Apologies if I have gone about this the wrong way or I am in the wrong forum!
I have been a BT customer with broadband since August of this year. Everything has been fine up until the last couple of weeks. 2 weeks ago I noticed that my iPhone was failing to update emails, Twitter feed etc unless I quickly toggled the wi-fi off and on. Nothing else seemed to be an issue (streaming, TV etc) so I sort of ignored it hoping it would go away.
Then, a week ago my home hub went into 'amber flashing mode' I did a hard reset and it returned to the amber flashing. I texted BT help with my landline and the message back said they would 'run some tests to see if there was a problem on the line' During the time they took to complete this test, the hub went back to working fine.
The same thing has happened 2 or 3 times a day since the first occasion and every time I text 'help' and they auto run what I assume to be a diagnostic check on the phone line, it starts working again.
I am not entirely sure my techical language (despite being vaguely tech savvy) is good enough to explain this over the phone to an engineer who I am worried will simply run the same test again etc. So I thought I might try my luck here to see if anyone else has had a similar issue.
Any help would be greatly receieved!
Flashing amber means that the hub is connecting to the internet (https://www.bt.com/help/mybtapp/what-do-the-lights-on-my-bt-hub-mean-) therefore it would seem reasonable to assume that you have an intermittent disconnection
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) and if HH5 then go to troubleshooting then helpdesk and if 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
which master socket do you have
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
The stats are below (perhaps in two messages as I go over the max. characters if I paste both in)
I have completed the quiet line test and all seems well, bar some slight interferance which I imagine comes from the age of the handset I was using rather than anything else.
|Up to 12.5||--||11.5 to 14||Available||Available||--|
|Up to 12.5||Up to 1||11.5 to 14||Available||Available||--|
|Up to 5||--||3.5 to 7.5||Available||Available||--|
Sorry, forgot to say it is socket number 2 as per the diagram.
if you tried the quiet line test with corded phone and there is any noise apart from announcement then that is a problem and you need to report a phone fault to 150 however before doing that try quiet line test with new filter using the test socket which is behind the removable bottom half of the master socket
are you actually dropping wifi connection when hub light remains blue when drop happens the hub light changes to orange?
OK, I will retry the quiet line test with the test filter.
I haven't managed to catch the light actally change yet. It remains blue when I am having issues with the connectivity on my iPhone. It is more that suddenly my laptop won't load a page or my echo dot will turn off etc and then I notice the hub has turned to amber. Then I text 'help' they do whatever they do autmatically at the other end and it goes blue again within a few minutes and all seems well.
Thanks very much
if your router is changing colour from blue to orange then although you still should have wifi connection to your devices just there is no internet connection which is different if colour remains blue as that shows you are dropping the wireless signal from your hub if that is the case you can try using a wifi analyser on your phone and see what networks are near you and channels in use you can the change the wireless channel in the hub to a free or less congested channel which may help your devices
It is definitely the first option, the issue with my phone and the wifi I can deal with...I imagine it might be because of too many devices on the hub etc.
I am starting to think that it is definitely a different issue than the internet dropping entirely which is the part that is bothering me the most. (ie when the hub simply turns to flashing amber and it takes the text message service to get it up and running again)
I have completed the quiet line test with the test socket and all I hear on the line is very very faint static (via a cordless phone)
cordless the norm is a dull hum anything else can be a problem for your broadband
you can try staying in test socket with new filter and see if that helps connection and stops hub light turning orange. number of devices will not cause wifi to drop