Originally Posted by lucevans
Mick - could you post a link to the announcement please -I'd like to read precisely what VM have said regarding ex-NTL proxy servers. I'm in an ex-NTL area and until last Wenesday I had a rock solid 10Mb connection even at peak time in the evening, but since the removal of my proxy the service has been crap, running between 150kbps and 3500 kbps in the evening
The removal of proxies will have nothing to do with your speed reduction, there must be some other fault.
This is the post in the VM Feedback forum by somebody called Alex Brown.
I thought you might be interested to know that we are removing the
transparent web caches (or "proxies") that have been in place on our
network. This action is an element in our Internet unification
These have already been removed in all parts of the network other than
the Cardiff region - where we will be undertaking some upgrades
before we remove the transparent web caches. This should be happening
over coming weeks.
There is now no need to have any cache manually set in your browser -
and at some stage in the future we will physically turn them off.
So that this does not cause any potential loss of service (we're still
working on the switchoff plans), we request that you remove a cache if
you have it manually set in your browser.
How to check for and remove any manual settings:
INTERNET EXPLORER VERSION 7 USERS
From Internet Explorer's 'Tools' drop down, select 'Options', then the
'Connections' tab and the 'LAN settings' button at the bottom of this
screen. If any proxy server is set, you should remove the tick from
'Use a proxy server for your LAN'.
MOZILLA FIREFOX VERSION 2 USERS
From the 'Tools' menu option, select 'Options'. Along the top row,
click the 'Advanced' icon. Click on the 'Network' TAB. Click on the
button called 'Settings' and ensure that the 'Direct connection to the
Internet' option is selected.