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    Can I get any more speed?

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      Can I get any more speed?

      Been connected to sky now since the 10th December 2010, DLM has done its thing and has settled at just over 2.5mb on my up to 20mb unlimited connection.

      I am as the crow flies 2kms from the exchange but right on the edge of town.

      Here are the stats from my router.

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 2864 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 55.5db 34.7db
      Noise Margin 11.8db 9.3db

      Sorry for the strange formatting.

      I have just one Telephone and the router on the line, on an extension from the master socket. Plugging directly into the master socket is not an option because where the socket has been placed there is no power socket anywhere near it, the extension cable is about 15ft long. I have already replaced the sky microfilter with a good quality active one, as before I did that caller ID did not work and everytime the phone rang I would lose the internet connection briefly. With this filter all is well, both caller id work and the internet connection is stable.

      Telephone exchange is Blandford Forum, Dorset.

      So, can I eek anymore out of this line or am I doomed to this connection speed.

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      Re: Can I get any more speed?

      You can get more speed but would probably get a lot more from the master socket. Extensions of any kind will impact speed and stability. I would be happier running a 15ft power extension lead than I would be using a telephone extension. Could you not make your own power lead up to get a "socket" closer to the telephone point?



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