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Higher UpStream/DownStream speeds - hot weather?

h_milsom
Grafter
Posts: 49
Registered: 04-08-2007

Higher UpStream/DownStream speeds - hot weather?

I'm not complaining!
My connection speeds have been steadily increasing it appears:
DownStream Connection Speed 18998 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed       1171 kbps
Is this because of the hot weather? I'm on an EO line ...
Does a Download speed (SpeedTest) of 15.5Mb/s sound about right?
Any thoughts or comments?
Kind Regards and Many Thanks
Hugh
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Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Higher UpStream/DownStream speeds - hot weather?

It's not impossible that it could be due to the hot weather.
I'm imagining a scenario where there's an issue with a poor cabling joint on the phone network and the cable could expand and "improve" the connection in higher than usual temperatures.
I doubt we'd ever be able to know for certain but that's my theory.
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 Adam Walker
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Re: Higher UpStream/DownStream speeds - hot weather?

Quote from: h_milsom
Does a Download speed (SpeedTest) of 15.5Mb/s sound about right?

Yes, speed test results of 80-83% of sync speed are typical. Your BT IP Profile and Member Centre Current line speed should be 16.7Mbps. The IP Profile is the idealised maximum without any allowance for connection management.
David
h_milsom
Grafter
Posts: 49
Registered: 04-08-2007

Re: Higher UpStream/DownStream speeds - hot weather?

Many thanks to Adam and to spraxyt!
Hugh