Broadband history for drlforum.co.uk user alexatkin

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Before 13/09/2011: Be Broadband ADSL2+ connection:

On the left is the typical connection if left to its own devices. On the right is what I was able to achieve with a 3dB profile, fastpath and ensuring I resync at a time of day with the best line conditions. It would maintain this kind of speed for weeks at a time even though the SNR would get as low as 1dB sometimes, and some of my E side is even aluminium.

13/09/2011: My Origin Broadband is activated. Fairly high default interleaving setting, typical for Digital Region at the time.

27/7/2012: Interleaving and impulse noise protection is turned off.

10/8/2012: Upgraded to Origin Max with the now famous 70Mbit cap seemingly due to an unforseen limitation of the line cards used for the network.

23/8/2012: Switched to the new Origin network which improves latency further.

28/3/2013: Line card is upgraded, speed cap is finally removed.

15/8/2014: Digital Region closes leaving me with no connection.

19/8/2014: Migrate to Zen ADSL temporarily for an emergency connection. Crikey, using BT FON is faster!

20/8/2014: Using dual-WAN to bond both connections is slightly less painful.

??/9/2014: Back on Origin via BT Network. Average speed is lower than expected, off-peak is sometimes a bit better:

2015: Speeds still all over the place, I miss Digital Region!

27/11/2015: Speedtest.net giving extremely odd results lately so decided to add a different site to the test list.

04/12/2015: New Zen connection is live and seems to confirm my suspicions, Origins network really is underperforming on the downstream speed.

Load balanced with the Origin connection is really nice though.

10/12/2015 Zen vs Origin:

17/12/2015 Zen vs Origin:
Different servers but they are basically the best-case result for each ISP.

Strange how Origin is consistently slower down but slightly higher up, when both lines are connected at identical line rates.

19/01/2016 Zen with their crappy Technicolor TG839 vs pfSense

The reduced upload is due to the QoS that keeps the BufferBloat so low.

30/01/2016 Tweaked the QoS settings

For the latest and full test results of my connection history see my speedtest.net profile.

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