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Standard User cosmicflame1
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 18:27:36
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up to 8mb and up to 20?


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Hi, when i ahd a up to 8mb service with o2 i had 2mb.

So will I get more when I switch to up to 20mb? or is my line only capable of 2...
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Thu 01-Mar-12 18:45:03
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Re: up to 8mb and up to 20?


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There's a good chance you won't see any higher. But, ...... can you post your stats from the your router, showing sync, attenuation, snr, etc ? This could shed some light on the issue.

Standard User cosmicflame1
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:13:31
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Re: up to 8mb and up to 20?


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I'm with Virgin Media at the moment so I don't have copper wires


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Standard User cosmicflame1
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:17:35
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Re: up to 8mb and up to 20?


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And also, only from November was I seeing issues. Unfortunately I decided not to look further into it and I just switched to Virgin Media so I don't know whether it was an issue or not. All the estimate websites says my line is capable of 78-megs though I've heard they're often unreliable.

If it is the case that I get only 2mb, the only other option would be to go for BT Infinity as Virgin Media has poor service in our area. Trobuel is on the website it says Infinity will be avalible from 30th of March. Are they known to knock back these dates?
Standard User connormill
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:26:15
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Re: up to 8mb and up to 20?


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In reply to a post by cosmicflame1:
I'm with Virgin Media at the moment so I don't have copper wires


YOU DO HAVE COPPER!

Why do people seem to think that virgin dont have any copper. The cable coming into your house is a copper Coax from the street!

It's only fibre to the local cabinet, it's pure copper from there on, just like Openreach FTTC

Only difference is Openreach use Twisted-Pair telephone cable and Virgin use Coaxial TV Cable.


EVERY ISP up and down the country uses fibre at some point in the network, and it annoys me why Virgin get away with claiming they are the only fibre provider

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Standard User cosmicflame1
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:26:27
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and also if I go with a different ASDL provider (BE? Sky?) I'll get the same result? Only 2megs?
Standard User connormill
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:35:57
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Re: up to 8mb and up to 20?


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and also if I go with a different ASDL provider (BE? Sky?) I'll get the same result? Only 2megs?


Probably, depends on your line distance and quality. And also if FTTC is avalible in your area

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:40:16
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Impossible to answer accurately based on the scant data

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Standard User cosmicflame1
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:41:15
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Re: up to 8mb and up to 20?


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Ok, my bad xD

So how do I check the stats like SNR?



Connection

Startup Procedure
Procedure Status Comment
Acquire Downstream Channel 314750000 Hz Locked
Connectivity State OK Operational
Boot State OK Operational
Configuration File OK
Security Enabled BPI+
Downstream Channels
Lock Status Modulation Channel ID Max Raw Bit Rate Frequency Power SNR Docsis/EuroDocsis locked
Locked QAM256 102 55616000 Kbits/sec 314750000 Hz 8.5 dBmV 44.1 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 97 55616000 Kbits/sec 290750000 Hz 10.0 dBmV 44.6 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 98 55616000 Kbits/sec 298750000 Hz 9.8 dBmV 44.7 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 101 55616000 Kbits/sec 306750000 Hz 9.2 dBmV 44.1 dB Hybrid
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Upstream Channels
Lock Status Modulation Channel ID Max Raw Bit Rate Frequency Power
Locked ATDMA 4 20480 Kbits/sec 45800000 Hz 42.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Primary Downstream Service Flow
Downstream(0)
SFID 2346
Max Traffic Rate 33330000 bps
Max Traffic Burst 3044 bytes
Mix Traffic Rate 0 bps
Primary Upstream Service Flow
Upstream(0)
SFID 2345
Max Traffic Rate 3333000 bps
Max Traffic Burst 8160 bytes
Mix Traffic Rate 0 bps
Max Concatenated Burst 8160 bytes
Scheduling Type Best Effort
Current System Time:Thu Mar 01 20:40:05 2012


Is that what your after? The connection stats inside my superhub
Standard User connormill
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-12 20:44:09
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In reply to a post by cosmicflame1:
Ok, my bad xD

So how do I check the stats like SNR?



Connection

Startup Procedure
Procedure Status Comment
Acquire Downstream Channel 314750000 Hz Locked
Connectivity State OK Operational
Boot State OK Operational
Configuration File OK
Security Enabled BPI+
Downstream Channels
Lock Status Modulation Channel ID Max Raw Bit Rate Frequency Power SNR Docsis/EuroDocsis locked
Locked QAM256 102 55616000 Kbits/sec 314750000 Hz 8.5 dBmV 44.1 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 97 55616000 Kbits/sec 290750000 Hz 10.0 dBmV 44.6 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 98 55616000 Kbits/sec 298750000 Hz 9.8 dBmV 44.7 dB Hybrid
Locked QAM256 101 55616000 Kbits/sec 306750000 Hz 9.2 dBmV 44.1 dB Hybrid
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV 0.0 dB Unknown
Upstream Channels
Lock Status Modulation Channel ID Max Raw Bit Rate Frequency Power
Locked ATDMA 4 20480 Kbits/sec 45800000 Hz 42.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Unlocked Unknown 0 0 Ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Primary Downstream Service Flow
Downstream(0)
SFID 2346
Max Traffic Rate 33330000 bps
Max Traffic Burst 3044 bytes
Mix Traffic Rate 0 bps
Primary Upstream Service Flow
Upstream(0)
SFID 2345
Max Traffic Rate 3333000 bps
Max Traffic Burst 8160 bytes
Mix Traffic Rate 0 bps
Max Concatenated Burst 8160 bytes
Scheduling Type Best Effort
Current System Time:Thu Mar 01 20:40:05 2012


Is that what your after? The connection stats inside my superhub


Not exactly, whilst they are the stats for your router, they are DOCSIS (Cable) Stats, what you really need is DSL (Phoneline) stats, whcih without a current DSL connection are impossible to get.

I think your best bet is to put your house number and postcode into an online checker, such as the one at BT.com

It will give you an estimate and tell you if FTTC is avalibe in your area, if it is, go for it!

Sky 16Mb for
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