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    Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

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      Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      Okay ive been very happy with sky so far, great support and as far as i can see verything is working, until ... i plugged the router in :P
      Messing... it worked fine, in the same room i was getting around 7000kb/s =] but walk downstiars, and it turns into a disaster, it slows down to about 100 - 200 kb/s with 3/5 bars of signal, any ideas?

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      Re: Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      is it your wireless connection that causes the drop [as the wireless aint to hot on the netgear]

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      Re: Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      Wireless networking is terribly unreliable. That's just an unfortunate fact of life.

      Two possible causes for a dramatic decline in signal strength (and hence speed) are not considering the "angles" issue, and wireless interference from neighbours.

      First, the "angles" issue. Say you've got a router in the next room, placed next to the intervening wall in one of the corners. Your wireless-enabled PC or laptop is also right next to the same wall, but in the other corner. You might thing that the signal only has to go through one wall, but radio waves travel in straight lines - they don't travel along the wall and then do a sharp right through the wall. This means that the signal is trying to get through what seems like several metres of brick.

      A common problem is placing the wireless router at the back of a downstairs front room and then trying to pick up the wireless signal in a back bedroom. "Place the router in a central location in the house," the advice says, but sometimes it's not the best advice as in a situation like that, it'd probably be better to have the router right at the front of the house. The signal has further to travel, but the signal will be going though the wall at an angle much closer to perpendicular.

      Secondly, if your neighbour is using the same wireless channel (or a channel number close to yours - the different channels actually overlap), you might find you're OK when your very close to your router because the signal from your router overwhelms the signal from your neighbour's. But you won't have to move very far away from your router for the interference to start causing a problem. The solution to that is to try changing channel number.

      Oh and that's just the start of the list of potential issues. Wired networking is much, much better.

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      Re: Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      I am also getting random disconnections, how do i get my ''stats'' ?
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      Re: Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      Do you mean the router is disconnecting from the Internet, or the PC from the router?

      If it is the former, try turning off UPnP as this is known to cause disconnections. If it is the latter you can do no better than follow James' advice.

      To obtain your stats, follow the link below.

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      Hmmm even wierder,
      My upload speed after running tests is as advertised in my room downstairs, so it cant be the wireless. My download speed however is around 120kb/s =[
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      Re: Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      stats:

      /usr/sbin/adslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
      Status: Showtime Channel: INTR, Upstream rate = 416 Kbps, Downstream rate = 8096 Kbps
      Link Power State: L0
      Mode: G.DMT
      Channel: Interleave
      Trellis: ON
      Line Status: No Defect
      Training Status: Showtime
      Down Up
      SNR (dB): 11.9 13.0
      Attn(dB): 15.5 18.0
      Pwr(dBm): 19.8 0.8
      Max(Kbps): 10048 1248
      Rate (Kbps): 8096 416
      G.dmt framing
      K: 254(0) 14
      R: 12 16
      S: 1 16
      D: 64 8
      ADSL2 framing
      MSGc: 1 1
      B: 254 14
      M: 1 16
      T: 1 1
      R: 12 16
      S: 1.0470 17.0666
      L: 2040 120
      D: 64 8
      Counters
      SF: 407210 407208
      SFErr: 2 0
      RS: 55380696 1730634
      RSCorr: 214 0
      RSUnCorr: 30 0

      HEC: 1 0
      OCD: 0 0
      LCD: 0 0
      Total Cells: 132189344 0
      Data Cells: 501431 0
      Drop Cells: 0
      Bit Errors: 0 0

      ES: 2 0
      SES: 0 0
      UAS: 21 0
      Total time = 1 hours 55 min 51 sec
      SF = 407210
      CRC = 2
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 2
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      CRC = 2
      LOS = 0
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      ES = 2
      Latest 15 minutes time = 10 min 51 sec
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      Previous 15 minutes time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52930
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      Previous 1 day time = 0 sec
      SF = 0
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      15 minutes interval [-30 min to -15 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52931
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      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      15 minutes interval [-45 min to -30 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
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      Re: Just Connected - walk 10 metres, back to 100kb/s

      You are connecting at the maximum speed, there are a few errors but not significant.

      If you are receiving at the maximum in the same room, but not in another, the wireless connection can be the only reason. Download and install Netstumbler This will enable you to find the hot/cold spots for wireless reception. Be sure to read the release notes.

      TomD


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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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