Originally Posted by bikeman
Actualy I already have a pc app called winoptimizer which has an internet turning option built in. I don't claim to know exactly what it does but I suspect that my pcs are already well optimised. Suffice to say they all perform very very well and I have no intention of loading a bit of freeware which may cause other system problems.
If you pay for 20mb yet only get 7mb that tells me a) you shouldn't be happy either and b) you're endorsing a bit of shareware that hasn't helped you much either.
Phone Virgin and complain then.
You really should try and isolate it a bit more befor blaming VM though, as I said before, connect one of your PC's to your CM and repeat the speed tests.
Also, can you start(don't need to let it complete) a medium to lage size file from a number of different sources, then report back what tranfer rate you got.
It is also possible that your area is over subscribled slightly, but as stated, if your getting 1.5M from a 2M line, it's not exaclty bad. Are you carrying the speed tests out at what could be called "peak periods. Do you have any close neighbours that are also on the 2M product? What sort of speeds do they get?
BTW, with reference to software, and possibly screwing up your machine, i'm an IT Technican, I don't reccomend software to other people if I haven't had direct and fairly comprehensive experience with them.