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Standard User carlyeahwoo
(newbie) Sat 05-Nov-11 20:19:33
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Poor download speeds since 03/11/11


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Tried a new router, filters, wired and I am still experiencing poor download speeds. I have gone from 10 + mbps to 0.5. I have experienced drops in connection in the past, once a day maybe, but for 8 months it has been pretty stable.

Some stats that might be useful:

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 15759 kbps 1020 kbps
Line Attenuation 25.5 db 11.8 db
Noise Margin 9.2 db 13.0 db

Yesterday I was told that my connection was refreshed and to wait 24 hrs to see if it made any difference which, as I expected, didn't. Tonight when I called through to tech support I received no joy and was told to call back on a mobile so the line could be checked, but that would cost an arm and a leg!

Is there anyone in the know who could offer some advice? Many thanks.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 05-Nov-11 22:26:20
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Re: Poor download speeds since 03/11/11


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As a general rule if the sync is what you would expect normally, and noise margin is above 5dB, then the ADSL is not the issue and looking more at things like

DNS - slow for web pages to start appearing
File downloads slow - congestion, check how things perform at off peak times e.g. 2am to midday

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User carlyeahwoo
(newbie) Sat 05-Nov-11 22:57:20
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Re: Poor download speeds since 03/11/11


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Hi, thanks for the reply. Web pages load ok, and during off peak I still get the poor download speeds. It's odd, when I called TalkTalk they performed the automated line check and said there may be a problem with my line which could be resolved with a router restart (it didn't!). When I got through to support team they said there were no errors.


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ISP Representative TALKTALK_SUPPORT
(isp) Mon 07-Nov-11 17:46:47
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Re: Poor download speeds since 03/11/11


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hi Carlyeahwoo,

Im unsure how the reset would ahve resolve a line issue. However if you register on the TalkTalk Members Forum we can investigate into any issues you have been experiencing and advise you further.

Regards

Mark
TalkTalk Online community Department

TalkTalk, Online Community
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Standard User steveputman
(newbie) Mon 07-Nov-11 21:02:37
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You are with a bad ISP - you need to check out the Which? Report on broadband providers. Which? list 4 to AVOID and TalkTalk is one of them.
Standard User carlyeahwoo
(newbie) Mon 07-Nov-11 21:14:55
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TalkTalk have been fine, it's just a blip, I'm sure they'll resolve it. Since I've moved to them my download speed nearly doubled.

I've logged the issue on the TT members forum. Thank you.
ISP Representative TALKTALK_SUPPORT
(isp) Wed 09-Nov-11 16:07:38
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Re: Poor download speeds since 03/11/11


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HI Carly,


Glad to see you got this logged on the Members Forum

As were not a real time response system it will take the OCE a little time to reach your post. All suport posts are handled from oldest to newst comments, so bumping your thread increases reply time. As such if you sit tight an OCE will reach your issue and advise further on resolution.

Regards

Mark
TalkTalk Online Community Department

TalkTalk, Online Community
www.talktalkmembers.co.uk/forums
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to assist in the resolution of any queries our customers may have. Should you
have a specific request for information please do not hesitate to contact me."
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Standard User Zigtek
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 10-Nov-11 21:24:44
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In reply to a post by steveputman:
You are with a bad ISP - you need to check out the Which? Report on broadband providers. Which? list 4 to AVOID and TalkTalk is one of them.

I notice from your profile you're not with TalkTalk
Are you talking from personal experience or just jumping on a bandwagon ?

Dr Zig prescribes...More Beer! smile
Standard User Jack_Hackett
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Nov-11 13:19:48
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Re: Poor download speeds since 03/11/11


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In reply to a post by steveputman:
You are with a bad ISP - you need to check out the Which? Report on broadband providers. Which? list 4 to AVOID and TalkTalk is one of them.


I love Which?

You all take note of what they say and stay away then i can continue to get cracking speeds and ultra low pings on my uncongested exchange, and i can keep phoning my family and friends free 24/7 and at the end of the month look at my bill and wonder how they can provide me with such a great service for £3 a month. grin

Edited by Jack_Hackett (Fri 11-Nov-11 14:43:11)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Nov-11 14:05:55
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In reply to a post by Zigtek:
I notice from your profile you're not with TalkTalk
Are you talking from personal experience or just jumping on a bandwagon ?
No one needs to be a user in order to quote a report from a reputable source, as they are entitled to do.

I'm with Orange who are also one of Which's ISPs to Avoid. I would not dispute anyone bring this up, so why can't you?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 17 Meg Untweaked 19 Meg Tweaked WBC
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