I am approximately 253 metres from the exchange in a straight line and the best I have ever seen is about 6.5 mb (on a good day with a following wind) about 2.30 A.M .The actual phone line does not follow a direct path which adds about 50% to the distance.
The best way to tell what your expected connection speed (note, not download speed) would be is to check what your downstream attenuation is from your routers logs, if it shows that info. The checkers aren't very reliable in my experience and your straight line distance measurement can be way off.
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As a general rule, if your downstream attentuation is less than 35 you should be able to connect at the full 8 Meg.
Hi iqs, I'm a bit confused as you already seem to be on 8 Meg broadband i.e. as your router shows Downstream 3520kbps Upstream 448kbps.
Are you saying you just want to know if you can make it faster?
As you have a DG834GT there is a way you could possibly squeeze a bit more out of your line by using a nifty software tool click here v8.05 is the version for your router. We are not talking being able to get you connected at the maximum 8 Meg as you live too far from the exchange for that but you may get a liitle more than you can get now.
If you want to try it I'll guide you through. First download the software and install it. Select English as the default language.
How do you connect, through an extension or the master socket in your home?