On going issue which ive put up with for quite some time now but I want to get to the bottom of it.... espcially ince my local exchange is one of the lucky ones opened up etc....
Telecom installed filter, 4 phone points in total (2 used for phone, 1 for Sky which is no longer used, 1 for ADSL as installed by Telecom).
My line rate originally sat around 3mbps which i was happy with, but then it start dropping to anything from 56k (yes, dialup) to 2mbps. Restarting the router would bring it back to 3mbps for about 20mins, then it would drop again and reconnect at a low rate.
Finally after being given the run around by my ISP (tracerts do NOT help with line speed issues FFS) they got Telecom out to my house - Telecom propmtly said "Youre getting 4mbps what are you moaning about" and left (I wasnt home). I checked the router, and yes, it showed what they claimed, approx 4mbps. Restarted the router.
Guess what ?
Back I went to my ISP, who got Telecom out again while I was home. The tech checked the line and went "Oh...buggar" - he admitted my connection was crap.
So he went off to the exchange, played around and found my port was stuffed, so got me moved to a newer port and wheeeeee 5mbps all the time for about a month.... then things started slowing down again..... and slower...and slower.... and slower.....
Now Im lucky to hit 2mbps after a restart.
I have tested it with 3 different branded routers and had the same issue.
I suspect theres a break in the line somewhere and water is getting in and stuffing things up (during heavy rain, I have to forget about getting online).
So what can I do ?
Im going to contact my ISP again and see what theyre going to do........... theyre just going to ask me to do tracerts etc again :-p Can I contact Telecom directly about it instead of my ISP who runs me around in circles for 2 weeks before doing anything ?
Im also going to see if any of my neighbours are on DSL as well and see if they have the same problem.
But in the meantime, ideas/suggestions etc would be appreciated for anything else I can do/try.