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    This is a discussion on Currently plugged into the master socket and .... within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, Currently plugged into the master socket and getting these results after rebooting: ADSL Link Downstream Upstream Connection Speed 15323 ...

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      Currently plugged into the master socket and ....

      Hi,
      Currently plugged into the master socket and getting these results after rebooting:
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 15323 kbps 764 kbps
      Line Attenuation 24.5 db 14.3 db
      Noise Margin 10.1 db 13.0 db

      However downloading from Giganews and BWMeter is reporting Current Transfer Rate 900 KB/s and sometimes a lot lower. This is about the same as I get when the master socket front plate is on. Prior to the direct connection the ADSL router reported a connection speed of about 800 kbs.
      So the actual d/l speed is not much better.
      Is my interpretation correct?


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      Re: Currently plugged into the master socket and ....

      As I'm sure you realise, you are looking at two different speeds; connection speed and download speed. The former is the speed your router reports that it has synced with the exchange at, the latter is how much data the connection is capable of downloading. Download speed is usually about 85% of the connection speed - the missing 15% are transmission overheads.

      Assuming you are connecting wired not wireless, there are many reasons for a bigger gap than this between the two speeds e.g.:

      * exchange congestion
      * network congestion
      * overloaded test servers
      * incorrectly set up PC

      The last two you can do something about.

      First of all test your speed on a good server such as this one.

      Second, if you are still not happy with the results, optimize your TCP/IP settings for a fast connection (see sticky at bottom of this post).

      If you still get low download speeds from a wired connection then you may have an exchange/Sky profile problem and will have to contact them to get this resolved.

      BTW. Your Skyuser details say "not on Sky"?
      Last edited by Saturday; 28-01-07 at 12:27 PM.

     

     

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