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    Router only connects at 2.5Mb

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      Angry Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      Hello,

      I have had sky broadband unlimited for nearly a year and I recently started making noises about connection speeds as Sky have launched Anytime+, I have purchased an Xbox and my TV is capable of IPlayer. The package is up to 20MB which I fully understand by nature of the term “up to”.

      I logged onto my sky router (Sagem) and check the connection speed, the router is only connecting at 2045Kbps downstream and 608Kbps upstream which is far different from the up to 20MB.

      I signed into my “MySky” account the checked the broadband details and sky have estimated my line is capable of 4.5MB connection. I carried out the recommended check on their website, i.e filters, ensure the router is plugged in the master socket, compare stats between the test socket and actual socket which by the way was no different. I work in IT so not a noob to technology.

      To my frustration I emailed sky as I refuse to pay the call charge for the help number. Following no responses back from sky after two I decided to call them.

      The person I spoke to checked my line and said that it is only capable of speed up to 2.8MB only which is hard to believe as I have had 3.7MB before and I pointed out that my “MySky” account is stating speeds of 4.5 MB, she said that is was an estimate only. She said that if she increases my line speed any more it will be unstable.

      I am basically left with an internet connection only capable of connecting at 2045Kbps which is appalling.

      The only option I have is to move over to Virgin media for Broadband, which to make it economical is to move my entire package, phone, tv and broadband over severing all ties with Sky. My broadband contract has already expired, however my contract for tv and phone line does not expire until 21st July which leave me in a quandary.

      Am I able to cancel early on the basis of poor service as I would like to switch over sooner?

      I’d rather avoid moving away from sky but given no choice, any ideas or suggestions in improving my broadband speed?

      I don’t quite trust the judgement of the helpdesk person I spoke to as she didn’t seem that willing to assist.

      Thanks
      A not very happy Vinny


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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      Post your stats please, from your normal position and from the Test socket.

      How to get your router statistics

      How to test your ADSL in the Master Test Socket

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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Post your stats please, from your normal position and from the Test socket.

      How to get your router statistics

      How to test your ADSL in the Master Test Socket
      Hi

      I'll post my stats tonight as I'm currently at work.

      To get your stats:-

      Sky User - How to get your Sky Sagem F@ST2504 Router Statistics

      To test your adsl in the master test socked:-

      ::. Kitz - Improve your adsl connection speed .::

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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      I'm currently at work so willl post stats tonight.

      To get connection stats:-

      How to get your router statistics

      To test from master test socket:-

      ::. Kitz - Improve your adsl connection speed .::

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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      Here are my router stats

      Router Statistics

      System Up Time: 33:09:14

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN MER 87627 104426 0 0 0 33:07:35
      LAN 42 0 0 0 0 33:09:14
      WLAN 144270 119217 0 0 0 33:08:49

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 2045 kbps 604 kbps
      Line Attenuation 55.0 db 32.0 db
      Noise Margin 7.8 db 15.5 db

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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      You're on adsl2+ which might be affecting things. Are those stats from the test socket?
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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      The stats above are from the master test socket, I removed the face plate and connected the router to the test socket at the rear.

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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      OK then. I think a call to Sky is needed to get your line back to gdmt (adsl1) and that should give you a bit more speed. I'm assuming here you're not using any large extension leads and that the filter is going directly into the test socket?
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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      The test was carried out from the test socket on the master plate. I removed the front plate and used the socket behind.

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      Re: Router only connects at 2.5Mb

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      I'm assuming here you're not using any large extension leads and that the filter is going directly into the test socket?
      Answer this please
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