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Topic # 111326 30-Oct-2012 15:26 Send private message

Hi, I'm on Vodafone's Ultimate Pack Red plan using the HG556a router with the latest firmware. I usually get around 15mb download speed but since around last week my speed has dropped significantly. When I check the Service Status page of the router router, it says:
You are connected.Your speed is 7.6 Mb/s.

Connected to the Internet via ADSL

I've read somewhere 7.6mb is the max speed for ADSL? I am really clueless about this and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  Reply # 709224 30-Oct-2012 15:38 Send private message

Reboot your router.
Check your home wiring and filtering (isolate, replace, remove extension cords and double phone plugs).
Force your router to ADSL2+ if possible.
Replace your filter.

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  Reply # 709225 30-Oct-2012 15:39 Send private message

We have some good basic fault checking steps over on the VFNZ forum will link to these bit later

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