Well, after weeks of trying BT have said there IS a fault on the line when they tested last Wednesday. Supposedly fixed today, and phone call expected on Wednesday to check.
Well, the op on Wednesday got me to reset the hub using a paperclip in the little hole!
The effect of that was to shave another 1 meg off my upload speed and 3 megs off my download speed. according to the tbb speed test, this has not changed, day or night or weekend.
Always 37.75 (+/- 0.2) and 8.1 (always 8.1, or 8.0). Before resetting the slow speed they were trying to fix was always 40.5 (+/- 0.1) and 9.1. I have the tbb logs! When doing the speed tests it quickly hits the max speeds and sits there for the rest of the test, not wavering one iota! Just like it was hitting a stop!
No change today, as somehow I have come to suspect. Hub fine, no restarts apart from the one last Wednesday (from above!).
No sign of an engineer being booked or knocking on the door. No sign of Openreach vans anyway along the route from my house to the cabinet!
Would I really lose 50% of my speed due to "congestion", all of a sudden?
Not much longer before I can jump the BT ship (December). Might be sooner if Virgin will pick up the 2 months left, perhaps?
1999 Freeserve Dial up --> Freeserve Anytime ---> 2005 Wanadoo 512k BB ---> Jul 2009 Orange up 8 Megs(hah!) --> Nov 2009 O2 LLU -> Nov 2011 BT Infinity( getting 64 megs now on ethernet via TPlink homeplug 200's)
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