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Standard User schander
(learned) Fri 08-Feb-13 16:05:45
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Possible two routes for line


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Hi all,
Recently the bt adsl checker has started listing that I can get 17mbps over WBC ADSL2+. I have always been told the my line length is 5000m therefore wouldn't be able to get more than 3mpbs, which is what I have been getting for the last few years. My isp confirmed that I'm on WBC adsl2+ and have a line length of 60db, which would make my 3mpbs sensible.
My ISP is suggesting that there could be 2 routes for me getting to the exchange and that I'm connected to the longer route? given that I'm not getting the 17mbps that BT are listing on the checker.

Also I know that I was being served by a TPON cabinet (20yards form my house), however recently a OpenReach engineer said that the cabinet was no longer in use and that all the connection were done in the, recently extended manhole, next to the cabinet.

Is there any chance that BT would re-route me to the shorter line?

The ISP as arranging a engineer visit.

Thanks
Satpal
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 08-Feb-13 16:29:26
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Re: Possible two routes for line


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is that higher result for your number, or postcode / address ??

http://windows.mouselike.org/be/?DoAction=BrasChecker returns a line length estimate as well as a BT BRAS chack

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MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 08-Feb-13 16:37:31
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That's neat - the other info it gives.

Interesting it should say:-
BT Recorded Line Length to Exchange (m): 3081
BE LLU: Activated


for a Plusnet FTTC line though.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.3/15.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 08-Feb-13 17:16:43
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that's still true for FTTC isn't it ?

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Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 08-Feb-13 17:30:40
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The distance looks right, yes. But the line below it is rather suspect tongue smile.

Ahhh - maybe it means Available/Activated at the exchange. That's not what it says.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.3/15.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 08-Feb-13 17:46:23)

Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Feb-13 17:39:42
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Just tried it > http://oi48.tinypic.com/a1k27c.jpg

The distance to the exchange is a bit out as it's around 5 Kilometres according to the OR engineer using a hawk.

Alastair

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 08-Feb-13 17:42:54
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see what you mean.

The distance is spot on for me, but the LLU line length database has always had its issues.

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Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 08-Feb-13 18:33:28
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
BE LLU: Activated
It says that even for a line with no BB. So it must just refer to the status of the exchange.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User schander
(learned) Fri 08-Feb-13 21:53:35
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The higher result is for my telephone number. My postcode comes back with the speed that I'm currently getting.
The result from the link is:
This is a 21CN line
Current Down: 2.3Mbps
Current Up: 0.45Mbps
BT recorded line length to exchange (m): 4430
BE LLU: Activated
Real Error: Migration code required for this number

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satpal
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 08-Feb-13 22:18:56
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A comparison point :-

BT Recorded Line Length to Exchange (m): 4123
This is a 21CN line.
The current Downstream BRAS rate is: 3.78 Mbps (6 dB SNR, 54 dB attn)
The current Upstream BRAS rate is: 0.45 Mbps

Previously the BT number checker picked up data for your active service and fed it back as available speed, this doesn't seem to be the case currently as I have a line saying "up to 3M" that syncs at 8128. Sounds like you have a database glitch the other way.

Ed to add: I guess what I'm saying is that there isn't a shorter route, the ISP might be making it up and the TPON overlay will be long back to the exchange and that won't be changed by the reconnection work unless you're on an exchange boundary and they're connecting to the "other" exchange (Hampton in Peterborough for example is fed from two exchanges) but this seems unlikely TBH.

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Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics

Edited by yarwell (Fri 08-Feb-13 22:22:20)

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