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Standard User Emlynw
(newbie) Tue 21-Aug-12 12:39:57
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Caught in the middle


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The best speed I get is around 1mbps, my exchange (Wolverton) is enabled for fibre but BT's checker says ''Sorry, you're not currently able to get BT Infinity. This may be because your area has not been enabled yet, or your individual line does not support super-fast broadband. Register your interest and we'll let you know if this changes.'
I'm caught in the middle - can't get faster speeds, no prospect of fibre.
Any thoughts?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 21-Aug-12 14:33:51
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Hence why there is the BDUK projects - so it may be a case of just waiting for them to deliver.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 21-Aug-12 15:35:35
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Re: Caught in the middle


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aaume you are on unenabled cab on enabled exchnage (exchnage live but cab not viable or new buld and developer not advised OR to lay fibre) or directly fed from the exchange


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Standard User Emlynw
(newbie) Tue 21-Aug-12 16:15:29
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Yes, I've since found the name/ref of the cab and the depressing fact that it's not part of a phase!
Standard User Emlynw
(newbie) Fri 24-Aug-12 02:26:07
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Re: Caught in the middle


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Andrew I've got the details from my router
Data rate(Kbps) 1440Kb (Down) 448 (Up)
Noise Margin 5 20
Output power(dBm) 124 168
Attenuation(dB) 50 30

BT Wholesale checker says :
ADSL up to 1mbps
ADSL Max 1mb - typically 250kbps - 2mbps
ADSL 2+ 1mb - typically 1mbps - 3.5mbps

On your speed test and others my typical speed is 1-1.1 mbps down and .4 up.

How do these figures look to you. do you see any way I could get a higher speed?
Thanks!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Aug-12 09:55:28
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Well you should be getting around 3.2 to 4.6Meg for connection speed at that atttenuation.

Is this using the test socket, i.e. remove the removable part of the master socket (disabling all your phones)?

The suggestion is either
1. The modem is lying about the 50dB attenuation
2. You have noise on the line, probably from sky/phone/alarm/ringer connected without a filter
3. You have lots of extensions with no phone connected, but the ring wire is connected picking up excess noise

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Standard User Emlynw
(newbie) Fri 24-Aug-12 11:12:54
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Thanks Andrew. This is not from the master socket (although when I've tried that in the past it has made no difference to speed). I have nothing connected without a filter in fact apart from my modem I only have two phones connected. I'll check my extension again.
Standard User Emlynw
(newbie) Fri 24-Aug-12 11:19:13
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One more thing, Samknows says that the straight line distance from the exchange is 1.42km.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Aug-12 13:14:48
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Master socket is not the test socket.

The test socket is only reached by taking the master frontplate off

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Aug-12 13:16:04
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Unless your phone line goes in a straight line then that is largely useless to judge speed

Attenuation suggests an actual distance of 4 to 4.5km.

I assume telephone calls do work over the line?

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Edited by MrSaffron (Fri 24-Aug-12 13:16:45)

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