Internet speed

  gav223 20:04 15 Oct 09
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Hi.

I have just had Virgin broadbank installed and have the 10mb package.

I have never had more than a couple of mbs in the past, so was expecting it to be realy quick.

I have done a speed test and they are ranging from 9 to 12 mb.

It states that a 800 mb movie would download in 11 minutes at my current speed.

I downloaded something from a site that I pay for which was only 84 mb and it took around 5 minutes.

Firstly this is about the same time that I used to get when I was on an internet speed 5x slower.

Secondly if this is anything to go by, it will take more like 50 minutes to download something 800 mb large.

I am using a netbook at the moment while waiting to get a mac.

Could this be causing it to run slower.

Many thanks.

  MAT ALAN 20:11 15 Oct 09

I have just had Virgin broadbank installed and have the 10mb package...

I have done a speed test and they are ranging from 9 to 12 mb

10Mb package and 9 - 12 in a speed test

DON'T see the problem...

it will also certainly depend on where you are downloading from...

  gav223 20:20 15 Oct 09

Hi MAT ALAN.

My issue is, if I am getting that speed, why does it not work any faster than when I was on a slower speed.

Also why is it downloading slower than stated.

Cheers.

  beeuuem 23:47 15 Oct 09

Other than your connection speed the D/L rate depends on the speed of the server you are D/L from.
Try to D/L a big file from click here to get a 'real' speed as their servers are usually very fast.

  MAT ALAN 18:39 16 Oct 09

It will also depend on the specs of your PC...

  woodchip 18:42 16 Oct 09

A lot of factors govern your Download Speed, one is the Site you download from may not work anything like the speed your connection can download at

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