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Standard User Yaz
(experienced) Tue 14-Aug-12 23:30:30
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Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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I'm considering Plusnet for the Extra Fibre service and I am interested in hearing from users who have/had the Pro-addon.

Is it worth the £5?

Is the connection Fastpath or Interleaved?

Did you notice a difference before and after the Pro-addon was enabled/disabled?

For comparison, I have a WiMax connection over ~4.5km / ~2.8 miles to the nearest mast and Fibre backhaul from there on.

ping www.bbc.co.uk -n 10

Pinging www.bbc.net.uk [212.58.246.93] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=56
Reply from 212.58.246.93: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=56

Ping statistics for 212.58.246.93:
Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 8ms, Maximum = 10ms, Average = 8ms

vFast Ltd
Downstream ~24336.33 kbit/s - ~2970.74 KB/s
Upstream ~10224.86 kbit/s - ~1248.15 KB/s

Edited by Yaz (Tue 14-Aug-12 23:31:07)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 14-Aug-12 23:32:55
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Re: Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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In reply to a post by Yaz:
I'm considering Plusnet for the Extra Fibre service and I am interested in hearing from users who have/had the Pro-addon.

Is it worth the £5?
Suck it and see.

Start without it.

It's a monthly-committed add-on, and does not affect the underlying minimum 18 month term. You can turn it on and off and see which is best for you.

Interleaved/Fast Path is a separate issue. That's to do with the Openreach side of it and nothing you can do about it. Pro is to do with the internal Plusnet traffic management.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 14-Aug-12 23:35:46)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 14-Aug-12 23:37:18
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Re: Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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Make sure you see my edits to my previous post.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Yaz
(experienced) Tue 14-Aug-12 23:37:33
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Re: Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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Have you used it?

As for Fastpath/Interleaved, as a seperate question then, what is the default for Plusnet?

vFast Ltd
Downstream ~24336.33 kbit/s - ~2970.74 KB/s
Upstream ~10224.86 kbit/s - ~1248.15 KB/s
Standard User Yaz
(experienced) Tue 14-Aug-12 23:38:52
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Re: Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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Seen laugh

vFast Ltd
Downstream ~24336.33 kbit/s - ~2970.74 KB/s
Upstream ~10224.86 kbit/s - ~1248.15 KB/s
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 14-Aug-12 23:42:38
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Re: Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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In reply to a post by Yaz:
Have you used it?

As for Fastpath/Interleaved, as a seperate question then, what is the default for Plusnet?
See my second post.

No I haven't used it, as my usage pattern doesn't invoke traffic management.

I believe the default will be "Auto". I have read the Openreach publicly available information on FTTC many times, and do not recall any reference to an ISP option for that setting.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Yaz
(experienced) Tue 14-Aug-12 23:54:15
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Re: Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by Yaz:
Have you used it?

As for Fastpath/Interleaved, as a seperate question then, what is the default for Plusnet?
See my second post.

No I haven't used it, as my usage pattern doesn't invoke traffic management.

I believe the default will be "Auto". I have read the Openreach publicly available information on FTTC many times, and do not recall any reference to an ISP option for that setting.


I dislike these forums and the seperate threads frown.

I ask about Fastpath/Interleaved as it was my understanding that the ISP had a say (either fixed or changeable by ISP or User - ADSL services like BE etc.).

Back when I had DSL with BT Retail (pre 2006) I had a fixed 1mb service on Fastpath then moved to Sky (2007) ~2.8mb Interleaved line.

vFast Ltd
Downstream ~24336.33 kbit/s - ~2970.74 KB/s
Upstream ~10224.86 kbit/s - ~1248.15 KB/s

Edited by Yaz (Tue 14-Aug-12 23:56:19)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 15-Aug-12 00:04:35
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On ADSLx you are dealing with the BT Wholesale DLM, which has controls the Fast Path/Interleaving options and has ISP options for this. On Fibre all the BTW DLM seems to do is determine an IP Profile for BT Wholesale traffic control.

The DLM on FTTC is Openreach and a different thing altogether.

As there is no connection between the question of Pro and Interleaved v Fast Path, I can't really say any more. They are completely separate issues, and your Subject is about Pro. Which I answered, I hope satisfactorily.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 15-Aug-12 00:06:13
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Re: Plusnet Pro - Worth the £5


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In reply to a post by Yaz:
I dislike these forums and the seperate threads frown.
?
My Home >> Options at the bottom. Set "Flat mode"?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre FTTC 80/20 trial.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Yaz
(experienced) Wed 15-Aug-12 00:06:40
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Yeah sorry, thread title is specific then I added the extra question after.

Cheers laugh

vFast Ltd
Downstream ~24336.33 kbit/s - ~2970.74 KB/s
Upstream ~10224.86 kbit/s - ~1248.15 KB/s
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