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Topic # 95965 17-Jan-2012 16:59
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A couple of weeks ago I noticed that my connection was slow and after looking at my line stats I found my attenuation at 38.5 dB instead of the usual 29.5.

TCL suggested that I try another modem, however the only spare I have is an old ADSL1 device. When I tried it, it reported the attenuation as 30 dB, i.e. back to normal.

Does it look like replacing my 2+ modem with a new one will fix my issue, or does an ADSL1 modem calculate attenuation differently?

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  Reply # 570055 17-Jan-2012 17:29
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I get different attenuation figures too if I change between ADSL1 & ADSL2+ modulation. Approx 11dB on ADSL1 and 18dB on ADSL2+




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  Reply # 570609 18-Jan-2012 21:37
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Thanks, I borrowed a 2+ modem and have confirmed that my own modem isn't at fault.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 571355 20-Jan-2012 17:05
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For anyone that cares: Had the Chorus guy out today and it's all fixed :)

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