my mother in law recently upgraded to bt infinity 1 unlimited and the speed has been horrible.
i have myself had phone conversations with bt who have been little to no help at all and we are at the point now were we most probably will be canceling as we are still in the cancellation time period.
we have checked the wifi like asked and it runs at around 17mb down and 4mb up but i have checked the hub via Ethernet and the sync speed has never gone over 19mb downstream and 4mb upstream meaning no matter what wifi settings we change we would never get more than that and this seems rather slow for what should be a fibre service.
we were told via email that the speed expected should be guaranteed no less than 32mb but mostly around 40 and the max to hope for is 52mb.
we are no were near this and technical assistance via phone have said that the line is fine and we should be getting faster as its being sent.
so they suggested there may be a problem with our socket at home but want £120 to fix any issue,ha no chance especially as its bt's equipment and we have been sold a service on false information.
i have checked the master socket myself and will post pictures here as it seems not many wires are connected the the box (2) and 2 not connected and i am used to around 5 or 6 when doing network cables so if anyone can shed some light on if the socket looks dodgy please do.
is there a way for bt to attend the property to fix any issues without charge as my mother in law is quite happy to cancel at this stage and go with sky broadband and tv.
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The master socket looks correct, as there are only two wires coming in from outside.
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Then, if you have a HH5 can you go to hub manager then trobleshooting then helpdesk and post lines 1-12
Or post the information from the smart hub, using this link.
Then it should be possible to see if there is a possible fault condition.
Wiring looks absolutely fine. Phones and broadband operate on 2 wires.
Can you run this checker and post back a screen shot of the results. Make sure you delete your phone number before posting.
and use this speed tester then scroll down the page and carry out the further diagnostics and post back a screen shot of all the results including your IP profile for up and down. This test must be done with a wired connection.
If you have a Homehub 5 can you post the stats from 1-12 by logging onto the Homehub management pages then troubleshooting > helpdesk. http://bthomehub.home/
If you have the Smart Hub, (Homehub 6) can you go to hub manager then advanced then technical log and post the stats. http://bthomehub.home/
Im not currently at my in laws house so unable to give you a hub readout but i have ran the bt checker and here is a screenshot of the data.
The in-laws should be getting better speed than they are. If you can post the hub stats and speedtest when you get a chance we might be able to see what is happening.
Heres the advanced system details plus screenshots of the tests you asked for,thanks again for your input and any info would be great thanks.
BT Hub 6A
1 Days, 3 Hours 13 Minutes 24 Seconds
4.05 kbps / 19.64 kbps
4144 / 23615
6.8 / 5.8
328 MB Uploaded / 204 MB Downloaded
Smart (Channel 1)
Smart (Channel 36)
You are connecting at well below the Range A lower limit, you need an engineer visit. The £129 charge only applies if the fault is in your internal wiring. As you have no internal wiring the fault must be external. It is possible you have aluminium cable feeding your property, in which case it may not be possible to improve the speed.
cheers pal great help, we have an engineer called out for Monday so will show him this feedback and data and hopefully take it from there.
once again thanks for your input.