Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Jelliedsoup

26 posts

Geek


#70901 2-Nov-2010 12:07
Send private message

Here are the lines stats from my modem:


Status:Up

Downstream Rate:6421 kbps

Upstream Rate:1045 kbps

and here are the results of a speedtest



I don't undertsnad how I could get 8.84Mb down if my line is connected at 6421?

Create new topic
cyril7
8764 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #399060 2-Nov-2010 12:28
Send private message

What modem and is it running the lattest firmware, I have seen some that misreport sync speed due to firmware bugs, also what are the rest of the line stats.

Also with ADSL2 some things are dynamic with respect to speed, it may have misreported the speed as in a sleep time, again maybe bad firmware.

Cyril

Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Shop Mighty Ape for electronics, games, computers books and more.
stuzzo
534 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #399071 2-Nov-2010 12:45
Send private message

I've had the same thing on two routers I have, my sync is about 7 mbits but I can speedtest above it and once even up to 10 mbits even though the sync rate never changes.

I've noticed, though, that the sync rate is established when the router first connects (not sure if this is universal) and never changes until there is a reset on the link. Perhaps it just shows that figure instead of a dynamic rate that may be occurring.

Jelliedsoup

26 posts

Geek


  #399144 2-Nov-2010 15:03
Send private message

cyril7: What modem and is it running the lattest firmware, I have seen some that misreport sync speed due to firmware bugs, also what are the rest of the line stats.

Also with ADSL2 some things are dynamic with respect to speed, it may have misreported the speed as in a sleep time, again maybe bad firmware.

Cyril


Hi Cyril,

It's a linksys wag120n. The latest firmware which I just downloaded and installed has gave me the ability to se attentuation for this modem (previously it did not ).

What surpirsed me was the attenuation was so high (131dB). Any idea why this would be so high, i'm guessing it's the distance from the exchange perhaps? All our lines have filters on them, and I've run isolation tests on them. The only thing is my home has 6 telephone jack in them, maybe I should get a splitter installed?



--- System Information ---
Vendor: Linksys
ModelName: WAG120N
Firmware Version: A1.00.16 , 2010-08-06T14:08:04
GUI Version: A1.00.16_007
Boot Version: 1.0.37-5.4
Hardware Version: 0.01

--- DSL Information ---
DSL Driver Version:  3.4.4.10.0.1
DSL VPI/VCI:         0/100
DSL Status:          Up
DSL Mode:            ADSL2+
DSL Channel:         0
DSL Upstream Rate:   1049 kbps
DSL Downstream Rate: 6485 kbps

                      Down         up   
DSL Noise Margin:     131 dB       113 dB
DSL Attenuation:      131 dB       339 dB
DSL Transmit Power:  -381 dBm     -422 dBm

Didn't fix the odd results though, just ran it again and got






stuzzo
534 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #399149 2-Nov-2010 15:10
Send private message

Presumably there's a decimal point to decrease those db ratings by 10 (even so they seem a bit weird).

That speed test does seem a little bizarre for ADSL 2.

Jelliedsoup

26 posts

Geek


  #399179 2-Nov-2010 15:46
Send private message

I'm hoping there's a decimal point in there. But if there is, surely I should be getting a faster connection than what I do.

I've spoken to Telecom about this, and they've said everyone on my street gets around 5-6 Mb down.

It just seems like there's something missing in this puzzle.

cyril7
8764 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #399270 2-Nov-2010 18:01
Send private message

Well assuming the decimal point is out of wack I assume 13dB downstream attenuation, you should be getting 14-16Mb/s, PM me your details if you want a test out to the demarc.

Cyril

SCM

SCM
459 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #399393 2-Nov-2010 23:32
Send private message

Must be a missing decimal point, dont think any isp would be setting DSL Noise Margin @: 131 dB 113 dB




 Click to see full size

 

 




insane
3028 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted

  #399420 3-Nov-2010 00:38
Send private message

Have SS started to cache speedtest results?

Oldhat
179 posts

Master Geek


  #399537 3-Nov-2010 11:21
Send private message

That last result might be caused by an antivirus or browser caching the speedtest file.

Could be worthwhile disabling any AV, clearing the browser cache and then running the test again.

Create new topic





News and reviews »

Belkin Screenforce Tempered Glass Screen Protector and Bumper - Apple Watch
Posted 15-Aug-2022 17:20


Samsung Introducing Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Samsung Unveils Health Innovations with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Google Bringing First Cloud Region to Aotearoa New Zealand
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:51


ANZ To Move to FIS Modern Banking Platform
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:28


GoPro Hero10 Black Review
Posted 8-Aug-2022 17:41


Amazon to Acquire iRobot
Posted 6-Aug-2022 11:41


Samsung x LIFE Picture Collection Brings Iconic Moments in History to The Frame
Posted 4-Aug-2022 17:04


Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report: Phishing for New Bait on Social Media
Posted 4-Aug-2022 16:50


Microsoft Announces New Solutions for Threat Intelligence and Attack Surface Management
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:54


Seagate Addresses Hyperscale Workloads with Enterprise-Class Nytro SSDs
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:50


Visa Launching Eco-friendly Payment Solutions in New Zealand
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:48


NCR Delivers Services to Run Bank of New Zealand ATM Network
Posted 30-Jul-2022 11:06


New HP Portfolio Supports New Era of Hybrid Work
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:14


Harman Kardon Launches Citation MultiBeam 1100 Soundbar
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:10









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







GoodSync is the easiest file sync and backup for Windows and Mac