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    Gamer Profile = Speed Loss??

    This is a discussion on Gamer Profile = Speed Loss?? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I have just been put on the gamer profile and my router sync speed has dropped from Connection Speed ...

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      Gamer Profile = Speed Loss??

      Hi, I have just been put on the gamer profile and my router sync speed has dropped from

      Connection Speed 14920 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 19.0 dB 10.3 dB
      Noise Margin 6.8 dB 16.1 dB


      to

      Connection Speed 10235 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 19.0 dB 10.3 dB
      Noise Margin 7.3 dB 15.8 dB



      Is this normal, the guy I spoke to said that my line would spend the next 24 hours optimising itself.

      It didn't sound right when he was saying it, but I'm not sure.

      Does anyone know if my line will get better over night, or should I call back and ask for them to fix it?

      Thanks

      Jambo862


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      Re: Gamer Profile = Speed Loss??

      They've put you on 10240/800 gaming profile... no idea why.

      Even so, the first stats don't look right - you should be performing quite a bit better than that. As per your previous posts, you were getting the following stats at one point:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 16794 kbps 1098 kbps
      Line Attenuation 19.5 dB 10.4dB
      Noise Margin 6.7 dB 8.3 dB
      Try taking the stats from the test socket with just a filter and the short grey dsl cable that Sky provided running to the router.

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      Re: Gamer Profile = Speed Loss??

      Thanks for the response.

      For some reason my speed has been dropping over the last few months. Nothing has changed in my setup. And I've only ever been plugged in to the test socket.

      Every time I've contacted Sky they say that I'm at the best speed my line can handle.

      Anyone got any ideas why my speed will have dropped so much, and anyone know what my line should be getting? And most importantly how I can actually get the best speed possible?

      Thanks

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      Re: Gamer Profile = Speed Loss??

      Any issues with your landline developed, like any audible noise?

      Try swapping over for another filter and seeing whether anything improves.

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      Re: Gamer Profile = Speed Loss??

      Finally after a lot of phone calls my speed is back up to where I was originally.

      After speaking to god knows how many people, they reset my connection and started me on DLM again, the speeds have been up and down daily but it seems to have finally set on these

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 17033 kbps 1094 kbps
      Line Attenuation 19.5 dB 10.4 dB
      Noise Margin 2.8 dB 8.5 dB

      I know the normal target SNR is 7db, why would Sky have set mine so low?

      What are the disadvantages of having it this low?

      Thanks for everyone's input.

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      Re: Gamer Profile = Speed Loss??

      What are the disadvantages of having it this low?
      Unless you have a very good line the actual throughput will be lower than it should be due to errors and you connection is likely to drop and resync. What is your speed like? you should have 15-16 Mb.

      TomD


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