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Very slow connection - potential fault. Info included

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Very slow connection - potential fault. Info included

Hello,

 

I have ADSL broadband from Plusnet which is supposed to be upgraded to Fibre Extra on at the exchange 2 April (according to BT's DSL checker). But I'm concerned there is a line fault either way, and working from home with one other person in the house has become very difficult. Please could the potential fault be looked into?

 

I followed the steps in this pinned thread:

- Result of a BT Wholesale speedtest just now: Download speed 0 Mbps(!!), Upload speed 1.02 Mbps

- Router stats (TP-Link Archer VR900):

  • Sync speed (Current Rate) (kbps) - Upstream: 443 Downstream: 16419
  • Line Attenuation(dB)- Upstream: 9.5 Downstream: 15.5
  • SNR Margin(dB) - Upstream: 30.6 Downstream: 3.1
  • Errors(pkts) - Upstream: 0 Downstream: 7

I notice there are some downstream errors recorded there.

 

I have also run periodic speed tests on broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk which return download speeds of between 0.6 and 1.96 Mbps and upload speeds of between 0.26 and 0.33 Mbps.

Another note is that I can only check via wifi because my laptop has no ethernet cable socket. However it is a new 2019 Macbook Pro and problems persist whether I use my Plusnet router or my TP Link one so I doubt hardware is the problem.

 

I'd really appreciate some help here! Working from home is very difficult as I have to make video calls a lot and they keep on lagging and dropping. I'm worried that reduced speeds will continue even when Fibre Extra starts.

 

Many thanks!