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    Switching between Base to Mid

    This is a discussion on Switching between Base to Mid within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; But am I 'only getting 2048' because thats currently the max I can get ? Hypothetically lets say your cap ...

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      Re: Switching between Base to Mid

      But am I 'only getting 2048' because thats currently the max I can get ?
      Hypothetically lets say your cap is lifted and you can now try to connect at 4000kbps. This would decrease your existing NM to about 1db and the connection would drop. It would then try to connect at it's maximum allowing the default NM of 6.9dbs, which it would do at approximately 2050kbps. A very rough way of calculating speed v NM is that each 1 dbs is equivalent to 300kbps. So if you speed rises by 900kbps your NM will decrease by 3dbs.

      Likewise, if you connect to your Test socket and find you have a NM of 17dbs, this should allow a speed increase of approximately 10x300+2048 = 5000kbps. It is not quite as simple as that, but that is the best I can explain it.

      The fact that you are capped at the moment, does not make any difference, you are still getting as much as your line can handle. It would not matter if you went on to the 16Mb package, the speed would be the same within a few kbs.

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      Re: Switching between Base to Mid

      Ah, the penny is dropping !
      So the stat that says "Connection Speed 2048 kbps 416 kbps ", isnt the speed Im getting , but the max I can get ?

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      Re: Switching between Base to Mid

      Yes, that's it. I am quite sure if you connect to your Test socket, your noise margin will shoot up, indicating that you can get more speed.

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