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Standard User oddius
(newbie) Fri 26-Mar-10 13:28:36
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Standard User oddius
(newbie) Fri 26-Mar-10 13:32:54
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Some speedtests give a peak speed, i.e. if speed is variable they still give a feel good figure (OOKLA based services)

Our tester often fairs badly, but gives a better indication of download performance, as we average over the total time of the download.

The tbbmeter tool is a good way of seeing how fast what you actually download is running at, rather than running a speedtest all the time. It also has a couple of tests built into it.


I've used ttbmeter in the past, trouble is 4 networked PC's.
Standard User msjw
(newbie) Fri 26-Mar-10 13:39:55
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Some speedtests give a peak speed, i.e. if speed is variable they still give a feel good figure (OOKLA based services)

Our tester often fairs badly, but gives a better indication of download performance, as we average over the total time of the download.

The tbbmeter tool is a good way of seeing how fast what you actually download is running at, rather than running a speedtest all the time. It also has a couple of tests built into it.


Fair point. As I can't get my sync speeds or line stats out of my router/modem, I'm interested in peak just to see what it should be capable of. Also, it's not so cool to compare sustainable/average download performance rather than peak performance/capability - I know I'm setting up the reply "it's not the size that matters; it's what you can do with it", but I'll leave that there!

Fwiw - I can't get much more than 20Mb out thinkbroadband's tester - yet when I try some of the others, such as Ookla, I don't see the dial dropping below 35Mb throughout the test. I appreciate this is just a visual representation of many things going on under the covers though.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 27-Mar-10 21:20:53
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It's a 'how long is a piece of string' question. There have been conversions where the engineer finds a fault on the pair, and so has to resolve this. As mentioned, fitting data extension kits take time, and also if the house isn't wired correctly this has to be sorted.
The 'tests' taking a long time, as mentioned, will be because they are having a few 'issues' with the automated tests that they are being asked to complete.

Good luck, it might be me !

Standard User TonyHoyle
(knowledge is power) Sun 28-Mar-10 13:26:29
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Why would you think that it wasn't using PPPoE?

It's just a VDSL2 modem, connecting into the same 21cn infrastructure. When I had mine installed I literally unplugged my ADSL modem and connected the VDSL2 one the engineer had brought and it came right up with the exact same settings.

It does seem to be a dumb modem - if there's any smarts in there at all they're disabled.. the hardware has 2 ethernet ports and a battery backup port but no functionality on the second ethernet port at all.

It doesn't respond to any of my probes.. I'll probably open it to see if there's anything like a serial port in there.
Standard User TonyHoyle
(knowledge is power) Sun 28-Mar-10 14:00:50
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OK opened..

Image of modem

There's space for another 2 ethernet ports, with the addition of a couple of components. The serial port connection is clearly marked.

Contrary to the spec on the huewei website there is no wifi nor is there anywhere it could be added.

Edited by TonyHoyle (Sun 28-Mar-10 14:01:51)

Administrator MrSaffron
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If its PPPoE where are you supplying the credentials for the PPPoE session.

The hardware can do PPPoE internally, but the presence of the PPPoE is not visible to any hardware you connect to the modem. WHen you say PPPoE the usuall picture people have is they need to tell their PC to use a PPPoE username/password

http://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/products/nga/fttc/do... page 7, pppoe or DHPC, with the CP setting the PPPoE if they want.

Andrew Ferguson, [email protected]
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User TonyHoyle
(knowledge is power) Sun 28-Mar-10 14:04:31
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The modem is just a bridge.

If you connect the modem to a PC that is exactly what you would do (and I assume most people are, except those on BT Retail using homehubs) - set it up for pppoe and supply a username/password. Mine's connected to a little ITX box I use for the purpose, running linux.

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The BT box is a customised box hence variation in specs?

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Standard User TonyHoyle
(knowledge is power) Sun 28-Mar-10 14:07:41
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Yes does seem to be a custom job - the product code doesn't appear anywhere except once on the huewei website.
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