Because I'm a masochist, I decided to take Talk Talk up on their offer of broadband once a new line was connected to my property. I am suffering from criminally low speeds of 0.6mbps download and 0.4mbps upload, which is slower than an ASDL line and constant cut offs. I can't even watch youtube videos. I opened up a fault ticket, and now there's a message stating that my help is needed to run further tests and to click on the Live chat option, but no-one is available.
Why am I having to pay to not have any internet?
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Hello Michelle. I have updated my profile with the acct number and telephone number. The livechat team are sending me out a new router, but the problem isn't the router. I know this because I'm getting the same slow speeds with a completely new gaming router.
In addition, two other people living near me who have accounts with Talk talk are encountering the same issue.
It's not a router issue and as such won't be resolved by having a brand new router.
Thanks for updating your profile
Which router do you have connected at the moment?
How many telephone sockets do you have? What other devices do you have connected in addition to your router?
Does your master socket have a Test Socket?
Are you experiencing any problems with your telephone service such as noise on the line?
In answer to your questions
1)I have a D-Link DSL-3782 model
2)I have one telephone socket NTE5c. I have the telephone connected via a Microfilter. The only two devices connected are the router itself and a telephone. In terms of actual devices, the only devices connected to the network are my PC and a tablet.
3)Don't know, there's only one socket. Am not sure what to look for.
4)No problems on the line, the phone works perfectly.
Having done the research the NTE5C does have a test socket.
Ok, so the microfilter is in the test socket. I've just run a speed test with Ookla and the results are as follows:
Download 0.07 mbps
As you're now connected to the test socket I've restarted the optimisation process, can you bump the thread tomorrow and we'll see how you're getting on
Hi Chris Speed test results from Ookla:
Upload speed 0.54Mbps
Download speed 0.52Mbps
The results are better, but I hope you'll accept that 0.54Mbps is far far short of the advertised average speed for Fast Broadband. I'm not expecting 11Mbps speed but 3-4 would be nice?
One thing I have noticed is that all my previous speed tests were done in the evening, so I will do another one later on this evening to see if that's similar and will post the results, so we have a true like for like comparison.
I've checked the connection stats and I can see that the SNR is varying and there are some errors on the line.
Is the router still at the test socket? Have you tested with a different router, cable and filter? I can then pass this fault over to our Network Team for investigation.
The router is in the test socket. It's a brand new router only two months old, so I don't think it's the issue. I've changed cables around and actually purchased a Netgear gaming router and encountered the same issue with slow speeds, whether it's on the test socket or master socket. I swapped over microfilters, as two came with the router pack. I'm picking up a new Talktalk router from the DHL depot on Saturday, but I don't expect it to change things, because the problem seems to lie between the exchange and the line to the house rather than internally.
The results as of this evening's Ookla speed test are
I've passed this over to our network team for further investigation. If you don't hear anything over the weekend can you bump the thread on Monday and we'll check for updates
Is there any way someone can chase for an update, as I suspect the Network team would happily kick this into the long grass for the next 10 years if they had a chance. I've had some more missed calls from Talk Talk, so it would appear someone wants to discuss something with me, but as no messages have been left or emails sent to me, I'm at a loss as to understand what it is.