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Updrade to ADSL2+

theharveyfamily
Grafter
Posts: 81
Registered: 01-08-2007

Updrade to ADSL2+

BT have recently announced that they will be upgrading my local exchange to ADSL2+ this month.
I'm a long way from the exchange (Hence the oh so sloooowww speed). Does anybody know if I'm likely to benefit from this upgrade & what sort of speed I might get ?
My current line stats are :-
Downstream Upstream

Data rate(Kbps)
448Kb         384Kb

Noise Margin
9                 6

Output power(dBm)
119             142

Attenuation(dB)
83               3
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vultura
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Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

I'd say it would make no difference given the length of line.
I might be wrong though, would need someone with better knowledge to have a look.
Edit: Have you tried the BT Wholesale ADSL checker? https://www.btwholesale.com/pages/static/Community/Broadband_Community/Coverage/ADSL_Availibility_Ch...
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

I've just checked the speed estimate for your line of 21CN (the technology that can support speeds of up to 20mb speeds) and that shows me a 1mb estimate, which granted isn't that high but could still potentially almost double the speeds you're experiencing now.
I'll go ahead and place an order for you now. That should complete tomorrow .
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theharveyfamily
Grafter
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Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

I don't think the exchange has been upgraded yet - The Exchange Status Checker says
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WBC Rollout Status
BT have announced a ready for service date for this exchange. The estimated go live date is between 1st November 2012 and 30th November 2012.


Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

It's definitely been upgraded. I noticed an automated order due to upgrade your service on the 22nd. I've cancelled this which should allow me to place a new order tomorrow for you that should complete on the 8th.
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theharveyfamily
Grafter
Posts: 81
Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

Excellent news. Any increase in speed would be welcome.
Thanks for your help with this.
I'll post my speeds after the upgrade.
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Registered: 18-07-2007

Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

Hi there,
I've update the ticket but just wanted to say it's been ordered for you now and is due to complete on the 14th. Hope you do see a fair improvement to speeds.
theharveyfamily
Grafter
Posts: 81
Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

Upgrade went ahead today (at around 08:15) as expected. My speed has almost doubled  Smiley
Upstream is slower though.
Line Stats : -
ADSL
  Type Interleave Path
  Status SHOWTIME
   
Downstream Upstream

  Data rate(Kbps)
800Kb 256Kb

  Noise Margin
7 7

  Output power(dBm)
116 157

  Attenuation(dB)
78 31
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Updrade to ADSL2+

Brilliant, thanks for letting us know.
Adam
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