A massive jump from before which I attribute to some shielded cable, removal of all extensions, and disconnecting the bell wire.
I did have a little crackle in voice calls only present when ADSL is connected.
My setup is now really simple - BT faceplate, one spliter and then shielded cable to router (and actually now to the phone as well as an act of desperation).
Recently now my broadband speeds have halved and the crackling on the voice line is terrible - but again only when ADSL is connected.
I can clearly hear what sounds like modem dial up noises executing some kind of connection protocol when the DSL starts up.
I have tried two different routers, numerous ADSL fiters, going direct to the test socket - it all makes no difference.
I reported as a phone fault and the engineer found a problem 80m awsay from the house to fix but it made no difference. He also fitted a mark 3 filter faceplate and checked all connections. Again It made no difference.
In the end he said I would have to log a broadband fault.
I had the usual fight with indian call centre to convince them that its not my router and its not my ADSL filter and finally got them to agree to the broadband engineer that their phone line engineer told me I needed.
So here I am a week later, engineer coming tomorrow, together with the threat of it costing £129 if the problem is found to be within my property.
Does this sort of scenario sound familiar to anyone?
i.e. where the ADSL filters just don't work
If BT fail/refuse to fix it is there any benefit in switching to another provider when it will only use the same line and equipment
(we are rural and the nearest cabinet with optical fibre is a mile away but not scheduled to come our way for years)
Very grateful for any advice
Edited by michaeldjcox (Tue 29-Mar-16 16:58:19)