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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 21-Feb-12 18:49:55
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[re: LoWLatencY] [link to this post]
 
Let's hope it's a junk estimate. Good luck smile.

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Standard User LoWLatencY
(newbie) Sat 25-Feb-12 10:56:35
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Just an update to this thread. BT Wholesale Checker is now reporting the following for my line.

For Telephone Number 01273683*** on Exchange KEMPTOWN

Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial test on your line indicates that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that provides a fixed line speed up to 2Mbps.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL Max broadband line speed of 7.5Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 6.5Mbps and 8Mbps.

Our test also indicates that your line currently supports an estimated ADSL2+ broadband line speed of 18.5Mbps; typically the line speed would range between 17.5Mbps and 19.5Mbps. Our test also indicates that your line could support an estimated ADSL 2+ Annex-M broadband upstream line speed of 1.5Mbps and downstream line speed of 18.5Mbps; typically the downstream speed would range between 17.5Mbps and 19.5Mbps.

So maybe it was a junk estimate? laugh Interestingly enough also, is that availability checkers on the different ISP sites, Xilo etc.. are now offering me Be packages, whereas before they wouldn't.

Would anyone mind helping me in choosing an adsl2+ router? Nothing too expensive, upto and around £60 or so. I understand routers with the broadcom chipset is a very popular choice if your service is with Be/O2. I have been looking at the DG834,DG834G, DG834GT, DG834PN and the newer DGN2000 and DGND3300.

Many thanks again for everyone's help and suggestions!
Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Sat 25-Feb-12 11:30:55
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Another thing is they only shape illegal P2P torrent traffic on their Plus package, so it's good for everything else such as gaming


Illegal P2P? LOL.

Tell that to Blizzard.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 27-Feb-12 00:37:13
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You have to be careful with the plain 834 and 834G. They have to be version 4. Also the plain 834 doesn''t have wireless capabity. 845GT and 834PN are fine. Don't know much about the two newer ones. The DGN2200 is fine.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

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Standard User LoWLatencY
(newbie) Tue 28-Feb-12 19:45:06
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You have to be careful with the plain 834 and 834G. They have to be version 4. Also the plain 834 doesn''t have wireless capabity. 845GT and 834PN are fine. Don't know much about the two newer ones. The DGN2200 is fine.

Thanks for the info RobertoS. I bought a Netgear DGND 3300v2 last night - BIG MISTAKE! Having tried the only 2 available firmware versions, I had nothing but dropped connections repeatedly, after a while I was unable to connect altogether!

The Netgear has gone back and I have ordered The TP-Link TD-W8960N. Seems to have so many positive reviews and also has the broadcom chipset. Won't win any awards where it's looks are concerned but if it does the job i'm happy.

I'll update the thread as to how I get on and with stats etc.
Standard User LoWLatencY
(newbie) Sat 03-Mar-12 10:32:05
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So just to update my thread, i'm up and running now with Vivaciti on their Broadband Unlimited Premium, provisioned via BE Wholesale.

Below stats from my router. Do they look ok? Or does anyone think there is possible room for improvement by tweaks and adjustments etc.

Currently have interleaving enabled on my account but have requested Vivaciti to disable it. Also have lowered the SNR with DMT to around 3.6-3.8 apparently with headroom for further adjustment!

Mode: ADSL_2plus
Traffic Type: ATM
Status: Up
Link Power State: L0

Downstream Upstream
Line Coding(Trellis): On On
SNR Margin (0.1 dB): 63 78
Attenuation (0.1 dB): 100 28
Output Power (0.1 dBm): 181 121
Attainable Rate (Kbps): 25816 1274

Path 0 Path 1
Downstream Upstream Downstream Upstream
Rate (Kbps): 21060 1287 0 0

MSGc (# of bytes in overhead channel message): 59 16 0 0
B (# of bytes in Mux Data Frame): 54 36 0 0
M (# of Mux Data Frames in FEC Data Frame): 1 1 0 0
T (Mux Data Frames over sync bytes): 11 3 0 0
R (# of check bytes in FEC Data Frame): 8 0 0 0
S (ratio of FEC over PMD Data Frame length): 0.902 0.9866 0.0 0.0
L (# of bits in PMD Data Frame): 5585 300 0 0
D (interleaver depth): 352 1 0 0
Delay (msec): 7.94 0.24 0.0 0.0
INP (DMT symbol): 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Super Frames: 199347 197514 0 0
Super Frame Errors: 0 0 0 0
RS Words: 142533180 0 0 0
RS Correctable Errors: 13 0 0 0
RS Uncorrectable Errors: 0 0 0 0

HEC Errors: 10 0 0 0
OCD Errors: 0 0 0 0
LCD Errors: 0 0 0 0
Total Cells: 159707266 589755747 0 0
Data Cells: 215693 9460289 0 0
Bit Errors: 0 257360 0 0

Total ES: 0 11
Total SES: 0 0
Total UAS: 34 34
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 03-Mar-12 10:57:51
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[re: LoWLatencY] [link to this post]
 
Bit hard to assess from tweaked stats. There looks to be scope for Annex M without losing much or even any downstream but we'd need to see them untweaked. Not safe to go for it without.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 03-Mar-12 11:45:23
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Are they tweaked?
In reply to a post by LoWLatencY:
SNR Margin (0.1 dB): 63 78


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 03-Mar-12 12:22:32
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Are they tweaked?
In reply to a post by LoWLatencY:
SNR Margin (0.1 dB): 63 78
No, that's saying the units they're reported in. They are 6.3dB and 7.8dB wink



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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 03-Mar-12 12:43:55
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I can read, thanks! I do understand tenths units. That wasn't the Q.

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