||[Sunday 10th June 2007 at 11:48 am]
Apparently, being just shy of 3km from the exchange *really* sucks for ADSL2+. While 2km is generally rated for 17Mb/s out of a theoretical max of 24Mb/s, at 3km you're lucky to get 5Mb/s. We've managed to get 5.5 by getting Be to tweak the settings and reduce the noise margin to 3dB, but that puts us at the mercy of the weather.|
Then again, testing (downloading large files from somewhere with bandwidth to spare) shows that on the 5.5Mb/s Be connection I can reliably get 4.5Mb/s, while the 10Mb/s
ntl Virgin Media cable link seems to top out at 3.5Mb/s or so. This may be related to the higher upload (>1Mb/s) for Be.
Now all we need to do is convince the router to be a bridge, and then actually hook it up.