This thing has never been all that fast, but faster than dial-up. However, keep getting kicked off the last few months, as if they signed up so many more people on DSL that those w/slower computers get kicked off. This will be hour or two at a time, too.
U-Verse people, that I've never bothered to talk to [don't do cable/pay TV here, ever], insist that the only way to fix it is to have U-Verse installed ~~ said that would be "new fiber optic wiring from them to the house" ~~ and then to cancel it, having those new lines to help speed it up and keep it from getting kicked off 2-3x/day for too-long of time periods.
THEN I got to wondering ... as they also said some "new computer chip" would be installed in the box outside, too. Well, looks like there's already some "new box" out there since the DSL, so why would this not have already been put in there then, this "new chip"?
AND then I got to reading about it on the i'net, and see that noise can slow it down. What if all the phones in the house have a filter other than one? Would that suddenly slow it down way too much, so that it gets kicked off ~~ but why not when first in here? You see, the basement phone is the old wired-to-the-wall thing, NO JACK, so one cannot plug a filter into that phone, b/c there's no PLUG !!
Do I need someone to start there ... putting that phone on a jack so it CAN have a filter plugged into it ... or ???
Anyway, are those U-Verse folks "all wet" and using this problem as a selling point, or ... ??