I received an email from my ISP today which reads: As you may be aware, over the last few months BT have highlighted certain performance issues across the ADSL network.
After a period of investigation, it was deemed that these issues arose from a misconfiguration of certain hardware on the BT network. This equipment was responsible for routing your connection through to your ISP.
Several "fixes" have been made available to the public both by BT and third parties. These worked by adjusting the "MTU" value of the user's networking settings. This broke down the data into smaller chunks resulting in reduced load on the BT network.
BT have taken action based on feedback from users and ISPs regarding this matter and over the last month have been systematically isolating and resolving these problems, resulting in periods of intermittant connectivity out of peak time. This work has since been completed successfully.
This should mean the end of previously necessary tweaks????? Here's hoping.
that artcle was done after I emailed them a question (after all help from here failed). I had the answer some weeks before it went to print, but unfortnatley it didn't help my problem (I was getting very poor BB speeds)
Eventually got it sorted thou thru some other twaeks that I found on another forum. MY ADSL has never been better!
I have done this one before. Trouble is, I admit that all the numbers are fairly meaningless to me! (sorry) I could do with someone to say yes, or no, your speed is average/acceptable or you must be joking! type of thing.
BTW, my d'load speed was 65kbps, and the upload speed was 252 kbps.