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Standard User Basley
(newbie) Sat 05-May-12 17:00:07
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AOL - Fluctuation in bandwidths and apparent packet loss

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Hey guys, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but after moving in and having dealt with this for a few months I've become fed up with the situation and want to see what I should do about it.


After an hour or so, the DSL drops and has to be reconnected via the router page. This varies in frequency from 10 times a day to 20. Each time, the bandwidth changes dramatically, here are some stats given by the router.

ADSL line status
Connection information
Line state Connected
Connection time 0 days, 0:05:27
Downstream 416 Kbps
Upstream 448 Kbps
ADSL settings
VPI/VCI 0/38
Type PPPoA
Modulation ITU-T G.992.1
Latency type Interleaved
Noise margin (Down/Up) 21.9 dB / 16.0 dB
Line attenuation (Down/Up) 53.0 dB / 31.5 dB
Output power (Down/Up) 14.9 dBm / 12.3 dBm
Loss of Framing (Local) 61
Loss of Signal (Local) 10
Loss of Power (Local) 0
FEC Errors (Down/Up) 7792 / 0
CRC Errors (Down/Up) 386 / 2147480000
HEC Errors (Down/Up) nil / 0
Error Seconds (Local) 1005

Another time....

Uptime: 0 days, 0:33:27
Modulation: G.992.1 annex A
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]:160 / 3,584
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [MB/MB]:23.27 / 367.72
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 11.5 / 18.5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]:31.5 / 52.0
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]:13.0 / 12.0
Vendor ID (Local/Remote):TMMB / TSTC
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): 0 / 59
CRC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 0
HEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 0

I'm unsure what's going on and gaming is impossible, I checked and they gave me the following results, packet loss ranging from 20-70% loss.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks in advance.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 05-May-12 17:03:09
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Re: AOL - Fluctuation in bandwidths and apparent packet loss

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Guess you have a choice of two routers, picking the one that normally works best try it in the test socket, i.e. the one that looks like

If the stats are better then next step would be

Andrew Ferguson, - formerly known as
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