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Standard User RobFlet
(committed) Fri 18-Nov-11 13:02:37
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How long before I get higher speed - FTTC connection?


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OK,

Taken the plunge. BT Infinity installed on 16th Nov. Doing speed tests I find I get downloads around 6 megs and uploads around 7.5 megs. The uploads are pretty consistent on most tests (using Global Broadband, BT tester LITE and ThinkBB).

Now and then I will see a download around 11 megs, and again, when like this, all test sites show much the same. But, most of the time I am seeing downloads SLOWER than my uploads.

How long do I have to wait before I see my speeds increase? Using the BT speedtester site, I see the IP profile is set to 38170 .

My daughter moved on Monday, and is seeing speeds now around 33megs.
(28 on wireless-N dongle, and 33 on ethernet).

The loss from home to cab is around 9db from the last OR tests.

HH3 and the new fibre modem (not the old ones which they have been having lots of problems with here)

Is there the same DLM type thing going on again here?

Cheers,

Rob

PS any BT care who knows about the FTTC stuff is welcome to chime in.

1999 Freeserve Dial up --> Freeserve Anytime ---> 2005 Wanadoo 512k BB ---> Jul 2009 Orange up 8 Megs(hah!) --> Nov 2009 O2 LLU -> Nov 2011 BT Infinity

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 18-Nov-11 13:04:54
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Re: How long before I get higher speed - FTTC connection?


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Not DLM is the IP profile is high then throughput at that speed should be possible.

Are you testing using Ethernet (wireless can be a bottleneck, as even N networks are affected by walls etc), also check that the PC is configured for faster speeds, i.e. www.broadbandreports.com/tweaks If using Windows 7 this should not be an issue, but your MTU may still need playing with.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User RobFlet
(committed) Fri 18-Nov-11 13:29:12
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Re: How long before I get higher speed - FTTC connection?


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Thanks,

I am Win7, so would I need to tweak anything?

I'll see what an ethernet connection shows ...

Later ...

Rob

1999 Freeserve Dial up --> Freeserve Anytime ---> 2005 Wanadoo 512k BB ---> Jul 2009 Orange up 8 Megs(hah!) --> Nov 2009 O2 LLU -> Nov 2011 BT Infinity

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Standard User RobFlet
(committed) Fri 18-Nov-11 14:02:14
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Re: How long before I get higher speed - FTTC connection?


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OK,

Laptop and ethernet now shows 37 megs ... !!!

Compared to 135k on ADSL from BT and 3.5megs via O2 LLU, quite a good result eh?

I guess I will have to route some cable to my office machine ... Getting about 12-13 megs via wireless (but it is a b/g card not "n").

Would getting an "n" card help? Given "g" is 54 megs anyway?

Cheers,

Rob

1999 Freeserve Dial up --> Freeserve Anytime ---> 2005 Wanadoo 512k BB ---> Jul 2009 Orange up 8 Megs(hah!) --> Nov 2009 O2 LLU -> Nov 2011 BT Infinity

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Standard User geordiekris
(experienced) Fri 18-Nov-11 19:03:42
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not really as the hh3 is not a pure "n" device if it ddetects any other device i.e. b/g it slows down to that level

i can say whatever i want as i no longer work for the [censored]!
Standard User melita
(learned) Fri 18-Nov-11 22:32:57
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Due to get BT Infinity next Tuesday. I was told that it takes around 10 days for the connection speed to settle down at its optimum.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 18-Nov-11 22:44:40
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In reply to a post by melita:
Due to get BT Infinity next Tuesday. I was told that it takes around 10 days for the connection speed to settle down at its optimum.
That's rot. The script-monkeys haven't been told this isn't ADSL2+, and even then it wasn't true. The Openreach documentation about it doesn't mention it. See this post and the rest of teh thread after it smile.

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Standard User RobFlet
(committed) Fri 18-Nov-11 23:27:14
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So, are you saying that if I have ANY computer with a b/g card, then HH3 will slow to that rate, and the "n" based PC's will see a b/g throughput?

Sort of makes sense ...

So, should I get some powerline ethernet adaptors?

I see folk say you need to 200mbps rather than the 85's ...

Mind you, laying some cat5 will be cheaper, but I'm not sure that it'll be quite so easy or tidy enough - don't want nasty trunking down the walls etc ...

Cheers,

Rob.

Seeing up to 18 megs on the b/g wireless machines ... still 37.5 on ethernet though. so ethernet of some ilk is tempting.

1999 Freeserve Dial up --> Freeserve Anytime ---> 2005 Wanadoo 512k BB ---> Jul 2009 Orange up 8 Megs(hah!) --> Nov 2009 O2 LLU -> Nov 2011 BT Infinity( getting 37.5 megs now on ethernet)

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 18-Nov-11 23:27:42
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Maximum for G is 54/2 i.e. the 54 is either direction added together, in testing 15Meg is about the best from G.

Putting N device is the only one on the network may help, but a cable does help, and avoids annoying wireless drop outs. i.e. a pain for a morning installing neatly but beauty after that

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 18-Nov-11 23:35:13
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200 / 2 max of 100Mbps download and thats if within a foot of each other, i.e. speed gets worse over distance.

The 200AV will probably manage 30+, 100m of Ethernet of reasonable quality is certain to manage 100Mbps.

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