You have split pairs on the cable with the banded colours. you have correct pairs on the cable with the solid colours.
You need to rig the sockets as I have prescribed but the intermediate junction boxes are also split and need to be connected as I have prescribed as correcting the sockets wont work because the junction boxes have the correct wires disconnected.
If you can't do it yourself you need a telephone engineer.
Banded cable = solid cable = socket
Blue/white = Blue = Terminal 2
White/Blue = Orange = Terminal 5
Orange/White = Green = Terminal 3.
This should be wired at the sockets and the intermediate junction boxes.
I think I understand this, but the "=" signs are very confusing. I'm sure the OP won't have a clue. Is the first line of that bit meant to be headings as well?
However, am I wrong in thinking the wires into the top of the junction box are incoming from outside, or at least the same type of cable? It's from there on that things go crazy. There also has to be at least one other connector or socket in order for the bedroom one to have correct T2/T5.
Do you have a reason, other than BT standards, for saying T3 should be connected (at this point in time), when we all know that the only people possibly needing that would be the next occupants; the chances of them needing it are miniscule; and it is guaranteed to introduce interference?
As ggremlin and myself have also said, this wiring has apparently been in place for some time. It doesn't explain why the connection suddenly deteriorated. I'm wondering whether we might have a simple new external influence. I agree about the split pairs, which is why I ducked out of that level of detail earlier, and yes that also needs fixing.
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Edited by RobertoS (Thu 21-Jul-11 08:32:34)