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Standard User johnnny
(regular) Wed 09-Mar-16 16:31:40
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70Mbps speed on "perfect" FTTC setup


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We moved into our new place this time last year and the BT engineer fitted not only a new socket but also new wire from the pole. He told us the local exchange is literally a street away.

Three weeks ago we got Infinity 2 from BT and speedtests like Ookla and BT Wholesale are showing 70Mbps, on a Mac connected via Ethernet straight to the HomeHub. The HomeHub itself says the connection is 74.75 Mbps.

I'm not about to complain to BT but, all things considered, this doesn't seem as fast as it could be (and apologies to anybody who thinks I don't know I'm born).

Is this speed good or bad, and what can be done to improve it? I've already optimised the MTU to 1488, via ping tests.

EDIT: I'm guessing you might want to see this: https://imgur.com/a39lQbi
This is based on my address and not phone number, which comes up as not being in the database.

Edited by johnnny (Wed 09-Mar-16 16:44:42)

Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 09-Mar-16 16:45:11
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Re: 70Mbps speed on "perfect" FTTC setup


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In reply to a post by johnnny:
He told us the local exchange is literally a street away.
FTTC speeds are affected by distance to cabinet not distance to the exchange and the speed drops off more rapidly.

A line with 750m of cable to the exchange will run at full speed or near as damn it with ADSL2+.

If the same line has a cabinet that is 200m of cable from the exchange then the same line will be 500m of cable from the cabinet and will run significantly below full speed. Probably around 70Mb/s.

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Edited by Andrue (Wed 09-Mar-16 16:47:27)

Standard User johnnny
(regular) Wed 09-Mar-16 16:46:33
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I think the cabinet is at the end of our street, which is around 200m away.


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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 09-Mar-16 16:49:30
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In reply to a post by johnnny:
I think the cabinet is at the end of our street, which is around 200m away.
Does your cable go the short route? Is it possible that it meanders a bit making the length between property and cabinet longer than it appears while having a shorter run to the exchange?

How recently did your cab go live? Another possibility here is that you're suffering from crosstalk. That's where other lines using that cabinet are interfering with yours. If it's a new cabinet that's less likely but on a cabinet that's been taking orders for several months the likelihood increases. And crosstalk being the nasty thing it is you could just be unlucky in getting interference from the only other person currently on that cabinet.

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Standard User lee111s
(member) Wed 09-Mar-16 16:51:19
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You're connected right near the upper end of the estimation. Nothing to be concerned about. You might find the speed does drop over time as more people take up the service. As long as you're above the lower estimation, there's no fault.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 09-Mar-16 17:02:19
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What type is your cabinet - Huawei or ECI?

What modem are you using? Type A or Type B ?

Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 09-Mar-16 17:16:15
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Your connection to the cabinet may go all the way up the other side of the street and back down to you on your side.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User nemeth782
(member) Wed 09-Mar-16 19:03:53
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MTU should be 1500, the homehub properly supports pppoe with mini jumbo frames.

70mbps throughput on a 74.75 mbit sync looks about right to me.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 09-Mar-16 20:01:49
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BT actually recommend 1492 on a Business Infinity service. I cannot see any reason why that would not be the same on the residential equivalent.


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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Thu 10-Mar-16 05:00:25
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MTU should always be 1500 so i've been told by talktalk but maybe it varies per service

Anyways

74.75 = 71Mbps real world max

If you had a perfect line you would sync around 80Mbps.

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