on 05-05-2022 09:09 PM
Over the last several weeks I've been getting frequent slow broadband speeds (only download, upload is always pretty good at 11.5mbps)
It coincides with me upgrading my package to Fibre65 towards the end of March, prior to this it was never a problem, I don't know if that's a coincidence or there might be a connection?
I've tried all the usual fixes, disconnecting devices from the wifi, restarting the router, switching off for 30mins, doing a factory reset, and although it does tend to come back at around 40mbps it will gradually drop down again to 2/3/4mbps.
I've also tried a wired laptop to the router, and had the same slowness.
When I've tried the line test on the TalkTalk website, it says an issue is suspected, and goes into another test, but that one always comes back as ok and I need to check my devices.
So it feels like there might be an issue somewhere?
on 23-05-2022 07:08 AM
on 20-05-2022 06:36 PM
Hi, new router has been behaving well over the last couple of weeks, and I was planning on returning the old one at the weekend, but today since lunchtime I've had a solid orange light again, so not sure what has happened there?
on 09-05-2022 08:59 AM
on 09-05-2022 08:53 AM
Morning, I left the router plugged in over Saturday night till about midday on Sunday, but still solid orange light. Since then I've gone back to the first one.
Do you think it's worth me trying again with the new router today?
on 09-05-2022 08:23 AM
on 07-05-2022 09:08 PM
Hi, router received this afternoon, thanks for the speedy delivery.
But I've connected up this evening and I'm seeing a flashing orange and white light for several minutes and then solid orange - I tried a factory reset but didn't make a difference.
on 06-05-2022 09:56 AM
on 06-05-2022 09:09 AM
on 06-05-2022 08:49 AM
Ok, do you have an alternative router that you could test with please? If not then we can send a replacement router for testing purposes to rule this out. We would also send a router returns bag so that one of the routers can be returned.
on 06-05-2022 08:46 AM
I've found it doesn't always increase immediately, but after it's been rebooted and left for up to 30mins-ish, it does tend to be back up to speed for a time, until it eventually drops back again.
on 06-05-2022 08:08 AM
I'm sorry to hear this. I've run a test on the line which hasn't detected a fault. Does the throughput speed always immediately increase after the router has been rebooted?
on 05-05-2022 10:47 PM
Interesting, as I had a similar issue with a DG8041W a while back, after a router restart I'd get my normal download speed (37 ish), but within a day or so it would drop to 4 or 5. At the time I didn't know it, but I had a subtle fault on my phone line back then, so I do wonder if the DG8041W might be a bit sensitive to some sort of line faults that might then cause the speed to drop.
The support team here will be able to help more tomorrow, they will also be able to do more checks on your line to see if they can identify any potential fault.