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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Feb-11 22:37:56
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Posting for info, may help somebody.

Got connected FTTC a couple of months ago. D/l speed a tad over 4MB/s dropped to 3.80 over a few days. Suffering intermittent disconnections, my logs looked much worse than the apparent reality. Once I noticed the logs I could see that they were correlating with drops in the PPP session (some very short indeed), sync never lost.

Engineer visit today (that makes two who think one cannot connect with the modem alone, but I digress). Replaced some tinned aluminium wire in my socket (which he said was a 'no no') with copper and replaced the modem; the first batch was faulty. He then arranged for my profile to be reset. 72 hrs of training to go, cannot use the BT tester during this period.

I can download at 4.36MB/s now. I was his first call of the day, normally when I am given a 08:00-13:00 hrs slot I wait for ages - hopefully a good omen.

Many thanks go to ADSL24 support for agreeing that there was a problem without any effort on my part.

DrT

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Mon 28-Feb-11 22:44:42
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cannot use the BT tester during this period.
I think the reason you can't use the BT tester is 'cos they've broken it again, it's been returning "Test Error" for me (and others) since yesterday pm mad


edit- working now.

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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Mar-11 20:05:04
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That is GOOD news for me.

I managed to use it earlier and thought my (re)training period had finished. My max d/l speed has dropped significantly since yesterday and I just hope that my speed can go up during training too.

Cheers

DrT

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 01-Mar-11 20:11:06
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In reply to a post by DrTeeth:
Replaced some tinned aluminium wire in my socket (which he said was a 'no no')
Something wrong here. Tinned copper, yes, but tinned aluminium? Doesn't exist.



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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:41:54
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by DrTeeth:
Replaced some tinned aluminium wire in my socket (which he said was a 'no no')
Something wrong here. Tinned copper, yes, but tinned aluminium? Doesn't exist.

"Tinned" means having a layer of solder on it, not necessarily covered with tin (http://www.mediacollege.com/misc/solder/tinning.html).

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:44:01
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In reply to a post by DrTeeth:
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by DrTeeth:
Replaced some tinned aluminium wire in my socket (which he said was a 'no no')
Something wrong here. Tinned copper, yes, but tinned aluminium? Doesn't exist.

"Tinned" means having a layer of solder on it, not necessarily covered with tin (http://www.mediacollege.com/misc/solder/tinning.html).
Yes, I know what it means.



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(moderator) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:47:27
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Aluminium wire can be bought as tinned over copper-plating... might have been that.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 01-Mar-11 21:58:23
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Yes, could be but the copper would be tinned. I think it may be stranded wire which has a solid end for the connector - that would be a problem.



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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Wed 02-Mar-11 00:53:43
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Yes, could be but the copper would be tinned. I think it may be stranded wire which has a solid end for the connector - that would be a problem.


IIRC the engineer called the 'bad' wire 'bell wire'. Could be mistaken.

Meanwhile my max d/l speed has dropped to 3.65, hopefully, during the 72 hrs training, it can go up too.

DrT

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 02-Mar-11 08:37:38
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Eek "bell wire" shocked Hopefully that fixes the problem.



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