When we first got FTTC we were getting 62mbps.
Then a week or so later, interleaving kicked in (we suspect) and it went down to about 54.
At this point we should have left heck alone, but no one likes seeing their speed drop by huge chunks so we start looking into trying to diagnose it. Starting with the obvious, reseat cables, restart the modem. Bad idea, DLM hates that, down to 52.
Since then we've had various things over the year or so we've had FTTC like a couple of times the power has tripped in the house, problems we could only troubleshoot via restarts etc. 51, 50, 49, 47....
Having reached 47 or so recently I thought well we have the HG612 modem with stats enabled (got it off eBay early on to save "risking" the hack of the BT provided one) I'll try to get some monitoring going on LAN2 so I can at least get some figures for someone to look at. Set static IP to 192.168.1.100 as suggested, attempt to contact 192.168.1.1, nada. Maybe it was preconfigured on a different subnet but with 256 subnets to choose from even if it's definitely on a class C subnet, I'll never find it.
"Try a 10+ second press of the reset button to reset the configuration"
*sigh* that was a stupid thing to do. It didn't help (could one of the BT updates have re-locked the modem?). Now the IP profile is 40mbps. Might as well have just got 40/10 instead of 80/20!!
I just daren't touch it any more. At this rate we'll be back to ADSL speeds. On a call to Plusnet they say they'll "reset the IP profile" but that doesn't appear to do anything. Once the DLM managed to actually increase it back by about 2mbps after a few weeks, but usually once it goes down it doesn't go back up again.
They can send an engineer out, but if the engineer doesn't find a fault they say we'll get stung for a call-out charge, which is expensive.
I have read about the trick of powering off for at least 30 minutes at a time to try and appease DLM's iron fist of doom, but just don't know if I dare touch it even while doing that any more.
Completely stumped. Any thoughts?