Dropped connections

Since being upgraded to the super-fast “upto 8Mpbs” broadband, I’ve ended up with a worse service.

I was previously getting a rock-solid 1Mbps downstream, 256kbps upstream. I’m now getting around 3.1-3.4Mbps downstream and 448kbps upstream. The problem is that the connection is regularly dropping out. Now this isn’t much of a problem when you are just surfing the web or reading e-mails, but when you’re working at home like I do, the VPN tunnel to the office falls over, plus then I lose my 3270 terminal session (I’m a mainframe man, you see).

It’s now dropped out 12 times in 24 hours. Time for a call to Pipex I think…