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Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Fri 05-Apr-13 11:36:37
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Slower speed once I put on filtered faceplate,


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Had BT broadband for a week then cancelled which had a solid 6 meg speed though in last few days of connection it went slow for browsing and downloading and needed router reboots(not at mains but via config) tog et back to full speed but the speed was fine at 6 meg exactly.

Then got Sky and had the same 6 meg till I put on a filtered faceplate within the 10 day training period(faceplate was off for about 5 minutes) then it has stuck at 5 meg and has not gone back up.

Wondered if the faceplate is to blame or the loss of connection for a few minutes jammed the profile or something.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 05-Apr-13 11:41:14
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Re: Slower speed once I put on filtered faceplate,


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Sky on their LLU do the line learning differently and tend to cap the speeds, so it is possible that the resync by unplugging meant the modem just picked up the speed that Sky thought would be the most stable for your connection.

Sky ADSL2+ has a tendency for lots of people to be be 0.5 to 1 Meg slower than other providers, they favour stable over raw speed.

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Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Fri 05-Apr-13 11:46:50
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Re: Slower speed once I put on filtered faceplate,


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Thanks for that, I had Sky on the line for 8 days before that and apart from the 1st day training where it was limited to 4 meg it has been a solid 6 meg till yesterday morning when I put on the faceplate.

From the line stats I posted before I was told 5 meg is the lower end of what line is capable of due to distance so it may have guessed the lowest speed.

It was stable at 6 meg though, was syncing at about 6.5 but speedtests were 6 meg on the dot.

Its a sky llu service.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 05-Apr-13 11:49:48
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Re: Slower speed once I put on filtered faceplate,


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The clue to if it is a Sky cap is if the upstream speed is also slightly lower than expected.

Their capping tends not to leave spare noise margin due to power management also

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 05-Apr-13 11:51:06
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Do you know the downstream SNRM's (noise margins) before and after fitting the faceplate yesterday?
Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Fri 05-Apr-13 11:53:06
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Here is current line stats, not sure about before that

Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collision Pkts Tx b/s Rx b/s Up Time
WAN MER 1068857 1752520 0 0 0 18:10:08
LAN Down 0 0 0 0 0 00:00:00
WLAN Up 1786954 1103988 24 3 0 18:11:23
Broadband Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 4931 kbps 796 kbps
Line Attenuation 52.0 dB 30.9 dB
Noise Margin 4.9 dB 12.12 dB
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 05-Apr-13 11:54:52
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If you remove the filtered faceplate now what speed do you get?

The 796 upstream with lots of spare noise margin suggests a cap

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 05-Apr-13 12:12:34
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In reply to a post by mittenkrust:
Broadband Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 4931 kbps 796 kbps
Line Attenuation 52.0 dB 30.9 dB
Noise Margin 4.9 dB 12.12 dB


Actually your downstream sync is excellent - can you live with a 796Kbps upstream sync?
Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Fri 05-Apr-13 15:29:38
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I never upload so I dont mind that its more I do a lot of downloading steam games and updating them and already noticed the big difference between the 21 meg I got at old flat when everything was so fast.

But it was about 6.1 meg until I changed plates.

I wont bother taking it off again for a day or two to see if ti stabilises.
Standard User mittenkrust
(member) Tue 30-Apr-13 00:02:39
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Ok it has gone strange again was working ok for days though I do switch off the router when going to bed and back on when I wake up.

I dont check every day but when downloading it normally goes just over 5 meg from a 6 meg connection.

Just noticed it says 4387 sync, which is low.but the upstream is 796 constant.
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