of getting back to the d/l speeds that I was getting last spring?
I live on the rural fringe of a suburban exchange (Hooton) and am about 3 miles from the exchange and 1 mile or so from the cabinet. Until about early 2012 I was getting download speeds of anywhere between roughly 1000 and 1500 Kbs/sec.
After 21cn was brought in and I was put on to ADSL2+ and after a lot of "yo-yo-ing" I started to get reasonably consistent speeds of around 2200Kbs/sec, which increased from end April 2012 to around 2500Kbps (great, I thought).
Then, around the end of July everything started to go haywire with speeds varying from abt 850 to 1100 on a good day and with at least one or two disconnections per day.
After about a month of online and 'phone discussions the help staff seemed quite content when the d/l speeds went up to around 1500 or 1600 and I sensed that was as far as it was going to go. However I was still getting disconnects more or less daily for several weeks more.
Then, for no obvious reason, the disconnects stopped and I have had a steady connection with only one unexplained drop in the last three months but d/l speeds are still around 1300 to 1500, give or take a few hundred.
As background info. BT speed test on 28/05/2012 showed Max achievable d/l speed 4Mbps, d/l speed 2.14 and IP profile 2.58 Mbps.
In contrast, on 15/1/13 the btw test showed Max achievable speed 2Mbps,d/l speed 1.29 and IP profile 1.32Mbps. Although the numeric differences are not very large, they are proportionately big enough to make a significant difference.
These are the current router stats:
Uptime: 14 days, 11:11:08
DSL Type: G.992.5 annex A
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 446 / 1,870
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [kB/kB]: 0.00 / 2.00
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12.5 / 0.0
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 43.0 / 67.5
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 10.0 / 6.5
Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / IFTN
Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 18 / 0
Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Link (Remote): 0
Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 76 / 0
FEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 3,759,206
CRC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 11,885
HEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 8,470
What I would really like to know is whether it might be worth trying to get the speeds increased - I'm not sure how - perhaps turn off interleaving or switch from ADSL2+ back to ADSL2 ? I do know though that I couldn't stand more weeks of plugging in to test socket, unplugging everything, going without landline 'phone for periods etc. etc., all without making the slightest difference to anything.
Can anyone offer any helpful thoughts?