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    Sky Speeds: Estimate

    This is a discussion on Sky Speeds: Estimate within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I am currently with Orange and get around 1-1.5MB on this using a BT line. Cost is 10 for unlimited. ...

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      Sky Speeds: Estimate

      I am currently with Orange and get around 1-1.5MB on this using a BT line. Cost is 10 for unlimited.

      I note that Sky are offering unlimited for 7.50 (as Talk customer also). Estimation states "Currently we estimate that the maximum download speed your line could support is 5Mb"

      I am assumming this is on their LLU as I am at the end of the exchange for BT and no-one else offers more than 1Mb estimation.

      How true and accurate generally is the estimation with Sky?


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      Re: Sky Speeds: Estimate

      It's normally quite conservative, whats your current connection stats and we can go from there. Ideally need attenuation and noise margin (SNR) for up and downstream
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      Re: Sky Speeds: Estimate

      Is this what you require?

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      Type Interleave
      Status No Defect
      Downstream Upstream
      Data Rate(Kbps)
      1728 448
      Noise margin (dB)
      9.9 23.0
      Output power (dBm)
      16.4 12.3
      Attenuation (dB)
      51.0 31.5

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      Re: Sky Speeds: Estimate

      Yep, that's fine.

      Going by that you should be around 2-4Mbps (I'd say around 3Mbps) but your noise margin doesn't show a lot of movement. How are things setup your end at present (number of sockets, are you extensions, is router in the master socket, etc)?
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      Re: Sky Speeds: Estimate

      I now have a master socket (BT put one in a while back) and it's connected there and there are no extensions in the house anymore. Connected to the phoneline is the Sky Box and telephone with a filter.

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      Re: Sky Speeds: Estimate

      If you've got a test socket I'd try connecting into there and see if the noise margin increases. If it does then there's something you're end holding things up. Give it a go and see what happens
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      Re: Sky Speeds: Estimate

      Downstream Upstream
      Data Rate(Kbps)
      1856 448
      Noise margin (dB)
      9.7 23.0
      Output power (dBm)
      16.8 12.3
      Attenuation (dB)
      51.0 31.5

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      Re: Sky Speeds: Estimate

      And after putting back in normal socket:

      Data Rate(Kbps)
      1856 448
      Noise margin (dB)
      9.8 23.0
      Output power (dBm)
      16.8 12.2
      Attenuation (dB)
      51.0 31.5

     

     

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