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    Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

    This is a discussion on Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?! within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Day 4.... NOT HAPPY! Came to the PC an hour ago and checked my speed. Just over 6mb!! Rebooted the ...

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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      Day 4.... NOT HAPPY!

      Came to the PC an hour ago and checked my speed. Just over 6mb!!

      Rebooted the router over and over and it wouldnt get any higher until the 8th time and now im synched at...

      DownStream Connection Speed 7005 kbps
      UpStream Connection Speed 796 kbps


      What the hell are Sky playing at?! I had a stable 8/8.5mb connection for over 6 months and i dont recall having it drop once.... Now all this!!! !


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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      Can you post your router stats again, from the current location and the test socket.

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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      Connection Speed 7004 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 41 db 22 db
      Noise Margin 8 db 14 db

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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      Is this from the test socket?

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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      Yes mate

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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      Quote Originally Posted by AsaTDi View Post
      Connection Speed 7004 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 41 db 22 db
      Noise Margin 8 db 14 db

      They don,t look too bad, maybe a little capped. I think you were under the impression that a move to max would gurantee better speeds. Well you've got a better upload speed and unlimited downloads, be happy.

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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      No i never really expected higher speeds, althought it would have been nice... but to have dropped speed and be paying more is not really what i call value for money!!

      Besides, why should i be happy with something when i know it can be better?

      Its like giving you a Ferrari and limiting you to 80% of its power! Its not on!!

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      Re: Upgraded from Mid to Max.... Speeds have DROPPED?!

      Well the problem is that it is working as it should, the increased upload speed is at the detriment to the download speed.

      You are also paying the extra for unlimited downloads, something that no other ISP offeres, well not for this price anyway.

      As it stands, you are not running at 80%, you are running at around 100% it's just that the download speed has decreased to enable the upload speed to increase.

      It's a compromise.

     

     
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