Sorry for the cross posting but my post here wasn't really meant to be anything detailed, more just a general query regards slow speeds when connected to the test socket. I thought that might indicate that as Pipexer said, possibly exchange contention is the issue - though the impact seems a bit severe for that?
Thanks for the help so far (in both threads!). I'll keep posting regards the master socket in the other thread, I'm not keen to do it myself but may be able to get someone else to do it for me, if with some help I can establish what needs to be done - and if it'll really make any difference.
Anyway, in response to what has been posted here. I should make it clear I've labelled those stats incorrectly, it should be test socket and master socket, as the router is always connected to the master socket. The draytek router currently reports sync speed as 7616000 (still using the test socket, don't know what it was with the standard set-up). And yes, I can see that the stats show an improvement when connected to the test socket, however, I thought that was to be expected, and I'm not sure how significant an improvement it is? I can't say the connection is noticeably faster.
There was no change to my IP Profile when changing routers (though it has jumped up to 6500 since yesterday). It usually sits between 5-6000 (except for the odd drop for a day), and has been sitting solidly at 6000 since February. So there's been no change to it despite my slow speeds recently.
I'm not sure what you mean by modem code? And yes I'm on Max ADSL, my local exchange is Cranhill
in Glasgow. Since using the Draytek router (model Vigor2600), I can't seem to get beyond the checking details page of the BT Speedtest, but I plan on going back to my own router before the end of this week anwyay.