Broadband Download Speed

  Kaacee 15:28 10 Aug 2009

Can anyone explain why i get this speed today when for the past 2 months both AOL and BT insist my line is not physically capable of more than 0.250kbps.?

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  RobCharles1981 15:33 10 Aug 2009

AOL Are telling you lies

Can you post your line stats from your router if possible please?

  Kaacee 16:07 10 Aug 2009

Rob, Is this what you mean?

Link Information

Uptime: 0 days, 17:34:13

Modulation: G.992.1 Annex A

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 448 / 1.600

Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [MB/MB]: 36,68 / 205,68

Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 11,5 / 16,5

Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 28,0 / 58,5

SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 20,0 / 10,0

Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / ALCB

Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Link (Remote): 0

Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 23.160 / 0

FEC Errors (Up/Down): 58 / 637.847

CRC Errors (Up/Down): 2 / 4.658

HEC Errors (Up/Down): 2 / 1.321


  RobCharles1981 00:04 11 Aug 2009

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 448 / 1.600
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 28,0 / 58,5
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 20,0 / 10,0

Looking At your stats here

You look to be on a fixed 2meg deal here but with with a 58.5 Line Attenuation You are only able to get 3meg from that line your Nose Margin of 10 is a wee problem can you check your internal wiring?

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  Kaacee 15:41 11 Aug 2009


Yes I am a fixed 2meg deal but never get anywhere near that, which I understand is due to the distance I am from the exchange, no problem with that except, the figures quoted by AOL and BT of 0.250kbps as the Maximum I can get don't ring true if I am again today getting 1.2 Mbs.

As for the internal wiring, this was done by BT engineer about 18 months ago and he fitted a ADSL v10 box which contains internal filter, the only other extension used is fitted with a filter which I have changed just recently in order to ensure it was ok. I am not connected to Sky line so no filter required there.

My router is connected to my main BT socket via a 1 metre cable.

I just cannot understand why all of a sudden my speed goes up from approx.0.3 Mbs to 1.21 Mbs and maintains that speed which, incidently, I find more than adequate for my needs, albeit, I cannot do much streaming from Iplayer and the like,but not to worry I do live out in the sticks so not expected really.


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