Been surfing about trying to understand why my Flip ADSL2+ has slowed to a crawl on downloads, and is useless for YouTube, or anything multimedia. Even a Speedtest.net takes a few minutes to load for testing. General web is mostly okay, but one day even the Flip site took 15 minutes to load.
Yes, Avast, Malwarebytes, even did a clean install of Win7 (admittedly starter pack but was getting decent speeds before).
Flip help suggested my modem was dying, but ping shows zero packet loss, even after several minutes of testing and between 1 to 37ms with an average of 1. The losses all happen after Flip.
I tried to download a 16.5mb file (Malwarebytes) for my new install (my old download was outdated) but it failed twice after eight hours of byte-by-byte downloading. Microsoft update appears to be working, but 264mb took more than 8 hours.
Been reading about Master Splitter, but just don't have $150-$200 for that at the moment - is there anything else I can do?
There is no copper phone, only a Vodafone wireless phone, and yes the results are the same for wireless or ethernet cable connections ... both slowwwww.
Here's my grab from an Huawei EchoLife router, nearly two years old (former Vodafone). Am in Parnell, and an online calc estimates I am 1.8km from closest cabinet on Gladstone Rd.
Very much appreciate any advice.