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MaxDSL Query

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Si MPS, 22 Jul 2006.

  1. Si MPS

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jun 2004

    Posts: 911

    Location: Manchester

    How long does it take for you to drop into your correct 'profile/speed', the only reason i ask, is as the crow flies im 363 meters from the exchange, and the thing said i could probably get 6mb, but im still languishing at 1898 down/363 up. It's definatley synching at 8mb but from what i understand, it chooses a profile for me yes?
     
  2. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    From a speedtest?

    In theory, it should creep up over 3 days. If it takes much longer than that, you've got a fault.
     
  3. Si MPS

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jun 2004

    Posts: 911

    Location: Manchester

    Yep, used the one on the ADSLGuide site
     
  4. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    Your ISP should be able to extract your current BRAS limit.
    If it's higher than the throughput you're currently seeing, it could be congestion. The BT Speedtest (instructions in FAQ) might be useful.
     
  5. Si MPS

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jun 2004

    Posts: 911

    Location: Manchester

    Cheers mate. Technically im getting a bit less than i did with standard ADSL, so there must be something wrong.
     
  6. hyper_piper45

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,706

    Location: Leicester

    I don't really trust most speed test reports. Sometimes they are ok but other times they are way too low.

    The best test is to try and max your connection by having multiple download threads.

    I've had speed tests report 5000kbps then i've gone on my newsgroups and downloaded at 19000kbps.
     
  7. zetec452

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,454

    How long have you had your line in?

    My MaxDSL was only 2mb (same as before) until one day it went to 3.5 mb. Give it a few days and see what its like then.
     
  8. Si MPS

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jun 2004

    Posts: 911

    Location: Manchester

    She was turned on on Wednesday. It's BT Broadband (the total broadband package)
     
  9. Nitrams64

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 May 2005

    Posts: 169

    Location: Carlisle UK

    My snyc changed to 8192 on the monday but was stuck at 1872 downloads.It speeded up on the friday so 5 days for me.Have had 6.5mb,the checker said i would get upto 3.5 so im happy.If you don't speed up after 14 days ring your isp as the bras profile may need reset.
     
  10. iamgud

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,780

    Location: UK

    If you are getting much slower downloads than your synch speed and there have been no synch events (change in synch speed not just a disconnect) then there is something wrong. The BRAS Profile is inconsistant and it should be easy for BT to fix.
     
  11. Si MPS

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jun 2004

    Posts: 911

    Location: Manchester

    No disconnects at all, my upload is sat at 0.4mbps so im sure there must be something wrong, its on day 9 so if nothing changes tomorrow then i shall give the blighters a ring :)