So I've posted on here a couple of threads about my current situation.
Moved into our new house beginning of July and awaiting FTTC to come to the area (part of superfaststaffs BDUK rollout - due end of September.
My master socket is in the hall, right by the front door and no power nearby. The drop cable comes into a BT80a junction box then a short (about 4 inches) connection of cable to a master socket right next to it.
Here's a post from one of the members here about it
So I've replaced the BT80a with a new one, and put a master socket in the lounge and connected this to the new BT80a using copper twisted pair wire. (I've just disconnected the previous master socket and left it where it is - complete with the wiring of all the extension sockets connected)
I haven't seen any speed increase in my line at all (But no decrease either) but what was slightly concerning me is that the drop cable looks silver in colour.
Is it possible that it's aluminium and would that explain why the speed I'm achieving is somewhat less than predicted, and what implication if this is true, will this have on FTTC speed when it arrives?
I did ring BT to find out if I was on the wrong profile, but seeing as my upload speed is now 992kbps I assume that means I am indeed on ADSL2+
My download speed is 8128kbps but according to the dsl checker I should be getting between 10 - 19 Mbps
It's not a massive problem as I have said FTTC is due by the end of September and my previous Exchange Only line has been migrated to a cabinet.
It's more of a "getting to the bottom" of things.