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Old 27-04-2012, 01:33   #1
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100/10 Mb/s at 1.00 AM in an area with just 40% utilisation. God help the congested areas.
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Old 27-04-2012, 07:27   #2
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Jesus, I'd be more inclined to press them on that ..
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Old 27-04-2012, 08:50   #3
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that looks like a perfect 10mbit speed upgrade config (ds doubled but not us)
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Old 27-04-2012, 09:35   #4
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Jesus, I'd be more inclined to press them on that ..
Fed up now of dealing with muppets, I might as well have asked the old woman across the road for help.
Soon as FTTP is available here I'm off.
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Fed up now of dealing with muppets, I might as well have asked the old woman across the road for help.
Soon as FTTP is available here I'm off.
Try posting on FB or Twitter, different team and they tend to be pretty good.
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Old 28-04-2012, 19:59   #6
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Try posting on FB or Twitter, different team and they tend to be pretty good.
Thanks Nopanic, but I have reconciled myself to leaving, no big deal, it is just too much aggro trying to get them to admit that there is a problem at their end.
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did you not say you were going to be the first on 120meg?
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Thanks Nopanic, but I have reconciled myself to leaving, no big deal, it is just too much aggro trying to get them to admit that there is a problem at their end.
I know exactly how you feel and sympathise.

VM/Ntl/whatever have rested on their laurals for ages, treating the subs like muck, because they knew they were the only game in town for fast BB.

They are still behaving in the same way but now they are just one Company amongst many. I expect the penny will drop eventually but by that time it might be too late.
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Old 28-04-2012, 20:42   #9
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Get them round to test your signal levels, apparently the modems run best at -6db to -8db and Tivo at 0db, also chack All F conectors, plus if you have abrown drop cable going to the box it may be that.

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Also, old isolators (ones with 2 ports) are old and out of date, a new one can give you an extra 10meg
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Old 28-04-2012, 21:50   #10
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did you not say you were going to be the first on 120meg?
That was reported I the local rag about 3 weeks ago but they didn't give a date.

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I know exactly how you feel and sympathise.

VM/Ntl/whatever have rested on their laurals for ages, treating the subs like muck, because they knew they were the only game in town for fast BB.

They are still behaving in the same way but now they are just one Company amongst many. I expect the penny will drop eventually but by that time it might be too late.
Judging by the problems people are having with low speeds after the doubling the rush to keep ahead of BT may come back to bite them.

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Get them round to test your signal levels, apparently the modems run best at -6db to -8db and Tivo at 0db, also chack All F conectors, plus if you have abrown drop cable going to the box it may be that.

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Also, old isolators (ones with 2 ports) are old and out of date, a new one can give you an extra 10meg
Signal and power levels are fine, I have a black drop cable, previously speeds have always been fine since install, no dropouts or rebooting. Currently it's back at 100+ but upload is still capped at 2.7 Mb/s. I only upgraded to 100 Mb for the extra upload, I was quite happy with the 50 Mb download speed.
I would get Infinity now but when I had ADSL I was always having problems with the line between home and the pole even though BT had strung a new line with the introduction of ADSL.
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apparently the modems run best at -6db to -8db
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introduction of ADSL? so you didnt get rewiring for a fault. it was a fresh install. that must of been done a while back. You sure they didnt mess anything up during install?

did you mean your waiting for BT FTTC ?
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Judging by the problems people are having with low speeds after the doubling the rush to keep ahead of BT may come back to bite them.
Given my estimate is October 2012-July 2013, i.e. 14 months after BT, they're not exactly keeping ahead.
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Old 29-04-2012, 00:02   #14
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introduction of ADSL? so you didnt get rewiring for a fault. it was a fresh install. that must of been done a while back. You sure they didnt mess anything up during install?

did you mean your waiting for BT FTTC ?
I had ADSL installed by BT just after it came out, previously on dial-up, hey I go back a bit. First modem was an Acoustic Coupler which was surprisingly good considering you had to stuff your phone handset into it.

No, BT FTTP fibre to the premises, I don't want to know telephone wires after the hassle with adsl.
I was reading that BT have come up with a solution whereby they connect fibre to the cabinet which means that they are going to be able to roll it out much sooner than they originally planned.
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Given my estimate is October 2012-July 2013, i.e. 14 months after BT, they're not exactly keeping ahead.
In the short term, based on your estimates, you would get the best speeds from BT, but as we all know, BT sell of their network to the highest bidder, and then anyone else they can get money from. Virgin Media is a stand alone network, not selling off it's network to other sub ISPs like the long list that BT supports, so if you stay the course i'd bet money you'd end up in a better place with better speed.
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