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Any ways to speed up broadband connection?

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  1. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone, I am not a common poster in the network/web side of this forum. I was wondering if there were any well known ways to speed up broadband connections? I am on a BT home hub in a new build house. The wire comes in at the side of the house and then travels down 1 of the pairs of wire in a Cat5E cable through the house to a phone socket. It then goes into my BT home hub. They predicted 7.5Mb in the area that I am but I am only getting 1.9Mb. Is there anything that could be causing the slow down that I could solve my self?

    Thanks in advance, Jack
     
  2. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Are you using DSL?

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  3. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

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    Yeah I think I am, I have ADSL filters? However the broadband has sped upto 7Mb now which is still 1.1Mb under what the BT Home Hub is reporting as the downstream speed. Any idea how to free up that extra 1.1Mb? If it isn't possible then I am not that bothered.

    Thanks, Jack
     
  4. tomdkat

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    Yep, sounds like a DSL connection. I believe the advertised downloads aren't guaranteed, so if you're within a Mb of the advertised download speed, you're doing pretty good. Distance is one of the things that can impact the performance of DSL. If you can keep the DSL modem as close to where the phone line comes into the house, that might help.

    6Mb/s should be more than enough speed, unless you're downloading Hollywood films as they film them in HD or something. :)

    Peace...
     
  5. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

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    Yeah it is all OK now :) I looked into the hub information and it said downstreem 8.1Mb but I was only getting 1.9Mb at the time but now it has raised upto 7.2Mb so it is all OK now :) Thanks for the help.
     
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