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    Understanding these statistics

    This is a discussion on Understanding these statistics within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have just been connected to Sky BB and just downloaded a file of 40.0MB my download speed was around ...

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      Understanding these statistics

      I have just been connected to Sky BB and just downloaded a file of 40.0MB my download speed was around 300kb/s, is this the kind of speed I can expect in my area? BT website says I should be able to get speeds of upto 4.5MB in my area. Do the stats below back this up?

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5312 kbps 384 kbps
      Line Attenuation 42.0 db 24.5 db
      Noise Margin 7.8 db 14.0 db

      I know this is my first post and a n00bish thing to do, sorry.

      My router is the new sagem fast router and I am running it on a wireless connection, literally 2 feet from the router.


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      Re: Understanding these statistics

      If your pc is only 2 feet from the router then why not use the supplied ethernet cable ? It will give better results than a wireless connection regardless of the distance. You dont say where you dl the file from but assuming its a driver or similar then you should be able to squeeze a bit more, as your syncing at 5312, you will lose around 20% in overheads so that should leave around 4200 which should see you dl at around 400 providing you are not using the connection for anything else at the same time.


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      Re: Understanding these statistics

      Just did it for convenience over wireless. Might give a wired connection a try later to see what results that gives. I tried another file afterwards and I got 422kbps download speed.

      I take it there is no real way to obtain speeds of downloading at 1,000kbps+......

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      Re: Understanding these statistics

      Quote Originally Posted by von smittle View Post
      I take it there is no real way to obtain speeds of downloading at 1,000kbps+......
      Not with a sync of 5312, you would need to be syncing at 12000 - 15000 on max to get that.
      With your att of 42 you should be able to sync at the maximum rate for mid which is just over 8000. Try connecting the router directly to your test socket, behind the master, if you have one and see if the sync increases.
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