on 02-11-2012 14h24
Hello, my family have been with BT for a good 5 years now and haven't had many problems at all. We are using the BT Home Hub 2.0, and have been so for about 3 years. The broadband speed is generally very good and I have had no reason to complain at all, however we encountered a problem which began about a week ago. Last week the broadband began to slow down and cut out every 5 minutes or so for a whole day, so I thought to switch the Hub off at the wall overnight as it may help. I switched it back on in the morning and sure enough it had stopped cutting out, BUT now the broadband speed seems to have dropped hugely. I use the wireless to play Xbox and for my computer to do work and watch the occasional YouTube video but am being forced to not be able to watch or do any work as the speed is that bad. The only devices connected to the Hub are my computer, my brother's and my Dad's iPod, and also the main family computer when it is in use (barely ever). However these have always been connected so it can't be any problems with these that have caused the broadband to slow down. Does anyone have any idea what could have occured to trigger this problem, and how I may be able to sort it?
This is my ADSL line status as of now:
on 02-11-2012 14h33
You must leave your home hub turned on and connected to your phone line for at least five days.
During that time, do not reset or disconnect it, even to do a speed test.
If your download speed has not increased after that time, then return to this thread for assistance.
You have been put into a banded speed profile, which should release itself.
on 02-11-2012 14h42
The other thing it may be is this.
especially if the hub is restarting on its own.
on 02-11-2012 14h44
That's fine, will leave it for a week or so!
What does a banded speed profile mean may I ask?
Thankyou very much
If there are lots of disconnects or restarts, the exchange assumes there is a fault, and reduces the connection speed.
on 07-11-2012 13h38
Unfortunately the connection has not changed one bit and it has been nearly a week now, you said to return to this thread if I still have a problem so here I am! Do you know what could possibly be wrong?
Here is my ADSL line status as of now:
|ADSL line status|
on 07-11-2012 13h41
I am sorry to see you are having problems
I suggest you contact the forum mods they should be able to get this problem sorted for you this is a link to them http://bt.custhelp.com/app/contact_email/c/4951
They normally reply by email or phone directly to you within 3 working days they will take personal ownership of your problem until resolved and will keep you informed of progress
They are a UK based BT specialist team who have a good record at getting problems solved
This is a customer to customer self help forum the only BT presence here are the forum moderators