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Standard User gordon581
(newbie) Tue 20-Oct-15 14:00:14
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FTTC Intermittent Fault


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Hi,

I have Plusnet fibre to cabinet speed problems that Plusnet aren't even trying to understand.
I tend to get about 40Mbps speeds downloads 10Mbps uploads. For several months during late evening /early hours of the morning my speeds fluctuate and average 5 or 6 Mbps download. During the week daytime my speed returns to normal. Sometimes but not always my telco line can be noisy too.

Can anyone suggest why the problems occur mostly through the night?

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Oct-15 15:02:22
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Re: FTTC Intermittent Fault


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Oct-15 16:11:55
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Re: FTTC Intermittent Fault


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Sometimes but not always my telco line can be noisy too.

So ring them and report it as such.
Can anyone suggest why the problems occur mostly through the night?

Are you saying the line is often noisy during the night ? Is the line fed overhead ? It might be moisture getting in to the dropwire, the current warm days then dry it out, and the problem disappears till the evening agin.


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 20-Oct-15 17:02:59
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Re: FTTC Intermittent Fault


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In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
Sometimes but not always my telco line can be noisy too.

So ring them and report it as such.
Can anyone suggest why the problems occur mostly through the night?

Are you saying the line is often noisy during the night ? Is the line fed overhead ? It might be moisture getting in to the dropwire, the current warm days then dry it out, and the problem disappears till the evening agin.



I wondered about that too, however the comment about several months made me think otherwise.


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Standard User gordon581
(newbie) Tue 20-Oct-15 19:24:46
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Re: FTTC Intermittent Fault


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As the fault seems to happen in the small hours, there is nobody I can call at 3am.

The telephone line is only occasionally noisy, where as the internet speeds drop on a very regular basis. Underground connection.

The most recent test taken this evening at 19.25

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

Your test shows variable download speeds. Ok, I realise this is peak time for people online but not 2 or 3am.

Edited by gordon581 (Tue 20-Oct-15 19:33:01)

Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Tue 20-Oct-15 20:26:54
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Re: FTTC Intermittent Fault


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My phone line and FTTC normally work fine, night and day, giving me about 36.5/8.1.

In the past week, I happened to go on at about 2 am, 23/9.3!

No noise etc.

Fewer than 96 lines on the PCP of about 300 lines, are upgraded to VDSL via the FTTC, so cause not immediately obvious.

Possibly something may show up when I get the SAMKNOWS Continuous Monitoring Results.

So it can happen.

You need to pursue that noisy line, using the Quiet Line Test to try to localise the source.
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