General Chat Thread, Home Broadband problems - does this look ok to you? in General; Originally Posted by Cools
if you run any ext about the house use shilded cat5e, BT use shilded cat 6 ...
20th June 2011, 05:33 PM #31
I didn't run it - it's ye olde standard telephone cable - behind the tiles in the kitchen....
Originally Posted by Cools
21st June 2011, 12:14 AM #32
Get an 'iplate' - for about a fiver it doubled my speed.
At one point, I had a very ropey connection, but whenever the phone was in use, seemed OK.
Turned out to be poor cable from the pole to my house, old & cracked, particularly bad in wind +/- rain -
phone use, applying a voltage, would help DSL to get through - quite common according to the engineer.
Thanks to tumbleweed from:
BatchFile (21st June 2011)
21st June 2011, 10:39 AM #33
I have had exactly the same, was with tiscali for about 4-5 years at 2mb no problems, then it changed to talk talk and was alright for a few months and has now dropped down to 0.2 mb like yours has. Phoned support and they said i would have to try one of there routers as the line was fine. Got one of there routers and i still have the same speed issue so am going to ring again tonight and see what they say.
Originally Posted by aptproductions
22nd June 2011, 11:31 AM #34
Aye .. I was on the phone to Sky again yesterday after the issue had been resolved .. we now have a perfectly stable ADSL connection (it was flitting between 0.2 and 0.4 when the router was rebooted) but it's sat at 0.4 .. 0.4 each and every time .. upstream 0.7 (which is good given the distance from the exchange) .. but still not the 2mb I was getting.
Originally Posted by Poults
So, they said they'd book another engineer out for me and give me a call back .. did I get a call back? Nope .. Do I think they have booked the Engineer? Nope .. so I'll be phoning again this evening to see where they are actually up to with it all and why I didn't have the phone call back to confirm the booking and sort the other bits out that I needed to .. meh .. so much fun ..
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