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    Too much information, wood for the trees

    This is a discussion on Too much information, wood for the trees within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Having waited 5 months to get connected and being sorted out by Sky's SRT, I have been connected to Sky ...

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      Too much information, wood for the trees

      Having waited 5 months to get connected and being sorted out by Sky's SRT, I have been connected to Sky broadband Max package for 11 days? Had a lot problems to start with. The worst being not being able to access internet although was connected. Eventually given advice by Sky tech support to use Microsoft Winodws XP Winodws Zero configuration to set up Netgear Wireless Adapter (WG111T) supplied by Sky. As result wireless network connection has signal strength of excellent and a speed 108 Mbps.

      I have read alot threads here but I am very confused as to whether I getting the best surfing speeds etc from Sky.

      System Up Time 44:36:16
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 20905 30222 0 225 1492 06:31:04
      LAN 10M/100M 4560 0 0 7 0 44:36:15
      WLAN 11M/54M/108M 7208 7723 0 1796 613 00:42:30


      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 15323 kbps 764 kbps
      Line Attenuation 15.0 db 7.6 db
      Noise Margin 10.1 db 13.0 db

      These are my stats from my router and I am 260 metres from my exchange. What speeds should I be expecting. If they should be faster by how much and how do I accomplish this?

      Please keep it simple stupid (KISS).

      Thanks for your help.


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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Your already touching on the maximum speed of 16mbps that SKy can provide so you won't get any better than 15.3mbps really. Just because your 260mtrs from the exchange doesn't mean theres only 260mtrs of cable between you, there could well be 500mtrs who knows. Alot of us would die for a connection with those stats...
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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Thank you Simon . I just didn't know what was fast or slow for the Max package. It was not something I worried about when I was AOL, as I had no problem when with them so never checked such a forum as this.

      Do you think it would be of use to post the proceedure that Sky tech support took me through to configure my wireless adapter?

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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      As Tesco's say...

      "Every little helps!"

      If it was of use to you, then I'm sure someone else will also.
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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Just a point to make, if you are using wireless to connect to the internet it is unlikely that you will actually see these speeds on your connection. Although the router is connected at this speed, the only way to get that full speed would be to connect up wired.

      Trying do a speed test here to find out the actual speed you are achieving:

      Namesco BroadbandMax ADSL Broadband Bandwidth speedtest | Test your ADSL Broadband connection speed

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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Simon

      Have run test using above test with following results

      Upload speed 647kbps
      Download speed 259 kbps

      How accurate is this test? This speeds seem to be very slow . What do you think?

      Alpinerock25

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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Sorry meant to write Stephens. Why does my package say base where as yours says Max

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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Quote Originally Posted by Alpinerock25 View Post

      Upload speed 647kbps
      Download speed 259 kbps

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      647 Kbps is 78.98 kB/s Which Is Good!
      259 Kbps is 31.62 kB/s Which Is Bad!

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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Why might I have such a bad speed and what can I do about it?

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      Re: Too much information, wood for the trees

      Quote Originally Posted by Alpinerock25 View Post
      Why might I have such a bad speed and what can I do about it?
      You Are On Base Package, The Usage Is 2Gb A Month If You Have Downloaded/Uploaded More Than 2Gb Then Your Speeds Will Decrease!
      Last edited by DiN; 05-02-07 at 08:58 PM.

     

     
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