it's nearly impossible to find one that isn't completely terrible or insane expensive.

 

This morning at 8am I was getting 12kb/s on a download from a very quick server. Last night, I was getting 190ms+ ping to a UK server. I mean seriously, what the hell is this? :-/

 

Changing ISP will not make any difference. There is no unbundling in Shetland. Every and any ISP you choose is selling you a rebadged BT product. There might be slight differences due to traffic shaping but apart from that changing ISP is unlikely to increase your speeds.

 

I know there's no unbundling in Shetland. o2 are shaping the crap out of connections at most times of the day, that's why I need to change ISP. It's become nothing but obvious that if I try to download something "normally" ie using the built in downloader within a web browser, i'd barely get over 30KB/s. When using a download manager, such as DownloadThemAll! my speed shoots up to 90+KB/s.

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^ What does 'shaping' mean? I have the same problem with downloads - even in the middle of the day an hour long iPlayer program will now take an hour to download, however, if my partner downloads it on some other download thingy (I don't know what it is) he can have it in a matter of minutes. Why is this?

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We're on the same exchange Marvin, what's yours like?

 

It varies, but speedtest (which I don't 100% trust) says about 5.5Mbps.

 

The BT checker says about 4Mbps.

 

Those results you are getting are really bad. The speed is shocking but even worse, the ping times... almost unusable!

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