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    Have I missed out ?

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      Have I missed out ?

      Recently changed supplier from broadband supplied by my employer (2mb) to Sky unlimited.
      Received letter from sky confirming changeover date and giving estimated speed of 6mb.
      Had a few problems along the way - day 1 changeover commenced at 9.30am and plugged in new Sky router it worked for about 30 seconds then would stop and not connect I left it for several hours then phoned Sky in the afternoon to be told service may not be activated yet - leave it until later.

      By 8pm still no change and rang them again - told them I beleived there to be a fault with the (Sagem) router - after 30 minutes of try this / try that the guy concluded that there was a fault with the router and a replacement would be sent.

      Borrowed a router off a friend and thanks to the info on this site was able to access the Internet until the second router arrived - very unhappy to receive a second hand Sagem unit and wrote to sky accordingly - a third this time new D Link unit was received at the weekend and so far so good is working fine.

      Just wondering however with all of the changing of routers, reseting etc etc - have I missed out on the 10 day line traning period ? Speed tests indicate getting 6mb although Router stats show 7mb as below:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 7007 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 48.5db 29.3db
      Noise Margin 6.6db 13.0db


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      Re: Have I missed out ?

      That is probably all you will get, in fact, it may drop a bit.

      You will never get the sync speed as throughput. There are overheads required to allow ADSL to work properly, these can account for 10 to 15% of your sync speed. 6Mb from a 7000kbps sync is not to bad.


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