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my maximum rate is much higher than my data rate

maulz
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my maximum rate is much higher than my data rate

ok so i'm a recent account been set up about a month now all stable and working.

im paying for a 80/20 but in reality i'm geting about 52/19

i lowered my snr a little and got it to 58 with a v minor increase in errors  which is still  a way from the max rate my router reports of 72.

can anyone have a look and  see if it can be tweaked a little?

seems a disapointment to pay for a faster connection and not really getting it.

 having had a 40/10 connection before with sky if thats the best the line can offer  then it seems pointless paying extra for only a minor improvement over 40/10.

thanks 

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Re: my maximum rate is much higher than my data rate

What were your estimated speeds?

The max attainable data rate is usually substantially higher than the actual rate when interleaving+FEC is being used for error protection. This is because the max attainable rate can be calculated using interleaving/FEC parameters adjusted for maximum bandwidth, but the line will actually have to use different interleaving/FEC parameters to provide the necessary level of error protection.

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Re: my maximum rate is much higher than my data rate

 Although I can't really add much on to what ejs has said regarding the difference between the attainable rate shown on the router and the actual capability of the line in practice.

 

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 As the low end of your estimate is 51.9Mbps, if you're in sync at 52, you would just be within the estimates and our suppliers would likely reject a fault report due to the connection performing within the estimate. Undecided

 


maulz wrote:
if thats the best the line can offer  then it seems pointless paying extra for only a minor improvement over 40/10.

It's worth keeping in mind that the lower fibre package we offer is 40/2, not 40/10. So downgrading to the lower package would drop your upload speed a fair amount.

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maulz
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Re: my maximum rate is much higher than my data rate

as i pointed out that 40/10 connection was on sky. if i cant get a better speed and i'm paying for a better speed  then i would logically be  thinking of moving to  where i could get the deal i need. 40/2 is not going to be  something i would be happy with.  have to see how it goes. at the moment i am in a position where  its almost 50% faster than before so its on the cusp of acceptable. i was just hoping for better.