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Standard User Spinstorm
(committed) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:11:50
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New house only has standard ADSL! Any ideas how to be faster


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My parents are moving house shortly, the new house is a much nice and bigger house. All round a massive improvement except the broadband that is...

The BT checker says I'll be lucky to get 3Mbits! (Currently on Infinity with 80Mbits!). The nearest cabinet is a good mile or so down the road and there is no cable alternatives.

To make matters worse mobile coverage is just as bad; zero coverage on my mobile indoors so no chance of using 4G as a backup. (I am going to have to rely on wifi calling which will struggle on that slow connection.)

The area is BN207TW; I can't find any way around this. Any solutions?

What about a private connection? (I have no idea what these a called; but something I can pay extra for and get faster broadband which isn't standard).

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:19:51
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Ensure you use a router that has QOS control and fq_codel to eliminate bufferbloat.

2 lines could essentially double your bandwidth
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:26:13
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Actually, VDSL is available.

No.s 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 ,14 ,16 have got pretty good estimates so it may just be bad estimates due to other houses not having BT landlines.


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Standard User Spinstorm
(committed) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:31:42
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Just to be clear its 3 Rochester Close; BT Broadband checker says with VDSL 3-6Mbits.

The current line is with utility warehouse so I can't check by phone line with BT only address.

Am I missing something?

And Thanks!
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:34:04
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VDSL is Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC)
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:36:55
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Have a look at No.5

Address 5 ROCHESTER CLOSE, EASTBOURNE, BN20 7TW on Exchange EASTBOURNE is served by Cabinet 27

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Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)


Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)


Downstream Range(Mbps)


WBC FTTC Availibility Date


WBC SOGEA Availibility Date
High Low High Low
VDSL Range A (Clean) 19.7 13.9 2.2 1.1 -- Available --
VDSL Range B (Impacted) 15.6 5.2 1.9 0.6 -- Available --
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 19-Jul-16 19:57:48
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In reply to a post by Spinstorm:
. (I am going to have to rely on wifi calling which will struggle on that slow connection.)


A single channel of voice is measured in tens of kilobits per second. It will depend on exactly which codec you are using but there will not be a problem. I have a fiend who works from home on a 1Mbps connection and the voice side of it is fine.


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Standard User Spinstorm
(committed) Tue 19-Jul-16 20:19:10
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I am not sure where you got that info from?

But I assume number 3 doesn't show the same speeds? 20mbitsish would at least be usable!
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 19-Jul-16 20:23:12
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I got that info from here http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/ADSLChecker.addres...
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Jul-16 21:15:36
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From a voice perspective, wifi calling would even work at 0.5Mbps so that will be fine unless you are hammering the connection.

It does seem weird, some houses are showing fibre speeds of 20Mbps and others show speeds of 5Mbps for fibre. It's very possible the cables go different routes I guess.
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