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Standard User jefferson
(newbie) Thu 21-Apr-11 22:18:26
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Download speed doesnt match sync speed


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Hi All,

Ive just had BE broadband installed and after some messing around and disconnecting the bell wire I am finally syncing at a half-decent speed of around 10mbit connecting via ADSL2+

This sync speed should give me roughly 1mbyte/second download speeds... but the most I can get is 800kbyte/sec (~6.6mbit).

Any ideas? Have tried 2 modems, multiple filters, test socket and get the same speed over my wired and wireless networks.

Thanks
Jeff


Modem stats:
DSL Type:G.992.5 annex A
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]:1,222 / 9,697
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [kB/kB]:0.00 / 0.00
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]:12.0 / 18.5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]:22.0 / 39.0
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]:6.5 / 5.0
Vendor ID (Local/Remote):TMMB / BDCM
Loss of Framing (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Signal (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Power (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Link (Remote):0
Error Seconds (Local/Remote):0 / 0
FEC Errors (Up/Down):9 / 34,986
CRC Errors (Up/Down):9 / 234
HEC Errors (Up/Down):56 / 208
Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 21-Apr-11 22:49:11
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Re: Download speed doesnt match sync speed


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what are you using to test the throughput speedtest sites, test files, p2p ,usenext, filehosts ? What is your routers mtu set to? which product are you on, Value, Unlimited or .Pro ?
If on Value you may be able to get your target snr lowered to 3db, but if on Unlimited or Pro you can do this yourself from the be website once you log in, you can also have Fast path enabled which which give you a higher sync speed but depending on how good the line is it may or may not cause it to become less stable and disconnect

Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 21-Apr-11 23:11:21
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How long had your modem being up when you posted those figures? That number of CRC/HEC errors is quite high for a few minutes of uptime.


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Standard User jefferson
(newbie) Fri 22-Apr-11 10:37:39
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Tried a few different speedtest sites and a subscription NNTP server which should max out my connection. I'm using a BEbox (Thomson TG585 v7 8.2.23.0) in bridge mode connected to a openWRT linksys router with a standard ethernet MTU (1500). I havent made any real settings change on the BEbox so the MTU should be the default on that.

Im on the unlimited package and have tried changing the connection profile and although the sync speed increases the overall throughput does not.
Standard User jefferson
(newbie) Fri 22-Apr-11 10:39:38
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Heres this morning's stats:

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Uptime: 0 days, 13:20:27
DSL Type: G.992.5 annex A
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1,222 / 9,697
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [kB/kB]: 0.00 / 0.00
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12.0 / 18.5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 22.0 / 39.0
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 7.0 / 7.5
Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / BDCM
Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Link (Remote): 0
Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 7 / 0
FEC Errors (Up/Down): 101 / 250,388
CRC Errors (Up/Down): 101 / 753
HEC Errors (Up/Down): 92 / 636

Not sure if this amount of HEC/CRC errors is normal after 13hrs.
Standard User john2007
(legend) Fri 22-Apr-11 12:24:36
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How long's a piece of string.

I switch my router/modem off overnight. It has now been up for nearly 4 hours and stats are:

US Connection Rate:     1091    DS Connection Rate:     8188
DS Line Attenuation:    20      DS Margin:              14
US Line Attenuation:    8       US Margin:              6
LOS errors:             0       SEF errors:             0
Errored Seconds:        0       Severely Err Secs:      0
DS Max Attainable Bit Rate: 18288 kbps
US Max Attainable Bit Rate: 1091000 bps

[Upstream (TX) Interleave path]
CRC:    0       FEC:    0       NCD:    0    LCD:    0       HEC:    0

[Downstream (RX) Interleave path]
CRC:    0       FEC:    661     NCD:    0   LCD:    0       HEC:    0

[Upstream (TX) Fast path]
 CRC:    2       FEC:    0       NCD:    0    LCD:    0       HEC:    1

[Downstream (RX) Fast path]
CRC:    0       FEC:    0       NCD:    0     LCD:    0       HEC:    0


You mentioned that you decreased margin and sync rate increased but throughput didn't. That does suggest that the additional errors are slowing your connection.

If you are fairly sure that you have no faulty devices attached to the phone line the best thing to do may be to be stoical. You get decent speeds, within say 20% of perfect speeds for your line.

edited to correct uptime to 4 hours

Edited by john2007 (Fri 22-Apr-11 12:33:49)

Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Apr-11 16:03:49
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Perhaps try the BE forum on here?

Do you have anything such as a Sky box connected to the phoneline ?? Do you have any extensions that could be wired into the master socket?#

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM
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