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This is a discussion on Help please within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; My connection does exactly the same. Luckily ( knowing how crap Adsl problems can be ) I kept my NTL ...
- 09-11-06, 08:58 PM #21
My connection does exactly the same. Luckily ( knowing how crap Adsl problems can be ) I kept my NTL cable going until I was happy with Sky.
The Sky 16Mb is a heap of rubbish. First it did not connect properly at all and disconnected every few minutes. Have now setup using only the test socket on the NTE and situation is a little better. Now does not pretend to be at 14Mb any longer but 10Mb instead. Still cuts out occasionally. General operation - compared to the 2Mb NTL Cable is absolutely terrible. ADSL Speed tests indicate 8Mb Link. 8Mb ? I am paying for 16Mb not 8Mb.
But in my opinion if I switch my connection between my NTL and Sky I can visibly see that the Sky is considerably slower than NTL 2Mb!!!!
Bottom line is that the Line/ADSL link is not a good enough quality or there is a fault on the line. All the Stats in the world mean nothing. It either works or it does not. You don't pay for stats you pay for a level of service!!!!
- 09-11-06, 09:11 PM #22Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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I know its not what you want to hear, but its up to 16mb, which greatly depends on your line and distance from the exchange.
When you tried the master socket, did you unscrew the faceplate and try in the test socket?
as in this tutorial http://www.skyuser.co.uk/index.php?page=mastersocket
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- 09-11-06, 10:23 PM #23
Still not working. Do you guys think tier 3 can help? Or are they just going to say the stats shown by your router (as i have published before) are fine and thats all they can do?
- 09-11-06, 10:50 PM #24
As I pointed out a few posts back your stats aren't that good. You're connecting at 8000kbps but with your attenuation it should be more like 15000. Noise on your line is the common suspect for this but to rule out at least the most obvious cause (your internal wiring) you really need to connect to your test socket behind your mastersocket and see if there's a significant difference. If there is then you can do a lot yourself to fix this.
However, you also say that you are getting really poor download speeds (210kbps). I doubt this is purely noise related and suspect there is some problem at your exchange - maybe a faulty card - who knows?
After you've covered everything in your control the next stop is Sky/BT. Sky Tier 3 are very good and will get to the bottom of this. Not a lot of fun trying to get hold of them though but apparently their response times are improving.
- 09-11-06, 10:58 PM #25
Cheers for your help guys once i have sorted it i will let everyone know how to sort similar problems out.
- 10-11-06, 12:59 AM #26
you may be on adsl2 and as such if you come through to tier3 , then they shall probably change it to adsl and then cap it at 8mb and see if you get a uber stable connection