05-01-2019 03:29 PM
I moved to EE a few weeks ago from BT as I was promised the same speeds as before. 60-76MB with a minimum guaranteed speed of 52MB. Upload was to be between 19-20MB. I was told to give it two weeks so the fibre would "settle" and that my speeds would be optimised. This hasn't been the case.
On mobile phones pictures etc. take a while to load, both on my partners and my phone. On the PS4 my games have started to lag quite a bit since I moved to EE, whereas with BT my connection was perfect. I also stream Sky through the PS4 and it buffers constantly. Netflix also buffers on all devices.
This is a quick overview of your EE Smart Hub's status.
Your Firmware has not been updated.
Downstream sync speed:
Upstream sync speed:
0 Days, 0 Hours, 14 Mins
0 Days, 0 Hours, 16 Mins
Speed test result:
I would really need this sorted as it is half the speed I was promised and the upload is 1/5 of the speed promised.
Hopefully someone can help.
05-01-2019 03:38 PM
Welcome to EE's Home Broadband Forum.
If you would like help with your BB speed or connection issues, please would you carry out the following steps for starters, which will enable us to diagnose the problem and advise you further. Do not restart your router to do these tests:
1. Post your full router stats.
For a BrightBox: login and go to Advanced Settings/ System/ DSL Status. Also post 'System Uptime' from top of System Log page.
For a SmartHub: login and go to Advanced Settings/ Technical Log/ Information.
Full router stats are key to any speed & connection issues.
2. What does BT Broadband Availability Checker estimate for your phone number? Post just the whole table and the line above it, blanking out your phone number. If it doesn't recognise your phone number, use the Address Checker, not the Postcode Checker.
05-01-2019 03:45 PM
1. That option is not there in advanced. Is that not the information I put up above?
05-01-2019 03:49 PM
I should add that the fault lies in with EE as with BT around a month ago I was consistently getting 70MB speeds with around 15MB upload.
05-01-2019 04:05 PM - edited 05-01-2019 04:10 PM
05-01-2019 04:22 PM - edited 05-01-2019 04:23 PM
I am logging in to my router on 192.168.1.254 and going to advanced but there is nothing there about DSL status. Could you direct me where to go for the stats you need?
Please see below what EE guaranteed.
|Activation Date is||10 December 2018|
|Contact Mobile number is|
|Download Speed between||60.0 Mb/s and 76.0 Mb/s|
|Upload Speed between||19.0 Mb/s and 20.0 Mb/s|
|Minimum Guaranteed Download speed||52.00 Mb/s|
I am not sure who is at fault but all I know is that under BT infinity less than a month ago I had excellent speeds and stability. If I can't get this under EE I'll have to go back to BT as fast fibre is very important to me.
05-01-2019 05:03 PM
there is nothing there about DSL status.
No, there won't be! You're looking at the instructions for a Brightbox, not your SH. For a SmartHub: login and go to Advanced Settings/ Technical Log/ Information.
Those figures you quote of EE's are most surprising. It's like they are looking at a different line. All other ISPs would guarantee no more than 45 Meg. Why should EE quote higher? That's asking for trouble.
Did you look at the Your broadband speed in your MyEE or is that which you quoted it?
If some event happened on your line in the intervening month as seem likely from your low speeds, by going back to BT you will only be taking the result with you as it's the same Fibre provided by OR whichever ISP you are with.
Quite honestly it's quite pointless at this stage trying to ascribe fault before we know what's happening to the line. As just an ordinary user here it makes no odds to me whether you are with EE, BT or any other ISP. The investigation would be identical.
05-01-2019 05:47 PM
I understand what you mean but it's highly unlikely it's just a coincidence that I only encountered problems as soon as I switched provider. Its not even the speed that is most important, its the stability. I can't stand the buffering. I genuinely never had anything buffer when with BT but everything buffers with EE. It's quite strange.
Please see extra information you require below.
This is a list of your EE Smart Hub settings and current statistics.
YOUR BROADBAND SPEED
Broadband speed tells you how fast data is sent (upload speed) or received (download speed) along your phone line. It's measured in megabits a second (Mb/sec), usually shortened to Meg or Mb.
Minimum Fibre Download Speed is 60.0 Mb/Sec
Maximum Fibre Download Speed is 76.0 Mb/Sec
Minimum Fibre Upload Speed is 19.0 Mb/Sec
Maximum Fibre Upload Speed is 20.0 Mb/Sec
Minimum Guaranteed Download Speed is 52.00 Mb/Sec
05-01-2019 07:32 PM
Well, it seems to me there's a mystery here. It's like we are talking about 3 different lines:
Are you sure you gave your correct phone no. to the BT Checker?
05-01-2019 07:36 PM
Let's try this:
Reboot the router & try plugging it into the hidden test socket that is revealed when you remove the bottom half of the split faceplate (2 screws or press tabs) of your master socket. Only do this if you have a split faceplate. Do you have any extension sockets in the home even if unused? Are there any wires connected to back of faceplate of master socket?
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 it to your landline provider as a voice fault (don't mention Broadband). Often sorting out voice faults will fix the Broadband as well.
Post the full router stats & System Uptime when plugged into test socket.
Is the issue any better?
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