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dunworking
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Re: Fault reporting difficulty

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Thankyou NeilO

My problem is with a fault on adsl BB. It has been giving me 6 MB download since a visit by BT engr found several faults in the overhead connections locally. However recently the Noise margin has been changing minute by minute from around 8 dB to -.1 then a few seconds later back to  4 dB.  At the same time there is a low level hum on the Quiet Line test. Putting two and two together (Possibly wrongly) I feel the line has become unbalanced due to a bad connection. I can't imagine having to explain this to an overseas operator, or having to go through tests which tell me to change the battery in my phone since my phone does not use a battery!

I don't need BT plus mobile/wifi/more than 15MB download or speeds over 6 MB.

Also, as a pensioner the extra cost is not appealing.

Thankyou for your patience

 

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Hi @dunworking I hope you don't mind ive started a thread in the ADSL broadband section of the community so we can help you get this sorted.  Would you be able to post your router stats and we'll be happy to take a look?

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was the quiet line test done from the test socket with a corded phone?  if so any noise is a problem  however if using cordless then a dull hum is often heard and normal



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dunworking
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Thankyou NeilO

It is a 6A hub

This is a good speed/SNR

Firmware version:
SG4B1000E016
Firmware updated:
08-Jun-2019
Board version:
1.0
Gui version:
1.105.0
DSL uptime:
0 Days, 0 Hours 2 Minutes 54 Seconds
Data rate:
752 Kbps / 6.68 Mbps
Maximum data rate:
1144 / 6848
Noise margin:
2.9 dB / 3.4 dB
Line attenuation:
52 dB
Signal attenuation:
30.2 dB / 52 dB
VPI / VCI:
0/38
Modulation:
G_992_5_ANNEX_A
Latency type:
Fast Path
Data sent / received:
0 MB Uploaded / 0 MB Downloaded
Broadband username:
bthomehub@btbroadband.com
BT Wi-fi:
Not active
2.4 GHz wireless network name:
BTHub6-THPC
2.4 GHz wireless channel:
Smart (Channel 11)
5 GHz wireless network name:
BTHub6-THPC
5 GHz wireless channel:
Smart (Channel 36)
Wireless security:
WPA2 (Recommended)
Wireless mode:
Mode 1
Firewall:
On
MAC address:
88:A6:C6:07:1A:23
Software variant:
-
Boot loader:
7.33.1

Later

Noise margin:
4.7 dB / 2.8 dB
Line attenuation:
52 dB
Signal attenuation:
30.2 dB / 52 dB
VPI / VCI:
0/38
Modulation:
G_992_5_ANNEX_A
Latency type:
Fast Path
Data sent / received:
19 MB Uploaded / 192 MB Downloader

Behaving quite well at present!

When stable the Noise Margin stays stable for hours

When misbehaving the difference can be upto 4dB between good and bad which is enough to reduce the download speed by about 1 MB

The hum/random noise on the phone line may not be connected to adsl and is not the main problem. using a corded phone and is normally perfectly quiet on Quiet Line Test

 

 

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dunworking
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Here's a further change in SNR:

DSL uptime:
0 Days, 3 Hours 10 Minutes 17 Seconds
Data rate:
752 Kbps / 6.68 Mbps
Maximum data rate:
1144 / 6528
Noise margin:
5.1 dB / 2.3 dB
Line attenuation:
52 dB
Signal attenuation:
30.2 dB / 52 dB
VPI / VCI:
0/38

and again:

DSL uptime:
0 Days, 3 Hours 12 Minutes 41 Seconds
Data rate:
752 Kbps / 6.68 Mbps
Maximum data rate:
1144 / 6564
Noise margin:
3.3 dB / 2.4 dB
Line attenuation:
52 dB
Signal attenuation:
30.2 dB / 52 dB

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Have you tried using the test socket with a filter to see if that helps your connection?

your down noise margin is only fluctuating by 0.2db and is normal but more important your speed is not changing. Speed will only change if the hub drops connection and then reconnects



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dunworking
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Thanks NeilO

Sods law it has been behaving well since I brought it to your attention and survived overnight

Will keep an eye on it and report if/when it reverts to the dodgy state!

No, I haven't tried a filter yet. I have a Master Socket 5C fitted but will try your suggestion 

Regards

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dunworking
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I removed the Openreach MK4 filter just over an hour ago and fitted my ADSLnation XF1e filter

It gave a slightly better download speed so will leave it for awhile and see how it goes.

Data rate:
736 Kbps / 6.84 Mbps
Maximum data rate:
1132 / 6932
Noise margin:
4.3 dB / 3.1 dB
Line attenuation:
52 dB
Signal attenuation:
30.2 dB / 52 dB

I noted that the MK4 filter came away without having to squeeze the sides. Perhaps it is not locking.

If it goes well I will investigate that side of things. Thanks for help so far

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dunworking
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The hub went through the night with the XF1e filter without losing sync or changing speed.

At sunset the download noise margin went down to 1dB and carried on download at 6.84Mb. This Hub 6A is very impressive. Today I did a comparison between the XRF1e and the Mk4 filters. The XF1e was marginally better.  The Mk4 filter is not locking on to the 5C socket so the finger of suspicion is that a poor connection was causing my problem. So I will continue using the XF1e. Looks like this case is now closed (hopefully) Thankyou for your assistance in sorting things out. Regards

 

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