Had BT smart hub 2 (not FTTP) for around 6 months with decent/expected speeds.
Two weeks ago, connections became very poor with Netflix/Youtube continually pausing every 2 or 3 minutes. Mobile phones hardly connecting at all and when they do, it takes a few minutes to load a page. Impossible to use apps etc without switching wifi off.
When I log into my BT account and run the troubleshooter, it says
There may be a fault with your home connection
To improve your connection, we need to run some checks and restart your Hub. It'll take two to five minutes and you'll briefly lose your internet connection. Once the checks are complete, there is a check mark against results, but no results are given.
I also tested the broadband without logging in and these results were displayed:
Download speed achieved during the test was 16.78 Mbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 20-27.76 Mbps
Your DSL Connection Rate: 0 Mbps(DOWN-STREAM),0 Mbps(UP-STREAM)
For your connection, the maximum achievable download speed is 27.76 Mbps
IP Profile for your line is 27.76 Mbps
Upload speed achieved during the test was 6.69 Mbps
For your connection, the maximum achievable upload speed is 10 Mbps
IP Profile for your line is 10 Mbps
Summary Advanced Performance Test -
This test was not conclusive and further testing is required. This might be useful for your Broadband Service Provider to investigate the fault. Note:An error occurred while trying to retrieve additional details regarding your service. As a result we are unable to determine if the speed you received during the upstream test is acceptable for you service. Please re-run the test if you require this additional information.
If anyone has any ideas or can help, I will be grateful
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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) 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
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
Is this the info you need:
BT Smart Hub 2
v0.27.07.07281-BT (Wed Jul 28 12:06:02 2021)
0 days 0 Hours 24 Mins 20 Secs
7.2 Mbps / 30.0 Mbps
Maximum Data rate
7.2 Mbps / 33.0 Mbps
Upstream error control
Downstream error control
Data sent / received
19.1 MB Uploaded / 975.9 MB Downloaded
2.4 GHz wireless network name
2.4 GHz wireless channel
5 GHz wireless network name
5 GHz wireless channel
0.1.7-BT (Thu Nov 30 09:45:22 2017)
connection time is only 24mins was that hub dropping connection or manual reset?
your connection speed is 30mb which is right at bottom end of your expected speed range and attainable max is on 33mb
what about quiet line test?
have you tried using test socket to see if that helps?
Thanks for your replies.
1/ connection time is only 24mins was that hub dropping connection or manual reset? - Manual reset after running BT troubleshooter
2/what about quiet line test? have you tried using test socket to see if that helps? We do not have a landline phone, but will borrow one tonight so I can do the test
Hi @gazpacho and thanks for posting.
Please let us know how the quiet line test goes. I'll be happy to step in if needed.
Sorry for the delay doing the quiet line test. We dont have a landline phone, so had to borrow one.
I have completed the quiet line test with a corded phone. There was no noise at all after selecting option 2 on the 17070 number
Hi @gazpacho thanks for getting back to us, I'll send you a private message so you can send over your details and we'll run a few checks to see if any improvement can be made.
Hi @gazpacho, thanks for updating me via PM and good news that with the replacement hub your connection is much better.