I'll keep my post as brief as possible.
I've been on Infinity 1 for over 18 months and decided to enquire about upgrading to Infinity 2 for better speeds. A conversation with the BT sales team convinced me that despite being disapointed with a consistently low speed on Infinity 1 of 27meg (compared to the advertised 36+ meg for my line), I would definitely benefit from Infinity 2 and should get speeds close to 76meg down and 19up. Naturally delighted with this information and assurance I decided to proceed and have entered into a new 12 month contract for Infinity 2.
I am now paying extra for something I'm simply not getting. My download has increased moderately to 39.9 but my upload has remained at 8.4. Both figures are a far cry from what I was expecting and the download report from the router clearly states I should be able to get 65 yet never do.
Quiet Line Test = good
Area Problem Check = Null
I can see the exchange from my window (less than 150 metres away) and my box is 50 metres down the road. The Ledbury Exchange went next generation full copper in 2012 so we're not dealing with degraded aluminium connections here.
All BT tests have come back with the usual "your connection is good". I feel like I am paying for something I should have been getting on Infinity 1 at a lower price.
Any help or advice appreciated.
1. Product name: BT Home Hub
2. Serial number: +068343+NQ42123919
3. Firmware version: Software version 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 (Type A) Last updated 22/02/16
4. Board version: BT Hub 5A
5. DSL uptime: 0 days, 00:57:20
6. Data rate: 8496 / 39999
7. Maximum data rate: 8977 / 65299
8. Noise margin: 6.2 / 11.5
9. Line attenuation: 28.7 / 22.3
10. Signal attenuation: 28.4 / 21.3
11. Data sent/received: 79.4 MB / 528.3 MB
12. Broadband username: email@example.com
13. BT Wi-fi: Yes
14. 2.4 GHz Wireless network/SSID: BTHub5-ZKCN
15. 2.4 GHz Wireless connections: Enabled (802.11 b/g/n (up to 300 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-ZKCN
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: Disabled
23. MAC Address: 40:f2:01:43:b8:56
24. Modulation: G.993.2 Annex B
25. Software variant: AA
26. Boot loader: 1.0.0
Hi Webby, many thanks for your reply
My status on the BT website shows me as having BT Infinity 2 and I am definitely connected via wire (I'm on a gaming desktop with no wireless adaptor).
Then it seems there's been a problem or delay. Your "capped" at 40meg at the moment (Infinity 1) so you'll need to call and check the order has gone through correctly, if it has, then a fault needs to be raised. If you're connected via an Ethernet cable directly to the hub (not via homeplug powerline adaptors) can you run the further diagnostics test at speedtest.btwholesale.com and post the results please?
from your 20mb up profile looks like you are on infinity2
are you having problems maintaining stable conenction just conenction time short
Missed that! Odd that it's connected at 39999 though, unless of course the connection has been unstable and DLM has the line on a banded profile.
my thoughts exactly. if decided to upgrade for whatever reason then you expect to get the higher speed line capable of
my house can indeed be quite busy traffic wise at times. What with online gaming, streaming TV, streaming movies etc. That's why I switched to faster speeds. It's not good having a household of "plugged in people" who whine constantly about high pings, latency, buffering and pixelization. These same people turn to dust if they venture into sunlight :).
I'm waiting to speak with BT support to make I've been switched to Infinity 2.
Thanks again for your responses.