I used to have a 2mb PTCL connection, but found that it was performing the same as a 1mb connection i.e download speeds around 60-70kbs and upload around 20kbs. Obviously the lack of performance is due to distance from exchange (although I am not that far) and interference. Does anyone know of some filter that will work on PTCL lines? Has anyone tried this device: http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=7256. Will this technology work on Pakistani phone lines? By the way my line has no crackle, I had a new length of single wire connected directly to the pole.
Apart from this does anyone know how to get better performance from the line. I really need the 2mb connection, but only if I can get the performance to match. Maybe there is some trick from the exchange to increase line speed specially for DSL. In the early days in the UK the exchange increased the "gain" on the line for better DSL performance.
I am sure somewhere in this forum there must be a "10 step plan to get the best out of your DSL connection" if not maybe we could compile one right here!