Does nobody in BT do forward thinking? In an affluent village that has <1M ADSL it doesn't take a genius to work out demand for VDSL will be very high. The cost of providing a 200pair cable over a 100pair must be miniscule compared with the cost of going back and providing a second cable. Even if existing duct space is tight (I suspect they used an existing D side duct for the link cable in our case), the physical size of a 200 pair is not that greater than a 100pair. It will still have been cheaper to provide the extra duct and larger cable at day1 anyway.
Even before they switched us on BT posted that we were a 'High Demand' area, so it begs a question as to why greater capacity wasnt fitted in the first place.
Ok, so, appears we made a bit of a mistake when installing. We simply replaced the Home Hub where it already was, which was at the end of an ethernet extension from the master socket.
We have had a fiddle and moved stuff around, enabling all we need to move the HH5 to the master socket. Ive also replaced the HH telephone wire to a short twisted pair cable. It also appears we dont have a filtered faceplate (one ordered) So here are the new stats, greatly improved but still not where I believe it should be?
|1. Product name:||BT Home Hub|
|2. Serial number:||+068543+NQ45120544|
|3. Firmware version:||Software version 126.96.36.199.83.8.204 (Type A) Last updated 21/02/15|
|4. Board version:||BT Hub 5A|
|5. DSL uptime:||0 days, 01:09:27|
|6. Data rate:||9997 / 29751|
|7. Maximum data rate:||11005 / 34738|
|8. Noise margin:||8.1 / 6.1|
|9. Line attenuation:||23.8 / 23.4|
|10. Signal attenuation:||23.8 / 22.4|
|11. Data sent/received:||962.9 MB / 9.3 GB|
|12. Broadband username:||email@example.com|
|13. BT Wi-fi:||Yes|
|14. 2.4 GHz Wireless network/SSID:||Mi6 Snooper|
|15. 2.4 GHz Wireless connections:||Enabled (802.11 b/g/n (up to 144 Mb/s))|
|16. 2.4 GHz Wireless security:||WPA2|
|17. 2.4 GHz Wireless channel:||Automatic (Smart Wireless)|
|18. 5 GHz Wireless network/SSID:||Mi6 Snooper|
|19. 5 GHz Wireless connections:||Enabled (802.11 a/n/ac (up to 1300 Mb/s))|
|20. 5 GHz Wireless security:||WPA2|
|21. 5 GHz Wireless channel:||Automatic (Smart Wireless)|
|23. MAC Address:||18:1e:78:2d:b7:36|
|24. Modulation:||G.993.2 Annex B|
|25. Software variant:||AA|
|26. Boot loader:||1.0.0|