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Frequent disconnects

First Timer
Message 8 of 8

Hi. For the past few weeks I have been having frequent disconnections at different times of day and night. Several times I have unplugged the router for over half an hour but it is syncing at 5.8 Mbps when before it was nearer 40 Mbps. I am using the test socket at the moment and while disconnects are less frequent, speeds are still slow. 


There does appear to be noise on the line (crackling). I had a similar problem a couple of years ago with a previous supplier and the engineer traced the fault to there being water in the green cabinet in the street.


Many thanks.


Message 1 of 8

Hi MacDuffer1


That's great news, thanks for keeping us updated 🙂



Message 2 of 8

Hi Debbie


The engineer has just fixed the fault and all seems to be working well.


Many thanks for your help.

Message 3 of 8

Hi MacDuffer1


This fault has now been passed to an Openreach line engineer and we should receive further updates within the next 48hrs.






Message 4 of 8

Hi MacDuffer1


Thanks for your reply.


I've escalated this fault over to our Network Team for investigation and I will post back on this thread as soon as I receive further information.





Message 5 of 8

Hi Debbie


I have tried with just the phone connected and there is still hiss and occasional crackle on the line.


Many thanks

Support Team
Message 6 of 8

Hi MacDuffer1


I'm really sorry to hear this.


I've completed a line test which has detected a possible fault.


Noise on the line can affect the BB connection so we have to investigate this first.


Is the noise still present if you test with a corded handset at the test socket, with the router removed from the line?


I can then escalate this fault over to our Network Team for investigation.






Community Star
Message 7 of 8

I have asked one of TalkTalk's OCEs to pick your thread up and investigate it for you.

The forum is not real-time 24/7 support, so depending on how busy they are & how many are working at any one time, this can take 24 - 48 hrs (excluding weekends & limited cover on Bank Holidays). Alternatively, you can call the call centre or use online chat. The posts are responded to in time/date order, oldest first. So the fewer entries you make on your thread now, the sooner they will pick it up.

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