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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 02-Jan-11 20:26:10
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Getting a New Year's speed boost again!


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No idea why (possibly reduced cross-talk from business lines) but every year, since I've been on a rate adaptive product, I have seen a sync speed boost in the week between Christmas and New Year.

This year is no different;
I normally get a maximum sync speed (if I re-sync during a low noise period) of around 4.8Mbps.
Since Christmas I've been sync'd at 5033kbps (not bad for a 58dB line on ADSL2+) and held sync.

Anybody else noticed this?

Ade

ADSL2+ with BE
DL Sync around 4.8Mbps
UL Sync 1088kbps

DG834GT with DGTeam firmware
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jan-11 20:49:58
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Re: Getting a New Year's speed boost again!


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The opposite for my line, a drop from 15Mbps to 8Mbps on New Years Day.

Would have thought it to be very odd to get a speed boost every year, unless you get a speed drop in the summer.

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Edited by 5km (Sun 02-Jan-11 20:59:30)

Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 02-Jan-11 21:14:51
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Re: Getting a New Year's speed boost again!


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In reply to a post by 5km:
Would have thought it to be very odd to get a speed boost every year, unless you get a speed drop in the summer.


It's not a speed drop in the summer because I can be pretty sure my sync speed will be back to normal (4.5 to 4.8Mbps) within a week, and will stay there until Christmas day next year (when it, once again, goes up for just over a week).
It's done this every year since ADSLmax was introduced. It can only really be caused by reduced cross-talk on the incoming phone lines.

Ade

ADSL2+ with BE
DL Sync around 4.8Mbps
UL Sync 1088kbps

DG834GT with DGTeam firmware


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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jan-11 21:21:17
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Re: Getting a New Year's speed boost again!


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Oh I see. That is very strange. You would never work out what is causing that! Maybe someone goes on holiday for a week at this time every year and switches off an interfering device/modem.

On long lines it is not uncommon to see an increase in connection speed during the colder winter months followed by a drop as it gets warmer again. That is what I was thinking you might have been experiencing.

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Edited by 5km (Sun 02-Jan-11 21:23:39)

Standard User m0aur
(member) Sun 02-Jan-11 21:27:16
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Re: Getting a New Year's speed boost again!


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I don't know about new year speed boost, but the ThinkBroadband Speedchecker is still rubbish with my ISP.
My Broadband Speed Test

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1094424063.png

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Edited by m0aur (Sun 02-Jan-11 21:30:33)

Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jan-11 21:30:44
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That's coz you have a rubbish ISP, nothing to do with TB.

Select port 80 and you might get a better (higher) result but will be representative of web/http traffic not other types.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 02-Jan-11 21:31:46
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It can only really be caused by reduced cross-talk on the incoming phone lines.

Interesting idea, have a lot of people in your area gone away for X'Mas and New Year then?


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Standard User m0aur
(member) Sun 02-Jan-11 21:39:11
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Re: Getting a New Year's speed boost again!


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In reply to a post by 5km:
That's coz you have a rubbish ISP, nothing to do with TB.

Select port 80 and you might get a better (higher) result but will be representative of web/http traffic not other types.

Firstly, Port 80 makes no difference to the result, and secondly, you seem the usual forum oik that dismisses everything out of hand, and who would not recognise a good ISP if you fell [censored]-over-head over one.

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jan-11 21:41:29
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Lol

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 02-Jan-11 22:00:39
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
It can only really be caused by reduced cross-talk on the incoming phone lines.

Interesting idea, have a lot of people in your area gone away for X'Mas and New Year then?

Not the immediate neighbours but if it's reduced cross-talk it's more likely to be caused by those closer to the exchange (and the phone lines around here are likely to go past an industrial estate plus two large housing estates, before they get here), so it could be cross-talk, or a lack of it.

Ade

ADSL2+ with BE
DL Sync around 4.8Mbps
UL Sync 1088kbps

DG834GT with DGTeam firmware
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