just read what the speed option offers speed over stability do you want a potentially unstable connection that may keep dropping and causes the DLM to impose heavy interleaving to stabilise the connection or what you have now i know what i would prefer stability any day
Legitimise_sailing is that just a guess?
Plusnet are set to stable. Like I said in the original post I would like to know what profile I'm on
Plusnet used standard for a while until they realised their mistake. The problem lies in the translation of the BT ordering system to the Openreach request system. If you were set to standard you would never see fastpath.
Just a quick note on the gaming thing. I have infinity and when doing a ping test I get about 17ms so that seems like fast path to me. When playing on my PS4 all the BF4 servers that are in Europe or east US all have full 5 bars for the ping settings. So in my opinion there is nothing wrong with the profile choice BT made.
So in my opinion there is nothing wrong with the profile choice BT made. The choice is fine for me, too. Especially since the last firmware upgrade that changed things so I was put onto fastpath. Even before that I would probably have chosen interleaving for the stability and reduction of packet loss.
However, some people are on interleaved and would rather have lower ping and take a tradeoff of reduced reliability. The same sort of tradeoff we had on BE ADSL; I chose interleaving but many did not. So for those people there is something wrong with BT's choice.
these are the options the majority of ISPs use standard
Standard – best overall balance between speed and stability for general internet users.
Stable – prioritise stability over speed for IPTV videoconferencing, home workers and businesses transferring data and IPTV.
Speed – prioritise speed over stability for online gamers.
The last time I spoke to BT, and one admin here I had my line set to speed........
Must of changed over the last few months then.