Slightly different question and might not be correct to place on the BT board, so if Mods think it's better elsewhere please place this post in the right board section.
So after some advice last time, I grabbed the TP-Link W9970 V2 and replaced the HH5a as the connecting unit to the phone socket, and everything looks hunkydory.
So I just want to confirm that everything is OK after the changes implemented (BT swapped out sections of line at Junction Box 30m away and at Cabinet at around 400m away - by line, not distance, and the change of modem/router).
I believe the following are the most important details from the W9970. Do let me know if more is needed:
Current Rate (Kbps) 19999 76515
Max Rate (Kbps) 29144 78806
SNR Margin (dB) 15.5 6.6
Line Attenuation (dB) 17.7 9.8
Errors (Pkts) 0 0
The speed and Max Rate are similiar to the HH5a before I swapped them out, with the SNR on the HH5a going down to ~5 before I swapped it out, but it retained connection and speed was excellent (and low bufferbloat on the downstream).
With the W9970, the downstream SNR has gone down from 14.5 to 9.8, I believe that is a plus if I'm not mistaken. Whilst the upstream SNR has gone up a bit from 15 odd to 17.7. The Max rate appears to be higher (slightly) compared to the HH5a, so again, a plus, although I have no idea if it's from vectoring, g/inp or anything else that the HH5a wasn't using since the HH5a was rather light on stats and details.
From statgrabber, the following error details were also obtained from the W9970:
power output details I believe:
uptime and errors:
I believe my research has yielded that my biggest concern should be Errored Seconds, and a close second being CRC Errors (but mostly CRC occurances over a period of activity).
0 Errored Seconds over 9 days I'm assuming means all should be good.
The 12 CRC Errors in around 9 days I'm assuming is acceptable, and nothing I should be concerned about correct? Although I'm more concened that there was any CRC errors popping up at all, since it all occurred within the last 12 hours (since this post). Should I be concerned at all about this? 12 occuring over last 12 hours?
And should I be concerned about the ATUC CRC Errors? I believe this is on the receiving side of things? So the cabinet or further along the BT network? And nothing to do with this side (W9970) correct?
Oh, one last thing, the Thinkbroadband speedtest shows poor bufferbloat whilst I'm using the W9970 compared to the HH5a, is this because it's more of an entry model device and lacking in specs that would reduce the likelihood of this poor bufferbloat? (HH5a was normally A/C, A/D. W9970 is currenly C/E, sometimes C/F and D/E and D/F) And is there anything I can do to help alter this? If I need to change the modem/router again, I don't mind, it's probably something I'll do later down the line anyway, I just need some good recomendations for a higher spec'd device I guess if that's the only way to deal with the poorer bufferbloat.