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    Difference between routers?

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      Difference between routers?

      Ok I am up and running on sky on my router etc and despite the speeds being a bit patchy and only slightly faster than my 2Mb line I am reasonably happy.

      I am confused though about my stats for my line.

      On my old 2Mb line my stats were Attenuation of 44 and SNR of 11
      Now connected to sky using my router attenuation is 52 and snr of 7

      Why are these figures so different?

      Also my next door neigbour is connected to BT MAx and gets a regular steady speed of around 6Meg

      Wheras on sky max I am getting around 4Mb sync speed and only about 2.2 Meg download speeds which fluctaute down as low as 1 Meg and up to aobut 3 Meg at the very most. Why is this so poor in comparison to the BT Max?

      Any help on this would be greatfully received

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      Forgot to add my old router was the Netgear DG834G so just the pre-decessor for the Sky router.

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      Hi tinx

      There could be any number of reasons as to why your neighbour could be getting better speeds and you would have to do a number of things to see if you can improve your and the first would be to test the connection in the test socket which is behind the faceplate of the master socket.
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      yes I relaise this, my test socket shows 51.5 rather than 52 attenuation so very little difference.

      I just can't understand why my old router showed 44 and my new one shows 52 in exactly the same place.

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      @ tinx

      I also have a 834G which always had a line atten. of 23db,
      while my Sky 834GT shows a line atten. of 29.0db.

      it can only be one of two things, different makes & models of routers,
      have a slight variation on the way its reads line quality/distance,
      Or, LLU adds a bit more in the way of attenuation to the land-line..
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      Yes routers do tend to vary in their readings and LLU could also be causing the figures to increase due to the nature of LLU.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lawman View Post
      @ tinx

      I also have a 834G which always had a line atten. of 23db,
      while my Sky 834GT shows a line atten. of 29.0db.

      it can only be one of two things, different makes & models of routers,
      have a slight variation on the way its reads line quality/distance,
      Or, LLU adds a bit more in the way of attenuation to the land-line..

      Yeah I wondered if the LLU added to the attenuation,
      Last edited by Wheelie; 25-09-06 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Last comment removed as due to rules

     

     

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