ADSL2+ Speed

Connection issues, drop outs or speed related faults for ADSL and ADSL2+ services
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tjioer
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Location: Rockdale

ADSL2+ Speed

Post by tjioer » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:05 am

Hi,

I am only 630m from Rockdale exchange and I am synching 18,000k but I can only get the following reading from Exetel speed test:

Your current bandwidth reading is:

2.14 Mbps

which means you can download at 273.8 KB/sec. from our servers.

28.8 kbps dial-up
33.6 kbps dial-up
53.3 kbps dial-up
56 kbps ISDN
128 kbps ISDN
384 kbps DSL
768 kbps DSL
1000 kbps DSL
1500 kbps DSL/T1/Cable Modem
2190.4 kbps YOU


Speedtest.Net gives me 12,000kbs download and 600kbs upload reading.

The modem's status are:

System Up Time 00:11:14
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 13035 18007 0 3164 41050 00:09:58
LAN 10M/100M 17901 13393 0 37481 3368 00:11:07
WLAN 11M/54M 0 0 0 0 0 00:10:59

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 18111 kbps 812 kbps
Line Attenuation 11.5 db 3.9 db
Noise Margin 11.9 db 17.5 db

I have done the isolation test and upgraded my filter to ADSL2+ filter, but there is no difference. I don't have Foxtel or any alarm.

Please let me know if this is normal.

Edit: test readings are similar during peak & off-peak period.

Dazzled
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Re: ADSL2+ Speed

Post by Dazzled » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:11 am

Browser tests don't equal the speed of a multi-threaded downloader, and some browsers are faster than others (eg, Opera is one of the quick ones). The best test is to point downloading software at one of the Exetel/Akamai fast servers, eg microsoft.com or apple.com and see what you get. I can max my connection using a downloader (wget or curl) aimed at http://www.exetel.com.au/speed/, but never get this result with a browser.

PS if you want to try wget, it is part of GNU/Linux, but has been ported to Windows as freeware. It runs in a terminal (no GUI) There are plenty of other GUI downloaders available, eg Getright.

peter.tory
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Re: ADSL2+ Speed

Post by peter.tory » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:57 pm

I get 6-7 mbps on average through mon - fri.... this weekend in particular it's a s low as 1.2mbps. I assume its weekend traffic. How can I get a more reliable and consistent service. Can Exetel provide this or do I need to switch providers?

P

CoreyPlover
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Re: ADSL2+ Speed

Post by CoreyPlover » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:15 pm

peter.tory wrote:I get 6-7 mbps on average through mon - fri.... this weekend in particular it's a s low as 1.2mbps.
How are you testing speeds and what time(s) are you testing (as off-peak is obviously going to return slower speeds than peak). What does http://speedtest.net return?

tjioer
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Location: Rockdale

Re: ADSL2+ Speed

Post by tjioer » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:19 pm

I don't know whether the bandwidth in my area has been magically increased ten fold, or is it a new 3 metre extension cable I just bought, but my Exetel speed test has now resulted in 13 Mbps!! Awesome! It must be the cable, but who would've thought?

Your current bandwidth reading is:

12.92 Mbps

which means you can download at 1.62 MB/sec. from our servers.

28.8 kbps dial-up
33.6 kbps dial-up
53.3 kbps dial-up
56 kbps ISDN
128 kbps ISDN
384 kbps DSL
768 kbps DSL
1000 kbps DSL
1500 kbps DSL/T1/Cable Modem
13231.2 kbps YOU

neb
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Re: ADSL2+ Speed

Post by neb » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:22 pm

This post is for network staff, not the wannabies and forum fanatics

Are there any plans to increase the capacity for powertel users?

a recent test showed where i get between 30-70kB/s on aapt, at same time an optus dsl2 based user from same test site gets 800kB/s in off-peak.. in peak, the site gives me similar speeds as optus results. That one test site is just an example of every day dramas recently which just gets worse as time goes by, perhaps its time i too considered my options, as one who works from home, it is pretty much inexcusable to remain.
exetels own speetest shows a mammoth 200 kB/s ( very debatable ) but once peak comes round, it'll give me 1.2+ mB/s

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