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    DLM training and downloads

    This is a discussion on DLM training and downloads within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I've just had Sky Unlimited activated at 4Mbps. Having checked my exchange's details, theoretically the line is capable of more ...

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      DLM training and downloads

      I've just had Sky Unlimited activated at 4Mbps. Having checked my exchange's details, theoretically the line is capable of more than 20Mbps and I'm only a mile away by longest possible route (only 600m as the crow flies!) so I'm assuming that with DLM training over the next 10 days, I'll be seeing my line speed increase.

      What I want to know is, if I'm using the line heavily at the same time (say, for streaming HD content from iPlayer etc.), will this adversely affect the results of DLM training to believe that my line is slower than it actually is?

      Apologies if this has already been posted and answered, I did search but couldn't find anything.


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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      No, the more you use the connection the better in fact. Maybe you would like to post your stats and we will let you know what you should achieve. See this link -
      How to get your router statistics

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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      Thanks - here's my stats:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 4096 kbps 512 kbps
      Line Attenuation 22.0 db 12.0 db
      Noise Margin 22.7 db 14.0 db

      Having just read the explanation elsewhere on site, am I right in thinking this is quite good in terms of potential connection speed?

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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      Yes, very good, you should see 18+mb.

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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      If you have extensions wired to your master socket it is always worthwhile trying the stats in the Test socket. Internal wiring is always liable to interfere with your connection and although your stats are pretty good, they could possibly be better.
      How to test your ADSL in the Master Socket

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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      No noticeable difference on the test socket. Although this morning, back in the main line, I noticed that my connection was jacked in at somewhere around the 7Mbps mark and had an upload of 798 kbps - is that the DRM training taking place?

      Sky's broadband centre is still staying that 'the estimate provided at purchase is 4.0Mbps' so I'm guessing the records aren't officially updated yet, and apparently there is no line testing going on - anyone know are these likely to change in the near future?

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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      If it's gone up to 7Mbps then DLM is running - the Sky site is bad for keeping up-to-date...best thing is to check your stats again
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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      Log into your broadband account at https://mysky.sky.com/portal/site/skycom/mysky
      It will tell you if your line is still in the testing stage or if testing has finished. I was activated on 24th March and yesterday when I looked at my broadband details it said the line was still in the testing stage. Today when I logged in it said the testing had been completed on 29th March and told me what my max up and down were set at.

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      Re: DLM training and downloads

      'the estimate provided at purchase is 4.0Mbps'
      That is Sky watching their back, giving a much reduced figure. The regulations require them to give a figure which must then be achieved. Obviously if they quote a figure of about one quarter of what it should be, they are going to be safe from any come-back. Probably legal, but not very honest of them.

      Remember that as your line is capped you will not see any rise in the speed when you use the Test socket, but if your internal wiring is interfering you will see a rise in the noise margin.

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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