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    another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

    This is a discussion on another newbie needing guidance....(please!) within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by FibreOptic ine has the potential to connect to around 6mb! Very unlikely. 4500kbps would be exceptional at ...

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      Quote Originally Posted by FibreOptic View Post
      ine has the potential to connect to around 6mb!
      Very unlikely. 4500kbps would be exceptional at 54db.


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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      Well you good with all this noise margin and stuff!

      But according to DSLZone that was... oh well..

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      my bad... meant the test socket, cheers, however I don't expect to find any problems as I used to get a good connection to Tiscali on the same line...

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      @paul37

      There are two speeds to consider: connection speed and throughput speed.

      The first is the speed at which your router has successfully synced with the exchange. The main factors which influence this (apart from the ADSL mode and package you're on) are the attenuation and line noise. Attenuation you can only marginally influence. Line noise offers far more scope for improvement.

      The second is the speed that you can actually move data in or out of your PC/laptop. This is limited in the first instance by the connection speed, secondly by transmission overheads, thirdly by your TCP/IP settings (how big the "pipe" is into the PC) and lastly network/server congestion. You can't do much about transmission overheads or congestion. You can change your TCP/IP settings to ensure the pipe is the right size for a fast connection.

      If you sort out any line noise then your connection speed should rise to somewhere approaching 4500kbps.

      If you sort out your TCP/IP settings your throughput speed will be about 85% of the connection speed.

      HTH

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      have you also tried teh info from this thread:

      Optimising your Broadband Connection

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      @fibre

      I'm thinking real world. Though you could possibly get a sync at 6000kbps I think using the Sky router the noise margin would have to be below the acceptable threshold.

      So my estimate is up to 4500kbps with a stable connection. Hope you're right though.

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post

      So my estimate is up to 4500kbps with a stable connection. Hope you're right though.

      And you think is realistic when currently I'm only managing 350kbps?
      Cheers for all the advice guys, tried everything suggested other than connecting directly to the test socket, will try this tomorrow, if that isn't successful I fear I will have to cancel my account....

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      Yes, completely realistic.

      ADSL isn't magic, it's a technology. Though complicated, there are only so many factors which affect connection speed. In your case, the two most likely are a noisy line or something Sky have or haven't done (yet).

      Your test socket test will remove most local noise effects which are the most common.

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      OK.... heres the figures

      originally

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 416 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 54.0 db 31.5 db
      Noise Margin 7.6 db 13.0 db

      plugged into the test socket

      Connection Speed 4416 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 53.0 db 31.5 db
      Noise Margin 7.6 db 13.0 db

      Can't understand why the noise margin hasn't reduced??

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      Re: another newbie needing guidance....(please!)

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      So my estimate is up to 4500kbps with a stable connection.
      Quote Originally Posted by paul37 View Post
      plugged into the test socket

      Connection Speed 4416 kbps
      Well, assuming that isn't a typo my estimate was spot on

     

     
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