does it matter which way the pairs get connected i.e blue and white to red and white. is it blue to red and white to white?
stone2: well no guys it cant be the modem because im still using my old one 504t.
although i suspect a new modem would give me even better speeds but i dont think it would be hugely better so am going to stay with my dinosaur for now.
im waiting to hear from plamnrechtsen about another line test to see if the only difference is interleaving being switched off.
cyril7: Hi Steve, I would not put it for certain on the modem, although those older Dlinks I would not be surprised if its part of the problem also.
Recntly I asked for interleaving to be turned off my sync fell from 18Mb/s to 7Mb/s, but the latency dropped as expected. I had several calls to Telecom and they all said it was my modem (TP-Link 8840 broadcom chipset) or my line (600m 7dB att), but I persisted. Eventually I got on to a CSR who was higher up the chain, he immediately noted that for whatever reason when interleave was turned off the system automatically engaged a very conservative profile, he put it back to the normal higher profile and I get my 18Mb/s and low latency, he also said he would not have expected 1st tier CSR's to have either understood or known to check the profile.
stone2: ahh...yes i understand now.if there was no problem with the modem then i wouldn't see such slow speeds with interleaving on. is that right?