I want to try and squeeze a bit more speed - especially up - from my FTTC. Currently I'm on a 40/10 deal and the router says:
Attainable: 40058 - 13156 (down - up)
Current is : 38447 - 9997
INP is 40 - G INP is ON & OFF - SNR 8 & 8 - Attenuation 20 & 27 - Length is ~ 550m
If I attach my FrirzBox direct to the Openreach 'test' socket I get a small improvement (that disconnects an unused extension).
The attainable increases to 41828 although the up speed sees a slight drop to 13025.
The actual speeds were 39998 down and 9997 up. So the maximum available by my package.
IMP was 38, SNR 7 & 8, all other figures the same.
A very small download speed increase of 1000 isn't going to be noticed, but a one third increase in upload and I might be willing to pay the extra fiver.
So what more can I do to increase this increase?
Two things to take into account.
According to the OR address checker my neighbours have better predicted speeds than I do. Those are further from the cabinet than I am so that shouldn't be correct. (Yes, I'm 99% sure I know the duct run and direction.)
My prediction shows (for clean line) 60 - 41.6 down and 13.7 - 8.5 up. So my actual speeds are at the low end of down and the high of up!
Next door is closer to the cabinet by around 12 metres worth of cable. The predictions are 69.8 - 49 down and 18 - 11.9 up. Fair enough, they're closer, how about the other next door who are another 10 meters away? The exact same predictions. So why do I - in between - have lower predictions? The next two houses have a lower prediction but its faster than mine at 64.8 - 44.9 and 15.6 - 10.
Normal times I'd bang on their doors and ask their speeds...
The other thing is my internal cabling. I asked the OR installer nicely and he jointed the incoming pair to an Ethernet cable running about 10 or 12 metres to a more suitable location for the Master socket (and my router). So I could shorten my line length and any interference issues by having the Master socket relocated to where the line comes into the house, where it was designed to go. Then I'm thinking of having a modem and connect that back to the router (now in router only mode) at its current location using the Ethernet.
But at the end of the day the signal sill has to travel the same distance to my router. Will I be gaining / losing anything or does the fact that I have the modem as close to the cabinet and Ethernet internally going to help speed me up?