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Standard User arobertson545
(newbie) Sat 23-Apr-11 17:12:32
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Xilo: Inconsistent Speeds


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I am getting very inconsistent speeds with Xilo. I have been with them over a month. With my previous providor (BT Broadband) even at peak times I didn't get below 3.5Mb on a 4.5Mb profile. I have reported the speed issues as a fault to Xilo, but as the speed is above the minimum fault rate, BT won't do anything. The speed will be 4-4.2Mb and then it will suddenly drop down to 1-2Mb. Does anybody know what I can do?

Stats:

Mode: G.DMT
Type: Interleave
Line Coding: Trellis Off
Status: No defect

Downstream Upstream
Rate (Kbps): 6752 448

SNR Margin (dB): 6.1 23.0
Attenuation (dB): 43.0 24.0
Output Power (dBm): 11.9 19.7

Super Frames: 1287733 1287737
Super Frame Errors: 618 1
RS Words: 87565890 10944761
RS Correctable Errors: 150289 20
RS Uncorrectable Errors: 6317 N/A

HEC Errors: 558 1
OCD Errors: 17 0
LCD Errors: 0 0
Total Cells: 348602733 0
Data Cells: 29813554 0
Bit Errors: 0 0

Total ES: 296 0
Total SES: 0 0
Total UAS: 14 0

BT Speed Test Result:
Download speedachieved during the test was - 1517 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 600-7150 Kbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :6752 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 4500 Kbps
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Apr-11 17:22:36
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Re: Xilo: Inconsistent Speeds


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I recall this fault but it isn't a case of BT won't do anything as you state, they've offered the only last option which is an engineer visit.

As we've advised, we would not recommend this as from all the information provided, there is no actual fault, just congestion above the minimum acceptable rate. Whilst this isn't great, on a small number of exchanges, there can be noticeable contention but without BT speedtest results below (or nearer to 600k), they will do very little.

All the speedtest results you've given us, are well in excess of that rate which is why BT will not progress this further, or state that the VP is running "hot" to a point of causing unacceptable throughput.

Matt

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Official Maidenhead, Milton Keynes & Manchester Speedtest.net Host
Standard User arobertson545
(newbie) Sat 23-Apr-11 17:25:18
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Can I book an engineer visit Matt?


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Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Apr-11 17:28:37
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Yes, you can do but we've warned against it as in the ticket.

The last update was 22nd April stating that you thought everything was back to normal, which may have possibly been due to it being a non-working day, as well as being very sunny so less people were using their connections.

If you can re-update that, stating that is how you'd like to proceed, we'll be happy to do that but will stress again, what you're seeing is not a fault by BT's own definitions. We'll advise the procedure and also any possible charges that may arise from this.

Matt

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Standard User arobertson545
(newbie) Sat 23-Apr-11 17:29:58
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Honestly Matt, do you think that sending an engineer will help at all?
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Apr-11 17:36:00
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To be honest, no as already noted in an earlier reply.

I'll reply on the ticket as you've asked some more on there.

Matt

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Standard User adslmax
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Apr-11 17:50:57
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In reply to a post by arobertson545:
Can I book an engineer visit Matt?


Beware of BT charged you for SFI (not worth it mate)

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User ScaryMonkey
(knowledge is power) Sun 24-Apr-11 13:44:07
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If BT have advised the exchange is running 'hot' then the engineer will not be able to do anything. You just need to wait until BT decide it is worth resolving the issue in the exchange (timescales for this are unknown as BT tend to miss etas).
This is one of the reasons I got off a BT link and on to LLU. Currently I have a Xilo connection running over Tiscali tails and it runs at max all the time. If you can get LLU on your exchange, a migration to one of the Xilo LLU products may help (would certainly get rid of the BT exchange is 'hot' issue).

Vince
Standard User atj003
(member) Mon 25-Apr-11 21:29:30
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Hi mate

I really would avoid that.
Im with Xilo.after leaving Ukonline..but before that I was with BT.
it will cost you a small fortune just for the BT guy basically to sniff around and leave.

Im on LLU with Xilo have to be fair to the guys my speed is just getting better and better.at the moment im really hammering the line and im getting an almost constant 6.8 mb service.

Since I ditched the DEC phone its like a totally different ADSL even the drop outs have stopped.

LOL..it was so ironic.the Dec phone was knocking out my sky signal!! how that was doing that I dont know tongue
Standard User arobertson545
(newbie) Sat 30-Apr-11 15:20:32
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This is getting worse now. I am getting no more than 1.5Mb all the time. As you can see from the speed tests Matt. This is not good.
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