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  1. jb0o
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    I have recently gotten Virgin Media... 10Mb speed.

    Downloads are blistering.. was downloading at 1.5MB/s the other day yet when I go to play online my games are unplayable because of my ping.

    Running a ping check through Command Prompt to Google I'm getting 90ms, which is ridiculous and a ping speed test at http://pingtest.net/ brings it back at 75ms, which to them is a rating grade 'C'.

    Does anyone else have this problem with Virgin? I'll be calling them no doubt as I need to be able to play this game, but just wondering if it was an ISP problem affecting everyone..
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    I get 33ms at pingtest which is rated a B and Im on 20mb connection.

    Try upgrading to this connection Im sure its only a tenner more a month, also kill any torrent/p2p/filesharing programs as well as windows update which could be running in the background...this might help a little.
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    The only problem that I'm facing is that I used to have Sky broadband, and although the speed were pretty ****, I was only paying £5 a month ontop of my Sky TV and my ping was fine...
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    I've just done another ping test and its come back at 33ms, which is fine.... maybe just general congestion tbh.
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    Yeh Ive had problems dealing with virgin. Its quite amusing seeing the ping passing through the hops nicely until it hits the virgin network and crawls to a halt.

    Dont worry we are trialing 40mb fibre optic broadband which will eventually be rolled out everywhere. Much better than the upto 20mb which is simply a marketing ploy by BT. Some people see faster speeds but until we lose the reliance on copper lines it wont improve.
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    [Nov 5, 2009]
    I've noticed my VM broadband drops a lot in speed during peak periods(between 8-10pm), the 10meg speed is peak speed(upto 10meg), you never actually get 10 meg.
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    Yeah same here, sometimes very slow in the late afternoon, the speed floats aound between 14-17meg which Im happy with...
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    I get 21 ms and an 'A'
    I use o2 broadband with a 16 meg package,as I'm on o2 mobile it costs a tenner a month.
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    I didn't have a choice with Virgin as I didn't want to pay £120 for a BT line and then pay a further £12.50 a month on a 18 month contract.. :(
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