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Standard User Hewsos
(newbie) Thu 28-Feb-13 15:15:36
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Upgrading to fibre optic FTTC


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BT are offering me 71mbps, Sky only 40 mbps at a cheaper rate. I have just done a speed test on my neighbour's BT fibre optic broadband which would be the same as I would get and via their wireless router, Bt HH3, they are only getting 33mbps.

My question is this, if a wireless connection is going to lower the speed to such an extent is it worth paying more for the 71mbps? Would the wireless speed be the same despite the connection speed in to the router, ie if 71mbps drops to 33 mbps via the wireless router, would 40mbps also drop to 33mbps or even lower?

My TV would be wired to the the router with an ethernet cable, could I expect closer to the claimed 71mbps on this device?

Also, would a better wireless router improve this?

Many thanks in advance
Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Feb-13 15:21:47
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Geez, what are you running? Anything over 20mb is almost unnoticeable for anything normal (unless you download Tgbs of data all the time).

Nick
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(staff) Thu 28-Feb-13 15:36:33
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Re: Upgrading to fibre optic FTTC


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Ethernet should deliver the speed that reaches the router in the home, but wireless is heavily affected by things like walls and bodies.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/77-sk... gives you some idea how wireless speeds can vary

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Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Thu 28-Feb-13 16:25:01
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Re: Upgrading to fibre optic FTTC


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Having more than one internet facing device (multiple computers, smart phones, SKY boxes, smart TVs etc can easily stretch the bandwidth of connections over 40Mb/s

The number of internet users is the key - two kids will use any unlimited supply!

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 28-Feb-13 16:30:36
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Re: Upgrading to fibre optic FTTC


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Yeah, but take streaming TV. HDTV is about 3500mbs. Games maybe less. 6 people watching iPlayer on 6 TV sets? still only about 25mbs.

And remember, browsing the web, or checking e-mail etc. on anything over, say, 5mbs is limited by the remote site speed/load - not your connection.

I dunno, but to me the difference between 71/41 is unnoticeable in any situation unless you are Amazon or something having 1000's of customers a second.

Nick

Edited by Lethe (Thu 28-Feb-13 16:37:56)

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 02-Mar-13 10:39:45
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Re: Upgrading to fibre optic FTTC


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In reply to a post by Lethe:
I dunno, but to me the difference between 71/41 is unnoticeable in any situation unless you are Amazon or something having 1000's of customers a second.
LOL. Amuses me the clamour for bandwidth several time greater than a company would have for a few hundred person office.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sat 02-Mar-13 11:37:25
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Re: Upgrading to fibre optic FTTC


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In reply to a post by Hewsos:
BT are offering me 71mbps, Sky only 40 mbps at a cheaper rate.


Sky have a PRO product which you can ask for which will give the same as BT.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 12-Mar-13 22:16:29
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Are you sure they aren't on Infinity 1, which is capped at 40Mbps connection, approx 38Mbps throughput?

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