I have been connected with ADSL for over three months continuously at 7.04 Mbps with a profile of 6 Mbps. The PPPoA drops every three to four weeks, presumably to renew IP addresses. No internal wiring, connected to master socket, so no problems in premises, in line to exchange, or in the ADSL service.
BUT this last week evening throughput has been dismal, downloads almost impossible.
Took a survey on Wednesday:
0930 throughput was 5.89 Mbps
1100 throughput was 5.87 Mbps
1300 throughput was 5.88 Mbps
1500 throughput was 5.84 Mbps
1700 throughput was 5.88 Mbps
1800 throughput was 2.58 Mbps
1900 throughput was 2.44 Mbps
2030 throughput was 1.10 Mbps
2130 throughput was 0.53 Mbps
2300 throughput was 1.87 Mbps
All testing is with BTW performance test.
The 2130 performance is below acceptable standard by even the generous BTW standard!
I am on Inverness Culloden exchange which has no planned upgrade to infinity announced.
Surely this is either over-contention, major congestion, or a fault?
Can anything be done to persuade BTW to investigate?
have you checked your exchange for problems http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/mso.php
are the btspeedtester results done wired or wireless? did you try a new filter?
can you post adsl stats from your router please
BTW Speedtester is always wired - I have no wifi turned on.
Plusnet reports exchange has some 20CN paths outside planning guidance but still "within product guidance".
Adsl Stats: (may need a second posting)
> show adsl
LocalSNRMargin= 7.0 dB
LocalLineAttn= 39.5 dB
LocalTxPower= 12.1 dB
RemoteLineAttn= 19.5 dB
RemoteSNRMargin= 20 dB
TxAttenuation= 0.0 dB
I've been having the same problems as well for some time now. Broadband speed can go as low as 1-2mb then strangely later on at night go up to 14+ mb (i used to regularly get 10 - 12mb). The main thing is that the fluctuations in speed can be really random despite the fact that I'm connected to the master socket. Like you, I've often wondered if there's congestion at the exchange. I live in the Telford Road area of Inverness.
Here is a basic guide to getting help from the community members done by CL Keith Please read through the link posted http://forumhelp.dyndns.info/speed/first_steps.html
once you have posted the information asked for then the community members can help you more
This is a customer to customer self help forum the only BT presence here are the forum moderators