My DSL modem is the Westell 6100G on Verizon. I signed up for the max 6Mb/768Kb plan, but I could have been secretly upgraded to the current 7.1Mb/768Kb plan they offer (Verizon has been know to make these unilateral changes) but sill wouldn't explain why the reported download sync rate is lower than the test rusults from this site. At first, I thought it might be due to compression on the DSL link, but the site says it generates random data, thus not compressible.
For years I had a poor connection with a very variable/unstable connection. I now have a rock solid connection that hasn't dropped in a week, after a tech came and installed a whole house DSL filter and dedicated line for the DSL modem.
Transceiver Revision 126.96.36.199.0.1 Vendor ID Code 4D54 Line Mode ADSL_G.dmt Data Path INTERLEAVED Transceiver Information Down Stream Path Up Stream Path DSL Speed (Kbits/Sec) 6208 768 Margin (dB) 7.1 11.0 Line Attenuation (dB) 51.5 31.5 Transmit Power (dBm) 19.6 11.9
Advanced WAN Statistics
Connection Rate (Down/Up): 6208 Kbps / 768 Kbps Connection Status In Packets
Out Packets 30840707
17011827 In Error Packets
Out Error Packets 0
0 IP Address Routed IP
Secondary DNS xx.xxx.xx.xxx
188.8.131.52 Ethernet Status In Packets
Out Packets 18520245
31058534 ATM NetworkAddress VPI
35 Firewall Status Passed
Dropped In: 0 Out: 0
In: 0 Out: 0