17-06-2017 16h27 - edited 17-06-2017 16h32
Just installed a TP-Link Archer VR600 to replace my old Draytek router.
It seems to be correctly configured now, after some menu searching and so on. It is set up for ADSL2+ but there is no way to know if it is observing the G.992.5 protocol. I am assuming that, as the router knows it's BT, it also knows the correct protocol for ADSL2+
I do have some extra settings available:
By default Annex A is selected but there are options to select either Annex M or Annex A/L/M
Bit Swap is enabled and SRA is not enabled by default. Are there are any changes that would improve my broadband performance?
Current upload is 911kbps, SNR 6.3, Attenuation 15.9
Current download is 8687kbps, SNR 9.1, Attenuation 29.5
On the previous router, download was broadly comparable, 8920 / SNR 8, for around the past three weeks but for a long time previously was significantly better at 10500 / SNR 5, for well over 7 weeks. It has been even better in the past but for some reason the SNR seems to be stuck well above the notional 6.
Bear in mind that this is an "Exchange line" so higher speeds remain but a dream unless and until they fit a cabinet somewhere along the line.
on 17-06-2017 17h01
on 18-06-2017 12h43
Yes, I am aware if the so-called "learning time but, from my observations this just does not happen.
Consider, from March 25 to May 19, (56 days) download was 10456, SNR 6. Never changed.
Then, from May 25 to June 16, (28 days), download was 8921, SNR 8. Never changed.
Over this period there were several changes of IP address, as seems, over the years, to be normal, but other than that nothing else changed.
From May 17 - download 8872, SNR 9
Based on the evidence it seems that any "learning" is unlikely to happen and that the SNR is stuck at around 8 - 9 thus giving me unnecessarily slow speeds.
Previously I have had constant speeds around 10000 -10500 SNR 6, so something seems rather odd, to my untutored eye.
Is there any way to have the SNR reset without waiting for a "learning" reset that may well never happen based upon my recent experiences.
on 18-06-2017 14h31
on 18-06-2017 16h42
Thak you. The following screnshots may be helpfulL
The router screens show performance at 13 May, 17 June and 18 June repectively
The BT Speedchecker screens show performance at 14 May, 11 June and 18 June respectively.