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Networks Max ADSL

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by finboz, 13 May 2006.

  1. finboz

    finboz What's a Dremel?

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    has anyone moved to maxadsl recently and had problems? i did over a month ago and im still in the test phase where they determine your max stable speed, this should have taken 10 days and nildram dont seem to have an answer. :sigh:
     
  2. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    I moved over to Nildram at the same time as finboz and it only took a few days to determine my max speed, around 6 - 7 meg.
    Although my line attenuation is 26db and finboz is at about 40db.
    One of the guys at work signed up for maxADSL with pipex, and is in the same boat as you, over 2 weeks and he still only has about 1.5meg.
     
  3. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    Check on http://www.samknows.com/broadband/checker2.php and put both your number and postcode in. See what BT says your line should be able to cope with.

    Then complain to Nildram again, try to get them to raise the issue with BT.
     
  4. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    With your phone number finboz
     
  5. wharrad

    wharrad Minimodder

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    Yep, converted to MAX here - it went fine. However, my father moved on the 10th of last month and is still disconnecting and being tested.

    Think it's another great time for BT.

    Also, although connected at 8meg, anything past 5 seems to fill the miserable amount of upload they've given me... Always with the upload huh guys...
     
  6. bender386

    bender386 What's a Dremel?

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    is that the same as adsl2+ that we are getting over here now.
    the speed can be anywhere between 1.5mbs to 20mbs the speed depends on how far from the excahnge you are.
     
  7. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    No, MaxDSL is not the same as ADSL2+.
     
  8. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    i haven't been moved because i'm on a vintage BT Broadband package the no thrills one they offered with no email addresses and stuff.. wires only or something

    anyway to regrade they want us to go onto another 12 month contract and with the market prices soon to fall i'm not prepared to enter into 12 months with anyone let alone BT
     
  9. JuMpErFLY

    JuMpErFLY Minimodder

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    Got upgraded on 10th may, connected at 8128/448. Upload is what is says but download still stuck at 2 meg :(. I've heard this is a common problem though, goning to email isp tomorrow - as the 10 days will be up. Left my router on on the night of the upgrade too, which isn't supposed to help. From what I've read, BT don't update your BRAS profile to give you higher speeds or something so even though you're connected at higher speeds you don't get the extra bandwidth. Check adslguide news and forums, there's plenty of info there. Just keep the pressure on your isp to get bt to sort it out.
     
  10. unrealhippie

    unrealhippie What's a Dremel?

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    I have this problem also, keep forgetting to but supposedly if you leave your router off overnight the problem should be fixed, its to do with BT's new software level based load management, anyways it resyncs every so often so if you turn router off it should let the line resync to max capacity.
     
  11. JuMpErFLY

    JuMpErFLY Minimodder

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    From what I've read (here) you have to either:
    1. Leave your router off overnight on the night/morning of the regrade
    2. Turn your router off for at least 30 minutes and the problem may be fixed within 75 minutes of reconnecting

    2 didn't work for me unfortunately and I forgot to switch the router off for 1. Other than that, I've read it's best to leave your connection on as much as possible.
     
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  13. finboz

    finboz What's a Dremel?

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    Your throughput compared To Other Connections

    V.92 Dialup 56 Kbps (Symmetrical)
    ISDN Single 64 Kbps (Symmetrical)
    ISDN Duel 128 Kbps (Symmetrical)

    ADSL 500 Kbps (Download)
    ADSL 1 Mbps (Download)
    ADSL 2 Mbps (Download)
    256 Kbps (Upload)

    ADSL Max 8 Mbps (Download) N.B "Upto"
    832 Kbps (Upload) N.B "Upto"

    Your Throughput 0.92 Mbps (Download)
    102.34 Mbps (Upload)


    .9 on max adsl how crap is this, my upload looks great though.

    aparently this is a problem bt is aware of and are trying to rectify it by the end of the month.

    BRAS Profile

    It was identified early on there were a number of customers who were having their BRAS profile set at 2Mbps despite their lines being able to achieve higher speeds. BT instigated a fix which reduced the number of lines affected; unfortunately they have now identified a separate issue where the BRAS profile is being set but then reverting back to customer's pre-MAX profile. BT has assured us that they are hoping to have a fix in place by the end of May.
     
  14. Shpoon

    Shpoon What's a Dremel?

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    Don't complain, I get my ADSL (in Toronto) on a 3megabit line that after daisychaining to me has a real speed of 1 mbit...

    :(
     
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