Ethernet Line Speeds
Posted on 2011-10-26
We have a new ethernet (10mb) line installed by BT openreach. It will be throttled to 4mb.
The whole order process from our new ISP has taken from end of june till now, slightly over the 65 day lead time... this is another stoy all together....
The openreach engineer installed the 6 sockets and leads and before he left said he was having issue connecting 2x pairs up. So a day later we get another openreach engineer to fit the NTE (hatteras box). Again we had further issues getting any sensible speed on the line, approx 0.1mb was achievable.
So the ISP then fixed it on the cisco and we are now getting uploads from speedtest.net from 2mb up to 6mb and a downloads from 1.3mb to 3.5mb.
We currently have a 2mb leased line. This is showing on average (everytime) around 1.6-1.7 up and down.
Would a 2x pair failure of the 6x lines cause this sort of speed issue on the new 10mb ehternet? Would speedtest.net be a reliable test of this ethernet (1x laptop currently connected)?
Should ehternet show a constant up/down each time???