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    Good upload, average download

    This is a discussion on Good upload, average download within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I have been on SKY BB for a week now and I am trying to understand what speed I ...

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      Good upload, average download

      Hi, I have been on SKY BB for a week now and I am trying to understand what speed I should be getting. My stats are:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5344 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 44 db 12 db
      Noise Margin 3 db 10 db

      The router is in the test socket with no extensions.

      Seems as if the upload is very good and the download average.
      Can someone tell me if this is ok and will it improve?

      Cheers

      Darren


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      Re: Good upload, average download

      Quote Originally Posted by digitaldazz View Post
      Can someone tell me if this is ok and will it improve?
      No, it's not particularly good and no, it won't improve on its own.

      Your attenuation would support ~8500kbps with a relatively quiet line. Yours isn't and the shortfall is almost certainly down to line noise (your low noise margin would support this as it has dropped way below the default 6.9db).

      Have a read of the first sticky in my signature for background and then go to the cabling and faceplate help forum for info on diagnosing and fixing line issues.

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      Re: Good upload, average download

      Hi, thanks for the reply.
      I have cleaned up the connection on the bt socket and changed the filter to the sky one and not the old bt I had and its improved a little.

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5824 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 44 db 12 db
      Noise Margin 8 db 13 db

      The noise is a constant 8db now, how high will it have to be to get an improved download speed - any ideas

      would buying a face plate filter be better than the ones sky supplied?

      ps thanks for the help and reply.

      cheers
      Last edited by digitaldazz; 18-02-08 at 01:21 PM. Reason: extra question

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      Re: Good upload, average download

      Quote Originally Posted by digitaldazz View Post
      The noise is a constant 8db now, how high will it have to be to get an improved download speed - any ideas
      It doesn't work like that - it shouldn't go above 6.9db immediately after a reboot unless the connection is capped (please read the first sticky as suggested).

      Quote Originally Posted by digitaldazz View Post
      would buying a face plate filter be better than the ones sky supplied?
      Probably. If you've tried a test socket connection (you did read the cabling and faceplate help forum didn't you?) then whatever speed you get you could expect the same with a filtered faceplate. Unless your connection is capped in which case you're looking for a noise margin increase. Again, all explained in the reading I suggested.

     

     

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