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Standard User aks
(member) Sun 26-May-13 08:50:21
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Half speed compared to estimate


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I'm getting approximately half the speed that was estimated. Will this improve?

Phone exchange:HARPENDEN
Estimated line speed:71Mb (Accurate to within +/- 1Mbit)
Current line speed: 37 Mb

It has remained solidly at 37 MB since the installation 2 days ago (Friday).

Product is PN Fibre Unlimited

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-May-13 09:09:18
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Re: Half speed compared to estimate


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That sounds suspiciously like you have been provisioned with a 40 meg product. If you run the test at
http://speedtest.btwholesale.com
after the 1st test has run, there is a 'further diagnostics' tab, which will show the IP profile for your circuit.
Can you run this and copy and past the results back here ?

Oh, and have a read through this thread on a very similar subject, could be a Plusnet issue.

Edited by Zarjaz (Sun 26-May-13 09:11:48)

Standard User aks
(member) Sun 26-May-13 12:01:44
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Re: Half speed compared to estimate


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Looks like I am correctly set to ~80Mb profile

TEST RESULTS

1. Best Effort Test: provides background information.

Download speedachieved during the test was - 36.52 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 16 Mbps-77.44 Mbps

Additional Information:
IP Profile for your line is - 77.44 Mbps

2. Upstream Test: provides background information.

Upload speed achieved during the test was - 14.28Mbps

Additional Information:
Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 20 Mbps

We were unable to identify any performance problem with your service at this time.
It is possible that any problem you are currently, or had previously experienced may have been caused by traffic congestion on the Internet or by the server you were accessing responding slowly.
If you continue to encounter a problem with a specific server, please contact the administrator of that server in the first instance.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 26-May-13 12:09:07
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Re: Half speed compared to estimate


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Sounds like Plusnet's manual profile needs a bit of manual intervention - or a bigger hammer.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 26-May-13 12:11:09
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Re: Half speed compared to estimate


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That bit is fine.

You are on the 80/20 product but your Plusnet Current line speed hasn't picked up on the IP Profile. IMO the best thing to do is ring support and tell them your Current line speed needs manually updating. Tell them what that BT result says.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User aks
(member) Sun 26-May-13 14:24:25
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Thanks for the tips chaps.

To help my understanding, how do these two relate (sounds a bit different to ADS), i.e. BT Sync vs. PN line speed?

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 26-May-13 14:43:51
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Re: Half speed compared to estimate


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BT Sync Speed = The data rate that the VDSL2 protocol can carry user data (ie your data) over your line.

However "your data" includes all the encapsulating headers that the various networking protocols add - so it is NOT the amount of data you can download (which will be lower)

BT IP Profile = The data rate at which IP packets can be carried. This is 3% smaller than the sync speed, as the IP protocol is one of the mid-level networking protocols. The 3% represent the encapsulation used by lower protocols.

PN "Current line speed" = Should equal BT IP Profile, but may be delayed before it gets updated from the BT value.
Standard User aks
(committed) Sun 26-May-13 15:46:26
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Re: Half speed compared to estimate


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
You are on the 80/20 product but your Plusnet Current line speed hasn't picked up on the IP Profile. IMO the best thing to do is ring support and tell them your Current line speed needs manually updating. Tell them what that BT result says.

Service has been provisioned at 40/10! Support are getting it changed, but might not be today as that department not in today. At least we know why now smile.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 26-May-13 15:46:29
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But in this case the update failed so manual so suppoer need to set it.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User JimmyBoy
(committed) Sun 26-May-13 16:13:59
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Re: Half speed compared to estimate


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In reply to a post by aks:
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
You are on the 80/20 product...

Service has been provisioned at 40/10!

In reply to a post by aks:
2. Upstream Test: provides background information.

Upload speed achieved during the test was - 14.28Mbps

If you were on a 40/10 product, the 'test' upload speed is remarkable!

EDIT: Are you checking your speeds via Ethernet or radio?

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Edited by JimmyBoy (Sun 26-May-13 16:22:18)

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