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    Can the bad weather affect Fibre?

    This is a discussion on Can the bad weather affect Fibre? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Over the past few months my Sky Fibre connection hasn't been too consistent. From April when it was installed through ...

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      Can the bad weather affect Fibre?

      Over the past few months my Sky Fibre connection hasn't been too consistent. From April when it was installed through to November I was getting a solid 5-15ms ping and 38Mbps/8mbps.

      Since about a month ago I've noticed that the connection hasn't been as stable as before. Quite frequently I'm finding my pings are between 70 - 180ms and although im syncing at 39998/10000, various speed tests are coming back with similar results of 10-20mbps download and 3-4mbps upload.

      I haven't changed anything in the setup, I'm using 200mbps homeplugs.

      A speed test just now with JD's Speed Tester came back with these results

      02/01/2013 20:23 - 18934kbps D/L - 567kbps U/L - 127ms Ping

      A reboot of both the BTO modem and Sky Router has not changed anything. Can this be put down to the bad weather?


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      Re: Can the bad weather affect Fibre?

      Unless you have fttp, then your line will be just as susceptible to the weather as it was before fibre.


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      Re: Can the bad weather affect Fibre?

      If the higher pings occur at peak times (not mentioned in the OP) it could be congestion on the backhaul. It's not unknown because a lot of Sky's backhauls are 1 or 2 GbE.

      It could even be down the the number of active connections. At my last place the cabinet was almost full and my throughput had dropped from 74 Mbps when I was the only one on the cabinet to around 63 Mbps before I moved.

     

     

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