..ok, that tells me what not to do, so what's the solution? Would my Hub rectify over-time, resetting the connection speed/IP Profile automatically?
As i said already just maintain connection 24/7 for 3/5 days and your profile will correct itself sutomatically
Thanks, I understand the need to wait, totally get that - what I'm trying to suss out is, if my connection speed falls to below 0.5 and my IP Profile subsequently drops, what do I do?
On the one hand, restarting my Hub was the only way to reset the connection speed (from 0.3 up to 4.3), but you also mention that restarting often is a bad thing...if the Hub/line/exchange don't automatically re-assess connection speed and adjust accordingly, then I have to restart the Hub on a regular basis!?
Regardless, I've got VFast coming round next week to see if I can get satellite broadband; latency might be a bit higher, but @ 24 mbps I'm not fussy!
if your connection speed drops to say 0.5mb then you have a noise problem with your line and first thing would be quiet line test to check for noise.
If you must reset your connection for whatever reason then I would suggest about midday as that is normally when your noise margin is at highest giving best chance of getting a good connection speed
Ahhhh! DSL Connection Rate has dropped again, to 0.61 this time - this sucks.
Download speedachieved during the test was - 0.32 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 0.05 Mbps-0.5 Mbps.
Your DSL Connection Rate :0.61 Mbps(DOWN-STREAM), 0.45 Mbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 0.5 Mbps
is there any noise on quiet line test? you by chance get a phone call or make a call and broadband dropped?
are you connected to test socket?
No noise on the quiet line test, and no disruption to service when using the phone - yes connected to the test socket (since last night).
Around 11pm last night, broadband dropped - this has been a fairly regular occurrence. I have seen a lot of BT vans at our local cabinet, although there doesn't appear to be any problems in the area (checking the service status). I wonder whether its work prepping the exchanges for infinity, which is rolling out in our area.
I think honestly it's part of rural living - we're the last house on the cable connection, about 1.5km from the cabinet.
the changes for fibre at the exchange should not affect your adsl connection as totally different equipment