Wierd 30s ADSL Sync Issue


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Jun 4, 2012
So for the past 3 months I have been having constant sync issues but lately it has taken a turn for the weird.

At exactly 30 seconds after getting sync the router would lose sync. Only way to get it to sync again is turning it off for a hour or more. This is not bound to router or modulation type or any variable that I can change.

I have literally tried everything possible on my side and telkom just don't have a solution. I have spent more than R3K on routers (3 different ones including one bought from telkom in desperation.)

Here is my current line stats:

Line Status

Upstream line rate (kbit/s) 640
Downstream line rate (kbit/s) 7360
Upstream maximum line rate (kbit/s) 1300
Downstream maximum line rate (kbit/s) 8372
Upstream noise safety coefficient(SNR) (dB) 13
Downstream noise safety coefficient(SNR) (dB) 7.4
Upstream interleave depth 64
Downstream interleave depth 2
Line standard ADSL_G.dmt
Upstream line attenuation (dB) 25.5
Downstream line attenuation (dB) 40.5
Upstream output power (dBmV) 4.4
Downstream output power (dBmV) 19.9

The first thing every techie says is that my speed is to high. So for the last 2 months I downgraded to a 2 meg line. Ta da da - guess what. Same issue.

I'm currently on a 8meg line from afrihost. (Got mad at telkom for not helping)
Before this a few months ago I was on a 10meg from telkom. There was no sync problems and speed was 8.5mbps. If the issue was bound to when I was on the higher speed I could understand but the fact that it does it on a 2 meg line as well screams LINE...

I'm literally starting to pull out my hair.