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This is a discussion on sunday slowdown within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; been speed testing most of the day. syncing at 6688 noise at 9.1 and line att at 44db im on ...
- 15-10-06, 03:48 PM #1
been speed testing most of the day.
syncing at 6688 noise at 9.1 and line att at 44db
im on day 14 on sky connect
lowest 0.58mb highest 0.94mb
does thaat mean that sunday is the same as night time
- 15-10-06, 04:49 PM #2
Certainly I have had significantly lower sync speeds this sunday (beginning about 1 am).
- 15-10-06, 05:00 PM #3
my sync speed doesnt change much, but speed tests and downloads are very low considering
- 15-10-06, 05:11 PM #4
Speedtests on a public server will not give you consistent results through the day. I suspect the differences you are seeing simply reflect the current server load and have little to do with the Sky network.
- 15-10-06, 07:12 PM #5
Yup it has definitely been slow today for some reason for general surfing and the like.
- 15-10-06, 08:22 PM #6
I'm seeing a pretty poor service at the moment.
But it's sparodic rather than continuous as most are describing.
Only been with Sky a week - upto now speed tests (www.kbps.co.uk) have always measured just over 5Mbps.
This evening I'm getting alternate periods of virtually nothing and almost normal service (a little on the low but perfectly accptable 3.5 - 5.2Mbps).
It's the periods of nothing that are niggling me.
- 15-10-06, 10:16 PM #7
ive now had a full day and only managed to get 0.90mb max
im syncing at 6338.
ive used different speed testers and various download sites. ones i know can give me good results normaly
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I have actually noticed it being kinda slow aswell today but who gives a heck... iv still been getting over 9mb!
- 16-10-06, 12:49 AM #9
Glad to see some folk are happy, BT should be trying to implement something to help us poor sods out with long and poor lines. I have been syncing at 2304 for over 3 days now and my profile only rasied from 500 to 1000, well miffed I am. Also a target SNR was set at 15, using the tweak to drop this but still not happy.
My stats are:
System Up Time 96:38:29
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 2379588 2678356 0 5325 11896 43:58:34
LAN 10M/100M 5260561 4797072 0 11203 5499 96:38:27
WLAN 11M/54M/108M 134861 30022 0 48 4 96:38:17
I beleive my attentuation figures may be incorrect, my old DG834G reports them between 60 and 62.5 for downstream, upstream was around the 20 mark.
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 2304 kbps 448 kbps
Line Attenuation 63.5 db 31.5 db
Noise Margin 8.1 db 12.0 db
Last edited by boab2791; 16-10-06 at 12:51 AM.
- 16-10-06, 10:32 AM #10
I've found out what my problem was.
Before Sky I was on IPStream MaxDSL and this dynamically adapted the sync rate depending on the current line conditions. So my sync rate would fluctuate between 6000 and 7200 depending on the SNR margin behind the scenes.
With LLU (or is this just Sky) it works slightly differently. When the router starts up, it sets the sync rate based on the line quality but it doesn't appear to change until the router is next reset.
So in my case, the router was synced at 7008 and SNR margin had fallen to 4.4. I reckon that as a result, I was getting lots of failed TCP packets which was slowing my connection right up. In extreme cases connection is lost with the Sky server and you get Error Code 300. The problem is the router just sits there with an underlying connection intact.
When I reset the router, it connected at about 6000 with an SNR margin of 8dB. Internet browsing was transformed back to normal.
Actually, when I measure my actual download speeds (using kbps.co.uk) I typically get 5.2Mbps and this is the same whether I sync at 6000 or 7000. So I might try contacting Sky to see if they will cap my line at 6000.
In the meantime it might be sufficient that I rebooted when the line was at its worst so it is sync'ed based on worst case.