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    Attenuation / master socket question

    This is a discussion on Attenuation / master socket question within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; StatsL: Connection Speed 7616 kbps 768 kbps Line Attenuation 42.0 db 26.0 db Noise Margin 5.8 db 13.0 db I'm ...

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      Attenuation / master socket question

      StatsL:

      Connection Speed 7616 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 42.0 db 26.0 db
      Noise Margin 5.8 db 13.0 db

      I'm getting that 7616 no problem but as I'm 1.6k from exchange shouldt my attenuation be lower.... I realise that 1.6 km is a straight line (and therefore not very reliable) but is there anything that could be pushing my attenuation up higher?

      the other thing was my master socket doesnt seem to be wired right, the cable that comes from outside is wired to the removable bottom half of the master socket, ie the test socket is dead... whats that about?

      Cheers


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      Re: Attenuation / master socket question

      Welcome to the forun

      Your attenuation is a pretty good indication of your actual line length. Very severe line problems (e.g. bad corrosion) can push the figure up but normally only by a few db.

      Your socket doesn't sound as though it is wired correctly but I doubt that's a problem.

      Your connection is a bit slow for an attenuation of 42db. How is your router connected?

      Watch your noise margin. At 5.8db you're getting very close to disconnections/an unstable connection.

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      Re: Attenuation / master socket question

      router is connected via supplied cable to supplied filter, i know that aint ideal, I'll install a proper faceplate and hopefully that should take care of the snr

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      Re: Attenuation / master socket question

      If you transfere the main cable to the back of the main plate where they should be you could try the test socket and that will iosolate any internal wiring. Which was the cause of some of my issues.

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      Re: Attenuation / master socket question

      I'll give it a try, cheers

     

     

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