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Why am i not on fast path

2: Seeker
Hi  can anyone help me as the vodafone customer service team do not even know what fastpath or latency is .
Not even the second line team .
Im a gamer and ping matters more than speed. can anyone see by my below stats why im on interleved connection.
DSL Mode
ITU-T G.993.2_Annex_B (VDSL2)

DSL Uptime
6 days, 17 hours, 16 minutes and 59 seconds

Line Coding


Number of Cuts

Link Power State

Line Quality

  Downstream Upstream
Current Rate42889 kbps12736 kbps
Maximum Rate51754 kbps12610 kbps
Signal-to-Noise Ratio6.3 dB6 dB
AttenuationDS1 16.6 dB, DS2 44.7 dB, DS3 69.2 dBUS0 7.9 dB, US1 36.9 dB, US2 56.4 dB
Power13.1 dBm7.3 dBm
CRC Errors in last 9676 minute(s)160047
K (number of bytes in DMT frame)00
R (number of bytes in RS code word)1216
S (RS code word size in DMT frame)0.03860.5972
D (interleaver depth)8391
Delay8 ms0 ms
  Downstream Upstream
Super Frames23424781158936744
Super Frame Errors160047
RS Words41327623733888986229
RS Correctable Errors87977323661
RS Uncorrectable Errors552930
  Downstream Upstream
HEC Errors124240
OCD Errors50
LCD Errors50
Total Cells6428069620
Data Cells5127032240
Bit Errors00
  Downstream Upstream
Total ES419246
Total SES04
Total UAS28696
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16: Advanced member

Whether you are on Fast Path or not is decided by negotiation between the OpenReach (ie not VF) cabinet and your modem/router (VOX3 or VOX2.5).  That negotiation gets tweaked at various times, depending on how well your connection is behaving - so at some future point, it may return to Fast Path.


See: for details.


As for latency, you can still use various speed test sites to check for the unloaded latency, and many sites can also tell you the stressed/loaded latency for your connection - Just be realistic, many of the figures you see gamers especially posting regards latency are braggs and don't reflect the real world.

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9: Established


Line Quality

  Downstream Upstream
Current Rate75360 kbps19999 kbps
Maximum Rate78316 kbps22524 kbps
Signal-to-Noise Ratio5.4 dB7.2 dB
AttenuationDS1 5.1 dB, DS2 11.9 dB, DS3 19.5 dBUS0 3.4 dB, US1 10.1 dB, US2 15.0 dB
Power13.5 dBm-6.2 dBm
CRC Errors in last 7164 minute(s)01335
K (number of bytes in DMT frame)00
R (number of bytes in RS code word)1016
S (RS code word size in DMT frame)0.10310.3781
D (interleaver depth)81
Delay0 ms0 ms


My interleave is less than yours, methinks, and my Delay is also less.

So there is scope for improvement, either by a new router or VodaFone changing some parameters, or something else.

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