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15-06-2013, 02:07 PM
Hi all, I have to confess to not understanding internet speeds. I have been using Telecoms speed test and I think it may be dreadfully slow. I turned my thompson modem off and pulled the cable out off the phone jack. I waited a while and reconnected it all. My speed usually goes up but seems to slowly wind down lol. I have taken a screen grab of the speed test. Im using Windows 8 and the original Thompson modem from Telecom. I have a filter on the line as well. What is a good speed?:(

Speedy Gonzales
15-06-2013, 04:00 PM
Downloads here are about 1.2-1.5. So yours is about normal

15-06-2013, 04:29 PM
Here in Wanganui with Telecom:
Latency 32ms
Download 12.71Mbps
Upload 0.90Mbps

Speedy Gonzales
15-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Oh when I download it's about 1.5. Speedtest maybe different. Altho I dont rely on sites like that. It may also depend what server you select on speedtest on how fast the down/upload speed is.

If its local, it'll probably be faster than overseas. Just tested on speedtest a sydney server 73 ping, 12.41 dl, 0.71 ul. A wellington server 13.30 57 ping, 0.72 ul

15-06-2013, 05:12 PM
I was recommended to use http://www.consumerspeedtest.org.nz/
it is said to be more reliable.

My download speed varies between 15 & 18 MB.sec. but I still spend a lot of time waiting for pages to load. Overloaded servers I expect.:(

15-06-2013, 10:07 PM
Swap that router out with a decent DrayTek and see what happens...