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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 29-Mar-18 15:57:18
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Now TV Broadband Speed


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Hi there,

I don't post often but this is something I don't quiet understand.

So here is my situation, I have Now TV FTTC up to 38Mbps. One PC connected via Ethernet and a few devices connected by WiFi.

I have a new NTE5C with a MK 4 SSFP. Just one Cordless Phone plugged in.

I was (just today) upgraded to the new Hub 2 router, but even before then I have had the same issue.

I think my broadband is slower than it should be.

I managed to find this from the Stats:

Broadband Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 32400 kbps 8496 kbps
Line Attenuation 12.5 dB 0.0 dB
Noise Margin 25.4 dB 25.25 dB

This is what the checker says I should be able to get: DSL Checker

These are speed test's today:

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15223342757...

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7182209301

I have also checked for any noise on the line using a known working corded phone, with and without the Router connected. No issues or noise detected.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance.

CJT.


On NOW TV Broadband up to 38 Mbps
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 29-Mar-18 16:16:33
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Your speed tests look fine for the sync - it is the sync that is low as you should be able to get much higher than that and so should be syncing at the cap for the 40/10 service. I would guess that your line is being capped for some reason but you would need to try and get NowTV to find out why.
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 29-Mar-18 16:52:13
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In reply to a post by ian72:
Your speed tests look fine for the sync - it is the sync that is low as you should be able to get much higher than that and so should be syncing at the cap for the 40/10 service. I would guess that your line is being capped for some reason but you would need to try and get NowTV to find out why.


Ah cheers Ian, I will get onto Now TV when I have the time, and see what they say.

Thanks again.

smile

CJT.


On NOW TV Broadband up to 38 Mbps


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 29-Mar-18 17:01:17
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yeap high levels of noise margin suggest a cap of some sort

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 29-Mar-18 17:10:04
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yeap high levels of noise margin suggest a cap of some sort


Ah perfect, thanks.

What "should" the margin be? Ideally?

CJT.


On NOW TV Broadband up to 38 Mbps
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 29-Mar-18 17:13:50
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Not a simple question...

You are on a capped 40/10 product - so sync speeds should be at around that level and at that point the margin wants to be as high as possible. If you moved to an 80/20 product then it would sync close to or at that speed (probably) and the noise margin would be much lower to reflect that.

On longer lines the margin would traditionally be around 6dB (and speeds would be whatever can be achieved) but good lines the margin may drop as low as 3dB to eek out more speed.

So, if you are at the fastest speed your product can do the the best position is a high margin. If you are below the maximum for your product then you want to use up some of that margin to gain better speeds.
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 05-Apr-18 19:34:20
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Good Evening,

Just wanted to provide a quick update. Had time this even to ring Now TV and after a 5 ish min wait, and a line check at their end (with me in the test socket) there is a fault...

Got an OR engineer out tomorrow 8am-1pm (AM slot) - Pays to call and have done the checks before.

Kudos to Now TV

smile

CJT.


On NOW TV Broadband up to 38 Mbps
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Fri 06-Apr-18 10:37:28
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UPDATE:

OR Visited today, engineer was fantastic and the line is back to 40/10 Mbps.

Latest speed test from TBB:

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15230073248...

Now to leave it for a few days and see how it get's on.

CJT.


On NOW TV Broadband up to 38 Mbps
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