This is a discussion on Liars within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by rickinyorkshire Btw, is it possible to cancel this bag of poo, or am i stuck for 12 ...
- 18-03-07, 07:10 PM #11
- 18-03-07, 07:12 PM #12Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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Have you tried the test socket?
Try your router in that and then post your revised stats
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- 18-03-07, 09:01 PM #13
Also put your phone number in this checker and it will tell you how far in a straight line you are from your exchange. It will also give you an estimate of what speed your line may get (BT Wholesale wise and not LLU).
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- 18-03-07, 09:26 PM #14
1.9km from my exchange, will do the test socket tommorow.
- 18-03-07, 11:32 PM #15
- 19-03-07, 12:01 AM #16
Max speed it said is 3.5mb
Thats the end of that then i suppose.
- 19-03-07, 01:03 AM #17
You can't do anything about the attenuation (it's related to line length), but you can at least try & reduce the noise & errors.
Have a read of:
DSL ZoneUK - Improve your speed - Extension wiring and Disconnection help
- 19-03-07, 11:21 PM #18
Well tonight my noise margin dropped below 4, even into the 2's, making me lose my connection every 10 mins or so, making online gaming pretty awful.
This cannot continue.
- 19-03-07, 11:30 PM #19
With that line attenuation, and more worryingly the noise margin, you will never get a great service no matter who the ISP is.
Have you tested your connection in the test socket as advised, the issue may lie with your internal wiring. At least if it is that is something you can help resolve.
If the internal wiring is not the fault then the best you can hope for is 1 - 2meg or move over to cable if they are in your area.
- 20-03-07, 10:33 AM #20
It does go into the 7's most of the time, it's just the evenings where it drops, i moved from a 2nd floor flat to the bottom floor, and i never had any problems in the previous address with ISP's (apart from Tiscali, but thats another story altogether). I presume both properties are linked to the same BT line.
I'll have to do the test socket thing tonight when it drops again..