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Could BT know something we dont?

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Could BT know something we dont?

i was checking out this line checker

http://www.prodigynet.co.uk/menu.php?page=support/adsllinecheck

which i saw on PUG and for my line it says this.

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BT exchange : GREENHILL
Real time check : Yes

Line speed capabilities

Rate adaptive (250k and 500k) : Green
Fixed Rate (1000k and 2000k) : Green
MAX speed (upto 8000k) : Green (4000 kbps)

250k, 500k, 1000k, 2000k and 4000k are all available on this line.


now my MSR according to PN is 6000kbps, but my exchange is only managing 4000kbps. My download speeds kind of confirm this, maximum only being 550k/sec which cannot be far off 4mbit.

So why oh why am i putting up with high sync rates (roughly 7000kbps) and disconnections when BT know full well my exchange/line cant do it?

to be honest if my exchange/line can only handle 4 then id rather you fixed my line speed to 4mbit than have to suffer these disconnections, its being going on for over 2 weeks now and is really REALLY getting up my nose...
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hitachi
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Could BT know something we dont?

That figure is the BT guess at your possible maxdsl speed based on line length not an exchange restriction.
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Registered: 01-08-2007

Could BT know something we dont?

Interesting, Mine says Green is 5500, which ties in with what my router indicates but my stable rate has only just crept up to 2500, being stuck on 1500 for several days (don't know what it was before that). As MaxDSL only started on this line 9th June, I wonder if there's time for the max rate to creep up further and reach 5500.
Plusnet user since November 2003
Currently on Unlimited Fibre Extra and Unlimited UK & Mobile Calls
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Could BT know something we dont?

Well my BT limit is set at 6500 but I,ve always sync'd at full 8128/448 but my speed is capped by PN at 5500.

Make of that what you will.
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Could BT know something we dont?

I think I'm glad that I'm on Max, seeing this.

Checking my work number, which is about 300 metres from the exchange, even for them it gives a max of 6500 Max. But their fixed speed is green, mine is amber.

BT exchange : FARNBOROUGH
Real time check : Yes

Line speed capabilities

Rate adaptive (250k and 500k) : Green
Fixed Rate (1000k and 2000k) : Amber
MAX speed (upto 8000k) : Green (3000 kbps)

250k, 500k and 1000k ADSL is available on this line. 2000k ADSL is not likely to be available on this line.250k, 500k, 1000k, 2000k and 3000k are all available on this line.