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    Is it worth upgrading from base to max?

    This is a discussion on Is it worth upgrading from base to max? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by happymonkey Oh, BTW Looking at both your stats I see the much lower noise margins than mine. ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by happymonkey View Post
      Oh, BTW

      Looking at both your stats I see the much lower noise margins than mine. Would this affect anything? Sorry for all the questions. I've been with Telewest too long.

      You have a good noise margin, basically as that is reduced your speed goes up so a high figure to start with is good. For a stable connection usually around about 6db area is good. So if your margin was to reduce, you would find that your speeds would increase. From your stats I would say you have a very good line and you should certainly be seeing greater speeds than what you have


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      Quote Originally Posted by happymonkey View Post
      I spoke to Sky last night and they reckon my line is capable of 8meg. I asked them if they would refund the 40 activation fee if I upgraded to max and after a bit of umming and arring they agreed. I hope it works.
      Whoops !! Just after the horse has bolted!! I was going to say try mid first and see how you get on! Some people have had stability problems on max. I am on mid 8mb and although it says connected at 8mb my download speed is only marginally quicker than my 2mb BT connection I had. Doesen't make much sense to me but hay ho at least it works!"

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      Well I think I've been upgraded today looking at these stats,

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 63775 91405 0 143 2681 13:01:48
      LAN 10M/100M 2439 1890 0 17 4 21:45:32
      WLAN 11M/54M 155518 117664 0 2236 110 21:45:22


      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 12111 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 30.0 db 17.2 db
      Noise Margin 6.1 db 12.0 db

      However, when I do a broadband speed check, my download shows 2mb????

      Is this right?

     

     
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