Using my iPhone speedtest.net app I have found that although I am on the same plan (well, was until today on the Big Time Plan) as a couple of friends, mine is not even half the speed of theirs.
Have just done a test: Download 95.2 kB/s Upload 74.6 kB/s - that is the lowest I have ever tested at.
I called Telecom today to ask about it and was told that I shouldn't compare my speed with anyone else's and I do get that because I understand that where I live can be an issue. However, a friend lives 15 mins from the exchange and I live 5mins and my sister is the same distance but her speed is 601.9 kB/s ...
Something must be up - surely?
Telecom chick had me tell her how long it was taking to download a page and that isn't an issue.
My P2P is coming in at 0.3 kB/s - this is what is really at the heart of my complaint. So, I changed plans - to the unmanaged 20gig plan in the hope that it will make a difference.
A friend has suggested that because my wireless is unsecured (don't know how to secure it - feel free to tell me how) that perhaps my neighbours are sucking it.
OK - Now don't go biting my head off but I have another question which I would like an answer to, please.
I use uTorrent for my P2P but clearly I am not connecting properly because I get the exclamation mark at the bottom telling me so which means the torrent comes in really slowly.
I TRIED reading all about the Port Forwarding but honestly, it is way beyond me. I am happy to pay for someone to come and sort it for me - would it be easy enough for a professional to sort for me? Would xtra be able to walk me through it perhaps?
Sorry in advance if I have asked too many questions and if I appear stoopid - I'm not - I just don't have anyone else to ask.