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Standard User jasperus
(newbie) Sat 19-Sep-15 13:26:14
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Adsl vs fibre latency


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Hi lads
I just moved to Zen recently. Have adsl at the moment.
PING bbc.co.uk (212.58.246.104) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from fmt-vip133.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk (212.58.246.104): icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=18.7 ms
64 bytes from fmt-vip133.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk (212.58.246.104): icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=19.2 ms
64 bytes from fmt-vip133.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk (212.58.246.104): icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=19.9 ms
64 bytes from fmt-vip133.cwwtf.bbc.co.uk (212.58.246.104): icmp_seq=4 ttl=56 time=19.4 ms

It's all right and I'm happy with that. Do you think changing to fibre may lower my latency down to 7-10ms? Wouldn't that be risky? If I change to fibre and interleaving will be applied then I would be in 12 month contract without an option to turn it off.
My cabinet is around 100-150m from my house.
Thanks for any suggestions.

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 19-Sep-15 15:08:10
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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It might, but it might also raise it.

If latency is so critical to your connection, get the fibre installed on a new second line to retain low latency from ADSL2+.

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Standard User TheEulerID
(committed) Sat 19-Sep-15 15:47:55
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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Latency is primarily an issue of backhaul, and not the local connection, In principle VDSL has a slight advantage over ADSL, although such minor differences can be obliterated by interleaving.

For the most part latency will be down to the route by which your service provider connects you to the destination and if there is significant congestion.


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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 19-Sep-15 16:43:24
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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I just had Zen fibre activated on my line (400-500m from cab) and get 7ms to BBC... used to be 10ms before that with Plusnet Fibre...

It also depends where about in the UK you're based and the routing it takes back to Zen and then to BBC...

I would say you would see an improvement but theres always risks.

Standard User jasperus
(newbie) Sat 19-Sep-15 16:57:47
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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Thanks
Might give it a go.

Standard User keith969
(regular) Sat 19-Sep-15 18:40:22
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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In my experience no, latency between adsl and fibre is no different.Your latency figures seem pretty good.
Standard User ZenUserJP
(member) Sat 19-Sep-15 22:27:38
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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I am on Zen via WBC and I get 14.
Standard User derekdel
(regular) Sun 20-Sep-15 10:40:17
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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Well I get 62 ms on my fibre line
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/14427...

I get 61 ms on my adsl line
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/14427...

I'm on the WBMC.

So you are doing great.

ZeN Line 1 BQM
ZeN Line 2 BQM
BT Backhaul sucks
Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 20-Sep-15 10:56:54
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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Could you try pinging the BBC via command! I don't find the TBB tests ping to be very accurate

Standard User ZenUserJP
(member) Sun 20-Sep-15 11:21:43
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Re: Adsl vs fibre latency


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In reply to a post by derekdel:
Well I get 62 ms on my fibre line
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/14427...

I get 61 ms on my adsl line
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/14427...

I'm on the WBMC.

So you are doing great.


it would appear so although I do nothing that requires any sort of good ping/latency.
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