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    Sky mid slow

    This is a discussion on Sky mid slow within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; i have just moved house and because sky said i could only get 1mb the convinced me to go from ...

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      Sky mid slow

      i have just moved house and because sky said i could only get 1mb the convinced me to go from max at my old place to mid at my new place

      heres my stats

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 8096 kbps 416 kbps
      Line Attenuation 22.0 db 15.5 db
      Noise Margin 12.1 db 13.0 db

      i am only getting 2.5mb throughput , is this normal in the first week ?

      im 600 meters from the exchange and want to convert to max if i can as i was on 4mb even though i was 4 km from the exchange


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      Re: Sky mid slow

      I take it the 600m are as the crow flies? Have you got the router in the main telephone socket, are there any other sockets, are they all filtered? Is an extension in use, has the main socket got a physical split in the plate just above the screws?

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      Re: Sky mid slow

      you are on th emid package and syncing at 8meg

      if you are running XP try the optimizer link in my sig and let us know if it changes

      PS with your att i do not see why you could not get max

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      Re: Sky mid slow

      wow i now have 6.5 mb on think bb, and 880k/s from microsoft downloads after running tcp optimizer !

      im a network engineer and know about ip and packet sizes etc but i would not of thought the computers mtu would of been slowing me down so much

      i think im going max next month , btw im 600m as the crow flies from exchange
      Last edited by dsp; 28-11-07 at 11:33 PM.

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      Re: Sky mid slow

      Quote Originally Posted by dsp View Post
      i think im going max next month , btw im 600m as the crow flies from exchange
      Your attenuation shows your actual line length is a fair bit longer than that (~1.5km) but this is still short enough to easily support the full 16meg that Sky offer - provided your line quality is relatively good. Looking at your noise margin, I suspect you need to do a little work on your line to get it to the best state possible to get that speed. That should be quite easy to do.

      BTW, the setting that would have had the biggest impact is RWIN not MTU.

     

     

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