we all pay for 8mb broadband and rarely get it. There is a simple way to get a faster speed. I was only getting 4mb and now 8mb, Girlfriend was getting 3mb and now 5.6Mb.
telephones only use wires 2&5, but in our houses wire 3 is normally wired this is because old phones use to have to be told there was an incoming call when on extensions. This is what line 3 did and is called the ring line. This no longer needs to be connected as modern phones can detect incoming calls.
Simply go round and disconnect line 3 (wire 3) from the master socket and your extension leads to get a speed boost it has no adverse effects.
Before doing so go into your router and note down the connection speed (speed test is no good) once you have done the wires it will connect at the new speed. however it will take 3 days for your actual download speed to increase as the BT exchanges monitor your connection for 3 days before up'ing the speed. Link below, I hope this helps some people post up your results!http://www.dslzoneuk.net/socket.php?type=html