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Fault reporting

2 weeks ago I reported that my home hub syncs at 3328kps, but the ip profile is set to 135kbps and throttles the download speed to ~125kbps rendering a broadband connection practically useless.  Last Tuesday (6th July) an engineer came out and inspected all of the wiring and found no fault in my home. He said he would mark my fault as incomplete and that someone would contact me within 48 hours.


Alas, a whole week has gone by with no information on what is happening. The speed is still miserable as the output of clearly shows below.


 Download  Speed
 89 Kbps
0 Kbps 250 Kbps
Max Achievable Speed
 Download speedachieved during the test was - 89 Kbps
 For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 50-250 Kbps.
 Additional Information:
 Your DSL Connection Rate :3328 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
 IP Profile for your line is - 135 Kbps

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Any ideas anyone on what my next actions/steps should be??

Many thanks

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Re: Fault reporting

Hey Owlie,


Thanks for the post.  Something is not right here.


Can you please drop me an email to, include your BT account details and the link to this thread, I will run some tests from my end.


Your IP Profile has hit rock bottom at 135 but your sync speed looks okay.  Is your connection dropping out often?  This could explain why you profile is so low.  You profile should recover to about 2500 in line with a sync of 3328, as long as the sync remains stable without any drops.  If your connection is dropping then it is highly unlikely that your profile will recover.


However, I would like to run a few test from my end, drop me an email.





Ps - Welcome to the forum, Enjoy.

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Re: Fault reporting

Thanks Sean


Have sent a mail providing details. . .


Would you be able to explain something to me?


I have just been on the BT Broadband speed checker and it asks me either to choose whether I am a BT customer or that I am not a BT Customer. When I say I am a BT Customer the applet invites me to enter my BT telephone number and says I can get 0.256kbps. However, if I say I am not a BT customer the applet invites me to enter my address and it say I will get 2.0Mbps


Although I may be a newbie. . . am I smelling a rat? Do you think BT is serious about providing the best speeds and customer service and committed to providing "the goods". . . or have I just encountered a corporate marketing technical gliche?


Sorry to be a pain

1 DisgruntledOwlie



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Re: Fault reporting

Hi Owile,


I know its seems like a strange result but I think you are getting a mixed reading becuse of the way the checker works.


When entering a telephone number, as in when you select 'yes I am a BT custoemr', the details are more specific to the line and how its been running.


When you select 'no' the testing is carried out on your post code and address and the speed result is based on an average in the area.


Hope that makes a bit more sense Smiley Happy





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