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Standard User Conrad3000
(member) Sun 04-Aug-13 18:06:20
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So far so good :)


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Well, been with PN for just over 3 days now and everything seems fine. In fact, the speed seems to be slightly faster than when I was with the fantastic 02 (and I thought no-one would be able to top *that*) laugh

And the support is fantastic. The PN forum has PN staff on there literally 24/7 and they can physically adjust any settings that you need online.

Great stuff smile
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 04-Aug-13 18:12:39
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Re: So far so good :)


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Shhh smile.

No-one except another of the hundreds of thousands of happy PN customers is going to believe you.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 51.8/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User astateoftrance
(regular) Sun 04-Aug-13 20:38:36
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Re: So far so good :)


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I have been with them over 6 months and I am still very happy. Speeds are really good, the best out of any ISP I have tried (admittedly only Pipex/TT/Orange) and the connection is rock solid. I contacted them through the forums when I joined to have them tweak the settings and they were really helpful.

I hope they mean what they say about having a unlimited usage limit though because I am set to hit around 200GB this month thanks mostly to Netflix (which never buffers BTW smile ) and PS+.


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Standard User rob54
(committed) Mon 05-Aug-13 01:12:52
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Re: So far so good :)


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I hope I follow on migration on Thursday (have router now, same Technicolor 582n) with same sort of speeds (or better I hope) to what I have on o2 now (not great as limited by distance from exchange).

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

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Standard User davetel
(regular) Mon 05-Aug-13 22:07:16
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Re: So far so good :)


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Have you moved phone as well? What are your stats.
Standard User Conrad3000
(member) Thu 08-Aug-13 11:49:05
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Re: So far so good :)


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In reply to a post by davetel:
Have you moved phone as well? What are your stats.


No, it's only BB that I've got. And here are the stats :

Uptime: 3 days, 3:28:07

DSL Type: ITU-T G.992.5

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 443 / 21,563

Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [MB/GB]: 945.55 / 1.22

Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 11.8 / 0.0

Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 11.9 / 23.5

SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 29.9 / 3.0

System Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / ----

Chipset Vendor ID (Local/Remote): BDCM / IFTN

Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 9 / 0

Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 1 / 0

Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0

Loss of Link (Remote): -

Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 3,586 / 0

FEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 0

CRC Errors (Up/Down): 20 / 2,806

HEC Errors (Up/Down): 10 / 16,687
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 08-Aug-13 11:57:58
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Re: So far so good :)


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If you contact support, they can remove the upstream cap. As you seem at the moment to be on fast path I think you may get over 1Mbps instead of 443kbps. IIRC even on interleaved it would be 888kbps.

They may warn you that it could lower your downstream speed. That isn't the case these days, so far as we can tell.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 51.8/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Conrad3000
(member) Thu 08-Aug-13 14:40:50
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
If you contact support, they can remove the upstream cap. As you seem at the moment to be on fast path I think you may get over 1Mbps instead of 443kbps. IIRC even on interleaved it would be 888kbps.

They may warn you that it could lower your downstream speed. That isn't the case these days, so far as we can tell.


Thanks but I'm not really too fussed about the upload speed. I'll bear in mind what you've said though smile
Standard User rob54
(committed) Fri 09-Aug-13 21:30:15
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Re: So far so good :) (day 2)


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Day 2 on Plusnet - like this thread title - so far so good. Apart that is from o2 cutting me off on 7th and Plusnet connecting me on 8th. A whole day with no internet! was tearing hair out! There was confusion about whether migration was to be 7th or 8th. I got told 7th by staff, texts were a little unclear indicating 8th but staff said by midnight on 8th, one interpretation being by the turn of midnight just going into 8th. o2 obviously took date as 7th!

Other than that, same router make, same line, same speeds, though upload is much slower.

I like that you can get to stats (not that I really understand even after all this time) easily on admin logon.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 09-Aug-13 21:46:00
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Re: So far so good :) (day 2)


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You should raise a ticket asking for the upload to be uncapped
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