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Sudden Drop in Sync Rate

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Sudden Drop in Sync Rate

Notice several of you have had this problem.

I have been syncing at 7.2-7.4 mbits/s for the past three weeks. The connection has been solid with no disconnection problems at all. Suddenly the sync rate dropped to 6.4 mbits/s last night ( 5th June ). This seems to have happened to a lot of people on this date - Is it D-Day for MaxDSL?.

I have never had a speed test above 5.5. mbits/s so this may be a normal correction - but from what I have read the modem should sync at max possible speed - if I was getting a solid sync at 7.3-7.4 for nearly a month - why the sudden change. No change of line or equipment during that time. No wireless connection etc.

I am concerned that this may be a BT imposed reduction of service expectations - can't understand why the sync rate should suddenly drop on a stable connection.

Any thoughts appreciated. Sad
2 REPLIES
lunarjetman
Grafter
Posts: 59
Registered: 31-07-2007

Sudden Drop in Sync Rate

Having seen a couple of similar postings and add to that the fact that BT said they would resolve the Max problems by 6th June I would not be at all surprised if they had raised the minimum target SNR across the board to combat line instability.

That would be a fairly blunt tool that wouldn't help those like yourself whose lines have been robust.
daveyb
Grafter
Posts: 128
Registered: 04-08-2007

Sudden Drop in Sync Rate

Hmmm....maybe someone did do something last night but, at least in my case, I don't think it's been to force a higher SNR to resync. This morning my [u]line's back to normal, including around SNR of 6, although I'm now stuck on a low bRAS profile for 3 days which means I'm only "enjoying" a 512k connection which is pretty frustrating to say the least (see http://portal.plus.net/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=43905).

David.