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Standard User MikeL
(regular) Sun 16-Jan-11 13:15:00
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gaming profile?


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Hi
Do I just ring up and ask them to put me on this? It makes my noise margin go down so I get a higher connection speed? Its stuck at this speed all the time now, but it used to be higher around 2.5 to 2.8 for a few months when I asked them to change it before, but then either new firmware or something happened and it just came down, I had some trouble when it went to MER type after a update, so I did a reset of the router and it went back to PPPOA.

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 1534 kbps 605 kbps
Line Attenuation 57.5 db 33.1 db
Noise Margin 11.6 db 15.9 db

Thats from 1pm on sunday, it does get closer to 7 at peak times.
I'm sure my line attenuation used to be about 10 lower when I was with pipex a few years ago now.
Standard User AbandonShip
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 16-Jan-11 20:56:56
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The attenuation is probably higher because going by your sync rate, you are connected using ADSL2+. You may well do better on ADSL1.
Standard User MikeL
(regular) Fri 21-Jan-11 09:51:06
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Rang them up and got put on the gaming profile last night, a strange thing happened, attenuation down to 55, noise margin went up to 15.5, and connection speed up to 2mb from 1.5.

It has been connected 12 hrs now, I thought it might disconnect over night and connect me to a higher speed but no luck, I would turn off and on my router but won't incase its training the line atm,

Heres the stats

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 2048 kbps 416 kbps
Line Attenuation 55.0 db 31.5 db
Noise Margin 13.8 db 16.0 db


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Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Fri 21-Jan-11 13:04:44
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Re: gaming profile?


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Might be worth ringing back and asking them if they can give the DLM a nudge as it does seem prone to sticking and other strange behaviour after changes are made to your profile.

Sky

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Edited by Finguz (Fri 21-Jan-11 13:04:57)

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 21-Jan-11 13:23:15
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Gaming profile removes it from DLM. The sync speed is only negotiated when the router re-syncs.



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Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Fri 21-Jan-11 14:21:17
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Yeah sorry I should have been more clear. A friend of mine joined shortly after I did and switched to the gaming profile. His sync dropped, so he called tech support and was told that sometimes when switching profiles ( there are quite a few, not just the single gaming profile ) it can cause DLM to reset or drop back the sync as it is removed.

While I can't guarantee that this is case here, it might be wink

Sky

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Edited by Finguz (Fri 21-Jan-11 14:33:16)

Standard User mark777
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Jan-11 19:48:04
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I spoke to two onshore Sky advisor's on the phone and they didn't have a clue about the Gamer Profile. So fired up an e-mail to Sky support last night, and this morning an e-mail apologising and hey voila they changed me to the gaming profile smile

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 21-Jan-11 19:52:10
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Great news, what's your stats look like?



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Standard User mark777
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Jan-11 20:21:59
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This is on Sky's D-link Router:


ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 9665 kbps 604 kbps
Line Attenuation 35.0db 20.3db
Noise Margin 5.8db 16.7db

Downstream gone up but upstream speed has gone down.

I'm sure I may be able to tweak them perhaps on another router wink

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Standard User NationsurfUK
(newbie) Fri 21-Jan-11 20:32:44
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The only goal for the gamer profile is to reduce ping times. The profile itself may reduce speeds in order to stabalise the connection and making ther perfect enviroment to stream game traffic.

The profiling method is used only on the ISAM's (MPF) Ideal for their line of work with Anytime+ and pushing quality over a shared network for their applications.

Where as the legacy DSLAM's (SMPF) used for broadband only connections use manual settings to fine tune the connection however no calls or line.

Edited by NationsurfUK (Fri 21-Jan-11 20:34:50)

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