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virgin.net 8Mbps with WBG-1200A router?



 
 
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Old June 7th 06, 11:47 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
niz
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Default virgin.net 8Mbps with WBG-1200A router?

i received the mail confirming a speed upgrade to 8Mbps from virgin:

Line Speed: Up to 8192 Kbps

If you have requested a broadband speed upgrade:
Your new broadband speed upgrade is now active on your phone line. For it
to take effect, you need to reboot your computer and reconnect to
Virgin.net Broadband. If you use a router, you will need to reboot your
computer and router and reconnect to Virgin.net Broadband.

i am using a Toshiba WBG-1200A router. But i consistently only get around
4MBbps speeds.
e.g using the speedtester at adslguide:

downstream 4,173.5 Kbps (=4.1 Mbps)
upstream 376.0 Kbps (=04 Mbps)

The router is 802.11b but in theory that can achieve 11Mbps. the
documentation confirms "up to 8Mbps" ADSL download speeds. what can i do?
any advice?

thx.


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Old June 7th 06, 01:32 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default virgin.net 8Mbps with WBG-1200A router?


"PhilT" wrote in message
oups.com...

niz wrote:
i received the mail confirming a speed upgrade to 8Mbps from virgin:

Line Speed: Up to 8192 Kbps


and the actual modem speed is ?


the modem speed is 8Mbps.



i am using a Toshiba WBG-1200A router. But i consistently only get around
4MBbps speeds.
e.g using the speedtester at adslguide:

downstream 4,173.5 Kbps (=4.1 Mbps)
upstream 376.0 Kbps (=04 Mbps)

The router is 802.11b but in theory that can achieve 11Mbps.


but only 5.5M of useful data, the 11M is the radio symbol rate.


sorry dont know why i mentioned the wireless transmission rate - as i'm
using it as a completely WIRED system. apologies for the mix-up.


any advice?


try it with a wired connection. See what the actual modem speed it.

Phil


it should be 8Mbps (wired) but its only giving me around 4Mbps (wired). i
read that some modems needed driver upgrades to support 8Mbs, but couldnt
find any useful info, or driver upgrades, for my router.

the BT adslchecker says this:
Your exchange is ADSL enabled, and our initial test on your line indicates
that your line should be able to have an ADSL broadband service that
provides a line rate up to 2Mbps.Our test also indicates that your line
should be able to support a potential ADSL Max broadband line rate of
5.5Mbps up to 8Mbps.


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Old June 7th 06, 02:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Reg Edwards
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Default virgin.net 8Mbps with WBG-1200A router?

When the system is upgraded I wonder what happens to redundent
equipment which was installed at great expense.

Is it exported at low cost to darkest Africa?


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Old June 7th 06, 06:04 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default virgin.net 8Mbps with WBG-1200A router?

niz wrote:
i received the mail confirming a speed upgrade to 8Mbps from virgin:

Line Speed: Up to 8192 Kbps

If you have requested a broadband speed upgrade:
Your new broadband speed upgrade is now active on your phone line.
For it to take effect, you need to reboot your computer and
reconnect to Virgin.net Broadband. If you use a router, you will
need to reboot your computer and router and reconnect to Virgin.net
Broadband.
i am using a Toshiba WBG-1200A router. But i consistently only get
around 4MBbps speeds.
e.g using the speedtester at adslguide:

downstream 4,173.5 Kbps (=4.1 Mbps)
upstream 376.0 Kbps (=04 Mbps)

The router is 802.11b but in theory that can achieve 11Mbps. the
documentation confirms "up to 8Mbps" ADSL download speeds. what can
i do? any advice?


One very important question needs to be asked before anything can be
suggested & that is........when did this happen? If was in the last 2
weeks you are still in the traing stage, if it was longer than that
you could still be mixed up in the ongoing problems, of which there
were 2 , now 1 as the other was officially fixed by yesterday (we'll
see the reality over the next few days).

Lastly it's _upto_ 8192Kbps & there is a possibility that something
could be dragging the speed down to what you are getting.

Best thing is see what your synch speed is, take a note of it & reboot
the router once a day. This supposedly helps BT's systems determine
what will be your stable synch speed, if it does settle out to 4Mbs
then that is it not a lot you can do...


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Old June 7th 06, 08:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by niz
i received the mail confirming a speed upgrade to 8Mbps from virgin:

Line Speed: Up to 8192 Kbps

If you have requested a broadband speed upgrade:
Your new broadband speed upgrade is now active on your phone line. For it
to take effect, you need to reboot your computer and reconnect to
Virgin.net Broadband. If you use a router, you will need to reboot your
computer and router and reconnect to Virgin.net Broadband.

thx.
the point to focus on here is "up to" 8Mbps.
your "actual" speed will be determined by many factors, several of which are beyond your control. Phil T (in the other post) has detailed many of them, and a fuller picture can be gained by visiting the special "MAXadsl" forums.

a 54g router would also be of benefit in maximising your line speed.
To ascertain the max speed for your line, use the BT speed checker, preferably in the small, wee hours.
this by-passes your ISPs network, and gives a truer value of the speed on the line from your router to the exchange
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Old June 7th 06, 10:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default virgin.net 8Mbps with WBG-1200A router?


niz wrote:

the modem speed is 8Mbps.


Exactly 8000k ? 8128k ?

How about attenuation, SNR margin, error counter data.

Phil

 




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