on 04-11-2011 17h00
My BB is consistently slow (around ~0.4MB download, worse in the evening). It has been for several months. It is so slow it has now become unusable and I’m girding my strength to once again begin a long campaign of frustrating complaint to no avail.. I’ve had similar problems ever since BB was installed here. Yes, we are ~4km from the local Medstead exchange, but the attenuation rate is not awful (53db) and my neighbours all get higher speeds – next door is 2.7Mb when tested (yes I always use bt official speedtester) and always run several test at different times of day myself and do not rely on their word.
So, to list the usual get-past-the call-centre hurdles.
I replaced the filter. There is only one line and no extension. I plug into the master socket coming into the house. It is a single side-by-side master (used to be 2 lines coming into house)
Router stats are above.
BT India (retail) have supposedly a) run line test and “found a line fault” and “passed onto to line fault team” (no call back, no fix).
Now they claim a router fault and are sending a replacement router.
after i rang to complain again.
I’ll wait and see if this solves the problem after a few days of route “stability training”. I doubt it will, having tried 2 or 3 different routers over the years. If not, my question is this:-
I need a stable, fast BB and would be content with (only) 2.5MB. I’ve heard business BB ADSL routers are more stable.
My question is this…. if I cannot get a decent service from retail on my current home line, is it worth my while ordering a brand new business BB line to be installed afresh from the cabinet, i.e. including a new master socket etc. by placing a brand new business order? I’ve heard the routers are better, the staff/service better and they might agree to creating a brand new line.
I am sooooo desperate I’ll pay if I can get 2.5MB+
on 04-11-2011 17h21
can't seem to paste screen shot and previous richtetx failed with images so router stats here:-
ADSL line status
|Connection time||0 days, 9:06:04|
|Noise margin (Down/Up)||11.6 dB / 15.0 dB|
|Line attenuation (Down/Up)||53.0 dB / 28.5 dB|
|Output power (Down/Up)||15.6 dBm / 12.2 dBm|
|Loss of Framing (Local)||12|
|Loss of Signal (Local)||56|
|Loss of Power (Local)||0|
|FEC Errors (Down/Up)||12948 / 7|
|CRC Errors (Down/Up)||21 / N/A|
|HEC Errors (Down/Up)||N/A / 4|
|Error Seconds (Local)||1576|
on 04-11-2011 17h23
and speedtest results:-
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
|0 Kbps||500 Kbps|
Max Achievable Speed
Download speedachieved during the test was - 513 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 50-500 Kbps.
Your DSL Connection Rate :864 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 500 Kbps
on 04-11-2011 18h25
your connection time is only 9hrs is that due to a manual reset or the hub disconnecting on it's own. do you suffer from the hub disconnecting - would need to check connection time in hub on a regular basis to see
have you tried quiet line test dial 17070 option should hear nothing and best with corded phone if cordless then dull hum is normal
with your attenuation I would hope for about 4mb on good line
on 05-11-2011 16h41
Hi, I haven't done a manual reset and it has been left "on" since i plugged it into the main socket last week (8 days) to eliminate in-house line issues. Might the BT retail team have reset it when testing it remotely?
I tried the quiet line option and there's no noise on the line. Its nice and quiet.
Thanks for the help / interest!
I do understand that the algorithms need a steady connection for minimum of 2-3 days. This is why i left it for a fulll week after pluggin into the master before complaining again.
I'm not totally convinced about a faulty router as I've had 2 or more different in there and with the same poor speed. I had a sky router and went back to BT as I couldn't get any response out of Sky and wanted to deal with a single supplier due to the diffuclty of getting good service.
on 05-11-2011 16h50
Hi, I'd happily buy another router myself to solve the problem. If the one they send also has problems i might try and secure one of the "BT business" routers mentioned elsewhere purported to hold on to a signal longer and better or tyr another 3rd party router after reviewng them. We live in an old 50s bungalow and I supect the line quality from the cabinet, but as you point out, the attenuation is not too bad and online calculators predcit a 3-4Mb speed should be attainable. My neighbour has 2.7Mb The difficulty is, i suspect, getting BT retail to spend money on an openreach engineer visit to figure to what the problem is. I cynically believe that replacing the router is their next step, and that won't solve the problem.
Any thoughts on my question re: getting a brand new business line installed, new line, new master socket etc... i.e. forcing a line replacement?
on 05-11-2011 17h33
PS checking the hub logs it has re-started/re-set twice in the last 24 hrs. This may well be the / another feature of the problem as if it never stays up presumably the speed will never increase... if the replacement router fixes this I'll let you know. It could be a while as I work away all week. I get 1.5MB from my 3G dongle and 0.4 from my fixed line BB.....information superhighway But awful mobile signal at home. And no BB to use vodafone accelerator via BB.
on 05-11-2011 17h39