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Standard User MrPete
(experienced) Fri 14-Feb-14 08:54:33
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Hi
I'm currently on BT Fibre Unlimited @ £26.00 per month.
Never had any issues with it and getting a constant 74 / 18 connection. ping 20ms.

I'm thinking of joining PlusNet purely as I need a Static IP Address.
Will I get similar speeds ?

I'm wondering how the traffic management will affect me.
During the day I work from home, so I use VPN, Web, SSH, FTP, VoIP and a lot of torrents downloading Linux distros and updates.

What will happen when the kids come in and start playing PS3 / XBox games ?
Will this affect me ?

Thanks

Peter
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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 14-Feb-14 10:00:58
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It is possible but unlikely as the torrents could be severely impacted by the gaming if you were on ADSL but on Fibre they shouldn't be as you will have plenty of spare bandwidth
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/tr...
Having read the reply from Jelv I see I was approaching it from the angle of the gaming affecting your work not the other way round

Edited by Oldjim (Fri 14-Feb-14 10:05:25)

Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Feb-14 10:01:47
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Plusnet traffic management should be ideal for you. Torrents should be slowed down before they affect foreground activities.

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001 - not sure for how much longer


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 14-Feb-14 13:34:38
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As jelv says. For example, if your VOIP is ever affected at the moment by torrents, on Plusnet it gets priority so should be fine. Same with the actual gaming for the kids. If you haven't already, have a read of this blog.

The bandwidth used by the VOIP and gaming is tiny compared to FTTC capacity, so the effect on torrents and the like will be negligible.

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Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Feb-14 13:55:31
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Check out their members forum plusnet comunity forum plenty of info on their
Standard User MrPete
(experienced) Fri 14-Feb-14 14:33:23
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Thanks. I'm more concerned that gaming will take bandwidth from everything else.

Currently when I download a torrent I can be using a VoIP Phone and downloading via http fine.
Never had an issue with that.

Peter
Standard User hypertony
(committed) Fri 14-Feb-14 14:37:12
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I thought you can get a static IP from BT - about £5 one off charge, I believe?

I could be wrong, of course... but worth asking?

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Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Feb-14 14:38:07
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I've never heard of actually playing games using over 70Mbps - that's the only circumstances you'd see any affect!

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001 - not sure for how much longer
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Feb-14 15:09:04
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You can from Plusnet but I believe BT only do static on Business.
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Feb-14 15:15:40
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And from what iv'e read it's £5 per month on bt buisness
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