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    New to sky max.

    This is a discussion on New to sky max. within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hey all, very nice site/forum, helped me decide to finally leave aol to join sky max. When signing up i ...

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      New to sky max.

      Hey all, very nice site/forum, helped me decide to finally leave aol to join sky max.

      When signing up i was told 4mb was my max so i was happy to see this result (see bleow lol).

      Basic stats of connection:
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5440 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 46.0 db 27.0 db
      Noise Margin 7.3 db 14.0 db

      Let me know what u think, and possibly if i can increase it, but to be honest im happy enough, 10 a month for nearly double what i was getting from AOL which was a rip off at 17.50 lol.

      Best Sky test so far


      Best Aol result
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      Re: New to sky max.

      could you do a comparison from your test socket (see first link in my sig)
      and post the revised stats

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      Re: New to sky max.

      Previous results above where using the upstairs socket.

      Using test socket (on main downstairs socket) as per your link.

      Connection Speed 6432 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 46.0 db 27.0 db
      Noise Margin 7.3 db 14.0 db


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      Re: New to sky max.

      Looks like something on your internal wiring is dropping your speed, you can see from the test socket results you can get a bit more speed from that line. Is running ethernet up to the pc instead of using a telephone extension an option?

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      Re: New to sky max.

      it would seem your extention is generating some noise which has given you you a lower connection upsatirs to down downstairs
      Using test socket
      Connection Speed 6432 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 46.0 db 27.0 db
      Noise Margin 7.3 db 14.0 db
      Basic stats of connection:
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5440 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 46.0 db 27.0 db
      Noise Margin 7.3 db 14.0 db
      there is about 1 meg difference, there are a few things you can do:

      1) buy an ADSL nation faceplate and run some cat5 cable to your room
      2) leave your set up as it is with the router upstairs and have the lower speed (which as you say is still twice as fast as you had before)
      3) have a look in the cabling and face plate forum for tips on how to improve your home wiring (have a look for the ring wire section)


      only thing to keep an eye on if you leave your setup as it was for the first set of stats, will be if you start to notice problems with your connection (problems browsing / down loading), your telephone extention is prone to interference (acts like an ariel, interference will cause errors and slow down/stop your connection)

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      Re: New to sky max.

      new info, when router is connected to the master socket, not the test socket these are the stats

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5408 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 46.0 db 27.0 db
      Noise Margin 7.4 db 13.0 db



      basicly using either socket = same speed, where as test socket beats both hands down lol, i'll follow ur tips and read up on the wiring, many thanks for your help guys.

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      Re: New to sky max.

      might be worth replacing the face plate there

     

     

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