Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 8 of 8

    Getting Better Speed?

    This is a discussion on Getting Better Speed? within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; I currently have SKY Max, I only seem to be able to get a 1440Kbps line rate This started coming ...

    1. #1
      simonmpoulton's Avatar
      simonmpoulton is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Chester Central
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Posts
      1,620
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

      Getting Better Speed?

      I currently have SKY Max, I only seem to be able to get a 1440Kbps line rate
      This started coming up yesterday, it was at 1600Kbps before.
      I am using a Speedtouch 330 Modem connected to a Windows Server 2003 Server.
      Is there any way of forcing the higher speed back?


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      armitasp's Avatar
      armitasp is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Loughborough
      Broadband ISP: Max
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Posts
      163
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Getting Better Speed?

      First thing I would do is get a better modem.

    4. #3
      simonmpoulton's Avatar
      simonmpoulton is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Chester Central
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Posts
      1,620
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

      Re: Getting Better Speed?

      Hmm, hasnt been a problem in the past, pings and stability have been *better* than any router.

      I just plugged the sky one in and that gets 1500 so not really that much better!!

      I also tried my Netgear DG834N and that gets 1768 so I guess i'll stick with that for now!

      Any recommended modems that can achieve the fastest speed possible?
      Ethernet or USB are fine I've got 2 network cards in the server so it's not a problem!

    5. #4
      armitasp's Avatar
      armitasp is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Loughborough
      Broadband ISP: Max
      Router:
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Posts
      163
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Getting Better Speed?

      I suppose if it works fine then stick with it. Other than the modem just the usual stuff:

      * plug your modem directly into the BT Master or Test Socket
      * make sure the pins are bright and clean and the socket and cable are in good condition
      * microfilters in all sockets
      * try a new dsl microfilter (these vary a little in quality, you can get bad ones)
      * reduce the number of devices attached to the line


      These steps might gain you a little extra but ultimately if you have a poor line, you have a poor line. (sucks doesn't it)

    6. #5
      simonmpoulton's Avatar
      simonmpoulton is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Chester Central
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Posts
      1,620
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

      Re: Getting Better Speed?

      I've got one of those Solwise sockets on the master socket. I dont have an NTE5 master socket though.
      I dont think it works very well so am going to look at getting a NTE5 and fitting that with one of ADSL Nation's replacement fronts.
      The Line to the house should be good, It was only replaced by BT last month after some idiot broke it fitting a new line in our road.
      The attenuation is 60db so I should be getting 3mb according to all the tests

    7. #6
      simonmpoulton's Avatar
      simonmpoulton is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Chester Central
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Posts
      1,620
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

      Re: Getting Better Speed?

      Left DG834N connected and it's now gone up to 1856kbps!

    8. #7
      Keiran2K8's Avatar
      Keiran2K8 is offline Skyuser Serial Spammer
      Exchange: Redditch
      Broadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* Pro
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Oct 2006
      Location
      Redditch, WestMidlands, England, UK
      Posts
      3,763
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
      Blog Entries
      3

      Re: Getting Better Speed?

      Could you post your full line stats, So we could take a look!

      As for the router, You are looking for an ADSL Router, Anything that supports ADSL2+!
      But if that DG834N works fine then its fine!

    9. #8
      simonmpoulton's Avatar
      simonmpoulton is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Chester Central
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Posts
      1,620
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

      Re: Getting Better Speed?

      Hi
      I'd rather not use the DG834N, since that means that wireless users arent Web Filtered through the server!
      Full Line Stats:
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 1856kbps 672kbps
      Line Attenuation 63.5db 31.5db
      Noise Margin 6.6db 7.0db

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION