It's not a trial, it's part of 21CN DLM. It happens on ALL 21CN connections if the connection is stable enough.
The SNR should be 3dB in the day, not 2dB so that is why I suggested connecting to the test socket to see if the SNR was higher there.
that's interesting so what we believed and were told that this was a trial with noise margin at 3db you are saying that it's not a trial but an actual change to the system. this change only happened late last year about october so it is a change from the original setting which was 6db. as keith says there are numerous posts on the forum where the 3db is causing high crc errors and slowing download even though connection looks good in all other respects
On the Plusnet forum, many users have a margin of 3dB on 21CN without them doing anything and the staff on there have said nothing about a trial. They consider it be to normal behaviour if the line is stable enough.
you didn't have to do anything to get your margin at 3db - mine is and many others. however there was posts on the forum last year about trialling 3db on 21CN from people with 'friends' in the know.
there is certainly more problems appearing on the forum where the noise margin is now 3db and the crc/hec errors are very high resulting in poor download on what appears a good connection. reverting back with assistance to 6db fixes the problem
correct IMJ when i had a problem a few months ago mine was reset to 6db but after about a month dropped back to 3 db until my change to infinity
I have had an email from the forum team moderator saying my profile needs resetting and yo allow 24hrs for it to take effect. Presently my noise margin is 5.5db/6.00db. The PC is now working better than than it has done in months.
I will let you know how it goes.
Thanks for all the help and advice.
I was fully intending this week to report that everything in the garden is rosy and my PC has now settled down and has performed excellently for the last week or so.
My noise margins for the last 8 days or so have been approx 6dB/5dB.
Today I noticed a appreciable drop in speed and checked the noise margins again. They had reverted to 1.4dB/5.6dB. Pretty much what they were when I started.
Throughout the last 8 days or so I was getting a download speed of around 14Mbps and an Upload speed of around 0.9Kbps.
I ran the BT Broadband speed test this morning and the results were:-
Connection to the Exchange - 20Mbps; Estimated Connection speed - 17.1Mbps.
Actual Download speed - 1.17Mbps; Actual Upload speed - 0.86Kbps; IP Profile 17.67.
Any idea why the noise margins have reverted to their former levels?