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Day 6 - Spoke too soon!

Our broadband performance over the weekend has been a bit more exciting than our first couple of days on broaderband had led us to expect.

BT have indeed been exploring the envelope. We've been up to 8 Meg with frequent disconnections - even at less thrilling 5 and 6 Meg the whole thing has been rather unstable. It has even exposed a little weakness in our XP desktop which leads it to hang to the point of requiring a power down rather than a simple restart as it struggled with re-establishing the LAN and associated internet connection. By contrast this faithful old 2000 desktop and the brand new wifi connected lap top were pretty steady through all the network turmoil.

We're down to under 4 Meg this morning although fortunately for us the upstream path seem to be steady at the expected doubling of it's previous rate. Four more days of refinement if the newsgroups are to be believed before we settle down.

Otherwise it was a relatively quiet showery holiday weekend here in the UK and on the website. But the new Google Site map file was produced and uploaded and exposed a few remaining errors which we need to fix. We also need to look at the priority and update frequency data it contains to see if that needs to be amended.

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