Whilst trying to diagnose my broadband connection problems I found many articles telling me to look at my modems values for signal to noise ratio and line attenuation values. The articles would then give big and complicated descriptions talking about distance to exchanges, DSLAMS, frequencies and all kinds of other things which I’d classify as ‘too much information’.
What I wanted was a simple chart so I could see if the signal to noise ratio and line attenuation values that my modem was reporting were good or bad. As I couldn’t find such a chart anywhere I made one.
To use it look up the values on your modem and see where they are on the chart. Needless to say green is good and red is bad.