@aesmith Indeed, and I gave the surly BT man 3 * new Pressac NTE5/A backs so the fronts would fit. I have thought about getting hold of some posh BT-to-RJ11 ultra-short cables. Dialup modem cables are available that are posh - made of pure unobtainium coated with unicorn oil - but they are so long, so far from ideal.
This is what I got from the good OR man
Note 22/03/2017 10:52:00 - Jason Welsh===
===Nte which eu had fitted was faulty. Now replaced and circuit now in sync at 3300kbps with no errors seen, line test ok
Please record the number you used to call the CP -03333400999
Was sync established at NTE ? -Yes.
22/03/2017 10:52 - Nte which eu had fitted was faulty. Now replaced and circuit now in sync at 3300kbps with no errors seen, line test ok
What was the result of the Initial Pair Quality Test ? - Pass
Did you complete the Base module ? - Yes
Have you successfully demonstrated connectivity to the NTE ? - Yes
Did all the connections, extensions and DSL filters meet the minimum standards ? - Yes
Have you conducted a sync test (modem light on) ? - Yes
Did you complete the Network module ? - No
Did you replace the NTE and why ? - Yes - It was damaged
Did you complete the Frames module ? - No
Did you complete the End User Premises Wiring Module ? - No
Did you disconnect any End User wiring to resolve a problem ? - No
Did you complete the End User Premises Equipment Module ? - No
Did you attempt a co-op call with the CP ? - No
Cheeky. I didn't fit an NTE5. Thought it was 'illegal'. Surly BT man was booked to fit it, and they had better not be accusing me of such a crime. :-)
How did our good BT man get a sync of 3.3 Mbps? I want his modem in that case? What did he mean exactly ? He said hello to me round the bedroom door and mentioned 3.3 Mbps to me himself - which left me astonished, and I didn't think to ask further he must have brought some special BT DSLViagra spray with him.