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Standard User normcall
(member) Tue 03-Dec-13 20:05:27
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Moving home


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We are thinking about moving.
We have a couple of properties in mind, in different villages some 1 mile apart.
Now the interesting bit.
Property A
Bt suggest 6.5 to 8M
Sam says 7.5M
Rightmove has a broadband speed checker which says the property should get 11.38M

Property B
BT suggest 4.5 to 11.5M
Sam says 5.5M
Rightmove 5.56M

These are just on postcode checking and are different exchanges.
Property A Sam says is about 3Km from exchange and Property B about 1.5Km

Interesting, but without actually testing the line, it seems no way of getting even a wild guesstimate which in this day and age seems incredible.

Anyone have an easy answer?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 03-Dec-13 20:20:29
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Use the address checker http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/ADSLChecker.addres...


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Standard User normcall
(member) Tue 03-Dec-13 22:16:22
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Still not really answering the question of the various figures.
The only good thing is that a form of broadband will be available one way or the other at a speed to be determined at some time in the future which may or may not remain stable and free from any problems.
At least with dial-up, it would chug along happily and we wouldn't expect anything different.


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Tue 03-Dec-13 23:03:55
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Re: Moving home


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You could ask the Estate Agent to ask the vendor, or ask the vendor directly if you make a visit.
Alternatively you might be able to find the phone number and get a better estimate.

Maybe the day will come when this is something a surveyor checks.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 03-Dec-13 23:13:40
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In reply to a post by normcall:
Still not really answering the question of the various figures.
The Postcode checker is unreliable because many properties share a postcode. The address checker is more accurate as it's for one connection.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Dec-13 23:36:26
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As BatBoy says, the checker he gave you is the best. All others are either based on it or unreliable. Postcode-only checks are usually junk. For instance, my postcode covers 30 houses.

Here's the result for my postcode:-
WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 3.5 -- 2 to 6 Available
ADSL Max Up to 2.5 -- 1.5 to 5 Available
For my phone number:-
FTTC Range A (Clean) 63.8 46.9 18.6 12 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 53 29.5 18.6 8.4 -- Available

WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 4 -- 3 to 7 Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 4 Up to 0.5 3 to 7 Available
ADSL Max Up to 3.5 -- 2.5 to 6.5 Available
Now for No. 1:-
FTTC Range A (Clean) 80 63 20 20 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 71.7 44.1 20 15.4 -- Available

WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 5 -- 3 to 7.5 Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 5 Up to 1 3 to 7.5 Available
Next No. 30:-
FTTC Range A (Clean) 63.8 46.9 18.6 12 -- Available
FTTC Range B (Impacted) 53 29.5 18.6 8.4 -- Available

WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 4 -- 3 to 7 Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 4 Up to 0.5 3 to 7 Available
My current FTTC speeds are in my sig. Note that the postcode checker didn't show FTTC. On ADSL2+ I got around 5.5Mbps.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 03-Dec-13 23:38:24)

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