My line length of about 3.5 km and the elevated position (900 ft ASL) of our home, mean that my broadband has always been a bit troublesome.
I'm on a EO line 'so no chance of an improvement any time soon.
I've tried various routers, some give me a sync speed of up to 8 Mb/s and a download speed of circa 7 Mb/s but drop the line every few hours. Normally my noise margin drops from 6dB to around 1 or 2 dB during darkness.
I have recently bought a Billion Bipac 7300N router and this connects at a sync speed which varies between 6655 and about 6640 only but the connection is rock steady. My ISP tell me that my connection is not being capped and because I can get a download speed of around 5.5 Mb/s all day, every day I am happy for the present.
What really puzzles me is the fact that with the Billion router the noise margin only drops a small amount at night, from circa 6.8 dB to 6.2 dB. It's been like this for some weeks now. Has the exchange DSLAM anything to do with this strange behaviour or is it down to the router ?