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East Midlands Broadband Consortium (EMBC) Thread, Higher up than down? in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); Is it normal to have an upload speed that is much higher than the download? Is this to do with ...
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    Higher up than down?

    Is it normal to have an upload speed that is much higher than the download? Is this to do with the way the connection is capped?

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    No - it's usually the other way round. Are you sure you're reading the numbers correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mats View Post
    No - it's usually the other way round. Are you sure you're reading the numbers correctly?
    It's only Monday, give me some credit! :P


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    30Mb connection, kids online now sucking bandwidth


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    Weird. I'd expect more speed down than up, or possibly symmetrical. You have 2x faster uploads. I'm outta suggestions.

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    How weird...

    10.74 down, 20.81 up

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    Surely that's expected? You're sharing both the up and down with every other user. Most will be downloading so you won't get much bandwidth for your download test but few will be uploading so you get most of the "up" bandwidth?

    On domestic ADSL that's not going to be the case - you're probably the only user and it is designed to give much bigger down than up.

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    Your not the only one
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    Thought it was magic monday for a minute there... our upload still sucks though


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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Surely that's expected? You're sharing both the up and down with every other user. Most will be downloading so you won't get much bandwidth for your download test but few will be uploading so you get most of the "up" bandwidth?

    On domestic ADSL that's not going to be the case - you're probably the only user and it is designed to give much bigger down than up.
    Our connection is capped at 20 Meg so I am getting down exactly what I should be. Plus there were very few users on the system when I carried out this test.

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    Ours used to be allot faster until Capita moved in.
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    So it's pretty normal to have higher up than down then it seems.

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    We got an email today saying "woohoo, you've been upgraded to 40mb!"

    Still can't get much above the performance of a 1mb ADSL line though

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    One logged call later and we come in this fine Monday morning having 40Mbit down and 18Mbit up. Happy days - but that was only after BT told EMBC there was something on our network causing it. Even when everything but the test station was unplugged?
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