Is Tiscali on Go-Slow?

  pcbobby 15:35 16 Nov 07
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OS XP Home.
My exchange can only cater for 512Kbps.(Tiscali)
However, during the last few weeks the speed has really slowed down.
It varies between 11kbps to 80Kbps.
On a good day, I might get a one of, 140Kbps.
And once in the blue moon, it will even reach 400Kbps.

I have made no changes in software and there no aliens (virus) on board.
AVG. Spyware terminator, and Comodo are all up to date.

Has any members had similar problems?

PS. I did note that the Tiscali status was reading 20% for internet.

  johnnyrocker 15:36 16 Nov 07

depends on location.


johnny.

  pcbobby 15:40 16 Nov 07

Sorry johnnyrocker, I should have indicated Lincolnshire.

  FungusBoggieman 15:42 16 Nov 07

no problem here in devon.
if in doubt give them a call and ask them to reset your network.

  pcbobby 15:46 16 Nov 07

Thank you FungusBoggieman. I note that.

  Stuartli 15:46 16 Nov 07

Have you followed the Tiscali advice on the subject first?

click here

Incidentally I've just run a speed test (I have TalkTalk) on Tiscali's own speed checker - it's around 6.35MB, which ties in with speedtest.bbmax.co.uk.

  pcbobby 15:49 16 Nov 07

Sorry, I forgot to add.
In August,I was 7 days without BB , Tiscali engineers did a reset.

  pcbobby 15:54 16 Nov 07

Staurtli, Thank you for the link.

Until a few weeks ago, I was achieving in excess of 512 - even reached 972kbps!!

  Dipso 17:09 16 Nov 07

Please don't rely solely on the Tiscali speedtest, it's known to be inaccurate, it's just given me a result of 25.6 Mbps. This would explain why you thought you got a result of 972Kbps from a 512Kbps connection. The speedtest download file is far too small to correctly record your speed. A proper download from a well sourced server such as Microsoft would give a better idea of your true speed.

Are you on a 512 fixed connection due to the distance to your exchange? Most exchanges have been ADSL Max up to 8 Meg enabled now, has yours not?

  rob3600 05:34 17 Nov 07

Got tired of tiscali switching to Talk Talk was without BB for 3 days cost £15.00 in phone calls to Tiscali, before loosing BB went really slow then went off Location Lancashire.

  tiscalitrev 09:01 17 Nov 07

pcbobby, I am in south Lincs and am experiencing the same problems, in fact always had some speed problems in the 2 years I have been with them. I am on 1 meg and "sometimes" can achieve the heady heights of 950k, but more likely 500k.
However in the past week or so I am down to very poor speeds, eg yesterday 50k, today just before posting this 150k.

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