Philips SNA6500 Router using Demon
Upstream: 448k/18db/63db (Speed/SNR/Attenuation)
These are my current stats (this is the fastest I've seen it connect for a long time, it's normally in the 1400-1700k range). It tends to connect fastest if I turn the router on during the day rather than the evening but the SNR will get lower in the evening. However on occasions the connection almost completely drops and when I check the stats it's sometimes connecting at speeds as low as 160k, if I reset the router it usually reconnects at normal speeds. I have asked BT to test the line several times and they always say there is nothing wrong with it, however if I press a button on the phone there is always a slight noise in the background.
I only live 1.7km as the crow flies from the exchange but I seem to think I live 4-4.5km by phone line (is this sort of increase normal). My exchange has Sky and Orange unbundled, if I moved to one of them is there any chance my connection would get faster (I take it moving to any other BT ADSL provider would have no effect.)
I can't test using the master socket as I live in an old house and the main socket where the line comes into the house is ancient, however if I plug into the main socket I get similar speeds.
What can I do to stop the connection failing (usually when the weather gets bad) and is there anything I can do to increase my normal speed?