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inoudo

join:2002-01-19
Marietta, GA
reply to ndt

Re: [General] Free Temporary upgrade

I got curious about my 3MBps DSL with grandfathered static IP account after reading your post. It turns out that I can finally upgrade to 6MBps, lose my static ip (which I don't need) and get $5 off for 6 months. Not quite as good a deal as your free offer.

If I swap DSL on my 2 telephone lines (two ATT accounts at same address biz & home) I can get 6MBps for $19.99 for 12 months. That's half price of 3MBps for a whole year!

BTW, can anyone tell me the chances of 6MBps operating on a line that has the following stats (I only have a Westell 2200 to obtain line stats- NO MAX SYNCH info available)

SN 20 db
Atten 43.5 db
DSL Rate 384kbits/s , 3552kbits/s

I get reliably 2.8 MBps on speed tests. The reliable part is why I haven't gone comcast.



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said by inoudo:

BTW, can anyone tell me the chances of 6MBps operating on a line that has the following stats (I only have a Westell 2200 to obtain line stats- NO MAX SYNCH info available)

SN 20 db
Atten 43.5 db
DSL Rate 384kbits/s , 3552kbits/s

I get reliably 2.8 MBps on speed tests. The reliable part is why I haven't gone comcast.

You are at the max sync rate for the 3mbps service using a standard ANSI ADSL connection, and your current SN margin might allow you to sync at a 6mbps rate if your account is changed to allow it (you won't really know until you try it).

I think the biggest problem might be with the older Westel 2200 since I don't think it will be able to use ADSL2(+). If you are physically connected to a ADSL2(+) capable DSLAM, a newer modem that can take advantage of ADSL2(+) would give you a better chance of getting a reliable 6mbps sync rate. Perhaps opening a thread in the »AT&T Direct forum and supplying your account information might let you know if your DSLAM is ADSL2(+) capable.
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inoudo

join:2002-01-19
Marietta, GA

Thanks NetFixer.

"I think the biggest problem might be with the older Westel 2200..."

Actually the Westell is my newer modem since I'm running my original Alactel Speedtouch Home in bridged mode with a Linksys WRT54GS for home networking all of the time. The Westell is backup for support (BS/ATT used to support it, Don't know nowadays since I haven't had any problems in years).



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said by inoudo:

Thanks NetFixer.

"I think the biggest problem might be with the older Westel 2200..."

Actually the Westell is my newer modem since I'm running my original Alactel Speedtouch Home in bridged mode with a Linksys WRT54GS for home networking all of the time. The Westell is backup for support (BS/ATT used to support it, Don't know nowadays since I haven't had any problems in years).

You can't really beat the reliability of the old Alcatel STH modems for standard ANSI ADSL service. I still have one that worked perfectly until I was forced to retire it when AT&T/BellSouth changed their PPPoE handshaking several years ago and made it incompatible with the router I was using at the time.

The reason I suggested a newer ADSL2(+) modem is because you appear to be at the borderline for being able to get a good reliable sync for 6 mbps service using standard ANSI ADSL. If your DSLAM supports ADSL2(+), the extended reach of that technology would improve your chances of a successful 6 mbps connection.
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reply to inoudo

The 6 Meg is doable at with that line attenuation and regular G.DMT [DSL]... someone I know has it, and their downstream line attenuation is at about 47 or so. Their service was not dropping out, although it was on interleave.