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    Should I worry yet?..

    This is a discussion on Should I worry yet?.. within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by Some_Bl0ke System Up Time: 01:59:10 Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time WAN ...

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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      Quote Originally Posted by Some_Bl0ke View Post
      System Up Time: 01:59:10
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 11 3 0 29 3 00:00:17
      LAN 100M/Full 62119 42136 0 10515 1211 01:59:06
      WLAN 11M/54M 609 0 0 15 0 01:58:53
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5312 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 45 db 13 db
      Noise Margin 4 db 13 db

      Thee you go mate. I've immediately noticed the download speed difference...
      Your stats are roughly the same as mine. You should be able to get minimum of 5mb and possibly up to 6mb / maybe over (which is at least 5 times what you had before) if you sort the cabling out. Do as Red says re. the faceplate if you are confident.
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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      I just unplugged the cable from the master socket and put it straight into the test socket.

      Sorry I'm not aware what noise margin means...

      Thanks for the link! Do I need any other bits as well as the new faceplate from the same site? And is it easy to install?..

      So you think if I replace the faceplate, that'll give me the stats as shown from the test socket?

      Thanks again!

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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      The Master socket is comprised of two parts.

      The back plate, with the hidden socket, is purely the line coming in from BT

      The front plate, is your internal wiring, which once plugged into the backplate effectively bridges the two connections.

      Doing what you have just tried, you have proved that the BT side of things are fine, hence the higher sync, and that it is your internal wiring at fault.

      It depends how confident you are, you could try removing all cables in the front plate that are not connected to 2 and 5. This may sort the internal cabling out.
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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      They are very easy to replace, you just need the IDC tool ( http://www.adslnation.com/phpapps/ca...products_id=93 )as well.

      If you really aren't confident, then take a wander around your local area and look for a parked BT van, then ask the BT bloke if he fancies a quick fiver. It's a 2 minute job!

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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      I know another job that takes less time.
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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      also the installation guide is at:

      http://www.adslnation.com/downloads/...2005_Guide.pdf

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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I know another job that takes less time.
      alright, alright. I'm on the case lol

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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      I think you missed that joke - by about 500 miles

      Nowt to do with a tutorial.
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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      lol, it's still pre-watershed!

      if its the other type of 'job' that takes less than 2mins then I feel sorry for mrs newsreader .

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      Re: Should I worry yet?..

      Right, I've found the problem! It was the 2 way adaptor that ran from the master socket into the other room. When I used the test socket originally as you asked, I took it out as to simplify everything as much as possible. Now I just tried all the different combination's with it on and off in both master and test sockets and ran speedtests afterwards, and I was getting very poor (the original) speeds with the 2-way adaptor in, and they were a lot better bypassing it. Damn thing!

      I didn't suspect anything though as my connection was always okay with BT and the set-up is exactly the same whilst I was with BT.

      Anyhow, thank you both for your help, it's very much appreciated! I probably would've still been in a queue on sky's helpline otherwise!

      I think I shall still get one of those faceplates though; reading the reviews on the page it would seem it certainly wont do any harm!

      Thanks again!

      Ian

     

     
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