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Standard User kenb
(newbie) Wed 28-Dec-11 22:53:21
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What should I expect

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Finally got an LLU providor on our exchange, which is Sky, and have a few questions which someone might be able to answer. I switched on 1/12/11.

Loving the doubled upload speed to 1080 kbps

What should I expect for download? I used to get connected at around 6 to 70000 on ADSL now getting 10239 kbps on ADSL2+.

The line stats are Line Attenuation 26.5 dB.and connected using MER. It was 27 dB but got an extra 0.5 dB by disconnecting ring wire in master socket. Made no difference to speed. I am happy with the improvement from ADSL but some sites imply that it should be faster download and may help when kids get on iplayer!

Router Sky supplied is Sagemcom F@ST2504n. Seems OK but prefer Draytek 2830 I have as I can control bandwidth hogs in household. Currently got Draytek 2830 running off Sagemcom F@ST2504n. Can I remove the Sagemcom F@ST2504n or am I better keeping it to confirm to Sky's T&C's?


P.S. Slightly annoyed at Sky ads that state I could get free broadband for 6 months on the winter sale but I guess that is the luck of the draw.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 28-Dec-11 23:04:07
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Re: What should I expect

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You should be getting 17 - 18 Meg Down Sync even now if you are on ADSL2+.

You have a wiring issue if it is only 10 Meg now. Post your router stats.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User kenb
(newbie) Thu 29-Dec-11 10:41:48
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Re: What should I expect

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Thks for your response.

Stats I can see are below.

I had solar panels installed during the 'training period' so power went off a couple of times. Sky said that this wouldn't impact things and their system would pick up if line could go faster even if set too low in training period. Do I have to contact them to arrange this? I was told it was automatic but things haven't changed in last 2 weeks? Disconnecting bell wire gained 0.5dB on Line Attenuation but this hasn't improved speeds in 10 days since I did it.

System Details
Manufacturer Sagemcom
Model Number F@ST2504n
Firmware Version 5.23.1a4N
ADSL Firmware Version A2pD030n.d23b
Modem Status Connected
DownStream Connection Speed 10239 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed 1080 kbps
VCI 40

Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN MER 392873 583710 0 157 181 44:14:10
LAN Down 0 0 0 0 0 44:15:53
WLAN Up 650460 448654 0 7250 1003 44:15:31
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 10239 kbps 1080 kbps
Line Attenuation 26.5 dB 12.9 dB
Noise Margin 7.3 dB 7.8 dB

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