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Standard User Ricardoespsanto
(newbie) Mon 06-Mar-17 16:12:49
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Improve slow adsl


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Hi all,

This is not my field of expertise and since there no fiber available where I live in always wondering if there's anything to improve my ADSL.

I've found this box downstairs and was wondering if anyone can make a comment regarding the status/room for improvement: https://ibb.co/bBHb5a

Thanks
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 06-Mar-17 16:18:33
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I wouldn't touch that
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Mar-17 16:31:41
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We need a lot more context than that. Is this a business? What stats are showing for the broadband? Are there any extension sockets of the main phone point? What does the main phone point look like?


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Standard User Ricardoespsanto
(newbie) Mon 06-Mar-17 16:45:56
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So this is all residential, our flat has 2 phone sockets a plain old nts5 with a microfilter and a router/modern attached to it and an extension on the same room again filtered and with a phone plugged into it.

I'm getting just under 9mbits/s and our exchange is this one: https://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/CLBER which is probably less than a mile away on a straight line.

I'm not sure I understand your question but am happy to post more photos/screenshots etc.

Thanks again
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 06-Mar-17 16:55:58
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Start with telling us the make and model of the modem/router please smile. Then someone may be able to tell you how to find the line stats. Basically we are looking for information like

Upstream rate = 14193 Kbps, Downstream rate = 65258 Kbps

Down Up
SNR (dB): 6.2 6.2
Attn(dB): 19.0 0.0
Pwr(dBm): 13.7 7.4


Those tell us what can be expected from your line at the moment, as opposed to what you are getting and what might be possible with help that with luck will come later. Forgive the high speeds, I'm on FTTC.

Which ISP and product are you on as well please? This can be relevant.

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Connection - AAISP Home::1 80/20. Sync 65258/14193Kbps @ 600m. BQMs - IPv4 & IPv6
Standard User Ricardoespsanto
(newbie) Mon 06-Mar-17 17:04:03
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My current provider is origin broadband and I've got their basic ADSL package. I had the same sort of speeds with sky from which I left last month.

My router is an Asus dsl-n16 n300 and here are my stats :

https://ibb.co/hJbm5a
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 06-Mar-17 19:18:50
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41.2dB attenuation suggests either aluminium in the line or you are more than 1 mile line length

41dB is around the 3km of copper cable distance

http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/calc/index.php?param=RG...

Gives an option of 'slightly low' and a range of 7250 Kbps to 11000 Kbps is to be expected.

A 6dB target margin would increase your speeds if the line is stable to around 9600 Kbps

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 06-Mar-17 19:19:06
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what does www.dslchecker.bt.com estimate for your line?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Mar-17 20:27:02
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I would guess that picture shows the guts for an entry phone system, or maybe an alarm system.

Put the lid back on and walk away.

Standard User Ricardoespsanto
(newbie) Mon 06-Mar-17 21:31:25
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It is the box of the entry lines to our flats but it looks rather messy and I wondered if there were any unused connections there that I could perhaps use to improve my connection.

dslchecker.bt.com estimated WBC adsl 2+ at 8 to 19.5 and the same with annex M (which weirdly my router seems not to like - it won't connect unless its A)

Regarding the SNR the router / modem has this feature of dynamically adjust that for me (not sure its doing a great job thou)
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