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  • mrpon 13 Jul 2013 15:29:59 28,463 posts
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    Currently in Portugal enjoying 0.01 mbps

    :/

    Give yourself Ł5 or ˝ gig, you're worth it.

  • MrDigital 13 Jul 2013 21:07:48 1,866 posts
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    Holiday speed or are you living there permanently and will get this regularly?

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • whatthefu 9 Aug 2013 17:18:00 853 posts
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    Just upgraded for the first time in 8 years.
    14mb, when I expected to get 7mb. Very very happy.
    I can now watch videos online without the dreaded buffer. I now have modern internet capabilities \o/
  • Roddles 9 Aug 2013 17:24:09 1,769 posts
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  • Load_2.0 9 Aug 2013 17:26:25 18,918 posts
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    Damn in Ealing?

    I struggle to get 10 Mb on Virgin and I am supoposed be on their phat pipe.
  • Roddles 9 Aug 2013 17:35:57 1,769 posts
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    Epsom via BT Infinity.

    I just use the Ealing server on Speedtest as it seems to be the most reliable.

    Edited by Roddles at 17:36:12 09-08-2013
  • spindizzy 9 Aug 2013 17:46:12 6,427 posts
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    They've been promising fibre in my street for two years. Yet again, my address says "sorry, not yet"... out of curiosity I check the houses on either side, then, every other house around me. I'M THE ONLY FUCKING BUILDING WITHOUT FIBRE!!!!

    I can't sodding believe it! :-(
  • Roddles 9 Aug 2013 17:47:49 1,769 posts
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    Ring them. That'll be a database error if you're all using the same exchange.
  • Deckard1 9 Aug 2013 18:03:04 27,197 posts
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    No more cabinet left for you spindizzy. Good luck getting that sorted.
  • El_MUERkO 9 Aug 2013 19:53:26 16,955 posts
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    @Deckard1 reverse car into cabinet, sorted :D
  • Armoured_Bear 22 Nov 2013 11:59:02 10,288 posts
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    Cool, just found out that my provider is adding 500Mb/s lines in my town by the end of the year, I'm stuck on 150Mb/s at the mo.

    XBL : ecosse011172
    PSN : ecosse_011172
    NNID : armoured_bear

  • Armoured_Bear 13 Jan 2014 18:04:55 10,288 posts
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    I can now get 500Mbps but don't fancy paying the equivalent of 130 quid per month for it :-(

    XBL : ecosse011172
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  • graysonavich 13 Jan 2014 18:05:34 7,309 posts
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    That's a lot of jpegs.
  • senso-ji 22 Jan 2014 14:28:09 5,795 posts
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    1.4 Tb/s connection has been succssfully tested
  • mikew1985 22 Jan 2014 14:45:22 12,604 posts
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    200Mbps lines now being offered to new customers paying the same as my current package.

    No upgrade for existing customers yet as far as I can see.

    Arses shall be well and trully kicked at the weekend when I get a chance to ring them.
  • kingbear 23 Jan 2014 06:01:42 15 posts
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    currently im at 240mbps, last year I lived in different region of city and it had max 20mbps, but the actuall speed was way slower, cause it was a sucky mobile provider. Now I feel like in "internet speed heaven" lolz, downloading from steam at rates like 25mb/s, I think my crappy slow HDD cannot even handle the speed of stacking data
  • DUFFMAN5 23 Jan 2014 07:27:16 14,419 posts
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    Just updated to 60 (from 30) with Virgin, when streaming a HD film via Lovefilm through our Sony BR player it was hitting around 25-30mps but still buffering like a pig? Even when using a hard connection and not wifi. Surely the film should stream ok.

    No other devices on. We have the Super/shit hub, very unimpressed.

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Sharzam 23 Jan 2014 07:51:10 2,713 posts
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    Just wondering why do people need such fast connections?

    I have 60mb with Virgin and can download even large games in a few minutes and streaming is seamless. Often thought upgrading to 120mb, but just feel not worth the cost when what benefit would I get.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • DUFFMAN5 23 Jan 2014 09:11:33 14,419 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Just updated to 60 (from 30) with Virgin, when streaming a HD film via Lovefilm through our Sony BR player it was hitting around 25-30mps but still buffering like a pig? Even when using a hard connection and not wifi. Surely the film should stream ok.

    No other devices on. We have the Super/shit hub, very unimpressed.
    Lads re my post above, can anyone offer some advice/help re if a "booster" would help, and if so what would I need, should I pay, lastly are they just plug and play type things.

    The superhub is in our "computer room" aka the cupboard under the stairs ala Harry Potter :) We always have the door ajar so I thought that would be ok ?

    The upstairs signal strength is terrible, my Sony phone drops in and out of wifi all the time in the garden and upstairs, even when just surfing the News/EG (only a 3 bed house)
    We have a new HD tv/ BR player upstairs both capable of streaming Lovefilm/Netflix etc but the streaming is terrible with buffering and stop starting all over the place, as mentioned above.

    When I stream LF through my 360, which is downstairs about 10ft from superhub, everything is fine.

    Any ideas I have not got a clue about these things!
    Thank you

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Benno 23 Jan 2014 09:16:38 9,792 posts
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    To be perfectly honest, bandwidth hasn't been an issue for about 10 years now.

    We just need better pings! damn physics

    EG Hearthstone Tournament

  • mikew1985 23 Jan 2014 09:18:34 12,604 posts
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    It's very odd if happening using a hard connection.

    Streaming is still total shit with a direct connection to the router/hub?

    I would say you definitely could do with either an extender to improve wifi coverage or a better router. The problem with that being I am not familiar with the set up of BT superhubs and they may not be as configurable as you would like.

    You would effectively want to be able to switch the Hub into bridge or modem only mode if you wanted to replace the router so something like a powerline wifi extender might be better. For my UPC modem/router I had to effectively edit OID numbers to enable bridge mode which is sort of complicated.
  • Dougs 23 Jan 2014 09:19:08 66,709 posts
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    So you've moved the BD player down to be connected to your router and it's still the same? On both Lovefilm and Netflix? Sounds like Virgin are throttling.
  • DUFFMAN5 23 Jan 2014 09:25:03 14,419 posts
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    @mike and Dougs

    Mikew...I do not understand any of that, I'm total shite as I say :( I can say that streaming while using an Ethernet directly from the Virgin "super-hub" into the BR player was indeed shite last night around 17:30, my daughter was (trying) watching an HD film via LF.

    Dougs...the BR player is upstairs, the superhub downstairs, it connects/finds the wifi signal no problem but just doesn't like streaming ?

    Thank you for replies lads

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • mikew1985 23 Jan 2014 09:44:24 12,604 posts
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    Well you could just get another router and whack it onto the network if you don't want to get into configuring things but you'd potentially have other issues with that - it's far from an ideal way to set up a network.

    Something like this might be your best bet. I've only picked that set as they are specifically marked as BT extenders, you'd be fine with a cheaper unbranded version of the same thing. TP Link are usually slightly cheaper than the competitors and I have never had any issues with their stuff.

    Having said that if a direct connection is struggling then there are issues aside from shit wifi coverage.

    It could be something as simple as BT throttling connections to LF at certain times. Again I'm not in the UK and not sure what kind of traffic if any that BT might be throttling at certain peak times.

    Would be worth testing it at 6 - 8 pm tonight and then again at 10pm with both wired and wireless connections.

    (Actually are you BT or Virgin? I just assumed BT for some reason and it doesn't really matter either way - all of the above still stands)

    Edited by mikew1985 at 09:49:42 23-01-2014
  • nickthegun 23 Jan 2014 09:47:07 58,805 posts
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    Finding the wifi and having good signal strength are two very different things.

    I can connect to my superhub fine from anywhere in the house, but upstairs the connection speed is shocking.

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    He totally called it

  • Psiloc 23 Jan 2014 10:03:15 1,416 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    1.4 Tb/s connection has been succssfully tested
    I could do with this rolling out ASAP. All the providers have made it clear there's nothing they can do about my 1Mb/s because I live at the end of a cul-de-sac (dum dum dum).

    Alternatively does anyone know a really effective way of getting Virgin to lay some cable in a street? I've tried ringing them and saying they can hold me to a contract if they'll come and do it but nothing. It's not a weird street or anything, just a small cul-de-sac right off a main road which for some reason is treated like it doesn't exist by ISP's and pizza delivery men alike.
  • Load_2.0 23 Jan 2014 10:07:39 18,918 posts
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    Psiloc wrote:
    Alternatively does anyone know a really effective way of getting Virgin to lay some cable in a street?

    Prunes and coffee.
  • Fake_Blood 23 Jan 2014 10:31:10 4,074 posts
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    During a stormy night, plug your cable directly into the mains socket.
  • Dougs 23 Jan 2014 10:56:29 66,709 posts
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    @Duff - if you can, bring your BD player downstairs and connect it to the router via ethernet. If it streams fine, then it's definitely the signal and not VM playing silly buggers. And then buy some 500Mbps homeplugs and away you go.
  • phoopipe 23 Jan 2014 11:42:38 1,389 posts
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    0.76mbps on a good day. New installation.

    6 Bt engineers.
    14 Phonecalls.
    3 Home hubs.
    2 micro filters.
    And a Partridge in a fucking pair tree.

    Envious of Eskimos in igloos.
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