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    Should i be crying?

    This is a discussion on Should i be crying? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; being on ADSL2+, if anyhting, will make your line worse!! Attenuation will actually go up, so on a long line ...

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      Re: Should i be crying?

      being on ADSL2+, if anyhting, will make your line worse!! Attenuation will actually go up, so on a long line like your being on gdmt is probably for the best...

      as for how can you tell - Sky's default profiles are 384kbps for Base/Mid and 768kbps for Max. however, on adsl2+ 768 shows as 764kbps and 384 as about 382kbps...the old (and should still be in use) Base/Mid uploads were 416kbps...

      your attenuation would go up to about 58 on adsl2+ - definitely not good!!
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      Re: Should i be crying?

      My attenuation etc are very similair to yours and i live 1.8km from the exchange according to samknows. My download sync is normally 4500-5000kbps.

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      Re: Should i be crying?

      Ah... Maybe with DLM things could improve then... What did your sync start off with?

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      Re: Should i be crying?

      I have always had those sort of speeds since joining Sky last year. Previously with BT the most i ever got was 1.7mb, normally it was around 512kbps.

      As an aside, O2 say i should be able to get 5mbps if i was with them.

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      Re: Should i be crying?

      I too have similar attenuation figures to you.

      Before the DLM trial I was happily connecting at ~4750 (same as big bob) but post DLM I now sync at a capped 4096 and that's despite having a protracted argument with Sky to try to get them to restore my pre DLM connection (which they refused to do due to the quality of my line even though it seemed perfectly stable to me before DLM).

      Given these figures you may be wish to consider downgrading to Mid?

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      Re: Should i be crying?

      Your Line Attenuation is 55 dB wich would suggest that you have a phone line that is quite a distance from the exchange.

      To be honest you don't want ADSL2+ you won't see any real increase in your speed and you will have greater line instability.

      Sky tend only to look at ADSL2+ on lines that can do more than 10 meg/sec and then if it looks like the line can take it.

      When I was on Sky my line was on ADSL2+ and I was getting 9-11 meg/sec but it was extremely unstable at those levels and I wanted them to drop it down to GDMT and cap it at 8 meg/sec
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      Re: Should i be crying?

      Quote Originally Posted by AndyDel View Post
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 3040 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 55 db 31 db
      Noise Margin 5 db 10 db
      The likely problem is a noisy line. I would just downgrade your package to mid, if you do not need extra download speed. I am about 2.29km from the Exchange and have a similar attenuation and and speeds of 2600kbps.

     

     
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