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Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 29-Jun-11 12:24:56
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Will dropped connections be affecting my UP speed?


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I still have abysmal "up" speeds, and my internet connection is just barely usable, despite download speeds apparently being normal.

I've just had an update to my ticket, saying that the poor speed (which must mean upload speed, as the rest is normal) is due to the recent disconnects, and should resolve itself within 72 hours.

Is this right? I've heard of (and experienced) drops downgrading my sync speed, but never my upload speed.

I don't believe what I'm being told, and feel as if I'm getting nowhere. Problems began on Monday afternoon, and my connection has never been right since (despite a switch to a brand new PN supplied router).

I'm still getting random disconnects - at least three in 24 hours (it used to go for weeks without dropping), it's taking 3 or 4 seconds just to navigate to a page, and streaming video is impossible.

Tina
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 29-Jun-11 12:41:05
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Re: Will dropped connections be affecting my UP speed?


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Stats?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 29-Jun-11 12:57:30
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Re: Will dropped connections be affecting my UP speed?


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Taken me a while to find them (new router).

It looks like it's experiencing huge loss of signal. The laptop is literally about a yard away from it. frown

Stats:


Uptime: 0 days, 9:20:35

DSL Type: G.992.1 annex A

Channel mode: Interleave

Maximum Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 964 / 4,704

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 448 / 4,608

Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [kB/MB]: 0.00 / 50.94

Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12.5 / 19.5

Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 30.0 / 49.5

SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 20.0 / 8.5

Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / IFTN

Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 65,538 / 0

Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Link (Remote): 0

Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 65,539 / 0

FEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 2,972,068

CRC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 45

HEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 418

(Edited: last stat didn't copy)

Edited by TLM (Wed 29-Jun-11 12:59:12)


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Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 29-Jun-11 13:08:45
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UPDATE: Running Wired has Fixed It


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Thanks Roberto,

Sort of prompted me to sort it out myself.

But obviously running wired is not a permanent solution I want to resort to. Do you think my new PN router needs to go back? frown
Standard User ukhardy07
(member) Wed 29-Jun-11 13:15:18
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Re: Will dropped connections be affecting my UP speed?


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Have you tried changing the wireless channel?

If this doesn't help and assuming everything is fine via ethernet, I'd say faulty router.
Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 29-Jun-11 13:19:34
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Thanks ukhardy,

If you see my updates below, it looks as if it was indeed a faulty wireless connection, and nothing to do with Plusnet's explanation!

The router is a brand new PN-supplied one, straight out of the box, so I'm not sure if I've got a dud, or if the wireless adapter on the lappy's on the blink.

Tina
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 29-Jun-11 14:16:56
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Re: UPDATE: Running Wired has Fixed It


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Is the previous router unusable for a test?

If so, do you know anyone who would let you try your lappy on their connection, or loan you a router?

Alternatively, McDonalds or Costa etc. - try the wireless there.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 29-Jun-11 14:27:33
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Re: UPDATE: Running Wired has Fixed It


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Is the previous router unusable for a test?

If so, do you know anyone who would let you try your lappy on their connection, or loan you a router?

Alternatively, McDonalds or Costa etc. - try the wireless there.


No, I haven't thrown the old one away - luckily!

Just losing the will to live.

It's ironic that the only reason I switched was to forestall the familiar PN argument of: "It's your router". But it seems to have introduced a new problem.

Getting really fed up with technology at the moment.
Standard User camieabz
(legend) Wed 29-Jun-11 14:40:47
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Re: UPDATE: Running Wired has Fixed It


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In reply to a post by TLM:
Getting really fed up with technology at the moment.


Bear in mind that it annoys everyone, so you're not alone. smile

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Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 29-Jun-11 15:28:00
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Re: UPDATE: Running Wired has Fixed It


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Everything's been fine for ages. When it works fine, it's invisible.

Now everything's gone wrong at once. Not just with my broadband, but unrelated stuff I use for work as well.

There's been a big system outage, and all the passwords stopped working.

It's restored now, but they said if it still didn't work to use the self service website to reset it. Lucky me, mine still didn't work...

But the self service security question is about my driving licence No. Guess what? I'm a non-driver!

Presumably I must have populated it on set-up with something that seemed logical at the time, but what? Tried my phone number, but that wasn't it.

Been in a queue 20 minutes to speak to a real person, and now have to wait at least one hour for the reset to take effect...

It must be sunspots or something. Absolutely nothing's working properly.

I'm scared to switch on the washing machine, in case that goes wrong as well.

Tina
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