Download speed after rebooting Sky router

  numskull 10:29 26 Jan 08
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I checked my download speeds this morning at DSL Zone and speedtest.net. I was only getting 1800kbs on an 8mb connection. I rebooted the router and now seem to be getting 6810kbs. Why has rebooting the router increased the speeds?

  Dipso 10:44 26 Jan 08

It depends on whether the reboot allowed you to connect at a higher speed, this would then explain the higher result or it could just be that the speedtester was overloaded at the time.

  numskull 11:00 26 Jan 08

Was synching at 8096 and just the same after the reboot. Synch speed used to drop then come back up after a reboot but this time no drop for a couple of weeks.

  Bobby 12:21 26 Jan 08

To the best of my knowledge, when you re-boot a router, it starts off at the maximum possible speed, then every time it sees an error, it drops the speed until the connection is error free. Unfortunately, they don't try increasing the speed again "just to see" on their own!

  Dipso 17:01 26 Jan 08

I would say it is likely to be traffic using the DSL Zone tester then. Try downloading from a well sourced server, e.g. a Linux distro or something from Microsoft, I find speedtesters aren't so reliable.

  reddwarfcrew 17:25 26 Jan 08

take a trip to click here and post your problem there too, they are loads and loads of tools and tutorials on that site on how to get the most from your sky connection.

It's not run by or funded by sky in any way btw.

  reddwarfcrew 17:26 26 Jan 08

correct link: click here

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