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    Connection Speed Tests

    We're having some Internet issues here - in the process of trying to convince BT of this, they claimed that sites like speedtest.net don't work for fibre connections, only standard ADSL lines. Is there any truth in that?!

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    just as a n other test see what speed you get downloading an iso from ms their servers usually work fast

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    Best thing is to try a download from Microsoft or somewhere similar, speedtest does work with fibre.....

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    offical bt speed tester

    2 types of test

    1) ADSL + fibre below 24MBPS
    2) Fibre 24MBPS plus

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    I'm aware of the official BT speedtest site - the problem with that is that you can only run one test an hour.

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    enjay i am not sure about your exact question here,

    Does speedtest.net and other speed check sites support fibre? answer is yes.
    Have you tried another provider like
    thinkbroadband :: UK Broadband Speed Test

    are you sure its not a DNS / proxy issue?
    btw bt speed checker works more than once and hour, ive done 5 in the last 10 mins 89MBPS.

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    I reckon it is a hardware fault with our 2Wire router, as we've been seeing packet loss for a few weeks now - the difficulty is in getting BT to accept this and/or do anything about it.

    I've just run several tests in quick succession too, but other times have been told I can't do more than one an hour.



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