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    New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped?

    This is a discussion on New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys, Recently joined Sky 20mb unlimited BB after moving from Virgin Media. They installed the wireless and a line ...

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      New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped?

      Hi guys,

      Recently joined Sky 20mb unlimited BB after moving from Virgin Media. They installed the wireless and a line a few days ago and I'm not sure if I'm getting the right speeds I should be getting.

      When we were with Virgin on a 10mb line I would get the full speed whilst downloading late at night and around 6-7mb, but a lot of the time had awful connection problems with them.

      With Sky I'm getting consistently 5-6mb (I guess consistency is good), but I think it can go a lot higher.

      Here's my stats

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 6030 kbps 945 kbps
      Line Attenuation 48.5 db 27.4 db
      Noise Margin 6.7 db 11.8 db


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      Re: New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped?

      With those stats your already getting the best you can, if you want us to check for more take some stats from the test socket.

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      Re: New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped?

      That is in the test socket. At least I think so, unscrewed the socket we're using and put it in the fitting just right of where it usually goes in?

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      Re: New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped?

      In which case theres nothing more to get out of it i'm afraid, 48.5db attenuation indicates a fairly long line.

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      Re: New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped?

      Do you mind explaining what attenuation and noise margin mean exactly? What does a higher or lower attenuatian imply?

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      Re: New to Sky BB. Is my speed capped?

      Attenuation is the amount the signal has deteriorated over distance so the longer it is the longer the line.
      Noise margin is the amount of noise left in reserve to allow the line to maintain its speed. A very high figure indicates theres plenty of speed left but a figure around 7db indicates it is already at the target and theres no more speed to be had, generally speaking for every 1db over 7db you can get another 500kbps speed.

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