Hello, I'm wondering if anybody can help.
I've had BT for years spanning 3 addresses. I used the same BT Smart Hub across all three. The first 2 addresses I had no problems... my new address I have nothing but problems. I am on BT Fibre with ~70mb internet.
We have noticed that several times a day we lose internet connection for circa 5 minutes. We are still connected to the router via WiFi and the light is still blue on the router. Where we are both working from home, this is cutting us off from work calls and isn't acceptable. Speed was fine on this - just the dropouts that were the issue. Even upstairs away from the router on Wifi I'd get 60+mb speeds.
I spoke with BT who sent me a Smart Hub 2. Plugged this in and had a lot more, different, issues. This time the WiFi I could get stood next to the router was 25mb, and if I go into another room this goes down to <5mb.
First question - why is the Smart Hub 2 so much slower than the Smart Hub here? Impossible to have two people on a conference call at once with these speeds.
So I contacted BT again who sent an Openreach engineer. These guys were really helpful and tested the line but confirmed there was no problem at their end and confirmed the fault was a throughput issue at BT's end.
I spoke with BT again to which their response is, pick one of:
A. Have another new Hub - not going to make a difference, we are noticing the dropouts on our router which has always worked fine and on the brand new Smart Hub 2 we were sent.
B. Get another Openreach engineer - not going to make a difference, the guys were here for 4 hours today doing the tests and getting further advice and diagnostics with HQ on the phone. We also can't afford to be without internet for another half day just because BT doesn't fix their issue.
I'm wondering if anybody can help... I don't understand why the Smart Hub 2 is so much slower than Smart Hub - if I did an identical speed test next to the router for both, I'd get ~67mb from the original Smart Hub, but less than ~25mb from the Smart Hub 2. I also don't understand why I'd be getting network dropouts unless there was a fault with BT's systems.
Any advice with dealing with BT on this gladly received as we are going round a merry-go-round at the moment.
welcome to the BT community forum where customers help customers and only BT employees are the forum mods
in order for the forum members to help please can you post the stats from your router (if hub enter 192.168.1.254 in your browser) if HH6/SH2 then advanced settings then technical log information .
if your router colour remains blue that suggests hub is still connected to internet and it is probably a wifi problem. have you tried connecting a device with ethernet cable to see if that helps
Have you tried the quiet line test? - dial 17070 option 2 - should hear nothing - best done with a corded phone. if cordless phone you may hear a 'dull hum' which is normal
enter your phone number and post results remember to delete number https://www.broadbandchecker.btwholesale.com/#/ADSL
have you turned of smart setup
Someone may then be able to offer help/assistance/suggestions to your problem
to get some progress from the forum you need to post the information I asked for as that will help forum members help you. a landline phone is a basic tool in checking internet problems as noise on your landline will have serious affect on your broadband as will no dial tone on your landline is it possible to borrow a phone