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Standard User John_Gray
(learned) Fri 20-Jan-12 19:46:07
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Ring wire removed from BT master socket - what now?


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SamKnows indicates that for the distance to the exchange, my friend should be getting about 7 Mbps on her ADSL connection. However, she's in fact getting about 3.6 Mbps download speed around lunchtime on a Friday (when fairly quiet?), so I suspected that there might be a problem with the ring wire being connected at the BT master socket. It was, and I've now disconnected it.

A few questions result:
a) how long need she wait before seeing an increase in download speed (if there will actually be one)?
b) should the modem/router be restarted, or left well alone? If it should be restarted, how often?

Any other things I should know, please? Thanks!

Edited by John_Gray (Fri 20-Jan-12 19:47:57)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 20-Jan-12 19:55:29
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Re: Ring wire removed from BT master socket - what now?


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Get your LineStats

You will have rebooted when you disconnected wires; sufficient. You should see Sync speed change immediate.

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 19 Meg WBC
Standard User John_Gray
(learned) Fri 20-Jan-12 20:04:36
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Re: Ring wire removed from BT master socket - what now?


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Thanks; I won't get back there until next Friday, unfortunately.

The router is a rather ancient looking Thomson box, probably SpeedTouch? The original sync speed was 4 Mbps, I think, but I didn't take the other figures. Or try the speed test again after removing the ring wire (and the phone wire's plug from the faceplate) since I though we might be talking days before seeing any improvement!

I'll print out your link and investigate. Thanks again.


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