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    Speed Dropping Overnight

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      Or PM a mod to split this one, that way all info is in one place and it's easier to assist


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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      maximum the line was capable of holding which was 14mg
      There is no way your attenuation would support this. You are now getting the maximum your line will take.

      as you can its 10mg not 8mg....this perplexed the engineer and he couldnt explain it, i will monitor connection for the next few days and see how it goes, any advice woud be welcome please.
      Probably using equipment designed for BT's ADSLMax, which only goes up to 8MB.

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      To the OP and others who have noise problems, once trick I found to be useful is to reset the router between 10pm and midnight when the noise it at it's worse.

      You will synch at a decent noise level with a small sacrifice of some speed.

      So thoughout the day and night you should then stay connected at the slightly lower speed but when the noise is bad you should stay online with no disconnects,

      I did this for over a year when I was on Sky and I had a very unstable line for no apparent reason and this meant I could stay online and game rather than suffer lots of disconnects.
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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      update

      I monitored the connection last night and the noise margin dropped to 2.6 from 7.1 but the connection remained stable and no loss in speed heres this mornings stats:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 10656 kbps 764 kbps
      Line Attenuation 41.5 db 21.6 db
      Noise Margin 5.1 db 14.0 db

      to my understanding of the posts in the forums it should be at least 6.9 for a stable connection, i have.nt powercycled the router it has been on since yesterday, is the this normal.

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      It's a good idea to reboot your router before getting the new stats as this will clear the line of any errors and give you a more accurate figure for your noise margin, ayt least that's what I've found.

      For the record my noise margin is still dropping considerably from 10:00 pm onwards despite having a new drop cable and master socket fitted. I'm not sure what else can be done now.

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      Quote Originally Posted by gld77 View Post
      I monitored the connection last night and the noise margin dropped to 2.6 from 7.1 but the connection remained stable and no loss in speed.
      I'm quite surprised by that, normally my connection got dropped if the noise margin dropped below 4db. I can't imagine browsing was fun with so much noise on the line. Did you check the Up Time for the WAN port on your stats? This'll give an indication your connection was dropped or not.

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      my concern is that if i reboot i will get a drop in speed(which has happened in the past) even when it went as low as 2.6 last night the connection was stable we experienced no problems at all, even though the margin has only returned to 5.1, is the operating threshold margin lower for the sagem?

      i will continue to monitor and see what happens tonight.

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      should i reboot my router? and if so powercycle of softwar reboot?

      surprisingly browsing was fine, apart from facebook but thats more of an issue with facebook.

      and i was downloading a couple of files (240mg and 800mg) and i got speed of about 1mb per second,

      what concerns me is in the past when ive rebooted ive lost massive amounts of speed, at times gone right down to half a meg, this of course may have been caused by the extensions running of the main line?

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 1087491 1368917 0 2185 659 23:48:14
      LAN 2593762 2293109 0 0 2399 36:17:30
      WLAN 0 0 0 0 0 36:17:02
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 10656 kbps 764 kbps
      Line Attenuation 41.5 db 21.6 db
      Noise Margin 5.3 db 14.0 db

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      Re: Speed Dropping Overnight

      If your connection is holding I would not worry about it. If you were getting drop outs I would say yes reboot your router, but you are not so leave it. It is not written in stone that your noise margin should stay at 6.9dbs, it would be a strange line if it did. The noise margin is just that, the extra allowance made to take up changes in the line noise.
      If you are a gamer and don't want to risk a drop out just when you are about to kill someone, boot your router when it is around 5dbs and it should resync around 7dbs with a drop of about half a Mb in speed. It will then remain stable.

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