My internet connection recently improved with the arrival of FTTC in my village. It has risen from 3 Mbps to 7 Mbps. I feel I should be able to get rather higher with ADSL2+ but my modem cannot hack it. The present speed is adequate for my needs, I am not inclined to pay the extra for VDSL2.
My modem/router is a TP-Link TD-W8961ND. When it started resetting every few minutes Plusnet arranged for Openreach to call and they fitted a proper master socket and repaired a dodgy earth connection on the pole outside. I think that the resetting problem is a combination of the DSLAM raising the speed too aggressively and my modem being unable to cope.
The workaround I'm using now is to set the protocol to G.dmt and this has been stable. Prior to that I was using an old Netgear DG834v1 which was also stable but I see now that was because it does not do ADSL2. The Netgear has now died, it will not connect to DSL.
I am 150 m from a Huawei 288 cabinet and its PCP.
From what I read on this helpful site it looks as if I should get a Huawei HG612 from eBay and upgrade the firmware.
As a separate note about me, I run a website that comprehensively lists PAYG tariffs for UK mobiles.