Got a new Hub4 from BT due to raising online chat to discuss the issue. Connected the new Hub4 and did a couple of resets as recommended then tried speed check. First couple of days it went through the procedure and died before giving figures. A speed check using other speed checker connected to a London based server gave consistent readings of 1.7mb/s
In the meantime a fault had been raised on 7 Feb and as of 11Feb, it was closed. On 11 Feb I again ran speed checks and got 2.1mb/s from the BT tester. The system acknowledges that this is low and offered to run further checks. The undernoted are the saved addresses, copied at initiation and now pasted for clarity of history and results
We've found a problem Ok, run test
post question 4 relates to BT doing a landline check ....at which point my system dies.
There is obviously a line problem, but if it is not found, I get charged £129 for the privilege of trrying to ensure that BT broadband functions at an acceptable level.....or am I wrong?
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I accept that to be the case, but having read some posts where engineers undertake modifications then issue a charge having left customer believing no charge was affixed, the customer later found that a charge had been applied and the charge had led to a use of bank overdraft and associated charges. Do you think BT would acknowledge that in view of the web addresses I have attached, that they would have to agree that there is a landline fault present causing my problemand that the fault does not lie with my equipment
Links might not be working to protect my ID....here are the responses as each item was processed
We're just checking your
We need to do this to make sure your speed test result is accurate
We just need to run a few more checks to get an accurate result
We're ready to run the test
We've completed broadband checks and we're now ready to run a speed test.
We're testing your
This normally takes between 1-2 minutes
We're just getting your speed test results ready
Your speedtest results
BT Home Hub
Rebooting your equipment
Our intitial checks show that the connection between your hub and our network is slow.
We need you to reboot your hub. Switch it off for at least 30 seconds then turn it back on again.
Give it a couple of minutes for the lights to settle.
Once complete, click next steps to continue
system then dies with apiError.....I have to close down browser, restart browser, and keep the fingers crossed....it becomes tedious.
Ran speed check and got
BT Wholesale Broadband Performance Test
Please wait while we test your service...
Then asked it to check landline with following response
The Performance Tester is currently unable to run a speed test for your broadband connection. Please try again shortly, however if this problem persists, raise the issue with your service provider.
So has it found a fault and asking me to report it...albeit BT say there are no faults reported in my area?
Just wait a bit then try again maybe with different browser that result is not unusual
read further into wholesale teating and appears that the computer MUST be directly connected to the line, and NOT via wifi for line test to be conducted, with wifi turned off and no phones in use