However, I experience problems with my broadband that TalkTalk do not seem to be able to help me with. Here the short summary:
Since Sunday, 22/07/12, from about 3pm my internet connection is no longer working. The router has not problems to establish a connection (which appears to be stable), but I cannot use the internet. The reason appears to be lost packets: E.g. if I ping 184.108.40.206 (i.e. www.talktalk.co.uk) I get between 20% and 95% packet loss.
I get the same behaviour if I use the master test socket. My router is a Netgear DG834Gv3. I have not changed anything on my side, the problem on Sunday started suddenly.
I phoned TT CS on Monday morning. They did a quick line test (?) and could see no problem on their side. But they could see loads of dropped connections. They arranged a call back for the evening to look at this issue in more detail. During the evening call back they did an extended line test (lasted about 2 minutes), which again did show up no problems on their side. They reset something at the phone exchange (?) and told me to use the master test socket (they call it test socket) for 24h and call back if the problem persists.
Of course, the problem persisted so I called TT CS again this morning. They repeated that they can see no problem from their side, but notice loads of line drops. And then the guy told me, as the problem persists with the master test socket, the issue must be my internal wiring! This cannot be right, can it?
I asked to talk to the manager, and he only promised me a call-back within 8 hours.
I am not sure what to do now. Any advice on how I can resolve this issue?
Some more details about the connection: My exchange is Isleworth, London. I have been LLU'ed many years ago.
Example numbers from yesterday evening: Down 1307 kbps / 45 db / 10 db, Up 1002 kbps / 13.5 db / 6 db.
If I check the router's logs I can see that there are up to 20 minutes between "LCP is allowed to come up" and "LCP down". But in between I cannot use the internet because of the packet loss issue. This morning I also found "Loss of synchronization: 1" in the logs once.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
UPDATE: I got the call-back from the manager before lunch today. He repeated that the issue must be with my internal wiring and the only option he gave me was to book an engineer's visit for £50. I have done this, although I am not sure whether this will be of any help. Will the £50 be wasted?
Edited by robby74 (Tue 24-Jul-12 12:50:11)