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    Connection Speed, what does it mean?

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      Connection Speed, what does it mean?

      After being without any broadband for 16 days because I was connected to Sky, but wasn't provided with the router until yesterday.

      I've had a look at the settings and according to the router my download connection speed is 15323 kbps and my upload connection speed is 766 kbps.

      However, when I log on to www.speedtest.net my download speed is 4429 kbps and my upload speed is 541 kbps. When I looked once yesterday, at one point it was as high as 8111 kbps on the same site.

      What does it mean?

      I have heard that LLU enabled connections take up to 10 days to learn what your best connection speed is. Can anyone explain that?

      Thanks in advance.


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      adlsMAX (ADSL2 I think) has a 10 day training period.

      ADSL2+ tests the Noise Margin every time you power the router up.

      The ync speeds are usually higher than your real life speeds i.e. earlier today I synced at 3400 and was getting 2.5Mb download

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      15323 is your sync speed, this is quite near to the 16mbit so it means you are very close to the exchange. Your actual data rate will vary depending on the internet. e.g you may be downloading from a busy server. try the speed test during the day.

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      Annie is right, ADSL2+ does not have the training period as such, at least not from what I have read. It is a new sync every time you reboot.
      Also, if you look in the speed test section here:Link
      You will find an internet optimiser that can be very effective. Worth a shot!

     

     

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