Hi, my mate is having trouble with his broadband speed. He has Sky Unlimited but is only getting 0.9 Mbps downspeed & 0.5 Mbps upspeed. I live about 20-30 metres across from his flat and my line prediction for speed with Sky is between 5-11.4 Mbps. So as is obvious his down speed is crud!! With my knowledge of this and that from reading on here for one, I wanted to try a few things. The first being putting his router on to his NTE5 master socket, instead of being on an extension in the living room. So for a good few days it's been on his master socket in his bedroom, laptop connected by a strong wifi signal...no change. So then I thought of the ring wire removal thingy. I've took a photo of his socket to ask/query exactly if I'm right to remove the Orange wire in connector 3 in a possibly vain attempt to improve things. I ask because the web pages I've read say 4 wires, only needs 2 & 5, ok, but his master socket has 6 wires...so is just removing the orange one in 3 the thing to do or not? Or should I do something different, or not bother at all???
I personally think the problem here is at Sky's end, BUT tomorrow I won't to go over and try the router in his test socket, see if router stats are improved, then I believe the ring wire removal will help...tell me differently if you disagree.
I didn't want to just take out orange wire from 3 and cock up phone & broadband.
Oh yes also if ring wire removal is the way to go is it just necessary at the master socket, or any others? He has 1 line jack unit wired off from the master through into the living room. Then weirdly from the front of the line jack is a cable to a block terminal which then runs some more cable to the opposite side of the living room, which is where his router was plugged into until I moved it onto the master socket.
So advice very much appreciated please.
Edited by GorillaWheels (Sat 25-May-13 23:51:17)