I have BT superfast fibre with advertised speeds upto 50mb/s but i can only get about 17mb/s. The last speed test reported 19mb/s. I have the BB for nearly a year and the BT help chat has nevr been able to solve the problem despite contacting them on 5 separate occasions. Any suggestions from the community?
Your line will only be able to deliver the speed that it is capable of supporting regardless of what the "advertised speed" of the package is.
In order to establish what your line can support and what sort of speeds you should expect can you run this checker and post back a screen shot of the results. Make sure you delete your phone number before posting.
and use this speed tester then scroll down the page and carry out the further diagnostics and post back a screen shot of all the results including your IP profile for up and down. This test must be done with a wired connection.
If you have a Homehub 5 can you post the stats from 1-12 by logging onto the Homehub management pages then troubleshooting > helpdesk. http://bthomehub.home/
If you have the Smart Hub, (Homehub 6) can you go to hub manager then advanced then technical log and post the stats. http://bthomehub.home/
To make sure there are no problems with your line, is there any noise on your phone line? Dial 17070 and select option 2, there should be no noise between the announcements.
Try connecting to the master socket/ test socket and if your problem is still there it could indicate that there is a line fault before the test socket on BT's side.
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 means you have star wiring and that is not good for Infinity and will need to be fixed.
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This is a list of your BT Smart Hub settings and current statistics.
BT Hub 6A
0 Days, 2 Hours 21 Minutes 27 Seconds
1.81 Mbps / 22.11 Mbps
Maximum data rate:
1808 / 22739
5.9 dB / 3.5 dB
VPI / VCI:
Data sent / received:
196 MB Uploaded / 4331 MB Downloaded
2.4 GHz wireless network name:
2.4 GHz wireless channel:
Smart (Channel 11)
5 GHz wireless network name:
5 GHz wireless channel:
Smart (Channel 36)
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|VDSL Range A (Clean)||28.2||20||2.6||1.3||18||Available||--||--|
|VDSL Range B (Impacted)||21.3||11.4||2.4||1||8.7||Available||--||--|
|FTTP on Demand||330||30||--||Available||--||--|
|WBC ADSL 2+||Up to 17||--||10 to 19.5||Available||--||--|
|WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M||Up to 17||Up to 1.5||10 to 19.5||Available||--||--|
|ADSL Max||Up to 8||--||7 to 8||Available||--||--|
|WBC Fixed Rate||2||--||--||Available||--||--|
|Last Test Date||04-07-2018|
You're getting 22M with a 3.5dB noise margin which is between the high and low estimates on the checker, you're not going to get any faster.
The package is 'up to' 50mb but your actual speed depends on your distance from the cabinet. As @licquorice says you are within estimated speed and can't see you getting any faster
TBH , your speed isn't far off the predicted speed for your phone number /post code ( which ever you used to get the info ) ...you are connecting at 22 ish, the max prediction is 28 on a non impacted line, if you are not already connected to the master socket , you may be able to eek out a little more speed by connecting to the master socket and optimise any extension wiring, but if there are no extensions and you are already in the master socket, your line ( because of the distance to the 'fibre' cab ) may be as good as it can be...the average speed they now have to advertise in my opinion, is no better than the old system, after all , if the average BT customer gets 55Mb out of FTTC , is of no help to you at all, your speed is determined by , in the most part , by how far you are from the cab, and the fact that the average customer gets more speed is irrelevant.
I guess they still give an individual estimate before you signed up, and a would think that they never said anything like 50 Mb, probably more like 18-25, and if you swapped provider , unless VM is available , you wouldn't see any improvement
Thanks all for replying. I was promised 35Mb as a minimum speed and thought 22Mb a little low. I'm not on the master socket - that's upstairs but when i plugged into that - I didn't see anyincrease in speed. If anyone has any hints or tips to improve the speed then I'd be very interested,
One more thing - if i got a faster BB connection ie paid more - would this tranlate into a noticable increase in speed or am I limited by my distance to the exchange?
The checker estimate is 28/22mb so can't see how you got estimate of 35mb. Are you using the test socket to see if that helps your connection?
paying more money won't get you any faster speed as it depends on your line and mainly distance from cabinet which you cannot change unless you move home nearer the caninet