Something strange has happened to my ADSL/internet connection.
For the last 2 days I have been connecting to the net using the following setup:
My telkom wall socket has two jacks. I connect my filter to one jack on the wall socket and then my ADSL and phone to the two filter jacks. I.e I leave one jack on the wall socket open. This worked fine. I synched at 4mb - line attenuation 16, noise margin 22.
Earlier tonight the router was unplugged. When I switched it back on - The adsl was active and synching at 4mb at the same stats as listed above, but my afrihost account (internet) is not working. The same applies to the telkom guest account.
I have plugged the router directly into the wall jack (i.e bypassing the filter and with telephone unplugged) and still the same issue as above.
Now for the strange part... As soon as I plug the telephone into the one wall jack and the router into the other jack, my internet connection is working, but my line speed drops to +-3mb and my noise margin to 6 (because I'm using no filter). Whenever I unplug the line connected to the phone, I loose my internet connection. If the problem is the filter, why is connecting straight to the wall socket and bypassing the filter not working?
I can live with the 3mb connection and low noise margin for now, but something definitely went wrong and I can't figure out what...
In all instances the DSL connection is active and synching. Telkom has confirmed my line is "perfect".