I've just set up our Slingshot broadband and was somewhat surprised at the speed - eg basic webpages took a number of seconds to load. I elected for the FS down/128k up package, however Speedtest showed our connection at around 2.27MB down/0.14 MB up. I spoke to someone at the Slingshot call desk who suggested trying another PC, which I did. The results were surprising, with the other computer showing speeds of between 5 and 6MB/sec, while the original computer being no faster than about 2.5MB/sec. (Eg. tests done directly after one another showed download speeds of 2.0 and 6.0MB/sec respectively).
I have tried closing down both antivirus and firewall applications on the slow computer, on the advice of the helpdesk, but this makes no difference to the speeds.
Can anyone offer me any suggestions as to what could be causing this discrepency and what I can do to fix it?
The "slow" computer is running XP; the "fast" Windows 7. I have had no problems earlier with differences in speed, although that was on TC cable.
Any help greatly appreciated.