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This is a discussion on Help! within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi there, I have been trying to get on "gamer profile" to see if it improves my but had no ...
- 14-01-13, 11:14 AM #1
I have been trying to get on "gamer profile" to see if it improves my but had no luck, the 1st time I called the lady said there was something wrong with our line and we ended up with no bb at all, she said somebody would text us to call them back, 2 days later we got a text to say it was back on/fixed.
The bb was back on again but still having problems with loosing connection/freezing etc. I called back again and asked for Tier3 but the guy from Sky said there was no such department, he said the gamer profile would slow down my bb speed and the signal wouldn't be very stable, he said the problem could be the cable connecting the phone line filter to the router and is sending out a new cable.
I have also been told the 4 year old Sagem router could be to blame but because I didn't take the extended insurance from Sky I would have to pay for a replacement.
I just wanted to know how much of this was true?
- 14-01-13, 02:40 PM #2
a gamer profile would be no use if your line is unstable could be faulty router but if your have ordinary telephone cable connect router with that without anything else connected to line and check for test socket if still unstable either router or line is at fault
- 15-01-13, 10:48 AM #3
- 15-01-13, 11:54 AM #4
post both sets of stats in test and normal setup
- 15-01-13, 12:46 PM #5
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN MER 20501 31066 0 0 0 1:19:54
LAN 15 0 0 0 0 1:55:33
WLAN 46484 33390 0 0 0 1:55:06
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 15222 kbps 1111 kbps
Line Attenuation 31.0 db 16.0 db
Noise Margin 6.0 db 7.8 db
It hasn't really turned out like I posted/copied, hope you can understand it ok?
- 15-01-13, 12:52 PM #6
Report status 1
DSL line is OK
You are connected using IPoE, your ip address is: ***.***.*.***
Not sure if i've done this correct, if you need anything else just let me know and i'll get it.
- 15-01-13, 03:04 PM #7
For a line with a downstream attenuation of 31db, your stats of 15.2mb down & 1.1mb up are outstanding!
I guess those were taken whilst plugged directly into the test socket?
If so, set everything up how you normally have it & take / post the stats again.
Before you do though, are the current noise margins stable at 6.0db & 7.8db, or varying a lot?
- 15-01-13, 07:46 PM #8
I don't ever get the speeds my router says in the stats, when I do a speed test on my computer most of the time I just get half that.
Yeah they were taken while plugged into the test socket, now I understand what tenar meant when he said stats from normal & test set ups, i'm just about to put everything back together and i'll post the normal stats.
I watched the noise margins for about 1 hour and they vary from 6.0, 6.2, 6.3(Upstream) and 7.7, 7.8(Downstream), not sure if that's unstable or if I watched them long enough?(they change every 10 secs)
- 15-01-13, 07:58 PM #9
Those small noise margin variations are perfectly normal.
The reason for taking the stats whilst in the test socket & again with the normal set up, is to establish where the problem is.
Issues that show up whilst in the test socket usually mean the problem is outside your home & therefore sky's responsibility.
Last edited by gymno; 15-01-13 at 08:17 PM.
- 15-01-13, 08:43 PM #10
Ok, that's good to hear.
These are the normal stats:
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 15285 kbps 1110 kbps
Line Attenuation 30.5 db 15.9 db
Noise Margin 5.9 db 8.5 db
Do the stats tell you anything different?
The other thing I would like to ask about is, I downloaded inSSIDer and I noticed that the other local Sky connections all have WPA2, but I still have WPA, I know this is nothing to do with my original questions but just wondered if I would be better changing to WPA2?