@rajarshi81 Problem resolved. It was a network issue that Telstra had to resolve... at the exchange, I think. Not sure why it took so long to figure it out. Perhaps they did some different tests this last time over and above the tests they did all the previous times. I've had reletively stable speeds since.
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This sounds very similar to the problem I've been having for the last 2 years with TPG. Currently, my ADSL connection is sitting at 1.2 - 1.7mbps. When I call support, they run through the usual questions and do the usual checks. They get me to take the pnone cable out of the router phone port and shove it in one of the network ports for a minute or two, then back to the phone port. After repeating this a couple of times, my speed jumps to around 5-6mbps. My speed remains up there for a few days to a about week, then over time, it drops to 3mbps, then 2mbps, then to where it's at now. A couple of times it's dropped to below 0.8mbps sparking much frustration and annoyance. Last time, there was a fault on the line that was eventually fixed, but my speed dropped back to less than 2mbps after 2 days. Currently, I'm psyching myself up for another round of frustration with TPG support people to get my speed up to where it should be.... for another week. I have no splitters on my line. I only have one connection to the house, only 1 laptop and one phone connecting. I've tried 3 different modem/routers, numerous different cables and still the problem exists. I've put up with these shenanigans for too long and now I'm seriously considering changing internet provider. I had a conversaton with a guy who was a technicial support person for another ISP; he said that this problem sounds like the ISP is throttling my connection. Apparently, throttling happens often to manage network load. If this is what's happening, then I'm being throttled 24/7 and TPG are 'resolving' my network speeds temporarily for a week or two as an apeasement strategy before slowly trottling again over time. Either way, it is really really really giving me the sh*ts!
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