07-01-2015 12:52 PM
Any ideas as to why the internet speed which I am receiving is only 0.24 mb/s, account shows a predicted 2mb/s.
On router stats shows
Connection speed of 280 kbps download and 448 kbps upload?
But the matter which makes it worse is how intermittant the connection is, will drop out a lot but only for a few seconds. But then sometimes it is down for a few hours with just flickering line light on the router,
Both issues are making it almost impossible to use the internet.
07-01-2015 12:56 PM
Please post your full router stats. For a BrightBox: login and go to Advanced Settings/ System/ ADSL Status. Also post 'Time Connected:' from initial Status page. Full router stats are key to any speed & connection issues.
What exchange are you connected to? If you don't know use: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search and post the URL of your exchange page.
07-01-2015 01:57 PM
Acocks Green CMACO exchange. 1hr and counting connection time?
System Up Time 02:31:16
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 16395 19395 0 782 4046 01:06:39
LAN 10M/100M 14835 13850 0 1160 335 02:30:57
WLAN 11M/54M/150M 12895 10040 0 1209 199 02:31:00
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 280 Kbps 448 Kbps
Line Attenuation 39.1 dB 22.0 dB
Noise Margin 10.8 dB 11.9 dB
07-01-2015 02:17 PM
You should be syncing at about 9 Meg. The reason you are not is that EE has put you on a banded profile, the lowest of these Banded Profiles. You need to call them to remove any banding.
08-01-2015 09:55 AM
Thank you, would this also cause the intermittancy? Or is that just a line issue.
I take it a phone call and they would rectify the 'banding'?
08-01-2015 01:19 PM
You could also have a noisy line.
Try plugging your router into the hidden test socket that is revealed when you remove the bottom half of the split faceplate (2 screws) of your master socket. Only do this if you have a split faceplate. Do you have any extension sockets? Are there any wires connected to back of faceplate?
Try the BT Quiet Line Test (dial 17070 Opt 2), preferably with a corded phone, in the test socket with the router disconnected. If there is any noise, report to your landline provider as a voice fault (don't mention Broadband). Often sorting out voice faults will fix the Broadband as well.
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