I have had the Infinity package since 6/7/2011 with speeds estimated at 34 mb/s. So far the maximum I have received is 10mb/s, and only on one PC for a short time, the average being about 4-5 mb/s.
On Saturday the 23/7/2011 I ran speed tests using http://speedtester.bt.com/, after disconnecting all but one device from the hub and was recieving about 10mbs, which was confirmed by BT over the phone. I was told that there was a problem with my profile and i was recieving the minimum speed and the profile was reset.
So far my service has not improved, ping and speed both fluctuating wildly with the maximum i have observed to be 7mb/s average about 4.
My phone has been getting a ping of 140 and speed around 200kps, before the reset ping was around 40 and speed 1-2 mps.
I know it has not yet been 10 days, but i have been paying for infinity for most of a month but recieving a service that is often inferior to the regular bt broadband and the profile reset does not seem to be working and several posts that i have seen say that it should only take 3-4 days for major improvement.
Should i wait until it has been 10 days or complain again?
Having been contacted by the mods i have found out that the speed at the hub is around 36mb/s but that is not reaching any device not connected directly via ethernet to the hub.
I performed some tests, for 3 of the main devices on my network. The results shown are an average of 3 consecutive test on speedtest.net and Only the device being tested was connected to the hub at the time of the test.
deviceconnectionDL (Mbps)UP (Mbps)notes
|device||connection||DL (Mbps)||UP (Mbps)||notes|
|PC1||homeplug||4.75||5.53||Max dl of 7|
2 PC's are connected via ethernet over homeplug and are recieving low speeds. Depspite the house being only 2 years old so has new wiring and the occasional peak in speed showing greater download rates are possible i think i am going to have to abandon them.
The wireless connection desite having all g+ devices are also recieving low speeds, lower than on the previous hub before infinity so i do not think the hubs wireless is suitable either
As BT say that thier responsibility only extends to getting speed to the hub not further my plan is to buy a wireless N router and connect it via direct ethernet to the hub then connect the PC's and laptop to the external router with wireless N adaptors. Any other devices such as phones/ non-N adaptors would connect wirelessly to the hub.
Does anybody know if this will work and have any recomendations on the routers?
Download and run InSSider and find an uncluttered channel to manually set the HH to.
What's the speed rating of your home plugs?
InSSIDer very useful and free http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/
Youtube demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSk50pS-nVA
I had a lot of difference in speed between my laptops/netbooks with wireless g and n and posted HERE
btw the HH3 is a wireless n router.... apologies if you already knew that though.
Wow thanks cheque is in the post....