OK, so you've browsed to http://root:email@example.com
and gotten your signal levels... to save any posts asking if their levels are OK here's a quickie guide as to real world acceptable ranges, rather than those dictated by the specifications for DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS.
Downstream Receive Power: Ideally +/- 3dBmV, cause for concern at around +/- 8dBmV, different modems handle the higher and lower levels differently however I'd expect to see service degredation at that point.
Downstream SNR: Minimums are 24.5dB on the Langley
platform and 26dB on the Bromley
platform. Again these aren't the minimums required to function but when you're down this low you're teetering on the brink of losing your service.
Upstream Transmit Power: Anything between 28dB and 53dB is fine. Up to 55dB is also fine so long as it's fairly stable
. Above 55dB suggests issues. Depending on your modem connectivity is jeopardised when transmit power hits 58dBmV or in the case of Pace set tops 61dBmV.
Both Telewest and ntl are now using the more efficient, but demanding 256QAM modulation in some areas. This gives more bandwidth but required better networks. For this modulation the recommended power range is -6dBmV to +15dBmV with a recommended SNR of 33dB.
In addition to this, Telewest are using the 16QAM upstream modulation in some areas. This requires an upstream transmit power below +55dBmV.