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    Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

    This is a discussion on Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Good luck for tommorow. I think you will be pleased. Don't forget to let us all know how you get ...

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      Good luck for tommorow. I think you will be pleased. Don't forget to let us all know how you get on. I'm definitely interested in what your sync speeds will be with a low estimate.

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Well folks, absolutely gutted

      The engineer has been, he did the work at the cabinet (which was a long way away) and checked the result. The download prediction was pretty accurate - 13.4 was the guess, 13.7 was the actual. However the upload was way off - a prediction of 2 meg but an actual of only 0.65.

      We had a quick discussion and the engineer contacted Sky who said they could do nothing about it. So I cancelled the install and am resigned to not getting fibre, I can't justify the extra 10 a month for that upload speed.

      I guess I've been happy with my speeds up to now and if I have very large downloads I'll just carry on doing them at work on the JANET network.

      At least I've got a nice new filtered master socket out of it and an N router sitting in a box.

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      My current speed is 6.45 / 0.618

      Router stats

      System Up Time: 957:07:25

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 41734 58465 0 3190 29066 00:42:46
      LAN 100M/Full 60663459 40781391 0 174 217 957:07:20
      WLAN 11M/54M 2680119 1534549 0 566 67 957:07:07

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 8189 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 44 db 26 db
      Noise Margin 7 db 14 db

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      That's a shame. Never mind. Maybe in a while FTTP will be out and it won't be a problem anymore. I wouldn't mind top speeds of up to 330mbps and in the future even faster.

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Ditto what Fryingpan77 has said.

      Also to add that it has been suggested that BTO may allow people to get FTTP connected up, but to supply it at FTTC speeds and charge FTTC monthly rates. The connection costs are significantly more though. However in your case they might be good as your existing line travels on several telegraph poles.

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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Relationship of 'Distance to Cabinet' to 'Estimated Connection Speed'?

      Im around 300 meters from my cab. Engineer showed me the line lenghth is actually 800 meters ish.

      I'm still synced at 39277 .

      Shame on your line

     

     
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