I am new to the community and have joined to try and get some advice on continual intermittent broadband service degradation that I experience. I believe I have Fibre to the cabinet and copper from there to my home. My broadband has been investigated many times by BT/Openreach. At engineer visits things always improve and fore a while service is very good but over a period of weeks speed degrades gradually and drops increase until the become frequent enough for it to greatly hinder my working from home. I was wondering if anyone suffers from the same issues. I have kept many logs and info on the issues as I am becoming very frustrated with the recurring issue to the point where I am seriously contemplating moving to another service after over 30 years with BT.
Additionally i was also wondering if someone can throw a bit of light on an event log entry that has started appearing over the last month or two which I have never seen previously "01 Jan. LTE Modem owl_tx_lte_set_rate_shaper_script command sent"
Any advice on my issue will be greatly appreciated.
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in order for the forum members to help please can you post the stats from your router (if hub enter 192.168.1.254 in your browser then in HH6/SH2 then advanced settings then technical log information .
Have you tried the quiet line test? - dial 17070 option 2 - should hear nothing - best done with a corded phone. if cordless phone you may hear a 'dull hum' which is normal
As you are using openreach then unless you move to virgin you will have the same copper connection from the cabinet to your home so problem will just continue just with different ISP
enter your phone number and post results remember to delete number https://www.broadbandchecker.btwholesale.com/#/ADSL
Someone may then be able to offer help/assistance/suggestions to your problem
No you have misread the post.
It not the logs I am after is the connection information not the logs
The link has nothing to do with the logs but will show what the estimated speed range is for your connection and can be compared to your connection stats
Good Morning ,
Apologies for the delay. Please see info below :-
Product name BT Smart Hub 2
Fireware version v0.30.01.08093-BT (Mon Aug 9 20:01:14 2021)
Board version R01
GUI version 1.74 12_11_2020
DSL uptime 0 days 6 Hours 15 Mins 4 Secs
Data rate 6.0 Mbps / 35.0 Mbps
Maximum Data rate 13.3 Mbps / 66.9 Mbps
Noise margin 10.1/11.8
Line attenuation 8.4/16.0
Signal attenuation 8.2/18.4
VLAN id 101
Upstream error control Off
Downstream error control Off
Data sent / received 327.8 MB Uploaded / 2.1 GB Downloaded
Broadband username email@example.com
BT Wi-Fi Active
2.4 GHz wireless network name BT-
2.4 GHz wireless channel Smart (Channel1)
5 GHz wireless network name BT-
5 GHz wireless channel Smart (Channel36)
Wireless Security WPA2 (Recommanded)
Wireless mode Mode 1
Software variant -
Boot loader 0.1.7-BT (Thu Nov 30 09:45:22 2017)
Telephone Number xxxxxxxx on Exchange XXXXXXXXX is served by Cabinet 19
Featured Products Downstream Line Rate(Mbps) Upstream Line Rate (Mbps) Downstream Handback
Threshold(Mbps) WBC FTTC Availability Date WBC SOGEA Availability Date Left in Jumper
High Low High Low
VDSL Range A (Clean) help 74.6 55 19.9 13.4 49 Available Available --
VDSL Range B (Impacted) help 73.2 51.4 19.4 12 44 Available Available --
Featured Products Downstream Line Rate(Mbps) Upstream Line Rate (Mbps) Downstream Range (Mbps) Availability Date FTTP Install Process
FTTP on Demand 330 50 -- Available --
ADSL Products Downstream Line Rate (Mbps) Upstream Line Rate (Mbps) Downstream Range(Mbps) ADSL Availability Date Left in Jumper
WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 3 -- 1.5 to 5.5 Available --
ADSL Max Up to 1 -- 0.25 to 2 Available --
WBC Fixed Rate 1 -- -- Available --
Fixed Rate 1 -- -- Available --
SOADSL Products Downstream Line Rate (Mbps) Upstream Line Rate (Mbps) Downstream Range(Mbps) WBC SOADSL Availability Date Left in Jumper
WBC SOADSL 2+ Up to 3 -- 1.5 to 5.5 -- --
SOADSL Max Up to 1 -- -- --
SOADSL Fixed Rate Up to 1 -- 0.25 to 2 -- --
Observed Speeds VDSL
Max Observed Downstream Speed 45.8
Max Observed Upstream Speed 9.99
Observed Date 2021-12-27
Other Offerings Availability Date
VDSL Multicast Available
ADSL Multicast Available
Premise Environment Status
Bridge Tap N
NTE FacePlate N
Last Test Date 18-12-2021
Exchange Product Restrictions Status
FTTP Priority Exchange N
WLR Withdrawal N
SOADSL Restriction Y
The exchange is not in a current fibre priority programme
WLR is currently available at the exchange
SOADSL is restricted at the exchange
FTTP is not available.
For all ADSL and WBC Fibre to the Cabinet (VDSL or G.fast) services, the stable line rate will be determined during the first 10 days of service usage.
Actual speeds experienced by end users and quoted by CPs will be lower due to a number of factors within and external to BT's network, Communication Providers' networks and within customer premises.
The Stop Sale date for IPstream is from 31 Oct 2012. The Formal Retirement date for IPstream is from 30 Jun 2014.
If you decide to place an order for a WBC fibre product, an appointment may be required for an engineer to visit the end user's premises to supply the service
In order to be eligible for handback, downstream speed should be less than Downstream Handback Threshold values.
Mildenhall exchange:Only single order products are available and ADSL and ADSL2+ products are not shown as available.However for premises that can only be served by SOADSL, BT will continue to accept ADSL and ADSL2+ orders until SOADSL is available.
Thank you for your interest
your connection speed from stats is about 50% of attainable and connection time only 6hrs suggesting a line problem. is the hub dropping connection often?
have you tried using the test socket with a filter to eliminate the master face plate and internal wiring from causing a problem?
Thanks for the prompt reply. Over the last 18 months to 2 years BT / Openreach have renewed all my kit between the grey metal post across the street ( which is about 200 yards from the green cabinet ) right through to the router. I have to date had at least 3 replacement wall sockets and am on the 3rd replacement router. The cable between the grey metal post and my roof has been replaced plus the box on the roof and everything from there to the phone / router. I fear that your comments regards problematic cables after the cabinet may well be the issue. This was hinted on by the last engineer that attended my home to check my issues. Additionally he commented that this will not be resolved for a long time due the the cost of the work to BT. So my problems will not be resolved in the very near future. What I don't quite understand is why after multiple engineer visits on each occasion they left without fail the service is great speed and drops wise. One engineer did say they changed my ports in the cabinet and things flew for a few weeks again, Yet after the good few weeks things then go down hill on a couple of instances to 3 MB/sec and as much as 50 + DSL Link Downs in a day.
I thank you for your time in trying to assist and advise me it is very much appreciated. It just looks as if until FFTP is available I am on an intermittent good / bad service. I did check with Virgin and their FFTP is currently unavailable in my location. If there are any other suggestions for a workaround out of these problems I am getting I am all ears.
@CefnKid_1 Virgin do not sell FTTC or FTTP, offering instead cable internet. This will only be available where there are several hundred homes to take it up.
How is the 4g reception in your area? If up to scratch, you may be able to convince BT that supplying a 4g mini-hub would suffice until Openreach get round to sorting out the local infrastructure.
Our experience with the mini-hub was amazing and comparable, sometimes better, than the FTTC we have at the moment. That mini-hub is now disconnected by BT until such time, hopefully never, our broadband does down or we move home again.
Thanks for that info. I will certainly talk with BT about a 4g mini-hub and see if they can provide one. Perhaps they will agree just to stop me contacting them and raising fault calls. I know I nag them but I dont see why I should be paying a lot of money for a service with so many frequent problems.
@Carlusha It's best to keep up with the news before making such sweeping statements.
From July 2021. Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre
From May 2016 Virgin Media names 10 FTTH communities