URGENT: Ideas for improving/fixing ADSL signal integrity???(Current noise margin is -0.2db. FAIL.) Answered
For the past month or so, our centurylink ADSL 10Mbps internet has been hopelessly slow, and constantly dropping out entirely. Considering the router itself was having weird problems that are always fixed for 10 minutes by hard-rebooting it, Replacing the router did seem to make a difference, and made it really fast, about 9.7Mbps directly though Ethernet, and not much lower though Wi-Fi w/ 12 devices (8 wireless) attached. However that, of course, could not last, and now we find ourselves restarting the router or temporarily disconnecting the phone line to get internet to work at ALL. CenturyLink "technicians" have even come over on multiple occasions in the past to try to fix it, and nothing is achieved. They do the same sh*t I do.
Anyway, in search of digging around for a solution, I found out that the average line attenuation is 42db, and the noise margin is a jaw dropping 1 to 3db! EPIC FAIL (facepalm^2)! That's is like NO margin, considering that after googling it, supposedly a SNR of anything less than 10 means HORRIBLY unreliable internet, and I am several orders of magnitude below even that! (knowing that 3db down is half the signal) Ok I'm done ranting.
So what I am wondering is it possible to do something to improve that figure? Moving the router from the upstairs will not be easy since there is a Ethernet printer and wired computer that's in a different section of the house where Wi-Fi does not work well. Sorry for all the spelling errors since the internet is dead and if I get anywhere close to the router I am going full photonicinduction on it. Had to type this on the full 'ables site from a phone. (Also I can upload images of my screenshots when the internet begins to work tomorrow, if it ever does.)