NTL connection slow?

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Hi,

Has anyone's NTL broadband connection gone a bit slow over the past few days? Mine seems to have, although I didn't really notice it till today. I have the 4mb connection and at the minute it only seems to be managing under 1mb connection speed. Average download speed is down to about 60-65kb/s, which is very slow considering I should be getting at least a 400kb/s download speed! I asked my mate who lives on the other side of town and he reckons he's getting about 200kb/s download speed which is still half what it should be. I've tried a few broadband speed tests which confirm it.
I've looked on NTL's service status page which mentions a possible loss of service in Oxford this morning which is about 30 miles away but nothing around here. I know NTL is getting a new webpage and all that but it couldn't slow down service as well could it? :confused:

Cheers, Tony :)
 
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To test your download speed, try Here

Just pick a biggish file (e.g BF1942 demo) and see what your download speed is. I find it a good way to see if my connection is slow - i'm with blueyonder.
 
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Barrington said:
To test your download speed, try Here

Just pick a biggish file (e.g BF1942 demo) and see what your download speed is. I find it a good way to see if my connection is slow - i'm with blueyonder.

I just did that demo and my speed is going between 475.2kb/s and 490kb/s

how about the thread maker?
 
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Camalot said:
First gave me 2.1 megabits per second.

Second 3437kbps

First site has always been dodgey for me tho mate even on last isp
Thanks. I can't do the first one again as it says I can only try three test a month on this ip number. The second one gave me 3474 which sounds like it's getting close.

Barrington said:
To test your download speed, try Here

Just pick a biggish file (e.g BF1942 demo) and see what your download speed is. I find it a good way to see if my connection is slow - i'm with blueyonder.
I just had a go and it averaged between 395-410 kb/s. Getting better! Cheers. :D
 
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I've used a Belkin 4-port router with a wireless access point for a while on my blueyonder 4mb connection. No problems as far as wireless goes with Belkin for me.

Even their Wireless router is pretty good (in my experience).
 
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Barrington said:
I've used a Belkin 4-port router with a wireless access point for a while on my blueyonder 4mb connection. No problems as far as wireless goes with Belkin for me.

Even their Wireless router is pretty good (in my experience).

Do ocuk sell it? if so could you post a link please?

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I've deffinately noticed a drop in browsing speed, i'm tested my 10mb download and all seems to be well but general surfing is painfully slow. Problem with dns?
 
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When i posted here i was new to NTL. Since then my 4mb servies has been lagging me out of wow a lot. High pings.

And now when i try that bf demo download ive only been getting 200/230 all week, i used to get 400/500.

Anyone else having problems recently?
 

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Camalot said:
Oh dear, ive just been recomended a netgear as well. I guess now i should avoid them on my ntl 4mb?

Still stuck as to which router to choose :(

I have a netgear router and NTL 10meg. I have just downloaded the BF1942 demo in about 2 mins. There is nothing wrong with Netgear.
 
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Camalot said:
When i posted here i was new to NTL. Since then my 4mb servies has been lagging me out of wow a lot. High pings.

And now when i try that bf demo download ive only been getting 200/230 all week, i used to get 400/500.

Anyone else having problems recently?
I've got NTL 4mb also, I just tried downloading the BF1942 demo again and was getting around 400kb/s on average. That's pretty good, but I'm sure it should still be a bit higher - I seem to remember getting around 460kb/s up until a while ago. If it keeps up at this 400kb/s speed then I think I might get onto NTL (or is it VirginMedia now?) and try and find out what's going on. :)
 
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:confused: I think i'm on the 2mb base package. I definately noticed a slow down over the last couple of days, web browsing has become painful, and my connection is lost occasionally. I wonder if these problems are caused by Richard Branson??
 
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The following work will take place between 12am Thursday 22nd February and 12am Thursday 29th February


On the morning of Thursday the 22nd February between midnight and 6 AM,


Network improvements will result in a loss of service in the Oxford and surrounding areas.


Network updates will result in a loss of service in Portsmouth, Poplar, Lichfield and surrounding areas.


Virgin Media customer may also experience degraded performance when trying to register for the service



On the morning of Sunday the 25th February between midnight and 6 AM,


Virgin Media customer may also experience degraded performance when trying to register for the service



On the morning of Monday the 26th February between midnight and 6 AM,


Network improvements will result in a loss of service in Bolton, Wirral, Addlestone, Belfast and surrounding areas.



On the morning of Tuesday the 27th February between midnight and 6 AM,


Network improvements will result in a loss of service in the Fareham, Belfast, Hartlepool, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Derby and surrounding areas.


Network updates will result in a loss of service in Cambridge and surrounding areas.


Updates to the Virgin Media homepage may cause slow performance when browsing the Website



On the morning of Wednesday the 28th February between midnight and 6 AM,


Network improvements will result in a loss of service in the Hemel Hempstead, Hartlepool, Papworth, Luton and surrounding areas.

Im about 20-30mins from lichfield if that counts :o
 
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