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    Is there anymore in the pot for me?

    This is a discussion on Is there anymore in the pot for me? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello everyone. Just a quickie question. Looking at my simple stats does anyone think I could get more. I have ...

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      Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      Hello everyone.
      Just a quickie question. Looking at my simple stats does anyone think I could get more. I have been with Sky for a while and my speeds have always been around what you can see. I live rural and have, so I am told, alluminium telephone lines. A throwback from the war I am told. Also I am not that close to the exchange so I am not expecting anything more really. Having said that I thought I would just ask anyway.

      My router is a white netgear original and I am connected to the master socket via a filtered face plate. I have no other telephone sockets in the house and only one telephone connected also via the filtered face plate.

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      Connection Speed 2048 kbps 256 kbps
      Line Attenuation 63.0 db 31.5 db
      Noise Margin 9.1 db 7.0 db
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      Re: Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      pete.i
      Hi the problem is the distance from your exchange your Line Attenuation 63.0 db here`s a bit of a read about Attenuation http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/route...explained.html

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      Re: Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      Hi Steve

      Thanks for the quick reply. Yes I thought that would be the case I am not that familiar with attenuation, noise margins and all that stuff but I am avid lurker on this forum so I had guessed that what you said would be the case. No harm in asking though. I suppose if I want the country life and cows and sheep I have to give up something LOL. The speed is okay for me I dont do a lot of heavy surfing or downloading these days

      I shall just have to watch the birds and the cows.

      Cheers

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      Re: Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      You could push out slightly more speed, maybe half a meg or so, as you're capped at 2048 it would seem. However, it's nothing you're going to really notice and my opinion would be to leave it where it is to keep it stable and error-free.

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      Re: Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      Upload seems very low for max tho, one of those stuck profile thingys maybe ?


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      Re: Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      Good Evening

      Today I have been connected to Sky unlimited broadband after suffering the variable speeds of Orange broadband, I appreciate I am now just starting my 10 day DLM period but with my stats as below can anyone give me a rough guide as to what speed I might be able to achieve with Sky.
      I have to admit to having been monitoring this forum for some time as a friend of mine has been on Sky broadband for some time and likes it very much.

      Any advise would be appreciated.

      G3WYP

      Router StatisticsSystem Up Time: 3:11:50

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 29658 36012 0 0 0 3:10:33
      LAN 2076 1868 0 0 0 3:11:50
      WLAN 36504 30123 0 0 0 3:11:23
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 4095 kbps 510 kbps
      Line Attenuation 39.0 db 20.8 db
      Noise Margin 15.4 db 20.5 db

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      Re: Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      G3WYP, you should see around 9-10mb with that attenuation.

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      Re: Is there anymore in the pot for me?

      Thanks Dholdi

      My upload is usually more than that I have to admit. Download is about normal though.

      I have just spent 3 weeks trying to get a friend of mines connection sorted with TalkTalk. Not all in one go I will admit but it took 3 weeks in all to get her speed up from around dial up speed so I don't fancy going through all that again with sky. I think I'll leave it as it is and maybe look for someone else who isn't going to be as abysmally bad in the support section as Sky and TalkTalk seem to be.

      I like cows and birds anyway and when the good weather gets here I wont be on the net at all.

      Thanks all anyway.

     

     

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