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Old 15-04-2012, 10:09   #1
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Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

I thought I'd record performance on my Infinity circuit as I move from the 40/10 to the 80/20 service on 17-April.

When I took the service in December 2010, I was forecast at 31/7 but was consistently getting 37/8.

Now that Infinity has taken off in my area, it's more like 35/8 now except outside peak times.

The TBB graph has always looked like this (the spikes on the right are my own speed tests):



So we'll see what Tuesday brings. I've been forecast 59/15 and we're c. 300m from the cabinet plus about 50m overhead.
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Old 15-04-2012, 20:34   #2
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

Mine's due to be doubled tomorrow. I'm forecast 53/15.7 though 90m from the cabinet.

Do you know what your IP profile is at the moment? My sync rate is maxed out at 39998/10000 at the moment, and maximum IP profile too at 38.72. Modem predicts max rate of 87112/27931. I'd expect, given your BT estimate is higher, you'll get the full 80.
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

Hi Qasi.

I haven't yet gotten my own VDSL2 modem so I don't know my IP profile (unless you can tell me a way to get it).
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

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Hi Qasi.

I haven't yet gotten my own VDSL2 modem so I don't know my IP profile (unless you can tell me a way to get it).
You can view your ip profile on the bt speedtest website. You can also hack the openreach modem to get your actual line stats.
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

Doesn't hacking the modem require a replacement firmware? Or what?

Anyway the IP Profile is: 38.72 Mbps down (test got 32.86 meg)
10 Mbps up (test got 8.41 meg)

Same IP profile as you.
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

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Old 15-04-2012, 22:20   #7
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

Thanks thenry. I've got that one. I just can't be bothered to put in new firmware. I was going to buy my own VDSL2 modem anyway (Draytek).


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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

I've heard many good thinks about Drayteks. And good to see you're on the top IP profile, so you'll definitely get some improvement.

I wonder though, why did you go for the upgrade? Last I recall you only used your Infinity line gaming (and your ping monitor shows you rarely stretch it to its limits) so I wouldn't have expected you to want/need more speed - and you've had Infinity for a while so the recontract is quite significant.
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

Fair question, qasi.

There are two reasons I upgraded:

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You know how it is! How can I compare double speed VM with double speed Infinity if I don't have both?

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When BT offer FTTH in my area, I'd prolly shell out a few hundred quid and after a short ewhile start paying for that by dumping VM broadband.

BTW, I also use Infinity when, as now, there is FEC & noise at the CMTS making the VM circuit a bit iffy for ordinary stuff. I'm not a mega-downloader but I can do with the upload speed for work.
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

Good to know.

P.S. My line rate increase just went through at 00:40, but IP profile seems stuck. Looks like the increases are happening shortly past midnight so less than 24 hours for you then
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

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I thought I'd record performance on my Infinity circuit as I move from the 40/10 to the 80/20 service on 17-April.

When I took the service in December 2010, I was forecast at 31/7 but was consistently getting 37/8.

Now that Infinity has taken off in my area, it's more like 35/8 now except outside peak times.

So we'll see what Tuesday brings. I've been forecast 59/15 and we're c. 300m from the cabinet plus about 50m overhead.
Well Tuesday brought the following:

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You'll recall the forecast was 59/15. Actual at 08:00 was 32/9

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IP Profile is 55.28/20

So the IP profile isn't in line with BT forecast. We'll "struggle" through the settling down period and report as and when.
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Well it's not *too* far off - 55.3 IP profile would indicate about 58mbps line sync speed - and the forecast is a forecast of line sync speed.

Some people have had improvements from manually resetting their modem and router once or twice, I would have expected more than that, as the estimates are in general very conservative.
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Yeah - but pretty schmitty. I've got 25/9 now.
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Can I ask what router you are using?
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Re: Seph's BT Infinity Upgrade log

DIR-615 in VM issued state and used for Infinity since installed 2010..

Just to bear in mind that a week ago on the 40 meg service I was regularly 37/8 and now always not more than 33/10.
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