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    This is a discussion on Question? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I see a lot of psts on here regarding noise margin & line attenuation. Can someone give me simplistic guide ...

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      I see a lot of psts on here regarding noise margin & line attenuation.

      Can someone give me simplistic guide as to what these mean. Ive searched google & they seem to say low Line attenuation & a high noise margin is good, but then goes into gobbledygook.

      From my router stats it says I have a LA of 35.5db & a noise margin of 9.5db.

      Is this good? average? rubbish?

      My current d/l tests show a speed of around 5000kbps & upload around 600kps.

      Thanks in advance


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      Please try the FAQ at the top of the forum.

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      35.5 is not to bad. I have 40.5 and get about 8meg max your is better than mine.

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      I agree 35.5 is quite good mine is 25.0 but then I can spit and hit the exchange from my house, well just about
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      Quote Originally Posted by hugsie View Post
      Please try the FAQ at the top of the forum.
      Sorry hugsie, I did do a search for Line attenuation, but nothing stood out from the results.

      FAQ probably would have been a good place to start

      & thanks for the responses.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Wheelie View Post
      I agree 35.5 is quite good mine is 25.0 but then I can spit and hit the exchange from my house, well just about
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      How do you test this ? bt always said the reason they never upgraded me to the 2 mb was because my line was bad?

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      I got mine from accessing the router & clicking statistics on the main page
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      No problem Shayes, the FAQ was only posted today

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      Yes if you have a router most now give you line information and so do some USB DSL modems if you would like to do a little reading then read hugsie's FAQ or go look at Kitz site will give you all kinds of info on ADSL.
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