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Standard User ONeill
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 19-Dec-13 14:21:51
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Moving to Plusnet Questions


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Hi there I am thinking of moving over to plusnet from O2 and was looking at Unlimited Broadband and would like to know if it's

"Truly Unlimited broadband" and if there is any throttling and do you block/throttle P2P.

Also how does Traffic prioritisation work.

Is the router still the 582n or is it a different router.

Thanks for any help.

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Edited by ONeill (Thu 19-Dec-13 14:39:35)

Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Thu 19-Dec-13 14:49:46
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Re: Moving to Plusnet Questions


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There's no limits, FUP or anything else that limits the total throughput of your line.

Traffic management prioritises the traffic so that when you are maxing out the line things like VoIP, gaming and streaming are given higher priority. So thrashing your line to death with P2P downloads won't affect the higher priority traffic.

Router is still the 582n. It's absolutely fine for wired connections, but many people have issues with it's wireless performance.

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001 - not sure for how much longer
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 19-Dec-13 15:03:50
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Re: Moving to Plusnet Questions


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Adding to jelv's post, a detailed explanation of the traffic prioritisation.

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

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Standard User ONeill
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 19-Dec-13 15:10:05
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Re: Moving to Plusnet Questions


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Thanks for the help people, will sign up in abit smile, another stupid question but whats the upload speed like ?

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Edited by ONeill (Thu 19-Dec-13 15:14:20)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 19-Dec-13 15:16:42
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Re: Moving to Plusnet Questions


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I went from O2 to IDNet in Feb 2011 to get FTTC, long before the takeover, because of IDNet's high reputation.

No complaints about them, but at the end of my 12 month term with them moved to Plusnet on cost grounds, and see no difference whatsoever in the quality of the FTTC.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 19-Dec-13 15:21:00
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slow by default
you need to request that the upload speed is uncapped for which there is no charge and can be done over night
upload speed will either be 888kbps approx if upstream is interleaved and up to about 1100kbps if not depending on the line length
you can request interleaving is turned off
Standard User ONeill
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 19-Dec-13 15:25:16
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So it's better to have upload speed uncapped and leave interleaving on then ?

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 19-Dec-13 15:28:12
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Most times the upstream isn't interleaved by default
With my line it needs to be because otherwise I get too many resyncs.
This is because I have a moderately long and rather poor quality line
Standard User ONeill
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 19-Dec-13 15:31:24
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oh, thanks for that smile

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Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Thu 19-Dec-13 16:06:56
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Just wondered if there is a firmware upgrade for the 582n. Mine was so bad I went back to the 585 which does seem to hold a better wireless connection to phones and tablets.

Meldrew
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