Just have a look at this speed test results, we have a system set-up to run a speed test on the line every morning at 06:00, this then logs with speedtest.net and here's the results.
I just cannot believe just how unsable the internet connection has become since upgrading to the 80/20 package!
Settled down? It's peaked again yesterday at 71MB/s and today it down again, it all over the place!
I know it's only 5Mb/s that it's fluctuating by, but sometimes it's less, especially with an afternoon speed test - but I've not counted that and tried to set the speed test at 06:00.
The line seems to resync virtually every morning at 05:45, and slower each time!
I think I have a problem too!
Openreach say we don't! And what we are seeing is the nature of the product and perfectly normal
Normally when the service status site says that there are improvements on the infinity network, you can guarantee within 24 hours you get a resync a little slower than before.
There has been quite a few updates recently, and resyncs each time.
There's also the issue of Speedtest being somewhat less than consistent - you're battling against unknown connection parameters at the remote server, and the results can fluctuate wildly. Itt has always been thus, and as long as copper cable is involved in the equation, will always be. Only when everywhere's fully fibre is there any real chance of consistent and reliable connectivity.
I never trust Speedtest, my figures have always been all over the place with that site and never consistent from one minute to the next.
I find this site http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/ to be more in line whith what I would expect from my line.
But the ultimate test is always a realtime download of a file.
I'm not a fan of constantly logging your speedtests and checking them over time, what are you hoping to achieve, either your infinity is working real time, streaming iPlayer playing Xbox etc, or it's not.
If you have a problem you'll soon know by someone saying they have lag playing Xbox, or their film is buffering on netflix. I would say that most would not even need the 76Mbps their profile quotes.
crystal_ship, I think you're absolutely right, the 80/20 product isn't ready for mainstream release as there are too many contributing factors to make it reliable for the masses.
When the line was on the 40/10 we had no problems, and no disconnections what-so-ever, it was reliable - upgrade to the 80/20 and reliability goes out of the window.
I have another site with the 80/20, albeit closer to the cab (I can see it from the window) and it's fine, the speed-test is 72Mb/s all the way, similar equipment on the line, and very similar set-up.
BT / Openreach should really be limiting the speed dependent on the distance from the cab, I know they want to be able to boast about having this great connection to compete with Virgin Media, but bragging about speed at the cost of reliability is stupid, and if you are too far to have 80/20 reliably, then they should say so and limit to 40/10.