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Standard User Brookzy
(learned) Wed 12-Feb-14 17:36:08
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Plusnet "Current Line Speed"


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It's me again!

Yesterday I got my fibre upgrade at last, and it's brilliant.

It is a little slower than the predicted 54 mbps with the BT Wholesale checker getting 51, which is fine, but the upload is a lot slower than the predicted 16 mbps, with the Wholesale checker getting 9.5 mbps. [Testing performed on a laptop connected via ethernet with all programs except web browser blocked from accessing internet]

I'm absolutely fine with the speeds, but I'm curious about this information on my Plusnet account:

Telephone number:
01788XXXXXX
Phone exchange:
RUGBY
Estimated line speed:
54Mb (Download speed could vary depending on line conditions. Estimates are the maximum speeds that your phone line can support. These speeds are dependent on the package you choose.) - Checked on 2014-01-23 16:45:58
Current line speed:
78 Mb

The blurb below says that the "current line speed" is "based on your sync speed". So does that mean I am syncing at that speed? If so, would I be correct in thinking the IP Profile is a little low?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 12-Feb-14 17:57:33
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Re: Plusnet "Current Line Speed"


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Answering the closing question first, no. They set it to 78Mbps at the start, and it adjusts to just below the BT IP Profile after a bit.

What does/did this checker say about your line? Particularly are you within the ranges given?

Don't forget the estimates are connection speed, not throughput/speedtest.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User Brookzy
(learned) Wed 12-Feb-14 18:36:00
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Re: Plusnet "Current Line Speed"


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The checker you linked says:
FTTC Range A (Clean) 72.7 54.6 20 16.3 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 62 34.9 20 11.4 -- Available

The IP Profile is set to 53.7 mbps according to the BT Wholesale speed test.


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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:29:59
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Was it an Openreach engineer that fitted it, or a Kelly's or Quinn's contractor. If the latter, can you describe your set up please ?

Standard User Brookzy
(learned) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:39:56
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Unfortunately, it was a Quinn contractor.

Here is a picture showing the setup:
http://f.cl.ly/items/373p0E2C2t1V0W1v2J2I/image.jpg
[Ignore the internet status light; it flashes]

It's fairly simple: DSL -> ECI Openreach Modem -> Plusnet Router -> My network

I mention ECI because my cabinet is Huawei so the brands aren't matched.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:41:45
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Re: Plusnet "Current Line Speed"


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OK thanks, without horsing through that other thread, are there any other telephone sockets in your gaff ?

Standard User Brookzy
(learned) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:43:41
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There are, but nothing is connected to them.

A sky box was connected, and I can't reach the socket to add a double filter due to a large cabinet so I just unplugged the telephone cable from the sky box.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:45:46
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There are, but nothing is connected to them.

So, if you remove the lower faceplate from the NTE you show in the picture, does this stop there being dial tone present on ALL these other sockets ?

Standard User Brookzy
(learned) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:47:18
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Before I remove the plate, will the DSL connection be interrupted by doing so? The modem has been on since the install, don't really want to turn it off in case it syncs slower.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Feb-14 19:50:32
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Yes it will. Course if the installer has left a bridge tap on the line, it's going to get slower and slower anyway !

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