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    Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

    This is a discussion on Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; What are the average speeds for upload/download with Sky Broadband base? I include my router stats in the attached word ...

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      Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      What are the average speeds for upload/download with Sky Broadband base?

      I include my router stats in the attached word document.

      Are my stats okay or could they be improved?

      If they could be improved, how should I proceed?

      Thanks

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      Base is a 2mb package and you are getting 2mb the stats posted look fine, so unless you are suffering disconnections or some other problem I wouldn't bother looking any further.

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      to improve your connection you will need to buy one of the higher packages such as mid or max

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      Devil Spawn - I really would like to buy one of the higher packages, however, from using the tools on this site, I don't think that my exchange can handle it.

      Would you think that if I gave it a try and if speed of connection did not change that Sky would lower me back to the base package?

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      you can upgrade within your 12 months, but not downgrade unless its for drastic technical issues...there's more to be had so perhaps Mid is a better choice than Max unless you're gonna rape it...
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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      I think that I am now outside of my Broadband contract and would consider upgrading.

      Based on my previous quotes that state that the tools on this website suggest my line can only handle 2MB (aka the base package), would anyone else think that I will benefit from going to the mid or max package and if so, please explain ..

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      Personally I wouldn't open a .doc file from someone I didn't know (although I see 75 people have!). It would be far safer and more convenient for others had you just pasted the text into your post.

      Without seeing your figures I would presume your noise margin is significantly higher than 7db and your attenuation is lower than 60db or so. That would indicate your line is able to deliver more than 2meg. A more detailed explanation can be found in the first link in my signature below.

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      Hi,

      I am sorry for posting a word .doc file. I have since extracted the images and have attached them for reference, hence the reason why I put them into a word document in the first place.

      As for being safer and more convenient to paste the text, I created images so that simply would not do.

      Further to seeing my figures, please see the images attached.

      I look forward to reading any comments before I go ahead and subscribe to mid or max with sky.

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      As you'd have hopefully seen in the article I pointed you to, with a downstream attenuation of 48db you could expect to sync at ~7000kbps as your noise margin looks very healthy.

      Unless you want/need the higher upload speed and/or unlimited downloads that Max offers, Mid would be the right choice for you.

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      Re: Average BB Speeds for Sky Broadband Base? AND how do my stats fair?

      I have since upgraded my connection to Sky Mid Package.
      I am trying very hard to understand the documentation which you have pointed me toward .. I have read the information several times ... but still no joy.

      Here are me current stats, would someone please explain them...

      ADSL LINK_______________Downstream__________Upstream
      Connection Speed_________512kbps______________384kbps
      Line Attenuation___________49.0 db_______________31.5 db
      Noise Margin______________20.9 db______________14.0 db

      and say if they are any good. I personally think that they are not good and I am missing out on download speed? Please advise, thank you. mrPlatypus
      Last edited by mrplatypus; 04-03-09 at 10:50 PM.

     

     
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