on 08-09-2021 03:59 PM
Hi, I upgraded from an older fibre package to Fibre 65 at the end of last month, but since swapping over to the new router, my internet has been very sporadic ranging anything from 0.9 mbps download (reminds me of the old dial up!) to around 47 mbps with uploads speeds of 5 to 7.2 mbps, this is the same for either a wifi or, a hard-wired connection. The sync speed shown on the new router is over 50 mbps down and 6.75 up. It has shown higher speeds but this is a rough average. I have turned the router off twice over the last 9 days for 30 mins so I can basically work from home. This normally works for about 9 hours, then the connections goes up and down again. I seem to be having to reset the internet connection frequently to get some sort of a workable connection.
When I plugged the old router back in, recheck the speeds etc all seems to be fine both on wifi and the hard-wired (40 mbps and 7.2 upload).
I have chatted to the live chat twice now who have acknowledged and seen the issues etc but until the ‘training period’ is completed, nothing much else they can do until after this time and all checks on the router and line all seems to be fine!
On looking at the chat forums I can see that some people have had their firmware upgraded to v1.06t which rectified their sporadic speed issues, so wondered if this may help me?
Any assistance or guidance would be very much appreciated.
on 09-09-2021 11:00 AM
Thanks for your reply @Chris-TalkTalk
Thought that I responded earlier sorry, no it dropped down further, ran at test at 0745 and the download showed 2.5 mbps and 6.1 mbps for the upload. Had to restart the internet connection which will last probably up til 8/9 pm tonight. Currant result is down 46.5 and 6 up with the router showing down 51.26 and up 6.66
on 09-09-2021 08:05 AM
on 09-09-2021 07:34 AM
Thank you for your reply, currently the EchoLife DG8041W Home Gateway is plugged in, sync speed shows 12 mbps down and 5.98 up. The old router is a sagemcom FAST5364 3.00 software SG4K10002816t
on 09-09-2021 07:17 AM
on 08-09-2021 08:24 PM
Thanks for the reply, other way round for the router myself, the sagemcom one TT did send as part of the upgrade package, needless to say the speed has now dropped! so will leave it be for tonight and will check again in the morning. Sync speed still shows on my router as 50 mbps and up 6.75 but the test results shows 8 down and 6.5 up.
Have a good evening and again thank you
on 08-09-2021 07:29 PM
Hi @Dave S1,
If restarting the router is giving you stable throughput speeds for a decent period of time, but then they start to degrade, that may indicate some sort of problem with the router itself. The staff here will be able to pick this up tomorrow to help, if they did think the router was faulty they would be able to arrange a replacement, or if they think the later firmware may help then they would be able to push that firmware to your router.
I'm assuming you have the Huawei Wi-Fi Hub (seeing as you mentioned firmware v1.06t), I did experience some sporadic speed issues when I tried that hub, the sync would be fine (40mbps), but then after a day or so the throughput would just drop to 5 or 6mbps and a reboot was required to get the speeds back up, so I'm currently using the other type of hub (the Sagemcom) which seems to behave better for me.