I got home yesterday to find my phone line was dead, there was no dial tone through several phones that I tried but my internet still worked but was very unreliable dropping every few minutes.
So anyway I contacted BT who took a while to admit anything was wrong with the line and finally admitted there was a fault and will send an engineer out on Thursday
So that was me stuck without any phone or stable internet until after xmas. So I contacted my ISP (UK Online) who were very helpful and I explained the whole situation to him and asked if there was anything he could do. He explained that limiting my Sync speed to a lower speed and enabling Interleaving until the line is sorted by BT might get me up and running until then. So while I was on the phone he limited my line to 1mb, but the line was still dropping so then he tried .5mb and the line was still dropping but not as frequently. So as a last effort he tried 128k and it seems stable enough to me.
Spot on customer services from UK Online compared to the very unhelpful foreign BT customer support.
So I am now on 128k until BT come out and fix this dodgy line I have all of a sudden aquired. Do you think I would be able to play any online games with this speed connection or do I simply just not have enough bandwidth?
Merry Xmas all