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Standard User Markus123
(newbie) Mon 03-Jan-11 06:27:20
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Switching to Sky LLU from BT ADSL2+ (speed question)?


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Hi,

I'm on BT ADSL2+... Sky have just enabled their LLU in my area (the only LLU provider here) and I was wondering if I'm likely to see improved speeds if I switch to Sky LLU?

I'm approx 3 KM from the exchange, the router shows 48 dB Attenuation, 15 dB Noise Margin. It used to sync at 2560 kbps but for the last 3-4 months it won't sync any higher than 576 kbps. I've phoned BT but they seem to think 156-576 kbps is an acceptable speed, even though I had 2560 kbps stable for several months previously.

Thanks in advance for any answers.
Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(member) Mon 03-Jan-11 10:36:15
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Re: Switching to Sky LLU from BT ADSL2+ (speed question)?


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Don't know if this helps, but with a similar line to yours, this is what I get from Sky LLU:

Router Statistics

System Up Time: 692:51:21
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 11652675 14040049 0 348 533 692:49:43
LAN 100M/Full 15965579 12945180 0 1493 1554 692:51:16
WLAN 11M/54M 13273281 13822220 0 1026 730 692:51:03

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 4602 kbps 894 kbps
Line Attenuation 48 db 28 db
Noise Margin 5 db 10 db
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 04-Jan-11 09:22:44
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Re: Switching to Sky LLU from BT ADSL2+ (speed question)?


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Router stats would help us. Sky may be able to give you better but if there are line problems then they may restrict your line as well. If you could run routerstats lite against your router and monitor the SNR over a few days then that would give an idea of possible speeds and issues.

Have you done all the usual of checking ring wires, testing from test socket, etc?


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