I've got a some what flaky internet connection, help.
I've followed the advice that BT give about wiring (removed Sky, extensions, etc.), position of router and cycling the HUB, etc. I also have some line noise and so I did a line test through the BT website from another connection and it comes back that there is nothing wrong, BUT THERE IS!
I also get a fair number of errored seconds (and recently loss of framing and signal) which I've been told is a bad thing. Not sure how bad but from the notes I've taken over the last few weeks...
116 in 7 mins, sync 4896Kbps.
144 in 10 hours, sync 4896Kbps.
170 in 5.5 hours, sync 5728Kbps.
213 in 31.5 hours, sync 5728Kbps.
When I first moved into the property a few years ago I was told the line can support 5Mb even though I live just over 1km (2.25km by road) from the exchange. It is now listed as 4Mb and it seems to be getting slower and inconsistent...
22-10-2010 BT Speed Test at 23:40pm, Test1=490Kbps, Test3=674Kbps, Sync is 4896Kbps
23-10-2010 BT Speed Test at 00:25am, Test1=363Kbps, Test3=610Kbps, Sync is 4320Kbps
28-10-2010 BT Speed Test at 00:18am, Test1=756Kbps, Sync 4896Kbps
28-10-2010 BT Speed Test at 19:52pm, Test1=1779Kbps, Sync 5728Kbps
30-10-2010 BT Speed Test at 15:37pm, Test1=995Kbps, Sync 5248Kbps
I ran a speed test at 4 in the morning that returned 3666Kbps (WOW!) and I've had a couple of 2.7Mbps at more reasonable times but shortly afterwards the speed goes right back down again. Unless I get a sync speed in the high 4000s I don't get much above 1000Kbps most of the time. I can rarely watch YouTube and iPlayer vids without long buffering waits that make them unwatchable. Internet gaming is pretty poor experience as well. Webpage loads last week were like going back to 56K dial up.
Can anyone help? Thanks.