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Increasing my ADSL data rate (regrading?) on dodgy line

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Increasing my ADSL data rate (regrading?) on dodgy line

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I just found out that I have to pay £14.99 to get my new "up to 2Mb" service to actually move up from 500 kb. Either pay up or wait... So Iwant to pay up, but of course the daft menu system has no option to request this... at least none that I could find.

Anyway, could anyone tell me what rate I can expect with these test results from my ZyXEL:

relative capacity occupation: 38%
noise margin upstream: 26.0 db
output power downstream: 20.0 dbm
attenuation upstream: 27.0 db
carrier load: number of bits per symbol(tone)
tone 0- 31: 00 00 00 00 02 44 55 55 66 65 55 55 44 43 43 00
tone 32- 63: 00 00 00 00 00 00 22 22 22 23 33 33 33 33 33 33
tone 64- 95: 03 23 33 33 33 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
tone 96-127: 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
tone 128-159: 22 22 22 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
tone 160-191: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
tone 192-223: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
tone 224-255: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

relative capacity occupation: 11%
noise margin downstream: 34.0 db
output power upstream: 0.0 dbm
attenuation downstream: 46.5 db
carrier load: number of bits per symbol(tone)
tone 0- 31: 00 00 00 00 02 44 55 55 66 65 55 55 44 43 43 00
tone 32- 63: 00 00 00 00 00 00 22 22 22 23 33 33 33 33 33 33
tone 64- 95: 03 23 33 33 33 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
tone 96-127: 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
tone 128-159: 22 22 22 00 00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
tone 160-191: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
tone 192-223: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
tone 224-255: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

I have no idea what most of ths means in terms of speed capability. Please help!!

Many thanks,
Ed
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Alecto
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Increasing my ADSL data rate (regrading?) on dodgy line

1Mb almost certainly, 2Mb possibly.

The key figures out of that lot are:

noise margin downstream: 34.0 db
attenuation downstream: 46.5 db

and technically the upper limits for attenuation are 43db for 2Mb and 60db for 1Mb


So as you can see you are just outside the 2Mb limit, but if BT will try it out I'd expect it to work OK..
My figures are worse than yours and I'm using 2Mb fine,

The noise margin needs to be above 10 for a stable connection, so you're well above that, which will help alot.
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Increasing my ADSL data rate (regrading?) on dodgy line

Thanks Geoff.

I have told PlusNet that I want to go ahead and pay for the upgrade. No reply yet.

Regards,

Ed