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Standard User afn00
(learned) Mon 18-Apr-11 21:40:12
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To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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I have my broadband upto 8 meg with Entanet and my line rental and calls are with TalkTalk through BT.

I want to change to Sky's LLU broadband as my exchange has been enabled but I want to stay with TalkTalk for my line rental and calls.

The question is do I need a MAC code to change my broadband over or not?

Sky say i will only get between 8-10 meg but dsl zone says I will get between 10-15meg - here are my line stats.

I used to sync at the full 8meg but due to some bad thunderstorms my snr increased to 9 so my sync rate dropped and it won't go back to the 6 it initially was. I have tried numerous times to get it reset but BT won't entertain it so this is the best I can get using the DMT tool.


ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 7008 kbps 448 kbps
Line Attenuation 32.0 db 20.0 db
Noise Margin 9.9 db 24.0 db

Cheers

Entanet through UKFSN Home MAX 30
Netgear DG834GT
Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 18-Apr-11 22:23:26
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Re: To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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Which LLU suppliers are available from your exchange,
Sky also use dlm and their default target snr is 7-8db, but with a attenuation of 32db you should get 15-16mbit with a lower snr and fast path , but sky don't provide such, their bb is the default snr,and interleave
If you wanted to get the most from your line then some isp like be* would be a better choice perhaps,

Standard User afn00
(learned) Mon 18-Apr-11 22:30:22
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Re: To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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I only have 2 options as I live in the sticks - Sky or TalkTalk - and I know which of the 2 I want to go with wink

Sky do a gaming profile though which I believe lowers your SNR and increases your sync rate?

Do I need a MAC code then?

Entanet through UKFSN Home MAX 30
Netgear DG834GT

Edited by afn00 (Mon 18-Apr-11 22:31:59)


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Apr-11 22:42:33
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Re: To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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In reply to a post by afn00:
Do I need a MAC code then?
Yes, you always need a MAC to migrate your BB to & from Partial LLU or BT.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 19 Meg Tweaked / 16 Meg Untweaked LLU BB
Standard User NickyJ
(member) Tue 19-Apr-11 07:57:14
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Re: To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
In reply to a post by afn00:
Do I need a MAC code then?
Yes, you always need a MAC to migrate your BB to & from Partial LLU or BT.


When moving from BT hardware to LLU, you do not need a MAC code.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Apr-11 13:16:16
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Re: To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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In reply to a post by NickyJ:
When moving from BT hardware to LLU, you do not need a MAC code.
We were talking about Partial LLU, as I made clear, where you do need a MAC.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 19 Meg Tweaked / 16 Meg Untweaked LLU BB
Standard User boysteve
(member) Tue 19-Apr-11 13:20:04
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Re: To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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In reply to a post by NickyJ:
In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
In reply to a post by afn00:
Do I need a MAC code then?
Yes, you always need a MAC to migrate your BB to & from Partial LLU or BT.


When moving from BT hardware to LLU, you do not need a MAC code.

As XRaySpex says you DO if its Partial LLU

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Standard User NickyJ
(member) Thu 21-Apr-11 08:40:04
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Re: To MAC or not to MAC that is the question.


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It was the or BT bit I was providing that observation in response to

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