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Broadband help needed

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Riever, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. Riever


    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 494

    Location: Cumbria

    I currently only have a 512kbps connection speed due to been on a DACS line and also we are 5.75km from the exchange.
    If I wasnt on a DACS line could I expect a faster connection speed?
    Also I thought you could get upto 2mbps upto 6km from an exchange, could someone help clarify this.
  2. Burbleflop


    Joined: 7 May 2003

    Posts: 4,247

    Location: Away from here

    You can't have DACS on the line your ADSL comes down - ADSL needs a dedicated pair back to the exchange.

    Distance isn't really the important thing when it comes to what speed you can get. Do you know what attenuation and SNR you're getting? That said, at 6Km I would expect 2MBit to be very unlikely.
  3. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    6 km would be about a 60dB attenuation (if not more) - doubt you'd ever see an SNR margin high enough to sustain 2Mbps.