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    Sky BB Speed Stats

    This is a discussion on Sky BB Speed Stats within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello, first post here and first day using Sky BB after being with Orange. Quick question, When I use http://192.168.0.1/start.htm ...

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      Sky BB Speed Stats

      Hello, first post here and first day using Sky BB after being with Orange.
      Quick question, When I use
      http://192.168.0.1/start.htm
      to view my line stats it says that my connection speed is 8184 kbps and that my line attenuation is 49db with noise margin of 7.6db. However, when I do speed tests I get 3500 kbps. I'm using a Belkin wireless adaptor. Now, is the speed reduction due to my wireless adaptor or is the speed reduction due to the line attenuation? BT send 8184 down the line but, by the time is gets to me, it's 3500


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      This is a combination of line quality, wireless quality, contention and network overheads. A reasonable speed in any case.
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      You got 3 right!
      D'oh! Not good, dude.

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      Many thanks. So I wouldn't necessarily see much of a difference using an Ethernet cable then?

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      This would improve my point 2, I personally prefer cable over wireless.
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      You got 3 right!
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      I would use a cable but the phone socket's downstairs and the computer is upstairs. My wife has said that she is glad the old extension lead has gone and I don't want to be upsetting her!
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      The speed seems reasonable, so unless you can move the PC downstairs and 'er indoors upstairs, not worth upsetting the applecart!
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      Just one final question. Is the 3500 the maximum possible my line can achieve or is that just the maximum achievable for the particular SKY BB package I am on at the moment?

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      You may find that optimising your connection gives some improvement
      try here:
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      Well I tried the optimiser and also decided to plug the wireless thingy directly into the pc (without the supplied lead) and my speed is now around 4700 to 5100kbs depending on the speed test used. One thing I did find this evening that my connection slowed to a crawl with no pages loading. Everything looked ok so I rebooted the router and then everything was fine. I might need to keep an eye on it and see if it happens again.

     

     

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