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sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

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Registered: ‎22-08-2007

sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

Hi,

 

I've had this issue before and hope it;s just the same again please.

 

I live close enough to the fibre cabinet that I've always had about 70Mbps down and 18Mbps up.

That is what my modem syncs at.

On the 25th June I was downloading during the night and early morning at that speed

Tonight I've just noticed that the download speed has halved along with the modem sync. A reboot made no difference and nothing has changed at my end for years.

Upload speeds are a little lower at about 17Mbps

 

Last time this happened Plusnet had accidentally moved me to a different profile.


Could someone check for me and see if this has happened again please

 

Thanks

-Mat

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Rising Star
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Registered: ‎22-08-2007

Re: sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

just attaching a BT Wholesale snip to show what we can receive (and did up until yesterday morning) along with the advanced performance report which hopefully shows we're just on the wrong Profile again.


Can someone from Plusnet please check for me when you have time (appreciate there are other higher priorities for now)

 

Thanks

 

-Mat

 

 

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Re: sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

Your observed speeds is much down on what you should get. If not a profile problem, maybe a line fault. Is the line quiet (dial 17070 for quiet line test with a phone)?

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Rising Star
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Registered: ‎22-08-2007

Re: sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

Hi idonno,

we don't normally have a phone in use but using an old one we have for emergencies gives a very crackly line so I wonder if that's the issue?

 

Can you please suggest what I do now? Should I unplug the modem and see if the line is quiet? Or is it a PNet/BT thing?

 

Thanks for your help so far

 

-Mat

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Re: sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

Hi,

A crackly line will often ruin broadband speeds.

The crackle must be fixed by Openreach before the BB speeds can recover.

Follow the troubleshooter at: https://portal.plus.net/apps/kbdfaults

This should allow you to raise a fault with PN

Regards

Richard

Rising Star
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Registered: ‎22-08-2007

Re: sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

Thanks RichardB.

 

I've raised a ticket through the link you gave me and await a contact from them

 

Thanks everyone for your assistance - nice to know that the forums are still this helpful when needed

🙂

 

-Mat

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Re: sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

Hi @mlavende Smiley I understand that we found an external fault. You can view more about it here.

 Noor
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Re: sudden overnight halving of my download speed - profile issue again?

Well the friendly and helpful Openreach Engineer has come out and done some work - apparently a bit of cable was wearing out.

The phone is now quiet and the modem is syncing at 60+up/19down which is a good sign.

A speedtest still shows max speeds of 24 down though.

I realise it should go up over time but wondered how long that would take or whether anyone could 'do' something to speed it up. It's not a profile issue I assume?


Thanks
-Mat