I haven't been watching my speeds for a while so not sure when they dropped but this morning I did a test for the first time in a while and was shocked by the results.
Normally I sit around 50-55mb down and 12-13mb up but right now I'm getting 18-25mb down and 5-9mb up. I have done the usual thing of rebooting my modem and router to rule those out (I signed up with HH3 and just replaced the hub a couple of years ago with a TP-Link).
Further Diagnostics worked once this morning but every time I have run it since it gives me an error stating:
You appear to have not logged on as speedtest@speedtest_domain. In order to run the next test you should login as speedtest@speedtest_domain.
I expect exchange congestion again but would like to be sure.
If you have a separate modem and hub it is only the modem you should avoid rebooting constantly as it may cause DLM to interpret it as an instability fault. Rebooting the Homehub would have no effect on DLM.
The line is quiet, no line faults.
I have only rebooted the modem once in months, the uptime on the router was 27 days before I restarted it and indeed as they are separate rebooting the router should have no impact.
Speed has increased slightly to 26mb but still massively lower than expected. I see my profile has dropped into infinity 1 range, should maybe contact BT and get them to drop me down to that if they cannot keep me on a profile I'm paying for.
Got a further info test to run again:
Indeed, I was disappointed how poor the setup was with HH3 + modem when I moved to BT to begin with. Been tempted a number of times to just bite the bullet and get one of the newer HH's just to get some decent stats. Just hard to justify when new customers get a free hub and loyal ones get asked to pony up.
Do not buy a Homehub 5 or a Smarthub. If you are going to spend good money buy a decent third party VDSL modem router.
Your speed is well below the IP profile showing in the speed test. This would tend to indicate either a congestion issue or a fault somewhere on the line.
Can you do another speed test at non-peak times, ie after 11pm or early morning and post the results to see if things improve.
I plan to, Just did a speed test that hit 40.90Mb and ping has dropped to 37 which is still a bit high but tolerable. It's gone from 10 - 15mb all morning to 40mb over the past few hours and fluctuated heavily.
I expect congestion myself as I said in the initial post, just frustrating as I can only really use it during peak times and weekends.
As for a modem / router what would be best? I'm on a TP-Link TD-W8980 right now but it's getting a bit long in the tooth and seems to be struggling with the number of connected devices in the household these days.