Liam McDermott <theirishmole at gmail.com> writes:
> this usually happens when the line is split between two houses.
>> This will also affect regular dialup, so if dialup is not getting
> above 40k then the line is probably split.
Someone had mentioned this to me, but in general I found that I never
got less than 50k/s with dial-up.
> They don't like to tell you your line is split, so i also reccomend
> saying there is noise on the line.
It is very annoying that you have to do this. If you're on an enabled
exchange it would be nice to be able to ask for an engineer to
checkout your specific line. In my case I would have been willing to
pay for his time.
Whats the hourly rate for such an engineer? < EUR 50? In general it
would probably only take him half that to say: "Yes I can fix it? No
you cannot get DSL".
>> (ballsed up that reply)
>>> On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 22:43:12 +0000, Richard Corden
> <richards_corden at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> "Barry O'Donovan" <mail at barryodonovan.com> writes:
>>>> > Hey folks,
>>>> > Yes I have gone through thr archives but to no quick avail. If any of
>> > those who have had the same problem and managed to get it resolved
>> > could reply on or off list I'd very much appreciate it.
>>>> Depending on your desperation level.....
>>>> We're in Harolds X in Dublin and our line failed the DSL tests. We
>> too got the usual reasons for failing. Next doors line was failing too
>> but when they had a second line put in it passed the test.
>>>> So we took a chance and got a second line into the house (Approx. EUR
>> 120) and this line passed for DSL. Interestingly the engineer
>> installing the line could not explain to me why my original line was
>> failing given my distance from an enabled exchange.
>> Richard Corden
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