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Standard User flak999
(newbie) Mon 14-Nov-11 18:13:38
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Problems since switching to 21CN


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Hi there, my problem is a strange one, so here is some background. I am with Zen Internet and have been for some time I used to be on their active 8000 package and as I live only 150 meters from my exchange was getting 7150 down and 375 up and I was very satisfied.

I am on the Harefield exchange which has just been upgraded to 21CN and so I upgraded to the new service, It was excellent I was getting 18146 down and 983 up. Needless to say I was very pleased, this service lasted for about twenty days untill late one evening I had four disconnections in quick succession my service then dropped over the coming days to 12183 down and 385 up. I have contacted Zen and tried swapping filters and changing cables all to know avail.

I have tried the BT quiet line test and all seems to be as it should, Zen say it's not there problem it must be my end. What can I do or try next please?

My router is a Thomson ST546
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Mon 14-Nov-11 18:32:12
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Re: Problems since switching to 21CN


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Have you been using the TEST socket within the master socket (if you have that type) to see if the sync rate improves?

Tried another router?

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Standard User flak999
(newbie) Mon 14-Nov-11 19:40:32
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Re: Problems since switching to 21CN


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Thanks for your reply, and yes I have run all my tests from the test socket, only thing I have not done is try a different router as I have no access to one.

Is it possible for the router to have suddenly become defective but still work, as I am still using it and getting 12345 down and 343 up?


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Nov-11 20:10:56
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Re: Problems since switching to 21CN


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I have two ST546 routers and both needed new capacitors after a few years of operation. The symptoms that got me to notice this was an unstable line. I swapped the router to the other 546 and it was ok. Have since then replaced all the capacitors. Testing with another router is a must.

Tim
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Standard User flak999
(newbie) Mon 14-Nov-11 22:13:19
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Re: Problems since switching to 21CN


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My router is less than two years old, so would be surprised if it had become defective already! But if that is possible then perhaps i should buy a new one? Obviously i don't really want to spend my hard earned on a new router only to find that it's not the problem, is there any way to test the one I've got?
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Nov-11 22:21:30
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Re: Problems since switching to 21CN


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I got another on Ebay for a fiver. Dunno how old the ST546 is that failed but like I said it became very unstable immediately, new panasonic caps and it was fixed. Im not saying this is def the problem just my experience and fix. Borrow one from a mate. U can do your own research into broken caps. Or test your router on a mates line. Zen seem to have already ruled out your line.

Tim
ZeN & freenetname
recapped ST546v6 on 8 Meg Active
Check my bad boy speeds out on ZeN

Edited by Banger (Mon 14-Nov-11 22:31:19)

Standard User vivaciti
(knowledge is power) Tue 15-Nov-11 20:39:19
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Run a BT speedtest, it may just be the profile has dropped after the disconnects. If this is the case it should resolve itself after a few days.

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Standard User flak999
(newbie) Tue 15-Nov-11 22:55:12
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I have run a BT speedtest and my IP profile has dropped! How long should it take to re-adjust the profile?
Standard User john2007
(legend) Tue 15-Nov-11 23:33:23
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At most 5 days I think (as long as you don't have a bad sync in the meantime).
Standard User flak999
(newbie) Thu 17-Nov-11 17:12:46
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Well, it's been over five days now without a loss of connection, but my ip profile is still unmoved! Is there anything further I can try?
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