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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2007, 06:34:53 PM »


8mb from bt ::).

we are miles from the exchange though and its through wireless. might plug my laptop into the router and do it again and see what the result is.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2007, 08:12:29 PM »
Not bad considering I only pay for 4 Mb and it's pretty much peak time for torrents and home users!!

Oh and I'm more than 50 miles from Maidenhead!! OVer 100 I'd say, but I'm not very good at counting so don't take that as gospel.


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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2007, 09:37:49 AM »


Through Orange, on an upt0 8 meg, it varies massively through the day though!
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2007, 12:37:44 PM »



This is at work, I thought we were meant to have a 10 meg line !!

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #84 on: October 11, 2007, 12:40:58 PM »
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #85 on: October 11, 2007, 08:00:20 PM »


On a two meg connection, Tiscali for you

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #86 on: October 11, 2007, 09:38:49 PM »


Fooking hell Smiff, do you need all that upload or just want it?

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #87 on: October 11, 2007, 11:27:11 PM »


What a shit ping time though.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2007, 12:04:16 AM »


Not too bad for BT that considering I'm 2.9KM from the exchange.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2007, 08:07:16 AM »


Virgin Broadband,

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My girlfriends is the same - although recently she has been getting double the 2meg line she is on.

There is innuendo in there, why can't I find it?
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #91 on: October 12, 2007, 12:39:02 PM »


That's terrible since I'm supposed to have a 8Mbit connection.....

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #92 on: October 12, 2007, 01:00:20 PM »
That's Eclipse for you, used to be good, now totally shite.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #93 on: October 12, 2007, 01:02:59 PM »
That's Eclipse for you, used to be good, now totally shite.

I think I have to agree there.
I used to really rate them and although I've had no service outages their speed seems horrid.
It must be contention, I get 6MB early in the morning and about 1MB in the evening.

Will switching to a different ISP affect contention, or am I still basically sharing the same line ?
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #94 on: October 12, 2007, 01:16:39 PM »


Not too bad for BT that considering I'm 2.9KM from the exchange.

Nice one, we're a hot bed of reds here!
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #95 on: October 12, 2007, 01:34:33 PM »
Nice one, we're a hot bed of reds here!

That just means the nearest speedtest server (to the ISP's POP) is in Maidenhead, not that everyone is from Maidenhead.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #96 on: October 12, 2007, 02:29:47 PM »
I think I have to agree there.
I used to really rate them and although I've had no service outages their speed seems horrid.
It must be contention, I get 6MB early in the morning and about 1MB in the evening.

Will switching to a different ISP affect contention, or am I still basically sharing the same line ?

Contnetion will change depending on the ISP, mine was pretty awful on Freedom2Surf at times but isn't generally a problem with Be at the moment, although that could change with the new pricing plan and O2 launch

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #97 on: October 12, 2007, 05:13:33 PM »
That just means the nearest speedtest server (to the ISP's POP) is in Maidenhead, not that everyone is from Maidenhead.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #98 on: October 12, 2007, 06:10:57 PM »
I think this is fucking incredible.

I get 3 x faster speeds on my broadband at home than I do at work.
We are supposed to be subscribing to the proverbial "up to" 8mb service at work , but when I ran the speedtest I got 260 to 270 kbps download speed.
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #99 on: October 12, 2007, 06:13:17 PM »
I think this is fucking incredible.

I get 3 x faster speeds on my broadband at home than I do at work.
We are supposed to be subscribing to the proverbial "up to" 8mb service at work , but when I ran the speedtest I got 260 to 270 kbps download speed.


Were any of your colleagues using it tho at the time? The only time you'd get an accurate reading is if you were the only one using it
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #100 on: October 12, 2007, 08:39:41 PM »
I think this is fucking incredible.

I get 3 x faster speeds on my broadband at home than I do at work.
We are supposed to be subscribing to the proverbial "up to" 8mb service at work , but when I ran the speedtest I got 260 to 270 kbps download speed.


3 things. Firstly as Slick_Beef points out you need to be the only one using it to get an accurate reading.
Secondly, Upload speed is usually about an 8th of your download speed.
Thirdly, and I know you didn't say this but worth pointing out anyway, these are speeds measured in Megabits not Megabytes - that's eight times smaller than a Megabyte. To put it into context, a 1 Megabyte is 1 million characters of text, a  Megabit is 125,000 (although Megabit is usually used as a measurement of speed as in Megabits per second).

Basically 8Mbps (download) connection is likely to only have 1Mbps upload speed associated with it, that's not including contention with others doing the same who are sharing the same kit at the your local exchange which will bring it down, also take into account others sharing the same connection in the office who are using it and that's probably not too bad.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #101 on: October 12, 2007, 08:46:21 PM »


Can't complain, 2mb target speed.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #102 on: October 12, 2007, 09:11:54 PM »


8mb target.

Hate pipex, contract up this month.. will look into be.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #103 on: October 12, 2007, 09:15:53 PM »
An ISP/net related q.... what's the difference between dynamic and static IP and which one do I want?

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #104 on: October 12, 2007, 09:57:45 PM »
An ISP/net related q.... what's the difference between dynamic and static IP and which one do I want?
Static is a set IP address and dynamic is an IP address given to you by your ISP each time you log on.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #105 on: October 12, 2007, 09:59:56 PM »
Static is a set IP address and dynamic is an IP address given to you by your ISP each time you log on.

Could that be what could cause issue with my DS connecting to Nintendo WiFi

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2007, 10:10:58 PM »
Static is a set IP address and dynamic is an IP address given to you by your ISP each time you log on.

So which is better? I have to pay for a static but why and is it worth the money?

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2007, 11:19:24 PM »
So which is better? I have to pay for a static but why and is it worth the money?

For most people there's no difference.

I think Be used to make you pay for Static (although thats gone under the new pricing) but I never bothered as I wasn't hosting any online games so it was irrelevant to me, plus it never changed anyway even under dynamic!

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #108 on: October 12, 2007, 11:35:50 PM »



F2S 8Mb line, impressive, i think not.

Still it does usually download at 500Kb a second so i cant complain, must just be a bit sickly at the moment
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2007, 11:50:45 PM »



on 2mb

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2007, 04:42:12 PM »
o2 broadband out tomorrow saw the prices and was quite impressed!
£7.50 for standard 8 meg
£10.00 for the 16meg
and
only £15 for the 20meg!
You need to be an o2 contract customer tho or you have to pay an extra ten quid a month.
Looks good tho!
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2007, 05:03:24 PM »
Balotelli, Falcao, Cavani...

I'll be shocked if it's anyone other Etoo. Etoo or no-one. Simples.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2007, 05:20:12 PM »
Talk Talk Mark?

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #113 on: October 14, 2007, 05:23:32 PM »
Talk Talk Mark?

Aye. Not my choice but runs a lot better than I'd expected on the basis of what I'd heard.
Balotelli, Falcao, Cavani...

I'll be shocked if it's anyone other Etoo. Etoo or no-one. Simples.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2007, 05:25:25 PM »
So I think my contract is finally up with pipex. I'm going to go with be online. Am I making the right choice?

Frustrated with pipex slow speeds, traffic shaping and dropped connections as well as there inability to resolve the problem after several complaints - it's BT, BT- no it's pipex, pipex- no it's BT....  :no

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #115 on: October 15, 2007, 08:32:15 AM »
are you talking about be*, theyve been bought by o2 and o2 are offering much better prices..but as ben said above you may get buggered by people rinsing their download
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #116 on: October 15, 2007, 08:36:52 AM »
The o2 prices don't look that great to me, unless you're already a customer.

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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #117 on: October 15, 2007, 11:09:43 AM »
sorry..i suppose i just assume everyone is a customer- indeed you have to pay £10 extra if you aren't a pay monthly or sim only customer already..serves you right for being on another network!lol
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #118 on: October 15, 2007, 01:32:23 PM »
o2 broadband out tomorrow saw the prices and was quite impressed!
£7.50 for standard 8 meg
£10.00 for the 16meg
and
only £15 for the 20meg!
You need to be an o2 contract customer tho or you have to pay an extra ten quid a month.
Looks good tho!
using LLU allowing them to make it cheap
oh and you get free 24/7 UK BASED CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!! thats what i'm talking about, bt can shove india up their arses!

Oi!!! Have more of a giggle with the Indian call centres, I tend to get more out of them, even if they haven't got a clue what you're talking about most of the time!!!
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Re: The Broadband Speed Pissing Contest
« Reply #119 on: October 15, 2007, 01:34:14 PM »
Oi!!! Have more of a giggle with the Indian call centres, I tend to get more out of them, even if they haven't got a clue what you're talking about most of the time!!!
How many lights are on on your BT router?
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