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Can anyone explain these settings.

munsy
Grafter
Posts: 47
Registered: 06-08-2007

Can anyone explain these settings.

Hi,

can anyone tell me from the info below from my modem/router if I should expect to get more than 1Mb connection.

I live 1.72Km away from the exchange. The only reason I ask is my brother who lives 500 yards away from me gets 2Mb but I don't.

Can I achieve better results using better equipment?

DSL Status
Connection Status Connected
Upstream Rate (Kbps) 288
Downstream Rate (Kbps) 1152
US Margin 6
DS Margin 11
Modulation MMODE
LOS Errors 24
DS Line Attenuation 44
US Line Attenuation 50
Path Mode Fast Path

DSL Statistics
Near End F4 Loop Back Count 0
Near End F5 Loop Back Count 0

Thanks, if anyone can explain in plain english would be appreciated. Wink
9 REPLIES
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Can anyone explain these settings.

Hi there,

With a DS line attenuation of 44, you are just above BT's limit of 43 for 2mb.

Is your router connected to an extension in your property. Might be worth plugging direct into the master socket with all other equipment disconnected, eg, phones sky etc.

See if that makes any difference.
munsy
Grafter
Posts: 47
Registered: 06-08-2007

Can anyone explain these settings.

Thanks for the reply,

was thinking of moving to the main incoming line but did not think it would make any difference.

I have now moved it daownstairs and got these results, are they any better or worse.

DSL Status
Connection Status Connected
Upstream Rate (Kbps) 288
Downstream Rate (Kbps) 1152
US Margin 30
DS Margin 16
Modulation MMODE
LOS Errors 0
DS Line Attenuation 41
US Line Attenuation 50
Path Mode Fast Path

DSL Statistics
Near End F4 Loop Back Count 0
Near End F5 Loop Back Count 0
the_norris
Grafter
Posts: 463
Registered: 02-08-2007

Can anyone explain these settings.

Hi,

The important stats that you need to look at are:

Upstairs (First set)
DS Margin 11
DS Line Attenuation 44

Downstairs (Secound Set)
DS Margin 16
DS Line Attenuation 41

Now as pcsni points out that BT go by the 'Line Attenuation' value. You are just out (44 upstairs) but ok (41) downstairs.

Also the other value DS Margin is import too - a value 10 or higher is good for a stable connection - this also improves when you move the equip downstairs.

Phil
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Can anyone explain these settings.

Yip. As Phil has said. A noticible improvement and highlights the effect internal wiring can have on a connection.

If you check the BT availability checker, what does that show for your line capability?
munsy
Grafter
Posts: 47
Registered: 06-08-2007

Can anyone explain these settings.

BT availability checker says up to 1Mb, but still don't explain why my brother on Plusnet 500 yards away can get 2Meg.

So are we saying even with the modem router downstairs I will not be able to ask for a faster connection?

Thanks for all your advice it does help.
the_norris
Grafter
Posts: 463
Registered: 02-08-2007

Can anyone explain these settings.

Hi

With the router downstair - ask for a Whoos test - this will confirm if yuor router in reporting accurate stats. You will need to have the router on all the time for Plusnet do to the test.

See whats these stats from PN say - can work out if you cen get 2mb.

Phil
munsy
Grafter
Posts: 47
Registered: 06-08-2007

Can anyone explain these settings.

Cheers do I phone them to ask for this whoos test or open a ticket.



[Moderator's note by Mark (pcsni): Full quote of preceeding post removed as it is unecessary
N/A

Can anyone explain these settings.

Hi,

Probably best raising a ticket including your router line stats.
munsy
Grafter
Posts: 47
Registered: 06-08-2007

Can anyone explain these settings.

Thanks for your advice guys just had notice saying seems like my line may be compatable to 2Mb, but they want another £14.99 to regrade when I originally signed up for the 2Mb service.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Cheesy