Up till yesterday after bt had to switch my wires due to noise and corrosion, my router was happily syncing at the maximum speed and could stay up for weeks/months without dropping.
Now I get this (i live about 500 yards from the exchange, but I believe the wires may travel up to 1000 yards)
DSL Line (Wire Pair): Line 1 (inner pair)
Protocol: G.DMT Annex A
Downstream Rate: 4896 kbps
Upstream Rate: 672 kbps
Current Noise Margin: 6.0 dB (Downstream) 6.0 dB (Upstream)
Current Attenuation: 19.3 dB (Downstream) 11.0 dB (Upstream)
Current Output Power: 19.7 dBm (Downstream) 11.9 dBm (Upstream)
When I first plugged in after the bt engineer had finished, I was getting just over 5000 as the sync rate.
Due to the age of the the estate where I live, the only put in just enough wires for everyone, then 1 spare pair.
I have been moved onto the spare pair before when my original line went dodgy, now there are no spares left, so the engineer has somehow used one wire from another persons house and 1 from another (Not sure how that works)
Would the wires not being twisted together cause problems, or is there something wrong with my router or is my line just destined to be slow from now on.