I'm on the "old" Orange up to 8Meg LLU, and I think from experience (and what I've read on the OrangeProblems forum) that Orange have fixed profiles (sync speeds) of [7xxx], 5500, 4092 and 2268 for those customers (who are not on their automated DLM unlike customers on the newer and more expensive up to 20Meg services), which reflects the decline in my speeds. (I cannot achieve the highest attainable speed due to distance from the exchange, which is also why up to 20Meg services are a waste of time and money for me).
The Livebox (supplied by Orange) currently shows an improved attainable sync speed of 3502 (formerly 42XX), so I'm hopng that if the alternative router can achieve a higher attainable sync speed of over 4 Meg then I can recover to the higher profile. Orange will not change me from Fastpath to interleaved, and although the highest attainable & actual sync was achieved on ADSL2 rather than 2+, I was told an Orange contracted engineer changed settings on the DSLAM to keep me on a fixed ADSL2+ Fastpath at a maximum sync rate of 4092Mbps, when he could not achieve a faster stable rate after the initial fault. (Subsequently when a PPP server fault recurred Orange "rebuilt" the connection followed by an initial reduction to 2268 maximum sync but then recovered over 2 weeks or so to its previous 4092).
The practical significance for me is that the 2268 MSR gives an actual throughput speed of between 1.4-1.9Mbps (pitiful towards the lower end) download and 0.25Mbps upload whilst the 4092 MSR gave an actual throughput of between 3.4-3.9 download 0.6 upload which was much more useful. I don't by the way have any disconnection problem, the Livebox has always resynched with the PPP server weekly, but stays connected to the exchange.
Am I right in reading that I should only need to disable the automatic checking for a BT login, and enter my Orange authentication details to get the BT Business Hub to work on the Orange LLU connection?
Edited by smurf46 (Wed 23-Mar-11 00:10:47)