So I am going to move into a place with an internet connection that doesn't seem to be the fastest... (And no fibre is unfortunately not an option right now 😞 )
So it is an ADSL connection provided by BT.
As far as I can gather from various websites I will live 3-4 km from the nearest BT exchange. The connection is an ADSL all copper wire, so copper from my house to the street cabinet and then copper to the BT exchange also. BT tells me I will have a speed of 2-5 Mbps with 1 Mbps guaranteed. It is in a medium sized city.
So for download it will be quite slow. And I might get a 4G connection for YouTube, streaming and whatnot. But it might be good enough for gaming if I only have one wired device on this connection. So does anyone have experience with playing CSGO with a connection like this? And how is the latency/ping and the performance in general?
If I go on broadbandchecker I get the following:
So first of all what does the range of 2-6 Mbps for download mean? That if only attach one device to the router, I can expect speed of around 6 Mbps, but then the more devices I attach or use, the average speed will go down?
And what about latency for this connection? Can I get a sense of that somehow?
your actual connection speed BT expect to be in the range of 2/6 mb and only after connected will you know the actual speed. the connection speed is the same regardless of number of devices as it is the speed at BT hub
And what about latency? Can I get someone of an estimate what it would be to different places in Europe?
And for a game like CSGO for example?
you need to get connected first as every line is different
Is there some way I can find out the distance of the cable from my home to the BT exchange?
there is no definitive way to find distance if most of cable underground as the cable never runs in straight lines
from you adsl expected speed shown by dslchecker i would think rough estimate about 4km
So I was granted access to the helpdesk report of the BT Home Hub 4, and it provides the following key numbers:
Data Rate: 448 / 3360
Maximum Data Rate: 1096 / 3672
Noise Margin: 20.0 / 9.1
Line Attenuation: 31.5 / 50.0
Signal Attenuation: 0.0 / 50.0
Latency type: Interleaved
So the upload is pretty dismal...
0. Is the maximum data rate, the theoretical obtainable speed with this connection?
1. Is there any way of improving the upload? I mean by reducing the line attenuation?
2. Does line attenuation only relate to the transfer speed of the connection or does it also affect latency?
3. And is there some way of finding out the depth of interleaving?
Your upload speed could be improved by regrading to ADSL2+, that can also improve the download speed, if your line has sufficient higher frequency response.
A moderator may be able to help with this.