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Standard User MrGrumpy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-Apr-12 12:07:55
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What would be the point in upgrading?


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Just looked at my stats again on my unlocked modem either the modem is not accurate or I have some issues with my line?

# xdslcmd info --show
xdslcmd: ADSL driver and PHY status
Status: Showtime
Retrain Reason: 0
Max: Upstream rate = 11538 Kbps, Downstream rate = 50064 Kbps
Path: 0, Upstream rate = 10000 Kbps, Downstream rate = 39996 Kbps

Link Power State: L0
Mode: VDSL2 Annex B
VDSL2 Profile: Profile 17a
TPS-TC: PTM Mode
Trellis: U:ON /D:ON
Line Status: No Defect
Training Status: Showtime
Down Up
SNR (dB): 7.1 7.5
Attn(dB): 0.0 0.0
Pwr(dBm): 11.9 6.8


Not complaining about my speeds just now massive upgrade from my old Be connection but somewhat underwhelmed about the much lauded 80/20.

PS Bt reckon my line is capable of this
Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 55.9Mbps and upstream line speed of 18Mbps.


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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 14-Apr-12 12:12:43
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Re: What would be the point in upgrading?


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Same sort of boat as me. Checker suggests 40.6Mbit down and 6.5Mbit up or thereabouts but I only get 24Mbit down and 4.5Mbit up now so it's actually completely incorrect for our line. Thats on the 17a profile too.

Some of my friends who got closer to 40Mbit from the get go are looking into upgrading though as it'll likely be better for them. One already has and got 76Mbit.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 14-Apr-12 12:23:12
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Re: What would be the point in upgrading?


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The 40Meg under profile 8c was not pushing the envelope, profile 17a pushes things closer to the limit and thus benefits have been less, particularly as lines are already running on profile 17a

50Meg might be worth it for some, but staying on 40Meg seems a safer bet for you, unless you are a very busy household

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Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Sat 14-Apr-12 12:55:52
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Re: What would be the point in upgrading?


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The link to the BT Speed test you give gets the site OK, but it errors 404 and has done so for weeks!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 14-Apr-12 13:57:58
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In reply to a post by G3UZF:
The link to the BT Speed test you give gets the site OK, but it errors 404 and has done so for weeks!
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I don't see any BT speed test link by anyone in this thread? Are you meaning some other place orly has posted?

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