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Topic # 132351 18-Oct-2013 16:54
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Anyone else see this pattern on their statistics? It seems like the errors skyrockets in the peak hours (and for some reason at night).





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  Reply # 917142 18-Oct-2013 17:39
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Yup, I see an increase at night too. Not sure I would call it skyrocketing, though I have seen real skyrocketing errors in the past. :)

A while back I suddenly noticed massive increases in errors (to ~7000 per hour) around 5:30pm that continued fairly consistently through to 7:00am the next morning. After much head scratching, checking things in the house, and dropping 2(or was it 3?) DLM levels, I took a walk up and down our street and noticed a street light flickering and buzzing just 2 houses down. Sure enough when I started taking note of when the street lamps came on and went off it was around 5:30pm and off around 7am.

I rang the council and reported it and a few days later the light was fixed. Lo' and behold my error rates plummeted at night. Within a month or so I was back on DLM1.

With the error rates you're seeing though I wouldn't worry about it.


EDIT: This was a sample of what I saw with the failing street light:


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  Reply # 917154 18-Oct-2013 18:31
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Free data 1am to 7am could explain the night time errors - all the torrenters starting up. Or is that just on UFB?




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  Reply # 917157 18-Oct-2013 18:36
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definitely, 8pm looks to be a common one for ya. the lack of errors round about 1 makes drawing conclusions a bit hard though!




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timmmay: Free data 1am to 7am could explain the night time errors - all the torrenters starting up. Or is that just on UFB?


These errors are on the PHY layer.


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  Reply # 917190 18-Oct-2013 19:56
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timmmay: Free data 1am to 7am could explain the night time errors - all the torrenters starting up. Or is that just on UFB?


These errors are on the PHY layer.



Yes as sbiddle says these are layer 1 errors across your DSL, just at a quick guess I'd say that it is likely to be as usage increases in peak times you may be seeing a low level of interference from other lines in the same cable bundle causing the errors, in this case there is not much that can be done - but we will stick the analyser on your line and see if we can see anything out of the ordinary.

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  Reply # 917202 18-Oct-2013 20:34
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Thanks, that would be great TheRalph :)




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  Reply # 917203 18-Oct-2013 20:37
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Do you have standard or tweaked SNR settings?




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  Reply # 917258 19-Oct-2013 03:12
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Coffeebaron: I did try to set "Identification of radio frequency interference (RFI)" a step to the left (so towards "maximum stability" but can't say I saw much improvement from it.

These stats are from running on "Maximum performance" on all the DSL line settings.

I have a Fritzbox 7360, running FRITZ!OS 05.51. I saw someone mention that there might be some issues with that firmware version, but I am not sure which one would be the right one to choose (or where to really find it - although I did look). I am guessing I shouldn't use the 7390 firmware?




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  Reply # 917314 19-Oct-2013 11:22
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jarledb: Coffeebaron: I did try to set "Identification of radio frequency interference (RFI)" a step to the left (so towards "maximum stability" but can't say I saw much improvement from it.

These stats are from running on "Maximum performance" on all the DSL line settings.

I have a Fritzbox 7360, running FRITZ!OS 05.51. I saw someone mention that there might be some issues with that firmware version, but I am not sure which one would be the right one to choose (or where to really find it - although I did look). I am guessing I shouldn't use the 7390 firmware?


never heard of a 7360...

drop down to 84.05.22.


in our testing the RFI slider wasnt very useful in improving much unfortunately. 




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  Reply # 917318 19-Oct-2013 11:35
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never heard of a 7360...


http://www.fritzbox.eu/en/products/FRITZBox_Fon_WLAN_7360/index.php


meant i havent heard snap having one..




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  Reply # 917330 19-Oct-2013 12:29
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hio77:
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never heard of a 7360...


http://www.fritzbox.eu/en/products/FRITZBox_Fon_WLAN_7360/index.php


meant i havent heard snap having one..


Now you have. This box is from Snap and was one of the two choices of router from Snap when I signed up. Just to make 100% sure I also checked what it says on the box (as well as what it calls itself in the admin menu).




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  Reply # 917333 19-Oct-2013 12:32
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jarledb:
Now you have. This box is from Snap and was one of the two choices of router from Snap when I signed up. Just to make 100% sure I also checked what it says on the box (as well as what it calls itself in the admin menu).


oh, didnt know they moved the 7340 to a 7360 now




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