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    So What Exactly Does Happen Between 7pm and 8pm?

    This is a discussion on So What Exactly Does Happen Between 7pm and 8pm? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Come on are there any BT , Sky, or Easynet people who can actually provide a reasonable and believable explanation ...

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      So What Exactly Does Happen Between 7pm and 8pm?

      Come on are there any BT, Sky, or Easynet people who can actually provide a reasonable and believable explanation for this?

      It's just too much of a coincidence don't you think? SNR's dropping - reboot required time - somebody or something must be causing this!!!

      And NO kettles being put on, streetlights, Eastenders and Corrie will not be acceptable answers!!!


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      I think it is street lights to be honest, as the same thing happens on BT MaxDSL. If you leave your router on the lower sync, then you should not need a reboot.

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      The overall increase in traffic on the equipment probably plays a large part as well. If you open you stats window and then run a download you will see your snr drop by .2 or so and when the download finishes it will go back up.

      The sheer act of pushing electrons through the wires causes a drop , this effect mutiplied by the extra usage at night prbably accounts a lot for it, and i'm not just talking about your use - everyones together

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      ok dingdong if what you say is true and i dont doubt you for a moment
      the one thing a lot of people agree on is the fact they didnt have this problem with there last isp and like myself i use the netgear router which is the same router i used for years whith my last isp and i didnt have any of the problems i have now

      the amount of people that have phoned sky myself included and they still treat the problem like they never heard of it befor each time you phone
      i can live with the problem if sky would let people know they where looking into it

      end of moan

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      We are talking to representatives in the comms channel to try and find a definitive fix or a how to test type scenario...

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      thanx newsreader

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      can customer sevice do anything to the line after talking to them last night
      and them looking at the line my noise margin has never been so high as it is now i wondered if they did a fix

      it was about between 6.0 to 7.0 on a good day its now 9.0 and still going up
      and i havent changed anything my end

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      Quote Originally Posted by dingdong View Post
      The overall increase in traffic on the equipment probably plays a large part as well. If you open you stats window and then run a download you will see your snr drop by .2 or so and when the download finishes it will go back up.

      The sheer act of pushing electrons through the wires causes a drop , this effect mutiplied by the extra usage at night prbably accounts a lot for it, and i'm not just talking about your use - everyones together
      The most convincing argument to me so far (ref. Mossywell) is RF interference (eg AM radio).

      If it was because there are more people on line in the evening then I've noticed a strange effect. I replaced my mastersocket with a filtered one. That day every other BB user must have gone offline because my nightly noise margin drop of 7 changed to a little dip of 2.

      Internal extensions act like a big aerial. Filtered faceplates are much more effective at filtering RF than dongle filters.

      Why the Sky router/network is so poor at handling this is another question.

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      I expect it is a lot things all together - strange though some have said they didn't get this with their old isp.

      Perhaps the isp can boost the signal at night or something - who knows. If they can do something with my drop it would be good as i'm on 10 around midday and this drops to about 7 in the evening. If it could stay constant and high i could safely increase the sync rate and get a few more 100ks out of my connection.

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      Yes it is strange - seems likely to me that it is the Sky network or router/firmware which exaggerates the problem.

     

     
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