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    Wireless problem & Speed issue

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      Wireless problem & Speed issue

      Hi

      Seems like a great board and I'm a noob - so hi from the noob!

      Just got Max today - I previously had 8mb max from BT (actual speed approx 5.5mb)

      Everything set up okish apart from my main desktop PC running Vista.

      I connect fine via ethernet but when I connect via wireless I can only get local access ie no internet. I don't have any security software installed yet and I have turned off Vista's firewall. Also when I am connected via ethernet I get an IP address conflict although it doesn't seem to do anything. How can I connect wirelessly and get internet access?!? (I'm guessing there's a Vista setting that needs changing and I have looked but to no avail).

      Secondly I have a general question about speed - currently I'm getting between 5.5mb-2.3mb and according to the routers settings my max speed is 8mb. My questions here are, firstly, is the (actual) speed fluctuation likely down to the 10 day set up period and my second question is around the routers max speed of 8mb that it's currently showing - what are the possible reasons that this is not at 16mb - one of the reasons why I moved away from BT was the possibility of much faster speeds due to Sky's local equipment (I'm not very techie) the settings on the router suggest no difference in max capability and of course the actual speed will be down to all the normal nuances.

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      Re: Wireless problem & Speed issue

      Is the wireless adapter in the desktop 802.11g and WPA compatible ? You don't mention trying to apply encryption passphrase, but presumably you know about that aspect from connecting the other computers in your system.

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      Re: Wireless problem & Speed issue

      Somehow I've got the wireless working....

      Now in terms of speed could some advise ref my earlier question? Here are the stats.

      /usr/sbin/adslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
      Status: Showtime Channel: INTR, Upstream rate = 768 Kbps, Downstream rate = 8096 Kbps
      Link Power State: L0
      Mode: G.DMT
      Channel: Interleave
      Trellis: ON
      Line Status: No Defect
      Training Status: Showtime
      Down Up
      SNR (dB): 10.5 13.0
      Attn(dB): 35.0 22.0
      Pwr(dBm): 19.8 7.5
      Max(Kbps): 9568 1248
      Rate (Kbps): 8096 768
      G.dmt framing
      K: 254(0) 25
      R: 12 16
      S: 1 8
      D: 64 8
      ADSL2 framing
      MSGc: 1 1
      B: 254 25
      M: 1 8
      T: 1 1
      R: 12 16
      S: 1.0470 8.6153
      L: 2040 208
      D: 64 8
      Counters
      SF: 553710 553708
      SFErr: 1 0
      RS: 75304652 4706518
      RSCorr: 1851 54
      RSUnCorr: 2 0

      HEC: 1 0
      OCD: 0 0
      LCD: 0 0
      Total Cells: 179751604 0
      Data Cells: 71494702 0
      Drop Cells: 0
      Bit Errors: 0 0

      ES: 2 0
      SES: 0 0
      UAS: 18 0
      Total time = 2 hours 37 min 20 sec
      SF = 553710
      CRC = 1
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 2
      Latest 1 day time = 2 hours 37 min 20 sec
      SF = 553710
      CRC = 1
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 2
      Latest 15 minutes time = 7 min 20 sec
      SF = 25877
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      Previous 15 minutes time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52930
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      Previous 1 day time = 0 sec
      SF = 0
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      15 minutes interval [-30 min to -15 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52931
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      15 minutes interval [-45 min to -30 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52989
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      15 minutes interval [-60 min to -45 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52930
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0

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      Re: Wireless problem & Speed issue

      There is no 10 day training period with MAX as there is with BT's ADSLMax. It looks like you may be capped, but wait for Saturday or NR to confirm this. It seems just about everyone who joins MAX is capped to start off, probably to give a stable line. You will not get anywhere near 16mb with your Attn, but you should get something like 12-14 provided your line is not bad. You really need to sort out your connection using ethernet first, wireless has problems of it's own so you should exclude these until your line is fixed.

      ADSLMax and Sky's LLU MAX are 2 different technologies, BT's offering does not put as much strain on the line, so you get away with more errors. Read through the Cabling and Faceplate Help section and see if you can make any improvement to your line. The first thing you must try is running from the TEST socket, this eliminates internal wiring errors.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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