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post #11 of 22
Yep, I have "8 Meg Broadband" but I average out at around 4.5 Meg...

This is what I connect at:



This is what I actually get (and it fluctuates):



I even have very low line attenuation and noise margin, but I rarely get the full 8 Meg...

Get on to your ISP and explain your problem. Make a bit of a fuss and they might do something for you, that’s what I did when I signed up for 8 Meg and got less than 2 Meg.

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post #12 of 22
Also, would you be able to post line stats like Attenuation and SNR margin? These can generally be found in your router/modem's page which you can access through your browser.

Thing with ADSL is, it depends on so many factors for your speed. Length of telephone wire, quality of telephone wire, quality of internal wiring, whether you have your filters set up properly, current weather conditions, amount of users currently on the network, etc.. whereas with cable you almost always get your top speed.

I'm on ADSL2+ with Be* at the minute which is an up to 24mbps download speed service, and I'm currently connected at ~12mbps. I'm happy though, it's only £24 a month and you get 1.3mbps upload speeds (great for hosting servers ) and no download limits!
    
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check my last post. I updated it with more info.
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what are you talking about? i once made a 175 foot ethernet cable from one side of the house to the other side and it worked perfectly, it was commercial IT grade network cable though

326 feet is the max sir, your 175 was well withing spec

Cat3's sold all the time at my local shop @ 99 feet.
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just because you pay for 8mbps connection doesn't mean you will get 8mbps connections, on average you are lucky if you get somewhere near 5. while most average in the 4's

but 1.7 is WAAYYY too low. it could be anything in the whole connection system
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just because you pay for 8mbps connection doesn't mean you will get 8mbps connections, on average you are lucky if you get somewhere near 5. while most average in the 4's

but 1.7 is WAAYYY too low. it could be anything in the whole connection system
Very true.. however I would not rely on a speed test... those are so far from what you are actually putting through. If you want a true speed test.. call your provider, not all have the ability to do this but for example where I work.. I can watch what you are actually putting through that modem in real time regardless of what that web browser shows you.
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agreed, internet speeds tests are not too accurate. you need to call your provider
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328ft (100m) is the limit (technically) for Cat 5E. I haven't had any trouble with lengths < 300ft. That's not your problem.

Often times, ISP's will advertise their top speed as the given speed. I have 1.5mbps, but sometimes it operates as slowly as 200kbps. Just something you gotta live with, or go with another ISP.
SgtSpike,

I to had this same problem when running a DSL 1.5 service. The lowest I would drop to was 800, but I still called and complained. I know the Hub was less than 2 miles away so I was pissed. The TECH told me I had water in the lines underground causing me to slow down( under the street he said).

I then said well dig up the street, I am paying for 1.5, not 800-1.2. After he called into the shop, I got a second phone line installed at my Townhouse free of charge, install and monthly. Lowest speed I ever hit then was 1.1.

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agreed, internet speeds tests are not too accurate. you need to call your provider
True, it depends on the servers. However, if you can get your current sync speeds from your router/modem, then you can get a general idea of how fast you can currently download. Usually i minus 1mbps off that number because of overheads and the like.

Also, another good speed test is to download a very well seeded torrent, like a Linux distro. I can max out my connection when downloading one of those.
    
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