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    Question about LINE ATTENUATION

    This is a discussion on Question about LINE ATTENUATION within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Can my internal wiring affect my line attenuation? ADSL Link Downstream Upstream Connection Speed 3200 kbps 384 kbps Line Attenuation ...

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      Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      Can my internal wiring affect my line attenuation?

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 3200 kbps 384 kbps
      Line Attenuation 60.0 db 31.5 db
      Noise Margin 7.6 db 13.0 db


      A friend of mine, lives about a 2 minute walk(oppisite direction fron the telephone extchange), and connects at 5500kbps...
      How can that be?


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      Re: Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      Line attentuation measures distance to the exchange. Sadly just because your live marginally nearer it doesnt mean that your line follows the same route as his one, which may be more direct

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      Re: Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      To answer your question, Yes your internal wiring can effect the attenuation of your broadband connection.
      Now I'll try and answer the other question "why is my friends connection faster?" There are lots of reasons, he may have better internal wiring, his line to the exchange may be a lot shorter, (your "as the crow flies" distance means nothing, phone cables may take a differant route)
      For you to get the best performance you can, you need to follow the advice in cables and faceplates on this site.

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      Re: Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      Thanks, Since my first post, and while I was receving 2 very quick replys (thanks again)..
      I tryed the remove my face plate, and connected my router directly into the internal connector of the BT main socket..
      Nothing changed (well except my connection speed is about 3700kbps), and since changing it back to normal, my connection is still about 3700kbps, so I guess it's about that time of day (for faster connection speeds).

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 3744 kbps 384 kbps
      Line Attenuation 60.0 db 31.5 db
      Noise Margin 7.3 db 14.0 db
      Last edited by solidstan; 29-06-08 at 01:27 PM. Reason: added stats..

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      Re: Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      Sky LLU products do not suffer from faster connection speeds(traffic shaping) at any time of the day. With your high attentuation a speed of 3700 is probably slightly above normal

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      Re: Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      But they do suffer from interference in the evening, which I assume is what the OP was referring to.

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      Re: Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      Possibily though i think he was refering to the afternoon lol

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      Re: Question about LINE ATTENUATION

      Quote Originally Posted by solidstan View Post
      Thanks, Since my first post, and while I was receving 2 very quick replys (thanks again)..
      I tryed the remove my face plate, and connected my router directly into the internal connector of the BT main socket..
      Nothing changed (well except my connection speed is about 3700kbps), and since changing it back to normal, my connection is still about 3700kbps, so I guess it's about that time of day (for faster connection speeds).
      Yes, it was an afternoon, sunday afternoon..
      Which im guessing is why im connecting at 3700kbps, and not my usual 3200kbps?

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      so I guess it's about that time of day (for faster connection speeds).
      Last edited by solidstan; 29-06-08 at 09:00 PM.

     

     

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