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Should I upgrade to MaxDSL ?

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Should I upgrade to MaxDSL ?

Due to the distance to the exchange from my house (the DMT utility says about 7 - 9km) I'm currently limited to a 512k connection.

B Thave actually been to the house and stated that I can't get BB at all Cry , but with the right choice for modem, I've been online for a year now Cheesy

My downstream line stats are not brilliant (about 63db and between 4 and 12 SNR). Today the SNR is actually -3 :shock: but it's cloudy ...

Anyway, I was just wondering if I should go for a MaxDSL upgrade.

Is my SNR just too low to see any benefit ?

If I did upgrade, might I risk losing my (already flakey) connection ?

Thanks for any help
Mark
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Re: Should I upgrade to MaxDSL ?

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If I did upgrade, might I risk losing my (already flakey) connection ?


I have never heard of MaxDSL making a line more stable, so make from that what you will.

I would not do it.

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Alecto
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Should I upgrade to MaxDSL ?

Max gives you a higher speed by reducing the SNR it will accept down to 6dB.
In your case, it's already there or below, so if you've got a stable-ish connection, albeit slow, with those figures, I'd stick with it.
Mand
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I wouldn't risk it either personally.

I've heard tell of people upgrading to Max, it not working and then requesting their old service, but BT refusing due to line conditions.

That said, it could work, give you a speed increase and have no issues.

The joys of Max........ :?
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Should I upgrade to MaxDSL ?

Thanks for the replies.

I think they just confirm my suspicions that upgrading might be a bad thing, so I'll stick with my 512k and be grateful.

Now I've just got to wait for Pipex to roll out MaxDSL to all their Business BB users and I'll be happy. 2Mb just seems a bit slow now ... Wink
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Should I upgrade to MaxDSL ?

May I ask a question? What is the DMT utilty? Will i he;p me to decide if upgrade is worthwhile? BTW my area code is 01425
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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May I ask a question? What is the DMT utilty?

It's the DSL Modem Tool, available for most ADSL modems from http://dmt.mhilfe.de

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Will i he;p me to decide if upgrade is worthwhile? BTW my area code is 01425

Not sure about this ... maybe someone else can answer that.
Luzern
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Is there a version in Englsih?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Is there a version in Englsih?

Nein :lol:
Luzern
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Und danke schoen, mein sehr geehrte Herr Cheesy
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Should I upgrade to MaxDSL ?

Stop showing off!
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Stop showing off!

I have to admit that even for "nein" I had to check with babelfish ... Shockedops: