I have had an issue with my internet since April 2015 and I still can’t get a resolution with BT.
My HH5 will randomly disconnect from the internet and the light will turn orange. 2 minutes later it will return to blue and the internet is usable again. This happens about 3 times a day and is really annoying, especially when trying to work from home.
I have contacted BT constantly regarding this issue and after numerous HH5 replacements and dozens of line tests (all coming back with no line fault) I requested an Engineer to visit my property to see if there was a hardware issue either in my home or at the cabinet. BT has refused this time and time again as, according to them, there is no fault with my line. Their solution is to just send me another home hub that resolves nothing.
I have taken this issue to the Ombudsman and they have instructed that BT should send an engineer out to carry out checks on my property to identify any faults that might be apparent however every time I have called BT the agent I speak to reads from the same old script and I have to follow the same line tests, checks and have the same standard “There is no fault on your line, we will send you a replacement home hub” response.
Has anyone else had this problem? And if so, did you find a resolution?
Any help will be appreciated!
Hi @jrdnbyd and welcome.
I'm sorry you've had connection problems for so long. Are the drops on a wired or wireless connection? is there any noise on the line? Can you try a quiet line test by connecting a working corded phone to the test socket behind the master faceplate and dial 17070 option 2? If you can give us as much detail as possible I'm sure we'll be able to help you.
I was getting constant dropouts and the orange flashing light every day or so then after taking advise here i plugged home hub straight into the test socket and speed increased and dropouts stopped i then bought a filtered faceplate got rid of the micro filters and and its been perfect since
im fairly sure if you have a filtered faceplate you dont need any filters and that could be the cause of your issues
I double checked the other room and there isn't a filter, my mistake.
I also did a hard reset on my home hub to see if that would remedy the problem (after seeing other threads suggesting to do so) however I have had my connection drop this morning already.
Below is the details of my home hub, I dont know if they could be of any use to identify the problem? Thanks again 🙂
1. Product name: BT Home Hub
2. Serial number: +076272+NQ53019605
3. Firmware version: Software version 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.11 (Type A) Last updated Unknown
4. Board version: BT Hub 5A
5. DSL uptime: 0 days, 03:42:38
6. Data rate: 13378 / 43948
7. Maximum data rate: 16080 / 49620
8. Noise margin: 5.9 / 8.3
9. Line attenuation: 24.8 / 18.0
10. Signal attenuation: 24.7 / 17.5
11. Data sent/received: 540.7 MB / 7.9 GB
12. Broadband username: email@example.com
13. BT Wi-fi: Yes
14. 2.4 GHz Wireless network/SSID: BTHub5-NCFX
15. 2.4 GHz Wireless connections: Enabled (802.11 b/g/n (up to 144 Mb/s))
16. 2.4 GHz Wireless security: WPA2
17. 2.4 GHz Wireless channel: Automatic (Smart Wireless)
18. 5 GHz Wireless network/SSID: BTHub5-NCFX
19. 5 GHz Wireless connections: Enabled (802.11 a/n/ac (up to 1300 Mb/s))
20. 5 GHz Wireless security: WPA2
21. 5 GHz Wireless channel: Automatic (Smart Wireless)
22. Firewall: Default
23. MAC Address: a0:1b:29:69:d3:0c
24. Modulation: G.993.2 Annex B
25. Software variant: AA
26. Boot loader: 1.0.0