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What do test reports mean?


What do test reports mean?

My speed drops every fortnight or so from about 1500 kbps to 475 kbps then recovers a week later. (I realise MaxDsl is rate adaptive but I am only 2 miles from the exchange and consider the 1500kbps to be poor. I've plugged my router into the master socket and used wireless to eliminate internal wiring issues - no improvement).
So 2 issues - fortnightly drop and low top speed.
I report it through the error checker and sometimes the CSC agent posts something like the following. What does it mean? Are the figures good or bad and does it suggest why my speed drops every fortnight? Do I want high or low dB figures? I get neither my max stable rate or my fault threshold rate!

CSC Agent 11:57am, Sunday 15th October 2006
Circuit Information
Circuit In Sync
NTE In Service
NTE Power On
Bypass Not Activated
MUX In Service

Upstream xDSL Link Info
Loop Loss 30 dB
Margin 19 dB
Errored Seconds 0
HEC Errors 0
Cell Count 7062
Speed 448 k

Downstream xDSL Link Info
Loop Loss 58 dB
Margin 13 dB
Errored Seconds 2
HEC Errors 0
Cell Count 17122
Speed 2240 k
Downstream Line Rate 1728
Downstream Line Rate Timestamp 14/10/2006 23:31:17

Maximum Stable Rate Re-set (Y/N) N
Profile Change Time 12/05/2006 20:27:22
Maximum Stable Rate 2848

Fault Threshold Rate 1993
Interleaved Opt In