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Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 13-Nov-11 12:41:12
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Infinity Profiles


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When i had Infinity installed last week the engineer showed me the line was at 40 down and 10 up but when i use the BT tester site it is showing my line is configured to the next profile down. As the crow flys the cab is 40m away with the line length being maybe 80, the last 20m was also replaced from the pole to the back of my NTE around 6 months ago.

Now to be honest i am not in reality going to miss that extra Mbit or what ever it is but i am surprised its set lower than the top speed.

My modem is a 3B one so when i flash it to get line stats is there a specific one or do i just use the hg612_unlocked_sp10_firmware.zip one?
Standard User MrGrumpy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 13-Nov-11 12:50:17
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that firmware should work, unable to tell you what modem version mine is but line characteristics seem to vary alot, there are a few posts on here with line stats miles better than mine at distances similar to mine. Just seems to be the luck of the draw. I can tell you I won`t pay for an 80/20 product unless its free upgrade, thats how much little improvement there is over my current stats wink

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Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 13-Nov-11 13:00:58
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i have read and read the FTTC line stats thread but i am going dizzy reading between the line stats lol


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Standard User Adsl24
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 13-Nov-11 16:36:38
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Re: Infinity Profiles


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If you are saying that the BT Speedtest says your profile is 38717 then that is the max on 40Mb, so you would be on the top profile, not the next one down!

James

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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 13-Nov-11 17:21:32
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Your line is probably connected at 39999 but the IP Profile is max'ed to 38717. This is to ensure that the data sent through your connection is never actually higher than what it can sustain.

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BT Infinity 8th July 2010
(NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
29.5Mbit down / 5.5Mbit up
Standard User mr_bean
(member) Sun 13-Nov-11 17:27:44
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Your line is probably connected at 39999 but the IP Profile is max'ed to 38717
Interestingly along with profile 17a I found my IP profile speed now reported as 38715Kbps. Not sure whether this slight change is universal.

Sync @ 39997Kbs-1
Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 13-Nov-11 17:36:01
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I believe the profile can be any number.

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> Comparison chart of FTTC ISPs
> Got FTTC? Complete the survey

BT Infinity 8th July 2010
(NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
29.5Mbit down / 5.5Mbit up
Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Nov-11 09:57:05
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Ah i see, thanks for that, it does indeed say 38717
Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Nov-11 09:57:45
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Again, thank you smile
Standard User smurf46
(member) Mon 14-Nov-11 10:18:55
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Apologies for jumping on this thread but I'm intrigued. Half the time I've checked the BT speedtester it reports a throughput in excess of the line profile by up to 1.5Mbps. I also use a Fritz!Box 7390 on an FTTC line (for stability - the OR modem setup had download speeds constantly up and down, so it was suggested I tried a "better" router) and it reports an actual (not the even higher attainable) throughput at 6Mbps above the reported IP profile. I'd say this was an error but both the router and the tbbMonitor running on the PC regularly also report actual downloads running up to a couple of Megs in excess of the IP profile. I suppose it could be that the profile jumps about a bit and I've just used the test at the "wrong" times?

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