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Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 27-Jul-11 18:39:12
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Will we ever..


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get ADSL2 or VDSL (aka infinity) where i live?!

(Leeswood)

8mb is great but 448k upload is not.. and with 4 ppl in the house that all use the net at the same time a few hours a day the lack in speed is showing! frown

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 27-Jul-11 19:30:54
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Re: Will we ever..


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Second line?

Or Max Premium for better upstream.

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www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 27-Jul-11 19:45:45
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we are with BT .. how would one go about getting the faster upload?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 27-Jul-11 22:46:41
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As Mr.S said, two lines, and a load balancing router.

Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Jul-11 20:17:30
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But we are not rich

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Standard User blueacid
(committed) Sun 31-Jul-11 14:38:18
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To get the higher upstream, you could look and see if your isp (or a suitable alternative) can offer adsl max premium; this puts your upload up to a maximum of 832kbit. It also has the advantage of giving you a higher priority at the exchange, so if you're on a congested virtual path at the exchange you should see better performance compared to the standard package - this only matters if the vp is congested though!

This solution only will help you if you're suffering through a lack of upstream. You could look at what's being done on the broadband and change your habits; download big files overnight or when you're out, download programs in advance from Iplayer rather than streaming them. Alternatively you could look at using a router with qos, allowing you to prioritize web browsing above downloads for example.

Cheers,
Blueacid
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Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 31-Jul-11 19:09:26
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The problem is, we have 4 ppl in the house that use the internet.

One of us uses skype a lot of the time to talk to about 3-4 ppl at once and that just eats up the upload and causes the rest of us major lag in games that we play in the evening.

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Standard User Meloco65
(regular) Sun 31-Jul-11 20:24:19
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unfortunately gaming even if just two of you are playing is going to see an increase in lag. Just sort out a time to limit the guy on skype and when you can game. I can't see any other 'cheap' way.
Standard User blueacid
(committed) Sun 31-Jul-11 20:24:55
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Sounds a lot like QOS would help. Failing that, find out if the person using Skype is the one hosting the conference call; the host of the conference call is the one communicating with all other call participants, thus requiring hefty chunks of upstream. See if someone else can be the one to start the call, that might help out.

Equally, it could be that your bandwidth requirements fall within what your line is capable of, BUT your ISP is sluggish in the evenings - what ISP are you with?

If only one of you is gaming does the line perform OK? Are you also certain that nobody is torrenting or otherwise battering the connection?

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Blueacid
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Mon 01-Aug-11 12:15:15
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OP said BT!

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 17 Meg Untweaked 19 Meg Tweaked WBC
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