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    Slower than dial up?

    This is a discussion on Slower than dial up? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Just sent this to Broadband Technical Support [] but keep getting it returned as undeliverable. Anyway my "broadband" connection seems ...

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      Angry Slower than dial up?

      Just sent this to Broadband Technical Support [] but keep getting it returned as undeliverable. Anyway my "broadband" connection seems slower than dial-up any ideas?

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      I have a problem with my broadband connection in that the actual speed appears to be even slower than a dial-up modem. Once, for a couple of hours last week, it was almost acceptable and I achieved download speeds of 120K (which is far less than I would expect of a 2M connection) but it was OK. Since then (and before) I have been getting very poor responses of 12-16K (slower than modem speeds). Here are some test results from Namesco BroadbandMax ADSL Broadband Bandwidth speedtest | Test your ADSL Broadband connection speed
      Last Result:
      Download Speed: 130 kbps (16.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
      Upload Speed: 381 kbps (47.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

      These are typical.

      The stats from the actual router would indicate I should be getting something far better :

      System Up Time 00:07:54 Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 222 258 0 98 1025 00:04:44
      LAN 10M/100M 1397 1025 0 2571 337 00:07:52
      WLAN 11M/54M 132 0 0 100 0 00:07:42

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 4640 kbps 448 kbps
      Line Attenuation 54.0 db 31.0 db
      Noise Margin 7.3 db

      Can you offer any advice? I am, apparently, 2.2Km from the exchange. I do have an extension cable but I did have decent response once!

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      Re: Slower than dial up?

      my connect package syncs at 3mb but for the last week i am getting the same speeds as snailpace phoned sky today they are moving me over mid next week to see if it cures the problem.
      Last edited by mysky; 05-04-07 at 10:12 PM. Reason: typo



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