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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 18-Feb-11 13:35:40
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Sono arrivato


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Engineer turned up soon after 9am and was gone by 10:10, once I connected with my Buffalo cheapo router, £23.56 inc delivery.

Everything looks fine so far wired, not got my wireless properly sorted yet. May be a router firmware update needed as I'm showing as Max 54(N) on InSSIDer and speed tests reflect that. I know the laptop connected at 130kbps to my Netgear 834N before I bricked it.

Engineer JDSU said 0.6km from cabinet, sync 39992kbps. Wired BT tests 36-38Mbps on 38717 profile.

The BBC Home page loads noticeably faster.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - O2 Standard.

Edited by RobertoS (Fri 18-Feb-11 17:23:09)

Standard User rikbean
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 18-Feb-11 17:12:19
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You're only trying to make us jealous. wink

Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Feb-11 18:15:25
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..... once I connected with my Buffalo cheapo router, £23.56 inc delivery.

What happened to the PN router? smile

What are the advantages of the Buffalo router, is it to do with your new high speed connection or is it a chipset thing? tongue

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 18-Feb-11 18:22:28
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Re: Sono arrivato


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834PN is an ADSL2+ modem/router.

I'm on FTTC - needs a cable router smile.

It's a pretty good piece of kit by the look of it, costing peanuts. Once I fine out whY I'm not getting a true "N" connection to it.

Updated the firmware, hasn't helped.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 18-Feb-11 23:38:53
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Got the wireless sorted, now getting 65-130Mbps depending on conditions and full download speeds - 35Mbps+. 8 Mbps up.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre.
Standard User cavillas
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Feb-11 11:59:21
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Don't you just find these people irritating? smile What's wrong with a 3mb connection anyway? Yah Yah Yah smile

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Standard User rikbean
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 19-Feb-11 12:27:52
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It depends what you do with it, Alf. I'm seriously thinking that, for me, fibre would be a waste of money.

Moderator billford
(moderator) Sat 19-Feb-11 12:35:36
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In reply to a post by rikbean:
I'm seriously thinking that, for me, fibre would be a waste of money.
It's lovely and quick though tongue

But seriously, even if you don't need the speed, being able to dispense with that long length of copper (or aluminium) from the exchange to your cabinet can make quite a difference to the reliability of the connection.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 19-Feb-11 12:46:05
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Reliability was another consideration with me Bill, though less important on LLU than on BTW. I would get periods of several hours with 20-second re-syncs, until stopping them with a Quiet Line Test.

That would have been a disaster with BT DLM, but I am assured by the engineers on these forums that unless it is cab >> house then that will be fixed now. PSTN cab >> exchange, which is almost certainly where the problem was, is now isolated.

As I said in an O2 thread, I don't need the speed, but nice to have. Not seen any profile changes yet, but got to watch the speed test frequency while I adjust to not being unlimited.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sat 19-Feb-11 13:04:10
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My line has always been reasonably reliable, it was mainly speed and "new toy syndrome" that made me switch.

It's impossible for me to be 100% sure, not being able to get line stats, but the fibre "feels" more stable than the copper... the line from the exchange to the cabinet ran through (or near) a small industrial estate so losing that can't have done any harm!

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