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    Contention?

    This is a discussion on Contention? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I live in Tunbridge wells and I have basic,my problem is that most evenings it just wont connect,sometimes it has ...

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      Contention?

      I live in Tunbridge wells and I have basic,my problem is that most evenings it just wont connect,sometimes it has a yellow light and sometimes green.Generally but not always it connects after 12 at night.When it does connect it stays so and speed is OK.I presume this is a contention problem and that nothing can be done bar cutting the others lines with cutters(!)
      Do you think i am correct
      cheers Steve


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      Re: Contention?

      is it possable to have some stats please?

      then we can go from their
      thanks

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      Re: Contention?

      Quote Originally Posted by scbond2 View Post
      presume this is a contention problem and that nothing can be done bar cutting the others lines with cutters(!)
      Do you think i am correct
      Absolutely not. Contention ( which only manifests itself on the Connect service) wouldn't cause those symptoms. You either have a wiring problem or, less likely but possible, an exchange equipment problem.

      Your profile says "not on Sky". Is that right?

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      Re: Contention?

      when I joined I wasent on sky but I now am of course will do stats later if it lets me
      steve

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      Re: Contention?

      Hope this is the right stuff,steve
      Router Statistics

      System Up Time: 02:24:22

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 4308 3761 0 654 1977 00:27:41
      LAN 100M/Full 5439 5936 0 522 177 02:24:18
      WLAN 11M/54M 485 0 0 9 0 02:24:04
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 2048 kbps 384 kbps
      Line Attenuation 43 db 13 db
      Noise Margin 15 db 13 db

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      Re: Contention?

      With "Line Attenuation 43 db ", Your "Connection Speed 2048 kbps" should be much higher.

      Have you tryed removing the Master socket Face plate, and connecting your router directly to the test socket via a filter of course.

      Then re-post the new stats!

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      Re: Contention?

      The stats show very clearly that the connection is capped at 2048kbps - whether that's because the connection package is Base or a capped higher package isn't obvious; the Skyuser profile still hasn't been updated which is exasperating. A test socket comparison is a good idea but don't forget, on a capped line/at the package limit the sync won't change - it's a shift in noise margin that will show if there's an issue with the wiring.

      The upshot is that despite a noise margin of 15db, the problems still exist.

      My guess is that there is a problem with the filtering or a really rubbish extension in play.
      Last edited by Saturday; 05-07-08 at 12:50 AM.

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      Re: Contention?

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      The stats show very clearly that the connection is capped at 2048kbps .
      How can ya tell?

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      Re: Contention?

      Because the noise margin is 15db, plus, in computer terms, 2048kbps =2meg. The clincher would be to see the router reported max rate. As I said before, he's either on Base or on a higher package capped.

      The first sticky in my signature will give you some background on stats and their meaning. It's a little out of date but the principles still hold.
      Last edited by Saturday; 05-07-08 at 03:15 PM.

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      Re: Contention?

      Am using a router wire directly to the socket,will try doing face plate opp.
      meanwhile how do I change profile
      steve
      ps thks for replies

     

     
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