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    Goodbye ADSL

    This is a discussion on Goodbye ADSL within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Lol really. I thought I would do it just before I got fibre it seems to be working great. Downloading ...

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Lol really. I thought I would do it just before I got fibre it seems to be working great. Downloading torrents is good getting over 9 mb/s so all is good


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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Stop drooling speedyrite. We know that you want one.

      At around 130-160 I am sure that you'll have fun using it too.

      Well you know me, I love to play with new toys!
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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      One thing which has become very clear over the past few days is that it really does matter about what computer you are running the speed test results on.

      Here are a few results for you amusement...


      (Windows XP Home, Cabled 100mb m/b port, AMD 3000+ Processor)


      (Same PC, but through 1Gbit port in expansion card)


      (Windows XP Pro, Cabled 1Gbit m/b port, Intel Core 2 1.86GHz Processor)


      (Main Laptop, Win 7 Home, Cabled 100mb, AMD Athlon II P340 2.4GHz)


      (Old Laptop, Win XP Home, Cabled 100mb, Intel Celeron M 1.4GHz

      All were taken when the connection was otherwise quiet. All are maxed out on RAM and have respective AV programs running. Following discussions with some of the people at Sky I have also tried to stick to the two London servers Namesco & Structured Communications. The only other server I have used during these tests has been the one at Milton Keynes.

      Whilst it will be stating the obvious to many on here, the results over WiFi were considerably poorer.


      (Main Laptop via WNDR3800, connecting through Sky Hub)


      (Old Laptop, same as above)

      So I guess it really is important to have the right computer connected in order to get the best results. However it is far from clear what that computer should look like.

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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: Goodbye ADSL

      So it likes XP Home OS with standard 100m/b port very strange indeed how this can affect the speed of the bb
      Sky Fibre plays a big part in the fibre industry

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      So computer spec & OS is yet another variable (adding to all the other variables already in the mix) to get right in order to win the speedtest lottery then?!
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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      It certainly shows how the different computers were able to get different results on the same connection in more or less the same setup.

      One was connected directly to the WNDR3800, the others were connected through a 1Gbit switch, which in turn were connected to the WNDR3800.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Just comparing the whitebox measurements from the past 10 days with results from the same speed test website taken over the 12 months prior to whitebox and I can see two things - the whitebox is showing that d/l & u/l speeds are higher than the highest result ever seen via the speed test website, and the whitebox results (viewed hourly) seem to be very steady and unvarying hour after hour, whereas the speed test website results suggest more fluctuation in the connection speed even between two tests taken almost consecutively.
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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      I guess that one thing that I really need to think about (not) is what will be in my new Laptop that I am looking for at the moment.

      These results really do show how much the speed test results do vary though and whilst it will upset people, I am glad that I have done them and posted the results.

      For the record, each PC has recently had the latest version of Advanced SystemCare run (free version). I also ran multiple tests from each computer over a period of time to get a sample of results. The ones which I have posted reflect the best of them.

      The best ping I got was 13ms, the worst was 72ms. The majority were 20ms or under, with only a handful above 30ms.

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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: Goodbye ADSL

      Some interesting results there Scubbie. I know age of machine/speed of processor would have an affect on the speeds but not by that margin.

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      The results did surprise me too.

      The desktop which produced the best figure is actually the one which struggles the most with many other tasks.

      All my Win XP computers have 2GB RAM, which is the most that they can use. The Win 7 Laptop has 8GB RAM.

      For me what this means is that just because a computer produces a specific result, it does not mean that that is any longer a true reflection of the best possible speed on a given connection.

      Given that my eldest PC produced the best results, it does make things look wrong.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      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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