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    Possibility of improving my broadband speeds.

    This is a discussion on Possibility of improving my broadband speeds. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I currently have sky router connected to an extension about 20m long. If I connect it to the main socket(not ...

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      Possibility of improving my broadband speeds.

      I currently have sky router connected to an extension about 20m long. If I connect it to the main socket(not possible now because of no power plug) will I get better speeds then what I get currently?

      In the process of renovating the house, so if i get better speeds with main socket then I will get put in a power plug next to socket.

      Current readings:
      Connection Speed 21137 kbps 993 kbps
      Line Attenuation 22.5 dB 12.1 dB
      Noise Margin 6.0 dB 7.0 dB

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      Re: Possibility of improving my broadband speeds.

      The easiest way to find out is by using a 20mtr power extension lead and placing your router next to the telephone master socket and connecting via the test socket. If your speed has been capped you will not notice any speed increase without re-running DLM but a decrease in line attenuation or an increase in noise margin would indicate that a speed improvement is possible.

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      Re: Possibility of improving my broadband speeds.

      Whilst the download speed looks impresive, your upload speed is suffering IMHO.

      If you can do as seawright suggests and post the stats from that position we can give you a better indication to confirm things.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Possibility of improving my broadband speeds.

      OK, this is what I got straight from the main socket.

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 21315 kbps 1054 kbps
      Line Attenuation 21.5 dB 11.6 dB
      Noise Margin 5.8 dB 7.5 dB

      Is this any better result from the main socket?

      Would I get any better speeds from getting a new router?

      Thanks again.

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      Re: Possibility of improving my broadband speeds.

      Unlikely you will get much more, maybe a couple of Mbs. Remember 24Mb is the maximum you can get with ADSL To be honest you with the speed you have now you would not notice the difference in having another couple of Mb. It is not long ago that 20 Mb was the maximum speed Sky supplied and you almost needed a single figure attenuation to get that.

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      Re: Possibility of improving my broadband speeds.

      Your new stats do confirm that the upload speed at least was affected by the extension. If the upload speed is important to you, I suspect that DLM will kick in and raise the upload speed to something in the 1100 range.

      The download speed may also improve a little too, but not a huge amount.

      As Tom says, you probably won't notice much of a difference between the what you have now.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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