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    The faster the line - the slower I go ???

    This is a discussion on The faster the line - the slower I go ??? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Isitme - I am not sure why you think the line is capped, although when I call Sky, I will ...

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      Re: The faster the line - the slower I go ???

      Isitme - I am not sure why you think the line is capped, although when I call Sky, I will ask them to check.

      I started off with a measured speed of 1.3mbs and after switching router & using the test socket was achieving up to 5.5mbs.

      The router Connection Speed started at 3648 kbps and went up to 8186 kbps.

      Do you think I should be achieving more than that?


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      Re: The faster the line - the slower I go ???

      The system will target a set noise margin level and your syncing at a level higher than the target so you are capped. Your noise margin would be around 7 if not capped.

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      Re: The faster the line - the slower I go ???

      But my noise margin was 7.2 in the test socket? Or do you mean upload as well?

      I thought I had a handle on the issues, but now I am getting confused.

      Connection Speed 8186 kbps / 605 kbps
      Line Attenuation 39.5 db / 22.3 db
      Noise Margin 7.2 db / 16.9 db

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      Re: The faster the line - the slower I go ???

      If your noise margin is 7 or around 7 then you arent capped generally speaking or you are capped at the highest speed your line is capable of. Either way theres nothing to worry about in that instance.

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      Re: The faster the line - the slower I go ???

      The speed is 'capped' or 'set' (whatever way you want to look at it) at 8192/608 on adsl2plus. I think Isitme was referring to the set of stats a few posts back after changing the router over which appeared to be capped with the high snrs, but it must have been a noisy period when the router initially synced and the conditions improved soon after.

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      Re: The faster the line - the slower I go ???

      but it must have been a noisy period when the router initially synced and the conditions improved soon after.
      If it is now syncing at 8186 then that will be the case. However 4+dbs is a very large swing, it suggests there is a problem somewhere.

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      Re: The faster the line - the slower I go ???

      Just a quick update - I installed the faceplate (fantastic 'nextday' service from ADSLnation) and it was surprisingly simple, even for a novice.

      Line now seems steadier & faster, I am using my old netgear DG834G.

      Next step is to call Sky and get a replacement 'Sky' router. Then finally get the max delays set to lower the ping for gaming.

      If all that goes to plan I will be very happy!

      Thaks to all for your help.

      Current netgear DG834G results:
      Connection Speed 7548 kbps / 604 kbps
      Line Attenuation 37 db / 11.5 db
      Noise Margin 7 db / 16 db


     

     
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