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Message 1 of 14

Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

Hi everyone,


If you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps could you post your distance from your cabinet please ?


I am trying to establish a range of some real world distances as opposed to those quoted in various tables and graphs.


Your help in this exercise will be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

Best regards,
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Message 2 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

Where do you think the tables and graphs get their data?
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Message 3 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

My IP profile is 25.61 / 10 but I typically get 21 / 4.4.

I'm about 1.5 km from the cabinet.



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Message 4 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

Hi as was said in your other post there is no way of determining your distance from the cabinet for an end user only Openreach have that data not only distance but if the line is aluminium ar part of it is will affect the speed as well as i said myself when i moved to infinity it was estimated 66mb down when installed was 76mb just down to the line quality a neighbour across the road from me connected to the same cabinet and the same distance away from it gets 52 had the same 66 mb down quoted by the checker you will only get an accurate speed once the line goes live 

once you have posted the information asked for then the community members can help you more

Thank You

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Message 5 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

Hi john46,


I hear and understand what you have said here and on my other topic.

I was hoping by rephrasing the topic title I might get the responses I was hoping for.

At least I got one, so that is a start.

As I have said before I am not looking for absolute accuracy, just trying to guage a feel for just how pessimistic the charts are.


Maybe it it will help you, and others, appreciate the dilemma I am in if I tell you I was quite strongly "critisised" by some of the Broadband Champions for quoting the table here :-


I'm not sure how quoting my speed and ADSL stats here is going to help but I will do as you ask, viz :-

1. Best Effort Test: -provides background information.

 Download  Speed
 2.81 Mbps
0 Mbps4 Mbps
Max Achievable Speed


 Download speedachieved during the test was - 2.81 Mbps
 For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 1.2 Mbps-4 Mbps.
 IP Profile for your line is - 2.76 Mbps

2. Upstream Test: -provides background information.

 Upload Speed
 0.63 Mbps
0 Mbps0.83 Mbps
Max Achievable Speed


Upload speed achieved during the test was - 0.63Mbps
 Additional Information:
 Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 0.83 Mbps


ADSL Line Status
Connection Information
Line state:Connectedppp0_0
Connection time:24 days, 02:27:10
Downstream:3.054 Mbps
Upstream:803.4 Kbps
ADSL Settings
Modulation:G.992.3 Annex A
Latency type:Interleaved
Noise margin (Down/Up):2.5 dB / 6.8 dB
Line attenuation (Down/Up):55.5 dB / 32.9 dB
Output power (Down/Up):17.6 dBm / 12.6 dBm
FEC Events (Down/Up):145889835 / 195711
CRC Events (Down/Up):7116 / 1315
Loss of Framing (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Signal (Local/Remote):0 / 0
Loss of Power (Local/Remote):0 / 0
HEC Events (Down/Up):52858 / 3541
Error Seconds (Local/Remote):3981 / 630


If anyone else feels comfortable in giving me an idea of their distance from the cabinet if they have a speed around 24 to 26Mbps I would be most grateful.

Best regards,
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Message 6 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

Hi djsp,


Many thanks for your reply.  Now one person has understood the question I was asking, hopefully there will be a few more.

Best regards,
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Message 7 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

I think what John is trying to say is that there is more to take into account than just distance from the cabinet. It also goes on the quality of the line running from the cabinet to your property. Any joints that have become old and rusted etc.


Estimates are only based on lines typically the same as yours, doesn't necessarily mean they are the same. I have seen plenty of people on here get low estimates and have received much more than they had originally thought.



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Message 8 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

totally correct Aarong no two lines are the same and could be connected to the same cabinet with vastly different speeds
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Message 9 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

Hi john46 & Aarong,


Yes, yes and yes again, I have said several times that I appreciate all that.


But I ask again what is the harm in people that have speeds of 24 to 26Mbps telling me how far they believe they are from their cabinet please ?  Nobody will be giving away a state secret and how I interpret the information is my problem.


I do recognise that the results may well be a degree biased as the majority of people on here are those with problems.



Best regards,
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Message 10 of 14

Re: Do you have an FTTC speed of 24 to 26Mbps ?

Actual current SYNC speed 25721 Kbps.


Initially achieved SYNC speed of around 35000 Kbps before interleaving & increased crosstalk reduced speeds over 18 months or so.


Current BT speed estimate 30Mb.



Distance from FTTC cabinet:-


996m     Measured by walking the route with a trundle wheel).

1000m   From BT's Network records (but only to the pole top Distribution Point)

1086m   Measured with a TDR electrical line length/quality tester from master socket to FTTC cabinet DSLAM.




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