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Standard User Dash
(regular) Wed 20-Apr-11 09:12:08
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In and on!


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Engineer phoned at about 8:20 I guess, said he was doing the cabinet.

The web-site said ~27mbps. The cabinet is 520m away following the road (and the cable goes underground at the bottom of my road so I guess it follows the road). The engineer wasn't sure if I'll actually get 15mbps being so far away and having such poor wiring in this area.

Came in at the top profile! Speed test clocked 37.46MB/sec; 17ms ping to multiplay.

All done by 9am.

Now just to see how this Buffalo router holds up...

Edited by Dash (Wed 20-Apr-11 09:12:29)

Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 20-Apr-11 10:13:26
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Please, what units are you using?

27millibits per second and then 37.46 MegaBytes per second. m - milli (1/1000); M - Mega (1,000,000); b - bits; B - Bytes.

Where did the 37.46 Mbps result come from? BT, TBB or speedtest.net?





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Standard User Dash
(regular) Wed 20-Apr-11 12:59:32
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Sorry, typo. 37.5mbps, bits not bytes smile That would be silly.

All speeds should have been listed in mebibits. The 37.46 mbps is reported from speedtest.net.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1260515845.png


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Standard User Dash
(regular) Wed 20-Apr-11 13:13:09
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And a little update - I rebooted my router after making some none-WAN changes, and my ping dropped to 10ms!

Powered up counter-strike and got 17ms on some random server, thought that was pretty good.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 20-Apr-11 13:38:55
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Getting there ... M

kibi, Mebi, Gibi will confuse it even more though and do we know what the various testers do ... do they use 1024 in their calc and do they use it once or twice ...

What does the TBB speed test show? You will find a lot of debate about speedtest.net and its accuracy.





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Standard User Dash
(regular) Wed 20-Apr-11 23:14:54
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Close enough.
My Broadband Speed Test

Edited by Dash (Wed 20-Apr-11 23:19:18)

Standard User mrnelster
(committed) Thu 21-Apr-11 08:04:54
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Re: In and on!


[re: Dash] [link to this post]
 
The web-site said ~27mbps. The cabinet is 520m away following the road (and the cable goes underground at the bottom of my road so I guess it follows the road). The engineer wasn't sure if I'll actually get 15mbps being so far away and having such poor wiring in this area.



Why do engineers say these things? You would expect faster than 15Mbps on ADSL2 at 520m from your exchange wouldn't you?That would be an admission of some awful copper in the ground.

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Knowing how it works is completely different to understanding how it works.
Standard User Dash
(regular) Thu 21-Apr-11 09:19:20
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In reply to a post by Dash:
having such poor wiring in this area


He did admit to some awful wiring. Some of the village is on aluminium, some on copper, some hasn't been updated in a long time.

I don't know what I'd expect from ADSL2 at that distance, as I don't live near the exchange, nor have ADSL2. Plus ADSL2 although is a *DSL technology is not VDSL2.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 21-Apr-11 09:36:31
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Re: In and on!


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ADSL2+ over 520m of cable a sync of 21Mbps or sync

Pendant mode VDSL2 is still xDSL technology, and in actual fact VDSL2 kit will fall back to ADSL2+, then ADSL2 then ADSL on long cabinet to home cable distances. This means FTTC is still worth it for people who have 10km long lines and 5km is to the nearest cabinet, as they would jump from nothing or 0.25Meg to around 2 to 2.5Meg

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Thu 21-Apr-11 18:42:14
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The cabinet is 520m away

My line is 566m away, and I get full sync ???

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