I thought i'd sign up to vfx just to see how it goes, i want to look at moving over to fusion if things go well.
My setup is:
Currently on a 256K plan with slingshot. (moving to a full speed plan soon)
Self install, 3 dynalink filters in a one year old house. (rental)
Linksys WAG54GP2v2 router (just moved from a Dlink)
I've been playing all afternoon and am impressed with the service. Call quality is good. The web portal is excellent, and I love all the features.
I'd be quite happy to move over to fusion if it worked this great all the time...
At this stage though I don't think I can. My DSL connection has never been great. It was the same at my old house. Since I have been keeping an eye on it this afternoon my DSL line has dropped off about 8 times. Today may be a bad day or maybe its always like this and I never notice it. Its even disconnected while I'm typing this.
The connection has dropped off while I was talking to a friend, and of course I lost the call.
Am I right in saying that since the DSL line is dropping off it isn't really going to matter what provider I'm with? I had the same problem at my old house over several years and several providers (full adsl install). I would have 2 months of connections dropping off about every half an hour ish (or less), then it would be fine for 3 months. Then back to bad service.. Couldn't put it down to the weather or anything. Technicians came out several times and could never find any problems.
Now I am in a brand new house with new wiring and going through the same thing. Are the exchanges just rubbish?
Maverick can you see any logs at your end as to how often the Voip line is reconnecting? The router doesn't really show anything.
Going full install isn't really an option in a rental. I have thought about pulling all the phones out and filters and just running the router by itself for a day or so (with no filter) but currently do not really have any way logging uptime.
I know I am not currently on xnet broadband but has anyone got any recomendations on what I can do?
I want to go naked DSL and xnet currently looks like the best option. I'm sick of useless broadband and don't want to pay telecom another cent. Am I still going to be cursed with bad internet because telecoms exchanges?
Here is the details from my adsl status page:
DSL Status: UP
DSL Modulation Mode: GDMT
DSL Path Mode: INTERLEAVED
Downstream Rate: 7296 Kbps
Upstream Rate: 160 Kbps
Downstream Margin: 11 db
Upstream Margin: 28 db
Downstream Line Attenuation: 34
Upstream Line Attenuation: 22
Downstream Transmit Power: 0
Upstream Transmit Power: 0
Any suggestions would be great