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Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Sun 17-Feb-13 19:29:29
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Moving house, line speed worry


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Moving from town centre half a mile from exchange with speed of about 21 meg to a flat 2.16 km from exchange which Sky (llu) shows as max of 9.4 min of 4.0!

Do you think this will be correct? Currenly living in a 200 year old building and new place is about 30 years old.

I will do things like replace the faceplate with a filtered one but just really worried about such a drop.

Edited by mittenkrust (Sun 17-Feb-13 19:37:49)

Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 17-Feb-13 19:53:56
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FTTC available ?

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 17-Feb-13 19:54:47
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In reply to a post by mittenkrust:
a flat 2.16 km from exchange
Depends on actual line length. I get 20 Meg from 2 km (27 db Attenuation) line.

Estimate seems rather low, but Sky don't really know anything; they get their data from the BTw database which is often out-of-date & pessimistic.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC


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Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Sun 17-Feb-13 19:58:01
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Re: Moving house, line speed worry


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Well the sky/bt checker says 16-19 meg for my current and I get 21 meg

No FTTC available till June

I download games from Steam quite often which are 6-15 gig each so they would take ages this way.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 17-Feb-13 20:06:55
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Are you with Sky? If so it knows your BB history.

In any case your present place has a history; the new place might not.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Sun 17-Feb-13 20:22:41
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Yes with sky but also tried local phone numbers on the same street like shops and they give the same result to current.
Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Tue 19-Feb-13 23:26:38
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Ok, went to my new flat and noticed this ancient looking socket with the old logo of a t with 2 dots and a very thin fragile looking wire going across floor and out the front door.

I know my neighbours have broadband as picked up a bt and sky connection.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 19-Feb-13 23:33:01
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You need to get that replaced. BT prices and rules change all the time - you could find it is free, or £125 or £25 ... but given what you are spending on the house getting a conversion done is very small. You can then get a new split faceplate, where you want it.


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Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Tue 19-Feb-13 23:51:01
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I decided to go with Sky as its £15 to install and they are the llu provider at my current address(contract ended so its going in my girlfriends name at new flat)
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