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    Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

    This is a discussion on Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'm just waiting for my router to arrive then I'll be changing from an expensive 1Mbit service to Sky MAX. ...

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      Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      I'm just waiting for my router to arrive then I'll be changing from an expensive 1Mbit service to Sky MAX. I've got terrible line stats and currently can only download at a max of 100K/sec

      Can I hope for any speed increase by switching to Sky's ADSL2+?

      These are my current line stats:

      Up Speed 288000
      Down Speed 1152000
      SNR 10.5
      Loop Att 62

      The estate where I live seems to suffer with a really bad phone line network as most people on my street suffer similar stats.

      Anything more than what I alread get will be great!

      Also, what upload speed does MAX support? Currently I'm uploading at around 30k/sec.

      Many thanks.


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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      Welcome to the forum, especially since we are both in Long Eaton,
      Home of the cardboard policeman.(Unless hes been stolen!)
      I put your attenuation figure into the speed checker, click on tools and tutorials,lots of useful stuff there.
      It says you could expect between 2 and 3 mbps download.
      I'm on the mid package and get around 320kbps upload, I think its around twice this on max.


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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      Upload should be around 60-80kb/s mate, dependingif your line can support it etc..

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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      Pedants corner!

      I guess you mean 60 to 80 KB/s ( i.e. KiloBytes, not kilobits)


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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      Quote Originally Posted by penrhyn View Post
      Welcome to the forum, especially since we are both in Long Eaton,
      Home of the cardboard policeman.(Unless hes been stolen!)
      I put your attenuation figure into the speed checker, click on tools and tutorials,lots of useful stuff there.
      It says you could expect between 2 and 3 mbps download.
      I'm on the mid package and get around 320kbps upload, I think its around twice this on max.
      The Cardboard Policeman HAS been stolen lol! It was on Radio 1!

      I'll be happy with 2-3Mbps as I'm currently just getting 1!

      The upload will be nice if I get around 60k/second.

      penrhyn - How are you finding Sky BB? Where abouts are you in sunny LE? I'm on the Dovedale estate.

      Also, does the sky router get delivered by courier? There's a postal strike till next Wednesday!

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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      They still have a cardboard cop in Breaston Co-op, perhaps Geoff Hoon's protection squad is looking after it.
      I'm on Pennyfields btw.
      When I migrated from Orange this time last year I was without BB for 3 months, took that length of time for a Tier 3 guy to get BT to do a Tie pair shift.(Faulty DSLAM port problem).
      Since then its been working fine, attenuation is 46db and I sync consistently at 8Mbps.
      Hope it all goes well for you.
      Yes the router was delivered by courier, can't remember which one.


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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      Quote Originally Posted by penrhyn View Post
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      Not too far from me then

      I'm looking forward to getting switched over to Sky. Just hoping I've not got a horror story to write about my setup!

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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      Quote Originally Posted by penrhyn View Post
      Pedants corner!

      I guess you mean 60 to 80 KB/s ( i.e. KiloBytes, not kilobits)
      Thats what i meant

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      Re: Sky MAX any day - What speed 'should' I expect?

      Update. It switched over last night to Sky MAX.

      Initially it was up and down for the first 30 minutes but seems to have settled.

      I'm downloading at around 330K/sec now compared to my previous 100K/sec. Uploads have gone up to nearly double at around 60K/sec.

      So far so good!

      Next thing is to figure out how to log onto my sky account. I think I'm doing something wrong but can't figure out what!

     

     

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