I've been searching google for answers to various questions regarding my current internet connection and the vast majority of top results lead to this very forum. Thankfully this managed to answer many of the questions I had but has also led to the necessity of me asking a few more. Before I go any further, these are my DSL stats:
DSL Status: Connected
DSL Modulation Mode: G.dmt
DSL Path Mode: Interleaved
Downstream Rate: 7616 kbps
Upstream Rate: 896 kbps
Downstream Margin: 13 db
Upstream Margin: 12 db
Downstream Line Attenuation: 10 db
Upstream Line Attenuation: 3.5 db
Downstream Transmit Power: 11 db
Upstream Transmit Power: 5 db
I'm currently with Telecom/Spark on their unlimited ADSL plan. The modem I use is a terribly old Linksys WAG200G, running on firmware version 1.01.09. An Ookla speedtest taken as I write this garners me the following results (Over a wireless connection):
Ping: 53ms, Download Speed: 6.56Mbps, Upload Speed: 0.75Mbps.
During peak hours however I've seen these test results cut in half. I live in a relatively rural area about 19km from the closest city. Hopefully with the above information, some of you may be able to answer some questions for me.
- The maximum speed at which I've been able to download for as long as I can remember is 800KB/s. Does this mean I'm limited to an ADSL1 connection?
- The filters on the various jackpoints I have all list ADSL but show no mention of ADSL2+. With the WAG200G being an ADSL2+ compatible modem, would installing ADSL2+ compatible filters allow me to have an ADSL2+ connection?
- Taking into account the above stats would VDSL be superior to an ADSL2+ connection? (I understand that internal wiring will be a significant variable.)
Slow internet has always plagued my household and we've put up with it until now. Is there anything I can do to make a difference? I would love to make greater use of various streaming and gaming services but even attempting to watch a Youtube video at 480p with anyone else making use of the connection is nearly impossible.
I've tried to provide as much info as I can, and any information at all in return would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Edit: Wrong title + poor formatting.