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Standard User togher1992
(newbie) Thu 01-May-14 23:37:33
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New Fibre Install - Line Stats question


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I've just a few days ago had my FTTC install completed. My ISP is EE, the approximate line speed on their and BT's website stated a 43MB connection. I haven't seen speeds this high when I've been on speedtest.net. About the highest i've seen is 35 - 38mb. Could someone please take a look at these line stats and see if there's a problem? Or am I just being picky?

I should mention that I didn't get a visit from an Openreach engineeer. I was a self install. However, I bought the Openreach Faceplate and installed that myself onto the master socket. The router I'm using is the EE Brightbox 2 Router. These stats below are on an uptime of about 1hr 30mins.

STATUS
Configured Current
Line Status -- UP
Link Type -- Interleaved Path
Operation Mode Automatic G.993.2 (VDSL2)
DATA RATE INFORMATION
Upstream 7835 (Kbps)
Downstream 39998 (Kbps)
DEFECT/FAILURE INDICATION
Operation Data Upstream Downstream
Noise Margin 6.4 (dB) 9.3 (dB)
Line Attenuation 0.0 (dB) 22.9 (dB)

Indicator Name Near End Indicator Far End Indicator
Output Power -5.7 (dBm) 11.9 (dBm)
Fast Path FEC Correction -- --
Interleaved Path FEC Correction 1409 0
Fast Path CRC Error -- --
Interleaved Path CRC Error 0 1725
Loss Of Signal Defect 0 0
Fast Path HEC Error STR -- --
Interleaved Path HEC Error 0 1563
Error Seconds 151 14


Thanks for any help that anybody can give!
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 02-May-14 00:18:46
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Re: New Fibre Install - Line Stats question


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Upstream 7835 (Kbps)
Downstream 39998 (Kbps)
From these sync speeds you are on the 40/10 FTTC, sold by ISPs as 'Up to 38 Meg'. You need to upgrade to the 'Up to 76 Meg' product to get more but I doubt you'll get much more.

How much are you paying p.m.? With what phone plans?

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 20 Meg WBC
Standard User togher1992
(newbie) Fri 02-May-14 10:07:58
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Re: New Fibre Install - Line Stats question


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I'm on the upto 76mb plan, emails from EE stated speeds of 43mb.
£29.40 p/m for 6 months, then £36.40 thereafter. Anytime calls etc. Got offered a deal when i asked to move!


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 02-May-14 12:19:00
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Re: New Fibre Install - Line Stats question


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You may think you are on an up to 76 Mbps but the 39998 Sync suggests otherwise - unless it is just a fluke. Services marketed as up to 38Mbps or 40/10 or variants thereof will have a max sync of 39998 or 39999. You also have 3dB of downstream margin left which suggest capping.

If you have or could borrow an unlocked HG612 modem you could see what the max achievable rate is and I would guess it would be above 40Mbps not by much but certainly enough to show you are capped or have been put on a 40/10 service.

My advice might be to prove to them you are capped, accept it, and ask for a further reduction in price - the small amount of extra you will get will not be worth the potential difference in cost


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 02-May-14 15:53:07
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Re: New Fibre Install - Line Stats question


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In reply to a post by togher1992:
I'm on the upto 76mb plan
You may be very well paying for the 76 Meg plan but you are being supplied with the 38 Meg plan.

Altho' I wonder! The £36.40 price after 6 months is the 38 Meg Anytime plan price.

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 20 Meg WBC
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