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    fastpath? interleave?

    This is a discussion on fastpath? interleave? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Can anyone help me out with some of these questions…please? Whats the difference between fastpath and interleave? What is Sky’s ...

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      fastpath? interleave?

      Can anyone help me out with some of these questions…please?

      Whats the difference between fastpath and interleave? What is Sky’s default? Which is better for download speed?


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      Interleaved sacrifices latency and bandwidth to help prevent packet loss.

      Fastpath is low latency but can have packet loss for poor quality phone lines.

      I belive SkyBB is Interleaved
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      looking at the router stats it says ...
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      Mode : adsl2+
      Channel : fastpath
      ...

      am I correct in thinking that I'm on fastpath.

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      Yep
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      I though fastpath was better latency and interleved was better for throughput. Ideally gamers will want fastpath if possible. It will fall back to interleaved if you get too many packets dropped.

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      Interleaved Mode
      Data is spread out during ADSL transmission. This improves the ability to correct errors due to noise pulses, and can thus make the connection more reliable. However, interleaving increases latency (delay). The amount of interleaving determines the amount of spread and hence the amount of latency. Interleaved Mode is required with G.lite (because more adverse line conditions are expected).


      Fast (or FastPath) Mode
      Lower latency than Interleaved Mode, but more vulnerable to errors due to noise pulses.

      Brilliant fastpath sums Sky Up!

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      My stats are ....

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 7443 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 45.5 db 25.5 db
      Noise Margin 6.6 db 10.5 db

      I dont get disconnection or anything and from a good site (http://www.mirror.ac.uk) I can get about 700K. If am not interested in latency, but more on how fast I can download..would I be better of on Interleaved.

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      Hi Skull

      I would say thats pretty fast if I have understood them stats properly.




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      45.5db you might be lucky to get 8mb? So consider that ok!

     

     

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