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    speed on max

    This is a discussion on speed on max within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; ADSL Link Downstream Upstream Connection Speed 5024 kbps 768 kbps Line Attenuation 54.0 db 31.5 db Noise Margin 8.6 db ...

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      speed on max

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5024 kbps 768 kbps
      Line Attenuation 54.0 db 31.5 db
      Noise Margin 8.6 db 13.0 db

      Is this good or bad have no idea please help


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      I also got max and Im around the same.


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      a simple test

      open explorer and goto google type bbmax and do the test and report results here.

      you will know for sure then. but do the test 1 in morning and 1 in evening.

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      Not all speedtests are accurate, Try downloading a large file from a FTP hosted by either a ruputable ISP or a University?

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      Hey there,

      I just want to know why ?

      ADSL Firmware Version A2pB018e.d16f
      Modem Status Connected
      DownStream Connection Speed 6649 kbps
      UpStream Connection Speed 766 kbps
      VPI 0
      VCI 38


      The downstream speed is 6649 kbps, or aroung 6.5mbps when Ive got Max service ?

      Im not in a remote area, nor far from central lines, so what is going on?

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      I get 2mbps if I'm lucky on max, so naturally I'd kill for 6.5mbps. Customer support tend to like giving odd answers like "we have too many people on sky max service lol" ah well.

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      There are many factors that determine the speed of your connection. Your line length from the exchange, the quality of the line's copper pair at the junction box, and the face plate at your BT master socket. In addition, the configuration of your PC and the way your router is set up are all considerations.

      I have Max but only 2048 download. My exchange is 5.5 Kilometres from my house, however, my line length is much longer, I can get 4MB download however, the stability of the connection greatly reduced.

      You also have the noise levels on the line, crudely speaking, this is like a type of interference, another factor.

      I think that you are doing quite well! You could look at changing your master socket face plate, this may give a little extra. Search the forums for more details; I know that some of the guys have some recommendations that may be worth a look at.
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      The speed your modem will connect at is determined from a combination of line attenuation and noise.

      Attenuation is largely a measure of the line length. Dividing the downstream attenuation by 13.8 will give you a reasonable approximation of the actual length rather than the straight line length.

      To get anywhere near a Max connection speed of 16meg your attenuation must be around 30 or less. With an attenuation of 40 the max connection speed will be around 11meg. If it's 50 then 6meg, 60 gives 3meg and so on.

      The above assumes a normal "quiet" line. If your line is noisy (either the line itself or your internal wiring) then the speed will be lower.

      So Jonboy with an attenuation of 54 is connecting at ~5meg which is spot on.

     

     

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