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FTTC bandwidth, options?

Rickenbacker
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Registered: 10-12-2013

FTTC bandwidth, options?

I've got an FTTC connection where I usually get ~10 mbit/s down and 0.95 mbit/s up. On Monday (at ~11 AM) The internet connections suddenly dropped, and when the connection came back about 15 minutes later, the upstream speed was ~0.6 mbit/s.
Hopefully this is a temporary setback, but it caused me to wonder what tuning/configuration options exist with FTTC?
I've read through some of the posts in the forum and I can see people asking for interleave to be turned on/off and other things, but I haven't seen a "list" or anything like that detailing what options exist? Is it for example possible to sacrifice some downstream speed to get higher upstream speed?
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: FTTC bandwidth, options?

Hi Rickenbacker (you and Strat may get on famously Smiley )

I'm afraid as far as FTTC goes we have pretty much no tweaking options - it's all done automatically by DLM, that'll be why your upstream has slowed as well. It might be worth powering the modem off for a few minutes then back on again to let it resync, we wouldn't normally recommend that but I suspect it might help in this case. Aside from that though there's nothing we can do to improve things or make any changes to the profiles though.
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Re: FTTC bandwidth, options?

I don't think so Matt, we're in competition Wink

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Rickenbacker
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Re: FTTC bandwidth, options?

Quote from: Matt
Hi Rickenbacker (you and Strat may get on famously Smiley )

I think I need some sort of explanation to understand that?  Smiley
Quote from: Matt
I'm afraid as far as FTTC goes we have pretty much no tweaking options - it's all done automatically by DLM, that'll be why your upstream has slowed as well. It might be worth powering the modem off for a few minutes then back on again to let it resync, we wouldn't normally recommend that but I suspect it might help in this case. Aside from that though there's nothing we can do to improve things or make any changes to the profiles though.

I thought I had seen posts where other users had asked for some aspects of their profile to be changed? I realise most of these will have been ADSL customers, but I was fairly certain that some of them were FTTC customers like me?
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: FTTC bandwidth, options?

You're both named after famous guitars? At least that was the link in my head.
And, yes - lots of them. It's only the ADSL/ADSL2+ ones we can alter though I'm afraid, as I said we don't have any options to tweak FTTC connections - not even an SNR reset to allow it to retrain.