Point 1. No i havent done speed test direct from test socket.. Is it easy to do myself of would I need to get someone in to do it? I have no idea as this is all above me unfortunatey.
Point 2. I am only using the talk talk router so will look into purchaseing a good one as you have said.
Pioint 3. Line is 1.2 miles to the exchange.
Thank you so much for your help. I can now look into this. But i am abit lost re point 1, could you please advise if i can do it myself.
1. You can do this yourself. Establish which master socket you have
shows you how. It may help to print the page
Connecting your router direct to the test socket eliminates any interference from the house telephone wiring and could well give increased speeds. If it does you'll need to seek further advice about how to cure the fault(s) but you can quote the test socket speeds as these are actual speeds at your home
2. This page about the Billions 7800N may interest you. Although it is no longer made you may be able to find a second hand one which will be worth a try to see what faster speeds it can provide. A new one is an option if things progress but they are expensive. Don't buy new until you establish if fibre is possible
3. If the line is actually 1.2 miles to the exchange fibre may work for you although you may only get 5Mbps to 10Mbps
While TalkTalk may not be willing to connect you to the fibre system Andrew (Mr Saffron) may be able to help with advice if you ask him. BT have a service, Zen do, and some other I believe. This would get you above the 5Mbps requirement and perhaps by a margin ..
Edited by 961a (Mon 23-Apr-18 11:06:50)