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    Thanks for helping us hit a million

    This is a discussion on Thanks for helping us hit a million within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; One million in a little over a year is very impressive indeed. Put me down as somebody would would also ...

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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      One million in a little over a year is very impressive indeed.

      Put me down as somebody would would also like to see a static IP.


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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      Awesome, what's fastpath? Cause if it helps me get uncapped (3mb) and I have a more stable connection, then i'm all for it.

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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      When a customer is put on a "Noise Profile" usually their DSL line is changed from FastPath to Interleaved.

      Interleaving is an error correction protocol that is implemented for your line at the DSLAM. With Interleaving enabled, the DSLAM can correct errors in the data stream it receives before passing that data to your gateway router. It is usually implemented on noisy or marginal lines and can greatly increase sync stability and effectively eliminate "first hop" packet loss. The largest drawback to Interleaving is that it will increase your ping time, specifically to your first hop gateway router.

      If Interleaving is not enabled on your line, it is configured as FastPath. FastPath allows the DSLAM to pass the data received from you to the first hop router without performing any error correction. As a result, marginal lines could experience an increase in packet loss and decrease in sync stability (i.e. frequent sync loss). However, FastPath has lower ping times, especially to the first hop router.

      What is meant by 'FastPath' and 'Interleaving'? What is a 'Noise Profile'? AT&T Southeast Forum FAQ - dslreports.com


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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      One million in a little over a year is very impressive indeed.

      Put me down as somebody would would also like to see a static IP.
      I second that Pipex threw one in for free and it was great, I could access my home server from wherever and only ever had to learn one IP.

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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      funny how none of tech have been told fast is being used....
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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      Is going to fast path just gonna cause the same instability / speed drop capping that reducing max delays often did though?

      Also i'd be quite happy with a faster upload, anyone know if this is possible for sky with th current hardware they have?
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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      Firstly, hello! This is my first post here, and I've been with Sky for all of 5 days now. Celebrated by downloading the latest Ubuntu distro in 15 minutes

      I've been a bit disappointed with my pings (min 60) but found this forum, and got all excited by the news of getting my ping sorted out, I emailed Sky support and this is what they replied with:

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      Dear Mr ******,

      Thank you for contacting Sky Broadband Technical Support.

      I would appreciate it if you could reply to this e-mail advising what you are meaning by the term fastpath?

      I look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Colin
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      I suppose the news hasn't filtered through to the frontline yet. Anyone know a better way of getting through to someone who can help?

      BTW my tuppence on the ping thing, yeah, just a couple of tens of milliseconds makes a huge difference to my game. Can't rule out packet loss of course, but a ping over 30 or 40 and I'm shooting over people's shoulders
      I suppose it's sod's law but just before I left Talktalk I was getting between 8 - 15 on some CS servers...But they had me capped at 2mb for no good reason for 12 months, so I skedaddled.

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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      from reading other posts on the forum, there seem to be some "in the know" members who have said the letter posted stating "fast leaving" was just a error on the writers part, it was just advising about max delays which would help your ping if reduced (but may affect your stability)
      if you send an email back asking about having your max delays reduced they should be able to do this for (or you could try ringing but you have to get past teir 1 agents first and i not sure how long this would take)

      Ps, my brother in law has just moved up your way
      Last edited by richone54; 01-11-07 at 10:17 PM. Reason: changed you ping to your ping (i should check before i post)

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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      Having read this again i'm not sure if they are offering a fastpath connection. It reads a "fast leaving line" which could be interpreted as interleaved with max delays reduced ?


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      Re: Thanks for helping us hit a million

      from reading other posts on the forum, there seem to be some "in the know" members who have said the letter posted stating "fast leaving" was just a error on the writers part, it was just advising about max delays which would help you ping if reduced (but may affect your stability)
      I am beginning to think that what was mean't, was the fact Sky would lower your Max Delay, and not change you from Interleaved to Fastpath.

      I will try and get clarification tomorrow.


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