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Standard User papakalo
(newbie) Mon 27-May-13 17:51:35
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Stream/Download ceases, browsing OK


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Hi all,

I'm hoping you can help me. For the past several months we've been unable to stream anything, radio or TV, without pause then failure. Downloads don't work either; they tend to drop off to 0bps after approx 15 seconds and do not restart. It makes no difference if I begin a download and leave it in peace or do other things - it is guaranteed to fail.

I'm with Orange/EE, having been with them since 2009, but never had this problem in our old property pre-October last year. Customer Service just ran the script, right down to turning all 5 problem devices - Wii, 2x smartphone, 2x laptop - off and on again and rebooting the router. They think it's a problem internal to the house. I have a degree in Comp Sci but I'm stumped on this. I have a Brightbox, stats below.

Any thoughts?

Status
Configured Current
Line Status --- SHOWTIME
Link Type --- Fast Path
Operation Mode Automatic G992.5(ADSL2+)
Data Rate Information
Stream Type Actual Data Rate
Upstream 1259 (Kbps.)
Downstream 14175 (Kbps.)
Defect/Failure Indication
Operation Data Upstream Downstream
Noise Margin 5.8 dB 6.0 dB
Line Attenuation 18.8 dB 31.0 dB
Indicator Name Near End Indicator Far End Indicator
Output Power 12.6 dBm 0.0 dBm
Fast Path FEC Correction 0 0
Interleaved Path FEC Correction NA NA
Fast Path CRC Error 83 0
Interleaved Path CRC Error NA NA
Loss of Signal Defect 1 0
Fast Path HEC Error STR 409 0
Interleaved Path HEC Error NA NA
Error Seconds 116 0
Statistics
Received Cells 137268
Transmitted Cells 30888
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 27-May-13 18:54:27
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They look OK, but for how long had the router been in sync when you took those stats ? If on for a few hours plus all good, if only just retrained, then the errors are a little high.

Standard User papakalo
(newbie) Mon 27-May-13 23:12:16
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the router was 20 minutes since reboot.

how would I go about getting the errors down?


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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 27-May-13 23:48:20
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That is a fair few CRC errors in twenty minutes, wether this is indicative of the fault, I'm not sure. Since your circuit is on fast path, unless it has been reset very recently, then DLM hasn't deemed the errors enough to worry about.

Does tracert in command prompt show anything odd ?

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 28-May-13 09:24:54
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Tempted to try a different router

The software running in some can have bugs making them crash, but don't recall anything generic on the Brightbox

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Tue 28-May-13 18:35:53
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Always worth a go, often people don't have anything else to connect with. Maybe they might ask a neighbour to borrow theirs briefly ?

Standard User bengatley
(newbie) Sun 30-Jun-13 11:06:47
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I've had this problem for months with Orange. They've replaced the line before, I've had 3 engineers out. I'm going to buy another router to try. Did you have any fix?
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