My connection keeps going through periods were it's so slow I can't even load a website or stream a stock quote. Nobody else is using the connection and nothing is downloading, it's just painfully slow. This problem will often persist for a few minutes to an hour before the connection returns to normal, but can occur multiple times in a day. During this time the router remains connected and the connection continues to work, just at a speed that makes and 8600baud modem look fast. It's been going on for a few weeks so I assume I'm the only one who's having this problem, otherwise a lot more people would be posting about it.
BT just upgraded the exchange for FTTC and this seemed to cause my connection to resync to 4Mbit and then after a couple of weeks 4.5Mbit when it had previously been 3Mbit. I can only assume that this is more than the line can handle and that's why I'm getting these intermittent periods of extremely slow connectivity.
My connection stats are:
Downstream: 4506 kbps
Upstream: 955 kbps
Downstream: 45 db
Upstream: 14 db
Downstream: 3 db
Upstream: 6 db
Any suggestions as to what I should do? Should I maybe try to get my connection to sync at a slower speed by occasionally turning the power off for my router so it looks to the DSLAM like the connection cut out?
Thanks for any advice you can offer.