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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 09-Nov-16 20:41:41
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Team watchdog


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This week was on broadband speeds and getting a discount if you dont get advertised speeds which I like the sound of but their solution to wifi problems in one house was a new BT router. Whadya think if you saw it?

Tim
www.xilo.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 09-Nov-16 21:18:36
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Would have said very different things in places, but given the time constraints of an item difficult to go into a great deal of detail.

It is rare to see a consumer show that wi-fi can be an issue though, so that part was useful.

Did cringe at various points though

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Standard User Discus
(experienced) Wed 09-Nov-16 21:24:21
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Shame the speedtest site they wanted everyone to use was down smile

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Standard User burble
(regular) Wed 09-Nov-16 21:34:25
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I've been doing a few speed checks lately, so thought I would try the one on watchdog site, it wouldn't link, came back here to do speed check and get 'access forbidden' whats going on.
p.s. just tried again for forth time and it works now

Edited by burble (Wed 09-Nov-16 21:36:27)

Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Nov-16 11:53:57
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http://www.broadbandperformance.co.uk/

Working now.

Tim
www.xilo.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg LLU
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Nov-16 12:42:39
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I don't think the advice is very good.

IE moving router away from the landline, ok this applies in some cases, but a lot of landlines are not 2.4Ghz.
Also upgrading your router, I am not convinced that brought their speeds from 1.4 to 14Mbps alone, more likely the new router had another channel in use which could have been attempted on the old router.

Re doing your windows updates, I really fail to see how that speeds up the internet, by that logic when you format a PC the internet would be excruciatingly slow until you update.

For genuine no signal areas a repeater is needed often, not a windows update or a move of the landline.
Standard User 961a
(member) Thu 10-Nov-16 13:51:10
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One thing they did manage to get across was the fact that in many cases it is faults/issues within the house under the control of the buyer that is causing the problem(s). They highlighted the fact that the incoming signal was basically ok while it failed to transmit round the house for reasons which many will know about on this forum

It did fail to mention that one way to get a good signal round the house was to instal wiring rather than rely on the wireless signal from the router

Like all these programmes it tried to do too much in too short a time and ended up failing to be really useful as a result
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Nov-16 17:07:30
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This is a direct link to the broadband item for those interesting in watching:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b082wkj6/watchd...

Standard User B31
(member) Fri 11-Nov-16 18:18:41
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I would, but I've been struggling to watch videos online recently.



BT ADSL customer getting 3.8 Mbps (0.7 Mbps up) on a new road / new build development
(It was around 1.6 to 1.9 Mbps when I moved in)
CAB not FTTC enabled, not part of the 66% commercial plan. Not a BDUK area. Hoping the council will let VM in-fill.
Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 11-Nov-16 20:50:14
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In reply to a post by B31:
I would, but I've been struggling to watch videos online recently.
You should complain to Watchdog..

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