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Standard User stephen79
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 02-Oct-12 14:48:20
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1st on cab


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Just had my Fibre installed, was on an 8:00-13:00 appointment and the engineers have just left (turned up about 13:30).

As expected, I was the first one on the cab to get activated smile I had a predicted speed of 62/20. Their line tester showed a theoretical 103/34.

Only getting 40/10 speeds at the moment (tested wireless and wired), is this normal?

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2216187192.png

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Edited by stephen79 (Tue 02-Oct-12 14:54:51)

Standard User R0NSKI
(committed) Tue 02-Oct-12 15:47:07
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lucky you, mine went the other way, estimated 57/20, currently getting about 50/10 attainable.

Sounds like your on a 40/10 profile, may need to get onto your ISP, but I would give it a few days see if they do it automatically.

How far from the cabinet are you?

Edited by R0NSKI (Tue 02-Oct-12 15:51:05)

Standard User stephen79
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 02-Oct-12 16:16:28
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I`m seeing 73/10 now on a wired connection, so the download is climbing at least. (The wireless on my laptop only hits 43meg)

The cab is pretty close, probably less than 200 yards.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 02-Oct-12 17:12:09
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Do speedtests if you like, but don't mess with the connection until Thursday.

The DLM in the cabinet is very touchy until the end of the day after the day of installation. If it thinks there is instability it might "band" you, and that needs an engineer visit to fix. (It shouldn't need a visit, but it does).

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.0/13.9Mbps @ 600m.

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Standard User stephen79
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 02-Oct-12 17:41:49
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Ok, thanks for the info mate.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Tue 02-Oct-12 18:15:15
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I`m seeing 73/10 now on a wired connection, so the download is climbing at least. (The wireless on my laptop only hits 43meg)

Pant's wireless I'm afraid.

Standard User stephen79
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 02-Oct-12 18:29:27
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I`m seeing 73/10 now on a wired connection, so the download is climbing at least. (The wireless on my laptop only hits 43meg)

Pant's wireless I'm afraid.


Can the Hub deliver ~80-100Mbps? My laptops wireless status shows 65Mbps so that's obviously going to get saturated, worth buying a new lappy perhaps? This one is getting on a bit.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Tue 02-Oct-12 18:37:49
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Worth trying a new wireless adaptor first ?

Maybe just write it off to experience, 'I know my laptop won't produce accurate speed test result via wireless', and be done.
TBF, 40 meg will get most stuff done very nicely on one machine ! smile

Standard User izools
(experienced) Tue 02-Oct-12 19:45:01
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In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
Worth trying a new wireless adaptor first ?

Maybe just write it off to experience, 'I know my laptop won't produce accurate speed test result via wireless', and be done.
TBF, 40 meg will get most stuff done very nicely on one machine ! smile


Netgear DGND3700 (instead of a HH3) + any Intel 5GHz Wireless-N card = redonculous wireless speed.

I see 20Megabytes / sec (yes, megabytes - about 160 megabits / sec) throughput from my gigabit wired server to my Wireless-N laptop running over 5GHz.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 02-Oct-12 20:10:58
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In reply to a post by izools:
I see 20Megabytes / sec (yes, megabytes - about 160 megabits / sec) throughput from my gigabit wired server to my Wireless-N laptop running over 5GHz.


Nice!

I can get my full 46 megabit/sec using my Draytek 2820 which is only 2.4GHz - when my neighbours all go to bed and stop using theirs.

I'm tempted to get one of these to add on to the Draytek and set it to 5 GHz only:
http://www.apple.com/uk/airportexpress/

I have too much 2.4 GHz only kit, but my personal and office laptops are all dual band capable.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
13 years of broadband - ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(16M)/BT FTTC(50M)
Standard User izools
(experienced) Tue 02-Oct-12 20:56:57
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In reply to a post by izools:
I see 20Megabytes / sec (yes, megabytes - about 160 megabits / sec) throughput from my gigabit wired server to my Wireless-N laptop running over 5GHz.


Nice!

I can get my full 46 megabit/sec using my Draytek 2820 which is only 2.4GHz - when my neighbours all go to bed and stop using theirs.

I'm tempted to get one of these to add on to the Draytek and set it to 5 GHz only:
http://www.apple.com/uk/airportexpress/

I have too much 2.4 GHz only kit, but my personal and office laptops are all dual band capable.


This is the great thing about routers like the DGND3700, simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless-N networks in one router.

Although, Netgear have released what they have branded "Gigabit Wireless" routers and adaptors now; wonder how they perform in the real world?

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My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 02-Oct-12 21:16:44
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Gigglingly fast?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.0/13.9Mbps @ 600m.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 02-Oct-12 21:23:51
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This is the great thing about routers like the DGND3700, simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless-N networks in one router.
Agreed I bought my parents an Apple Airport Extreme in the spring, but don't have the money to get myself one (they had a [censored] router, so it replaced the router entirely).

I need the feature set of the Draytek, so can't justify replacing it, thus the "add on" idea.


Although, Netgear have released what they have branded "Gigabit Wireless" routers and adaptors now; wonder how they perform in the real world?


Intriguing.

The R6300 looks interesting, but I don't need a router, just an AP:
http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/products/wirelessroute...

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
13 years of broadband - ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(16M)/BT FTTC(50M)
Standard User Ixel
(member) Tue 02-Oct-12 21:33:23
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I had similar results to you when I was first activated, and first on the cabinet, however a few months later as others were activated on that cabinet my attainable rate and consequently sync speed dropped, with the addition of interleaving frown.

My current speeds (a few months later that is) are hovering around 67/19, attainable 84/23.
Standard User izools
(experienced) Tue 02-Oct-12 21:45:17
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Gigglingly fast?


Giggity.

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Standard User simon194
(member) Wed 03-Oct-12 00:48:35
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In reply to a post by Ixel:
I had similar results to you when I was first activated, and first on the cabinet, however a few months later as others were activated on that cabinet my attainable rate and consequently sync speed dropped, with the addition of interleaving frown.

My current speeds (a few months later that is) are hovering around 67/19, attainable 84/23.

I was first on my cabinet, started at 40/2 then upgraded to up 80 meg and got 74/20 now 3 months on it's down at 67/20. The attainable had dropped from 84/38 to 78/28
Standard User smouty
(learned) Wed 03-Oct-12 09:08:38
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I see only a very slight decrease in speed over wifi on the HH3 of 74\16 when wired is 76\16.
HH3 is set to regular b/g/n mode not 40mhz with a Centrino 2 laptop connecting at 130mbit which I think is around the max the HH3 supports. This is a HH3b.

Most peoples speed issues appear to be caused by not using WPA2 with AES for N mode wifi.
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