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Some things that can cause inside wire problems, (and you'd probably notice them on voice calls as well) are:
Any grounding will cause a problem (you'd hear a bad hum).
- poor splices or taps
- loose connections to outlets anywhere in the house
- abuse from furniture, pets, etc.
- mis-wired connections
Other devices (fax machine, telephones, answering machines, etc.) can also cause a problem.
The line cord you use to connect the modem to the phone jack can also be a problem.
If the phone wiring in the walls is routed parallel (alongside) electrical wiring, this is almost a certain cause of poor lines. Even running a phone wire alongside an electrical wire for a short distance of 5 or 10 feet can make a huge difference in the potential performance of your DSL line. Ensure that telephone wiring is run AWAY from electrical wires, and if a crossing between the two is necessary, then do so at right angles.
Issues may be at the webserver end at Sympat - I typically call 310-7873 and ask for a re-set. This generally clears up the speed issue, however much a PITA it is. Thanks.
2008-11-09 09:52:10 (siljaline )
by KeysCapt edited by MacGyver
last modified: 2004-10-30 21:46:38