today my wife was on the phone when the sound went very hissy, and the line dropped, including the internet connection.
I took this as a sign sky was being activated, wires being dragged around the exchange etc...
Once the dial tone returned i plugged in the sky router and found I have a new ISP
(broadband only, not line/calls)
So..initially my stats are
Connection Speed 4095 kbps 605 kbps
Line Attenuation 38.0db 22.0db
Noise Margin 7.5db 16.0db
line around 1.2 miles long..
Pretty sure I was connected around 6.5k before (i kinda stopped caring about the actual connection speed as everything worked ok, though, when i did care I managed to get full sync, briefly, using a 2wire 2700hgv).
So..I'm happy so far, pages load fast enough, it's cheaper than my old isp and I no longer need to watch my usage, the next 10 days as my line gets up to speed will be interesting.
I've already grabbed the userid and password from the router, am I best leaving things as they are, or plugging in either the 2700hgv or the netgear 834gt to maximise my connection..or does it really not mater enough?
That question may answer itself if I find wireless performance of the d-link isn't up to par.