So, with ADSL+ from Be I get 2 Mb down and 0.8 Mb up.
Yesterday, BT Option 3 w/ Fibre﻿ was going to be installed, with a predicted download speed of 5.5 Mb.
The engineer set everything up, and we went on to speedtest.net and got a download speed of over 7 Mb
However, then the DSL light started going on and off on the Openreach modem, and the internet obviously was intermittant. "Dropouts" he said.
He replaced the modem and vDSL filter many times, and then we got on to the web.
We could view an iPlayer HD program perfectly with no interuptions
, and did many speedtests.
Also tried pingtest.net many times, and got 0% packet loss
He almost left, and then it started dropping out again.
After many attempts to fix this, and multiple phone calls he made, he said that it just wasn't syncing.
Apparently, the copper from the cabinet to my premesis is in perfect condition (he found this out in his phone call)
So, he put it down to "distance". 0.8 miles.
I have a few questions:
1. Shouldn't we have left it 24 hours?
2. Is this REALLY a distance problem at 0.8 miles to the cabinet???
3. I saw in the news that copper cables near my area had been cut by thieves in my area... could this be anything to do with it? Once the installation failed, I went back to ADSL+, and it worked perfectly.
4. I just found out that there is another cabinet within 50m of my house. If there weren't some trees in the way, I could probably visually see it... is it possible to get connected to THAT cabinet?
If BT can sort this out, I plan to stay with them for years.
However, they'll be getting none of by business if it's not from FTTC.
Any advise and/or answers to my questions?