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How far are you from your exchange?

Discussion in 'ISPs & The Internet' started by sore napper, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. sore napper

    sore napper Active Member

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    Your internet speed depends on your distance from the exchange and the quality of the lines. As if you need me to tell you that, but

    For the first time, I found out how far form my exchange I am.

    Approximately 671 meters from the exchange (straight line distance) :clap:

    How far from your exchange are you?

    http://www.samknows.com/broadband/checker2.php

    Enter phone number or post code, and click the BT ADSL box under Summary:smashin:
  2. smashie

    smashie Member

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    he he 295 metres away..:clap:
  3. telford_mike

    telford_mike Member

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    According to BT Wholesale, your line should be able to support a 0.5Mbps or greater ADSL connection.

    And 0.5 Mbps is exactly what I get :thumbsdow

    September 2009 before things get any better apparently :mad:
  4. calypso69er

    calypso69er Member

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    2.56km..........
  5. geomuss

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    whooo! beat this boys !!!!

    BT ADSL broadband availability
    You are connected to the Musselburgh telephone exchange.

    ADSL is available in your area
    Your exchange is also enabled for ADSL Max services

    According to BT Wholesale, your line should be able to support a 4Mbps or greater ADSL connection via ADSL Max.

    Standard ADSL RAG results:
    [BT ADSL Code: GEGEGEC] You can receive 2Mbps ADSL
    [BT ADSL Code: GEGEGEC] You can receive 1Mbps ADSL
    [BT ADSL Code: GEGEGEC] You can receive 512Kbps ADSL
    [BT ADSL Code: GEGEGEC] You can receive 256Kbps ADSL

    You are approximately 80 metres from the exchange (straight line distance).

    However, there is another service on your phone line (e.g. ADSL, LLU, DACS, etc) that would prevent you from ordering a new ADSL connection.


    Your BT ADSL code is: GEGEGEC
  6. Xabi17

    Xabi17 Member

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    2.35km. :(
  7. KyleS1

    KyleS1 Active Member

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    1.31km for me. That is still close!
  8. Wild Weasel

    Wild Weasel Active Member

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    944 metres

    "your line should be able to support a 8Mbps or greater ADSL connection via ADSL Max"

    There's no LLU available yet unfortunately.
  9. ncsltd

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    Hi,
    very close...
    You are connected to the Eastbourne telephone exchange.
    ADSL is available in your area
    Your exchange is also enabled for ADSL Max services


    According to BT Wholesale, your line should be able to support a 6.5Mbps or greater ADSL connection via ADSL Max.

    Standard ADSL RAG results: You can receive 2Mbps ADSL
    You can receive 1Mbps ADSL
    You can receive 512Kbps ADSL
    You can receive 256Kbps ADSL


    You are approximately 188 metres from the exchange (straight line distance).

    Your BT ADSL code is: GEGEGEZ
  10. Wild Weasel

    Wild Weasel Active Member

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    I know for a fact that many of the exchanges have their own ADSL connections for the engineers to use. I bet they're pretty quick.:D
  11. tvdavid

    tvdavid Member

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    I get this from the site

    Congratulations, you are in a broadband enabled area.
    However, there is another service on your phone line (e.g. ADSL, LLU, DACS, etc) that would prevent you from ordering a new ADSL connection.

    The following services are available in your location:

    BT Wholesale ADSL
    BT Wholesale ADSL Max
    TalkTalk (CPW) LLU
    Sky Broadband / Easynet LLU
    Tiscali LLU
    21CN PSTN migration due Apr-Jun 2009

    ADSL is available in your area
    Your exchange is also enabled for ADSL Max services

    According to BT Wholesale, your line should be able to support a 7Mbps or greater ADSL connection via ADSL Max.

    Standard ADSL RAG results:
    You can receive 2Mbps ADSL
    You can receive 1Mbps ADSL
    You can receive 512Kbps ADSL
    You can receive 256Kbps ADSL

    You are approximately 161 metres from the exchange (straight line distance).

    However, there is another service on your phone line (e.g. ADSL, LLU, DACS, etc) that would prevent you from ordering a new ADSL connection.
  12. triplea4uk

    triplea4uk Member

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    Straight line distance means nothing your line can still be more then 3 times that length also I don't trust samknows for exchanges it seems to have some in the wrong locations.
  13. williemaykit

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    I am 1.6m and get between 8 to 10Mb with BE which is a lot better than the 1Mb I got on a BT ADSL Max service.
  14. tvdavid

    tvdavid Member

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    My Line Attenuation is 4.5 my router says so I must be very close to my one.
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    I'm not sure how much further this information takes us

    I'm about 1.5 miles from my exchange in a straight line

    But I'm actually around 5 miles from the exchange as the wire travels

    Initially I was told broadband would be problematic and might need an engineer to connect at 512

    I eventually got connected at 1mb

    After upgrade of some old bits of line I now get 3mb

    Straight line distance means very little
  16. Someguy

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    865 meters. On Sky MAX and getting 8000 Kbps :thumbsdow

    Maybe BT are still stabilising my line. In my experience though after they stabilise it the line is slower.
  17. Singh400

    Singh400 Well-Known Member

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    1.21 KM can easily pull 850 kb/s some I'm happy. :D

    At my old house it was 666 metres! :D
  18. nealgs

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    i remember doing this check about 4 years ago, when the checker used to report that we were 620miles from the exchange, o how we laughed :eek: :rotfl:

    Anyways, they now report we are 3.65km IIRC and are currently stuck at 512K connection, although i'm hoping that ADSL2+ will give us a better rate.

    Looking at moving from PIPEX to Be or possibly Sky as we already have Sky+ multiroom.

    Gary
  19. StealthHD

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    427m straight line. with BT I would get 7.5meg:clap: but I'm with be so I get 20+meg download speeds:eek:
  20. PJTX100

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    4.11Km :)

    I usually get around 1.2Mb download and 448K upload (which i'm actually more interested in).

    Sometimes the line drops when it rains. :laugh:
  21. steery1

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    I'm getting this.................................

    Can anyone tell me what "Standard ADSL RAG results" means? :confused:
  22. Mr THX

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    Less than half a mile and still get poor download speeds :(
  23. steery1

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    Anybody know what this means?
  24. Rygar

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    Stands for Red Amber Green, like traffic lights. There are various criteria to establish colours given.

    More about it on Kitz's site: http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/RAGtest.htm
  25. dej23

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    bet no one can beat this...

    You are approximately 66 metres from the exchange (straight line distance).
  26. bob1

    bob1 Active Member

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    I'm 168m ..
    My brother can't be anymore than 20m ,he lives 2 doors away from the exchange.
  27. tvdavid

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    My exchange is just across the road here.

    You can see all the stuff in side it as well.

    There loads of lights on things may be there servers?
  28. sore napper

    sore napper Active Member

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    That actual sounds very cool :cool:

    Did I just say cool?:rolleyes: I think that I did:cool:
  29. tvdavid

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    Our exchange has a gym on the top of it as well.
  30. sore napper

    sore napper Active Member

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    :eek:

    WOW:eek:

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