Got home this evening to find the engineer had replaced the 'old' socket with a new NTE5C / VDSL MK4. Somewhat miffed as (a) the faceplate is loose and (b) the extension cable now appears
to wired in before the broadband is split off. If so, that would seem to be a retrograde step if your extension wiring might be a bit dodgy. But perhaps I'm mistaken?
Anyway, on checking the speeds, they are much better - just under 60Mbps, which is much more like it. Tried it a few minutes ago and this is the result:
Two points to note: firstly, my wife is currently watching Monty Don on YouTube (don't dare interrupt that
) and this is using wireless with the extension connected.
I don't think that's too bad, under the circumstances. The question is, though, will it last?
Stats from the HH5 (these seem to be the most relevant ones I can find - are there others?):
6. Data rate: 19999 / 62548
7. Maximum data rate: 22619 / 72270
8. Noise margin: 7.0 / 6.0
9. Line attenuation: 18.8 / 15.3
10. Signal attenuation: 18.6 / 15.4
The BT Wholesale tester says 'IP Profile for your line is - 60.54 Mbps'.