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Standard User sngerm
(newbie) Tue 14-Feb-12 13:24:07
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Can I get a faster line speed if I change my ISP ?


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I am currently using The Post Office as my ISP and they say they provide download speeds up to 8 Mgb. My current line speed is only +- 1.5 Mgb and I would like to know if I change to another ISP will it be possible that I will receive faster download speeds ? The same phone line will be used through the same local exchange, so my thoughts are that the speed will not change no matter which ISP I use ........ or am I wrong. ?? Do the servers that the various ISP use provide the difference in speeds ?
Please help me understand how it all works. I don't want to change ISP's if my speeds won't improve.
Thank you
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 14-Feb-12 13:41:36
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Re: Can I get a faster line speed if I change my ISP ?


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A lot depends on the exchange, whats the name of the place you live at?

Also it is not uncommon for peoples lines to be running slower than expected, so finding our your exact connection speed, attenuation and noise margin figures will help - http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogtstats.php for how to get these for most hardware.

Once we see more information like that above then people can advise, but if you are really on a line that is some 6km long (guess from 1.5Meg mention) and the exchange only offers up to 8Meg from all providers then no real change is likely. If you are only 2 to 3km from the provider then you might be able to make things run faster even with PostOffice, hence why the stats are important.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 14-Feb-12 14:28:19
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Re: Can I get a faster line speed if I change my ISP ?


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Thanks for prompt reply.
I live in Rothwell NN14 6HA and am about 700 meters from the local exchange.
The following is available through this exchange:
ASDL - 2Mb
DSL Max. - 7.5 Mb
21 CN WBC 17 Mb - RFS on 30/05/12
I have run your link and got the following data:
Host Name: P-660HW-T1_v2
Model Number: P-660HW-T1 v2
MAC Address: xxxx
ZyNOS Firmware Version: V3.40(BGQ.3) | 06/18/2009
WAN Information
- DSL Mode: ADSL_G.dmt
- DSL Noise Margin (Down/UP): 13 dB /20 dB
- IP Address: xxxx
- IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.255
- Default Gateway: N/A
- VPI/VCI: 0/38
LAN Information
- IP Address: 192.168.1.1
- IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
- DHCP: Server
WLAN Information
- SSID: ZyXEL_6450pop
- Channel: 6
- Security: xxx

System Uptime: 216:26:55
Current Date/Time:
System Mode: Routing / Bridging
CPU Usage: 5.52%
Memory Usage: 57%
Interface Status
Interface Status Rate
DSL Up 7552 kbps / 448 kbps
LAN Up 100M/FullDuplex
WLAN Active 54M
Hope this info helps
Thank you

Edited by MrSaffron (Tue 14-Feb-12 14:29:22)


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 14-Feb-12 14:34:29
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7.5Meg sync, so should get downloads around the 5 to 6 Mega bits per second area. Got a link to a speedtest result from www.thinkbroadband.com

Does the modem show any attenuation figures? We can use these and somewhere like http://www.farina1.com/adsl to estimate your speed if you move to an ADSL2+ provider.

Sky LLU and TalkTalk LLU which is ADSL2+ is available in your area, and might give you 12Meg or faster (guess as have no attenuation figure to work with)

In June 2012 similar speeds should be available from even more providers too.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 14-Feb-12 14:56:44
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This is a X-Post: http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/which_isp/f/4092995...

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 benbird7
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 14-Feb-12 15:33:51
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Why post things twice - DOH!

Regards,


Ben Bird

Xilo <--- The dog's danglies!
3km from Exchange
Downstream Att 61DB.

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 14-Feb-12 15:36:48
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OP is not even in a not-spot; he syncs @ 7.5 Meg!

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
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 14-Feb-12 15:54:48
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New posters are given a bit of leeway. Have seen other forums where people are very harsh on new posters.

As we know speeds are out the slow-spot arena now, best to continue in the other thread now.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User sngerm
(newbie) Tue 14-Feb-12 17:59:50
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Pity you couldn't have provided some help instead of complaining !!
Standard User benbird7
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 15-Feb-12 16:08:46
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Click - smile

Regards,


Ben Bird

Xilo <--- The dog's danglies!
3km from Exchange
Downstream Att 61DB.

My Broadband Speed Test

Edited by benbird7 (Wed 15-Feb-12 16:47:10)

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