With that, and the installation of Router Stats Lite, I noticed I had a strange fault - my ADSL disconnects when the phone line rings.
I tried all the obvious things (new filters, different routers, unplugging the phone) but the fault was persistent - so I reported it to BT.
I was having other problems prior to this, including
- random slow downs and random high pings at times
- VPN connections pausing for a minute or so, every few minutes
- web browser not loading pages, at random times, even with refreshes
- whatsapp images failing to download unless I switch to 4G - including small images like 64KB.
- phone calls to the landline being answered and disconnected when it hasn't actually been answered - something happening on the network that makes the other party think the line has answered
Anyway, recently, openreach did some work to my line, d-side and e-side, which removed almost 2 Kilometers of cabling, which has increased my speed from around 1.6-1.9 Mbps to around 4.9 - 5.2 Mbps
The fault with the ADSL dropping, when the phone rings, does appear to still be present - although it does not happen all of the time now (I guess the reduced line length / better SNR might have helped).
The other faults are still present, but again, maybe less frequent.
I'm waiting for a multi skilled engineer or boost engineer to visit (one was due yesterday, but they cancelled the appointment).
In the meantime I've been offered a Home Hub 4 to try - not sure how that will compare to the BT HH3B or the 2700HGV.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful for your opinions.
I've asked BT if they can check the filters at the exchange, perhaps a port swap/card swap at the Exchange and perhaps check the CMRR.
They can't do this until the date of the rescheduled appointment though. I was hoping they could do that in the background, rather than take another day off work.
NB. There's stats in the 3rd page of the topic listed above.
And I'm connected to a CAB, not EO, but no FTTC planned.
BT ADSL customer getting 4.9 Mbps (0.8 Mbps up) on a new road / new build development
(It was around 1.6 to 1.9 Mbps when I moved in)
CAB not FTTC enabled, not part of the 66% commercial plan. Not a BDUK area. Hoping the council will let VM in-fill.
Edited by B31 (Tue 19-Jul-16 17:59:43)