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maxdsl - reboot or not reboot?

sinewave
Grafter
Posts: 297
Registered: 17-08-2007

maxdsl - reboot or not reboot?

I've been switched over to MaxDSL now for 5days.

I've still not received any email from PN to tell me about this - I just noticed my sync speed go up to 7M+ last Wednesday.

My "stable rate" as shown by PN has remained at 2Mb since the start.

I'm typically getting 1-2Mb speeds but at certain times (particularly evening) my router is re-syncing at various speeds. It goes from 7M to 3M to 5M etc, with no pattern. The SNR is more usually at 6 or 7dB regardless of speed but I've seen it go from 8Mb/6db to 5Mb 17db a few times and there are examples where SNR is not connected to speed (as one would expect). I take it that what is meant by "training". I've had a very stable line WRT line stats in the past BTW.

I've read the FAQ posted here and it says re-booting the modem will speed up the training process, make it more accurate, but then I have also read that re-booting can make the exchange gear think the line is temperamental.

There are many conflicting comments about what is the best thing to do.

Is there any reliable info/knowledge about this?

What is the best thing a user can do to "help" the automated process of training?

Am I alone in not receiving an email regarding my upgrade? I'd have thought it wise for PN to warn a customer that his connection would be all over the place for the next ten days or so!
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maxdsl - reboot or not reboot?

come join the fun on http://portal.plus.net/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=42168
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https://portal.plus.net/my.html?action=data_transfer_speed
sinewave
Grafter
Posts: 297
Registered: 17-08-2007

maxdsl - reboot or not reboot?

My main question is...

"What is the best thing a user can do to "help" the automated process of training?"

Surely that would be taking that 26 page (!!!) discussion thread OT?
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MaxDISSMAL

where can i find out my stable rate......

ive been @ 8192 for days with no disconnect @ 10db snr...... what gives... the CSC just keep saying wait 10 days....
shellsong
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Posts: 2,191
Registered: 03-08-2007

maxdsl - reboot or not reboot?

@ocarroll

You might find some useful stuff here https://portal.plus.net/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40769
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ahh this is nuts

ok just checked my stable rate its showing 8000 but with Bt speed test only getting this


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The speed test has completed on test server speedtester1.nat.bt.com for user 0208blablabla and you have downloaded a 1.7Mb file at a speed of

1767 kilo bits per second (Kbps), your service bandwidth will have been quoted to you in kilo bits per second.

Your IP address is 217.47.45.153, your browser is reported as being Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and is running on Windows XP.
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grrr... this is pants...
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maxdsl - reboot or not reboot?

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What is the best thing a user can do to "help" the automated process of training?


It seems to be a religious matter. Sad

There are very few hard facts known about the actual logic used during the training period.

I can only speculate what is happening based on my line as I can see when it is not changing the target SNR or using interleaving ... but that is for my line conditions and of course yours, any everybody has their own particular line conditions. Cry

SW.
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sinewave
Grafter
Posts: 297
Registered: 17-08-2007

maxdsl - reboot or not reboot?

Stable rate can be found here (but you've found the link now:-)...
http://portal.plus.net/my.html?action=stable_rate

Thanks for those links guys. I've actually already read them.

I am amazed at how little definite, accurate info is available regarding the training period and general expectation of Max DSL. I thought MaxDSL had been put through trials over recent times, so that things would be right for public consumption. I'm amazed that no email was sent to warn about unreliable connections over the ten days, what to expect, what is normal etc.

Seems to me even the providers (PN and BT) have no idea what will happen - or how it works. It doesn't stop either of them "promising the earth" though!

Come on, someone must know about this technology that is being instigated in every exchange in the country!!!!!!!

Compulsory public beta testing should be illegal.
The guy who invented public beta testing should get life (or worse ;-)
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