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    Should I get an ADSLNation XTE-2005?

    This is a discussion on Should I get an ADSLNation XTE-2005? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I was thinking of getting an ADSLNation XTE-2005 as I have read many good reviews about gaining speed. I currently ...

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      Should I get an ADSLNation XTE-2005?

      I was thinking of getting an ADSLNation XTE-2005 as I have read many good reviews about gaining speed. I currently run speed tests and get about 2500kbs. I know this is not the maximum I can get as I used to be able to hit 3700kbs. I have no wiring behind the bottom faceplate of my current BT box, so this means I have no extension right? Anyway, I want to replace the faceplate, and people with similar or knowledge about this please help. Will this increase speeds? And anyone have any idea on how to make my router sync faster. I think my MAX DELAY is set to 16 as it cannot be set to 8 as it will be unstable so I was told by Tier 3.

      My router stats:

      /usr/sbin/adslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
      Status: Showtime Channel: INTR, Upstream rate = 608 Kbps, Downstream rate = 2912 Kbps
      Link Power State: L0
      Mode: G.DMT
      Channel: Interleave
      Trellis: ON
      Line Status: No Defect
      Training Status: Showtime
      Down Up
      SNR (dB): 14.3 13.0
      Attn(dB): 57.0 31.5
      Pwr(dBm): 18.6 6.2
      Max(Kbps): 3872 1120
      Rate (Kbps): 2912 608
      G.dmt framing
      K: 92(0) 20
      R: 16 16
      S: 2 8
      D: 64 8
      ADSL2 framing
      MSGc: 1 1
      B: 92 20
      M: 2 8
      T: 1 1
      R: 16 16
      S: 2.1720 8.7619
      L: 744 168
      D: 64 8
      Counters
      SF: 2673102 2673100
      SFErr: 72 56
      RS: 90885490 22721350
      RSCorr: 10413 790
      RSUnCorr: 1220 0

      HEC: 69 44
      OCD: 1 0
      LCD: 0 0
      Total Cells: 312096268 0
      Data Cells: 32073259 0
      Drop Cells: 0
      Bit Errors: 0 0

      ES: 59 0
      SES: 54 0
      UAS: 30 0
      Total time = 12 hours 38 min 6 sec
      SF = 2673102
      CRC = 72
      LOS = 83
      LOF = 0
      ES = 59
      Latest 1 day time = 12 hours 38 min 6 sec
      SF = 2673102
      CRC = 72
      LOS = 83
      LOF = 0
      ES = 59
      Latest 15 minutes time = 8 min 6 sec
      SF = 28641
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      Previous 15 minutes time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52931
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 3
      LOF = 0
      ES = 3
      Previous 1 day time = 0 sec
      SF = 0
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      15 minutes interval [-30 min to -15 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52930
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      15 minutes interval [-45 min to -30 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52989
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 1
      LOF = 0
      ES = 1
      15 minutes interval [-60 min to -45 min] time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 52872
      CRC = 11
      LOS = 10
      LOF = 0
      ES = 4

      Thanks Skyuser people!

      Ok pings. (24/05/08)


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      Re: Should I get an ADSLNation XTE-2005?

      Your attenuation is very high, it is 57.0 where for faster connections you are usually looking at this figure being below 25. This usually indicates you live quite a way away from the exchange you are connected to, that being the reason your attenuation is so high. This means that any connection higher than 3200 that you said would be unstable on your line.

      If you don't live all that far from your exchange that means that there is some serious line issues on your line which you would need to sort out with BT, however do not mention Sky Broadband if you need to do this.

      Getting a new filter isn't going to make that great a difference with that attenuation, I'd try the master socket first (no extensions etc...) and then post your stats again. However it looks like Sky have capped your line at 2192kbs since you joined them to improve the stability of your connection, thats why your not getting speed test results in the 3000kbs for example any more.

      So any new equipment will not make any difference to your speed, try the master socket like I recommended directly, with no extensions and then post the stats on here again.

      Hope that's helpful

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      Re: Should I get an ADSLNation XTE-2005?

      Got my new router stats from my test socket...

      /usr/sbin/adslctl: ADSL driver and PHY status
      Status: Showtime Channel: INTR, Upstream rate = 608 Kbps, Downstream rate = 2912 Kbps
      Link Power State: L0
      Mode: G.DMT
      Channel: Interleave
      Trellis: ON
      Line Status: No Defect
      Training Status: Showtime
      Down Up
      SNR (dB): 11.1 13.0
      Attn(dB): 57.0 31.5
      Pwr(dBm): 18.8 7.8
      Max(Kbps): 3744 1088
      Rate (Kbps): 2912 608
      G.dmt framing
      K: 92(0) 20
      R: 16 16
      S: 2 8
      D: 64 8
      ADSL2 framing
      MSGc: 1 1
      B: 92 20
      M: 2 8
      T: 1 1
      R: 16 16
      S: 2.1720 8.7619
      L: 744 168
      D: 64 8
      Counters
      SF: 78158 78156
      SFErr: 0 0
      RS: 2657396 664326
      RSCorr: 6453 0
      RSUnCorr: 0 0

      HEC: 0 0
      OCD: 0 0
      LCD: 0 0
      Total Cells: 9130799 0
      Data Cells: 1553911 0
      Drop Cells: 0
      Bit Errors: 0 0

      ES: 2 0
      SES: 2 0
      UAS: 22 0
      Total time = 22 min 41 sec
      SF = 78158
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 2
      LOF = 0
      ES = 2
      Latest 1 day time = 22 min 41 sec
      SF = 78158
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 2
      LOF = 0
      ES = 2
      Latest 15 minutes time = 7 min 41 sec
      SF = 27112
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0
      Previous 15 minutes time = 15 min 0 sec
      SF = 51046
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 2
      LOF = 0
      ES = 2
      Previous 1 day time = 0 sec
      SF = 0
      CRC = 0
      LOS = 0
      LOF = 0
      ES = 0

      I dunno how these compare to previous results. Do i have to leave the filter out of the socket for 30 mins to reset the sync at the exchange or something? So I've read somewhere, if left unplugged for 30 mins, the exchange will re-sync?

      Plus, i think i have been capped to 2.5Mb? Any ideas if I have or not, and any solutions?

      Thanks, Sean!
      Last edited by seaninfrared; 30-12-07 at 11:24 PM.

      Ok pings. (24/05/08)

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      Re: Should I get an ADSLNation XTE-2005?

      Although the stats that you've posted from the test socket are very short it shows still what I needed to see...

      Sky have capped you at 2912kbs and although you say you experienced speeds of up to 3.5Mb a while back, you won't be getting them speeds now as they have capped the max speed that your router will sync at.

      It's purely for stability and looking at them stats the stability of your line is excellent, at the speed you are syncing at, your line handles that well. You could probably call Sky and ask for a slightly higher cap as I think your line would support it, but anything over 3/4Mb connection would cause it to be unstable due to the poor attenuation, apart from either moving house, or paying millions for BT and Sky to change your line to the exchange privately I don't think there's much more you can get out of the connection.

      Therefore purchasing a new faceplate probably isn't going to do that much good for your connection, as it seems stable anyway.

      Hope that helps.

     

     

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