He lives near Banbury and speed checkers indicate he should be getting somewhere in the range of 2mb to 6mb. However, he's been getting abysmal speeds (half a meg etc.)
He's using a Netgear router but recently, he tried reconnecting his old USB modem which seemed to show that the line had synced at c. 6mb. However, a speed test showed only half a meg again so he switched back to the Netgear.
Suddenly he's seeing speeds of around 6mb.
This worked fine for a couple of weeks until there was a brief powercut in the village. After this, the speed dropped back to the familiar half-meg.
Last night, he thought he'd try connecting the old USB modem again. It again showed a sync speed of c. 6mb but, again, a speed test showed only 0.5mb. So he switched back to the Netgear and... he's back up to over 6mb.
Any ideas what's going on?
Edited by nadampski (Fri 14-Mar-14 11:12:30)