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    Am i getting the most out of my connection?

    This is a discussion on Am i getting the most out of my connection? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi i am just wondering if i have or if can improve my speeds? Heres my stats; ADSL Link -----------Downstream--- ...

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      Am i getting the most out of my connection?

      Hi i am just wondering if i have or if can improve my speeds?

      Heres my stats;

      ADSL Link -----------Downstream--- Upstream
      Connection Speed ---14000 kbps-----766 kbps
      Line Attenuation-----27.5 db---------15.2 db
      Noise Margin---------7.6 db----------11.5 db

      Here my speeds tests

      Download Speed: 10329 kbps (1291.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
      Upload Speed: 620 kbps (77.5 KB/sec transfer rate)

      Thanks


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      Welcome to the site Coopz

      Stats look every good where did you do the speed test if it wasnt here try this one http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/

      I find it a lot more accurate when I need a rough idea how the connection is doing but a good ftp site is the best indicator for a more accurate speed test try this one

      ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/edunfs/mirror...4-bootonly.iso

      25MB file
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      thanks for the welcome

      for the test did use http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/

      Look at the faq is there are reason why i shouldnt be at the max 16meg because my Line Attenuation is very good?

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      There could be any number of reasons most are to do with line condition etc as I said stats are very good here are mine

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 15323 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 25.0 db 13.6 db
      Noise Margin 9.5 db 12.0 db

      you could try using a filtered faceplate from adslnation

      Did you try getting that iso file I just got it at 1.65MB/sec
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      With that attenuation I would think you could get the full 16000 or thereabouts.

      Plug your router into the test socket that you'll find behind the faceplate of your mastersocket (assuming its an NTE5 linebox).

      If you get a speed improvement then you would benefit from fitting a filtered faceplate. See the cabling and faceplate forum for more details. However, you're already getting 14000kbps so you'll have to decide yourself whether it's worth the time and effort (5 min and <15).

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      Ok thanks for the advice ill give it a go tomorrow

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      just downloaded the iso file approx 1.4 MB/SEC

      but my line stats are

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 12860 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 30.5 db 16.9 db
      Noise Margin 6.9 db 11.5 db


      http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/

      gives download as 10835, how does this relate to line stats and iso file at 1.4 MB/SEC

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      Its very good

      The reason I ask people to download that ISO is it gives you a far better indication of your actual speed than any speed test sites.
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      nod@Wheelie, Speed tests are hardly ever accurate!

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      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 12623 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 35.5 db 19.9 db
      Noise Margin 7.0 db 12.0 db

      But on speedtest.bbmax it says d/l speed is 3612kbps

      I also tried your test file. It came down @ 428 KB/sec

      WHY?

     

     
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