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    Are these speed stats correct?

    This is a discussion on Are these speed stats correct? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I got activated on Sky Broadband Mid(8mb) a few weeks ago. Would be grateful if some one could tell ...

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      Are these speed stats correct?

      Hi, I got activated on Sky Broadband Mid(8mb) a few weeks ago. Would be grateful if some one could tell me if the speed stats I am getting from the router make sense: -

      as when I check my broadband speed using many internet speed tests I always get a figure of around 3mb but my router always indicates around 4.5mb. Is there a reason for this discrepency and anything that I can do to increase the speed?

      Here is a typical set of stats from my router:
      Downstream Upstream
      Speed 4508 kbps 396 kbps
      Line Attenuation 54.0 db 35.1 db
      Noise Margin 6.8 db 21.0 db

      Thanks.


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      Re: Are these speed stats correct?

      3Mb out of 4.5Mb is pretty good!

      With network overheads and that! You could try tweaking using TCPOptimizer, But I dont think you will gain much!

      Do your stats change when/if you test in the master socket; http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/view.php?pg=master

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      Re: Are these speed stats correct?

      How are you connected when doing the speed tests?

      ie if wireless, this could be your speed "bottleneck".

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      Re: Are these speed stats correct?

      Quote Originally Posted by FibreOptic View Post
      ...Do your stats change when/if you test in the master socket; http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/view.php?pg=master
      The stats are the same when I test from the master socket.

      Quote Originally Posted by dgilbert2 View Post
      How are you connected when doing the speed tests?
      ie if wireless, this could be your speed "bottleneck".
      I am using a cable connection from the master socket.


      ...So I guess it is normal for broadband speedtests to show values different than those being shown by router than I guess there is not any problems with my connection.

      Thank you both for your help. I will never the less try tweaking with TCP Optimizer and hopefully that will improve things a little.

     

     

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