Broadband Speed Checker

  ol blueeyes 13:32 11 Nov 08

How accurate is the Speed Checker on the PC Advisor Site. Everytime I check I always get exactly the same reading, not matter what time of day. When checking other Speed Sites I get different readings.I am on Virgin Cable but the speeds do vary.

  birdface 13:49 11 Nov 08

This is the one that the Virgin engineers use.My speeds never vary much.but I am only on the 2Mb. click here

  anchor 14:53 11 Nov 08

This is my preferred one:

click here

Try a few different servers; I live in NW London, but find the Maidenhead one better.

  ol blueeyes 14:58 11 Nov 08

Thanks both

  Stuartli 16:32 11 Nov 08

There is an excellent speed test at

click here

Requires Java.

I also use buteman's link regularly.

Interestingly I've just been to Poundland and spotted a Belkin high speed Ethernet cable; decided to risk the pound coin.

Did a speed check at bbmax with original cable (6.4MB on TalkTalk) and then swapped it for the new one.

First reading was a fraction over 10MB...:-)

Ran a series and figures ranged between 6.7MB and 7MB, although the best I've had in the past has been 7.2MB. Later very close to the limit for an "up to 8MB" service.

  Stuartli 16:33 11 Nov 08

Should read: "Latter very close..."

  Stuartli 16:39 11 Nov 08

Just tried anchor's London speed test link (it seems to be from the same source as bbmax) and got 7294kb/s and 7081kb/s.

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