I've been having high CRC errors (in the thousands per hour) on my naked DSL line.
Home wiring is clean from the demarc - lead-in, scotchloc to cat5e directly to new BT jack, to modem. Nothing else on the line.
I decided to take a look in the mushroom and found my line joined by twisting wires together and then slipping over some sort of greased filled plastic sheath.
Is this the old school way of doing things?
I was going to scotchloc this but what also confused me was that there were three wires twisted together in each join... ie. two yellow wires from the road, twisted together with my yellow wire then two grey wires from the road twisted together with my black wire.
How does this work?
I would also really love to have a chorus guy re punch my pair at the exchange as my problems only started when the exchange was upgraded to adsl2+ so there may be a dodgey connection in there somewhere.
I see a chorus guy lives down the road and i've contemplated knocking on his door and asking if he would do a quick job for me for beer or cash!
Any Chorus people on here from Palmerston North that would be interested in taking a look for me?
I've tried the ISP but the response is that the broadband is working ok so there's no fault... which is fair enough but as I know there's a problem, albeit a small one, I like to fix things. Must be a side effect of my job working in IT.