So we have been having problems with our broadband for the past 3 months, basically it keeps dropping connectivity, light on Smarthub turns orange before returning back to blue, this happens 10+ times a day and always when it is most inconvenient, i.e when on a Skype meeting with senior people at work.
I have lost count of how many faults I have raised with BT on this, to start with I would get a message saying fault on the line which is then updated to fixed, but no difference. Then I get sent a new filter, which although did improve the line quality for the phone made no changes to dropping connection. I then get told they found faults on my Smarthub so sent a new one...still no improvement.
Last week they sent out an engineer, he ran a load of tests and could find nothing wrong, they closed the fault, but it still keeps dropping. Now BT call me every day to ask how it's been, every day I report that we are still getting regular drops, and the latest update? They are sending me yet another new hub and if that doesn't work they will change the hub to a Home Hub 5.
Really am at the end of my tether on this, every hub change is a major pain updating all the network settings and wifi passwords on my devices, Sonos speakers, smart speakers, etc. but still no change.
Has anyone else experienced this and was this ever resolved? Whether coincidence or not the problem started on the day that 5 OpenReach vans were parked around the corner presumably working on the cabinet and/or cable runs to my street, but BT keep stressing that they cannot find any faults even though they can see my connection drops.
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Scan you post stats from your hub. Advanced settings then technical log information
are you using the test socket with a filter to see if that helps stability. Try this even if you currently have a filtered master socket
try quiet line test dial 17070 option 2 should be silent and best with corded phone
when you get new hub just change the SSID and password to be same as existing hub and then wireless devices will just connect saves changing all your devices
As regards you using the master socket, when you did that did you use the test socket? If not you really need to do that so that it eliminates your internal wiring from being the problem.
When you use the test socket make sure that any telephone extensions you have are "dead". There should be no dial tone at any of your phone extensions. If they have a dial tone it could mean you have star wiring and that is not good for VDSL Broadband and will need to be fixed.
Did you connect to the master socket or the test socket which is behind the front plate of master? The best connection is the test socket with a filter
can you post hub stats
This is brilliant from BT, not. So I am getting another new hub delivered today but I received another message this morning tell me that they have discovered an external network issue which will be fixed on 25th (Friday), brilliant.
1 hour later I get another message from the same person telling me that they have sent me another hub which will arrive on the 25th to fix my issue.
Really, you just cannot make this stuff up. That will now be 6 hubs since this issue started, at what point will they accept it is not a hub issue?
So new hub delivered yesterday and connected up. So far today I have had 9 disconnects already. However it is a slightly different log, previously it was;
dsl:VDSL Link Down
But on the new hub I get this;
DSL Link Down
Why the difference, i.e VDSL but now just DSL, what is the difference between the 2?
A different author for the text string displayed by the software.