If you have definite noise on the line, in the form of crackles, buzzes or the like, then it would be worthwhile doing this test
. I suggest you do it anyway
. Unless it is Sky or TalkTalk based, in which case I don't think it will work.
Re the line dropping that frequently, that does suggest a serious problem somewhere. I'll come back to that at the end of this post.
An FTTC connection can help in two ways.
First, with an engineer install, (these are being phased out as the default by some major ISPs as of 31 Dec 2013 but in cases of doubt it should still be available), the home wiring becomes isolated from the FTTC connection. So you could forget that worry. In any case, even with a self-install, there is nothing to stop you implementing what the engineer does, to achieve that isolation.
Second, my line had a big problem with disconnections on ADSLx. A long story, but I put up with it for a long time, until FTTC was available to me. I knew the line problem was with the e-side (98.4932% probability) and FTTC eliminates that. (E-side is from the cabinet to the exchange, D-side is from the cabinet to you).
Problem gone. My connection is rock-solid. Has been since I got FTTC in Feb 2011. If any interference is occurring on the e-side of your line then FTTC should solve it for you as well.
That leaves the d-side, which if you have an ongoing problem on FTTC needs to be investigated ASAP.
Re your disconnections. Which ISP is it please, and what make and model of router have you got? We may be able to suggest some diagnostics for you.
Have a read of my Troubleshooting section
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