Well,i seemed to have stirred up a nest here with what i thought was a innocent question
Most of my questions have been answered in one way or the other apart from the speed issue.
Synced at 4830 with a 5.9 sn,would going LLU see that raised? Like i said in a previous post just a few doors down are synced at 6800+ although i seem to remember they`re on a different cab do me.
What you sync at when you change to a different network depends on the line management system they use.
I was with BT, which was okish, synced at about 3Megabits until they decided to change to their so called 21CN system, then I kept losing connection and eventually when they sorted thing out I synced at around 2megabits.
I even changed routers and still had the same problem, because BT profiling decided that my line could not cope with anything more than 2 megabits.
I went with ADSL24 and their cable and wireless network service, which is partly LLU and right away I got a sync speed of over 4 megabits, the only reason I am back down to 3.5 is because my old Speedtouch router have gone belly up and I have to use a new netgear which keeps the SNR at default.
I know a few people on Talk Talk and most of them have a worse sync speed than what they had on their old ISP, of cause sync speed is not everything.
Talk Talk line management seems to be pretty aggressive and I think Sky is as well, but at least Sky will change it, Talk Talk when asked, don't seem to care.
I myself will not go for a fully unbundled system, like Talk Talk or Sky now as they have done the same thing.
I am happy with what I have got and Cable and wireless don't have any line management, so when I connect my router, their system don't muck around trying to find out the best line speed, you connect at what you connect at. Sure i pay a bit more, but it is not that much more at the end of the day
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.