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Standard User mikegg
(newbie) Sun 03-Aug-14 20:30:53
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Could a second line give me a better FTTC speed


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Really poor FTTC speeds (around 12-13) even though only approx 700m from Cab. Checker originally said 32, now says 23 -32.

Thinking about getting a second line to see if it improves the speed. If I do get a second one will it mean a second cable from the DP or do they use the existing cable and run two lines on it ? - if so am I likely to achieve anything better than at present ?

Any other thoughts welcome

Thanks

Edited by mikegg (Sun 03-Aug-14 20:33:10)

Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Aug-14 21:23:38
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It's unlikely to perform any differently. it'll probably just use another pair from the same cable bundle as your current line.

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 03-Aug-14 22:01:24
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Can you not report it as a fault as you are getting a lot lower then the predicted speed?

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Standard User troublegum
(learned) Sun 03-Aug-14 22:03:43
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In reply to a post by 5km:
Can you not report it as a fault as you are getting a lot lower then the predicted speed?


I would agree with this. Even if no fault found and you have to end up paying for the visit, it's still got to be cheaper than paying for 2 services.
Standard User mikegg
(newbie) Sun 03-Aug-14 22:07:06
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In reply to a post by troublegum:
In reply to a post by 5km:
Can you not report it as a fault as you are getting a lot lower then the predicted speed?


Been there - six Engineer visits later Plusnet's best response is to say that's it and you can leave if you want !!
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 04-Aug-14 00:23:22
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And they haven't billed you for any of these visits?!

Have you checked for virginmedia in your area?
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Aug-14 05:41:23
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Existing cable has 2 pairs in it and it won't help you in the slightest.

Thread done?
Standard User billford
(elder) Mon 04-Aug-14 05:45:29
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Existing cable has 2 pairs in it and it won't help you in the slightest.

Thread done?
Not necessarily- order two new lines.

Expensive though frown

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Aug-14 07:45:53
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In reply to a post by billford:
In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
Existing cable has 2 pairs in it and it won't help you in the slightest.

Thread done?
Not necessarily- order two new lines.

Expensive though frown


OP is asking specifically about a second line, going by the thread topic. A leased line or FTTPoD would improve things too. Neither are relevant.

Edited by Ignitionnet (Mon 04-Aug-14 07:47:05)

Standard User billford
(elder) Mon 04-Aug-14 08:17:17
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In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
OP is asking specifically about a second line, going by the thread topic. A leased line or FTTPoD would improve things too. Neither are relevant.
In reply to a post by mikegg:
Any other thoughts welcome


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