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Standard User furman
(experienced) Mon 06-Jun-11 12:07:16
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How far from the cabinet before speed drops?


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Hi,
Just out of interest how far from the cabinet would I need to need from the cabinet for my speed to drop to 32mb?

I had infinity installed 2 weeks ago, the wired lan cable speed test was around 32/33mb and 8-9 upload. I can actually see the green box, it is not more than 80m from my house. Is this a standard speed drop?

I am not complaining as I was on 2.5d / 0.9u with O2 before just wondering as others are 600m plus and they are getting 38-40mb.

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Be 16mb (actual 9mb):
My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User mr_bean
(regular) Mon 06-Jun-11 12:19:08
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How are you doing that speedtest & which ISP are you with. If you do the BT speedtest what does it say your IP profile is?

If your connection is syncing at 32-33Mbps (hard to get this info - the closest guide is the IP profile) then are you sure that's the cabinet you're connected to? For 32Mb/s you would probably need to be at least 700m - I'm 520m from my cabinet in a straight line and probably 6-700m for the cable run (forgot to ask the engineer if he had a length estimate but the attenuation was 19dB) and I get 40/10.

Wiring quality almost certainly plays a part but at 80m it would have to be pretty grotty to be down at 32Mb/s
Standard User furman
(experienced) Mon 06-Jun-11 12:55:58
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I am with BT Infinity, I did use their speed tested and I am pretty sure it was 40/10 but I will re-test and post here.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 06-Jun-11 13:11:53
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Re: How far from the cabinet before speed drops?


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Remember the 100m or so of the copper link to the fibre may not be the cause of the variations in speed.

Giving people very close to 0.5Meg a lot of the time is very easy, but hitting 40Meg most of the time for the same price or less if you compare to older pricing is a lot harder.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User kasg
(committed) Mon 06-Jun-11 13:16:45
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In reply to a post by furman:
I am with BT Infinity, I did use their speed tested and I am pretty sure it was 40/10 but I will re-test and post here.
It won't have been 40/10; it might have been 38717/10000

Kevin

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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 19:51:15
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Hi,

Are you sure you are connected to the box you can see? I am not connected to my closest box, I am connected to my second closest.

DrT

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Standard User Croftie
(learned) Mon 06-Jun-11 20:16:59
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My cab is 60Meters away as the crow flies, 300Meters by road and the engineers JDSU estimate was 300Meters.

Your cab maybe close but your line could be a lot longer.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 06-Jun-11 20:19:22
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I wonder if it is even a BT PCP? Maybe a VM one?

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Standard User planetming
(newbie) Mon 06-Jun-11 20:32:02
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I am about 800m from the cabinet. BT Estimate was 14.3Mbps. My IP Profile is over 35000Kbps. So very happy. Upstream is capped at 2000Kbps.

Robert
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Standard User furman
(experienced) Tue 07-Jun-11 08:56:27
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Hi,
Yes that is the box because the engineer went to the box as there was no dial tone after setup.

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