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Standard User rangers
(committed) Tue 31-Mar-15 16:24:19
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Status: Enabled area

Your area is enabled for Superfast Fibre but your cabinet is not ready yet so you can't place an order today. It is in our plans to be upgraded and we update this info weekly, so please check back later

How long does it take for the exchange to start accepting orders
Standard User simon194
(experienced) Tue 31-Mar-15 16:37:00
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That's one of those "how long is a piece of string?" questions. It varies from weeks to months and in some areas there have been cabinets stood for over two years and still not live.

In my parent's village the first cab was stood on the 3rd Feb this year and was accepting orders on the 9th March whereas I had to wait nearly 6 months before I could order.

Another thing is Sky need to have a GEA-Cablelink installed to connect their kit to the Openreach fibre kit at the exchange before they will take orders. For the most part they are pretty good at getting that sort prior of cabinets going live but it has been known for there to be delays.
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 02-Apr-15 17:18:22
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if you have seen work around your existing green box adding another, then 2-3 mths, if not then 6-9 months, so if all goes well, you will have this done for Christmas.

We have all had to wait for the connection to happen. I had to wait the 9mths until my cabinet was done and if I was not no 1 to be connected I was number 2..

IanD


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Standard User rangers
(committed) Fri 03-Apr-15 14:19:37
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Status: Accepting orders

Good news. Your serving cabinet is enabled for fibre broadband. Please note, in a minority of instances that doesn't guarantee your availability. Contact your preferred communications provider for your home or business to order.
Standard User rangers
(committed) Wed 15-Apr-15 17:45:01
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Ordered sky fibre last week my sky hub arrives in 3/5 working days was wondering if it will work with my Broadband Unlimited fibre doesn't start till the 23rd of April
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 15-Apr-15 18:01:47
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if your existing BB provider is sky, then my one did work

* I had sky adsl2+
* ordered Sky fibre
* received new router
* Installed new router, plugged into the master socket, to make sky adsl2+ work
* Fibre installed, with separate BT modem unit (engineer install)
* Connected new sky router WAN cable into router to make FTTC work.

I understand the new sky routers for fttc plug directly into the telephone socket and work for adsl/fttc no matter what the signal, so should just work.

IanD
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Apr-15 18:39:06
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In reply to a post by iand:
I understand the new sky routers for fttc plug directly into the telephone socket and work for adsl/fttc no matter what the signal, so should just work.


Sky Hub SR102 can do both ADSL and VDSL (fibre). They're black in colour.

plusnet unlimited fibre - 2 Jun 14 - 470m - 80/20 - Summer/dry sync 55/9.4, Winter/wet sync 52/9.1
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cable trial) - Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM - Summer PN speed - Winter PN speed
Standard User rangers
(committed) Fri 24-Apr-15 16:12:59
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[IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/4313958241.png[/IMG]

Modem help
Modem Status Connected
Traffic Type:PTM
Line Rate - Upstream (Kbps):9999
Line Rate - Downstream (Kbps):39998

Was hoping for better
Standard User ip75
(learned) Fri 24-Apr-15 16:25:42
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I think the download is probably being limited by the wireless connection. If you connect by Ethernet to the router you should see the full download speed.
Standard User rangers
(committed) Fri 24-Apr-15 16:38:08
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Changed wireless channel and got this

[IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/4314025486.png[/IMG]

is that the best im going to get
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Apr-15 17:23:14
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Depends on what the limit is i.e. is it wireless reception that is an issue and the 2.4GHz on the Sky Hub will be subject to more interference than 5GHz devices using 802.11a and 802.11ac

To get the best speeds you have to use an Ethernet cable, and the test at http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html can give a better idea of whether its interference issues (wobbly line) or hitting maximum all the time (nice flat line)

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Standard User rangers
(committed) Fri 24-Apr-15 17:36:07
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Using ethernet cable

<a href="http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4314111314"><img src="http://www.speedtest.net/result/4314111314.png"></a>
Standard User rangers
(committed) Fri 24-Apr-15 17:38:59
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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
wireless
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 24-Apr-15 17:56:54
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Looks like the wireless is performing fine with minimal errors but is just slow.

May be a combination of the device and the Sky hub, e.g. those speeds are just about the maximum you would get from 802.11g rather than 802.11n that the router supports.

The fact Ethernet gives the correct speeds suggests the broadband itself is fine and just he usual game of matching wireless devices with the best access points.

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Standard User rangers
(committed) Sun 26-Apr-15 15:10:09
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Would home plugs boost my speed connecting my pc with ethernet cable to home plug
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 26-Apr-15 15:14:47
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So long as the distance over the mains was not too far then a pair of 500 or better plugs will probably perform better than wireless.

Devolo Home Plugs are the usual preference as they seem to have the correct frequency notches the Duo Starter kit at £49.99 is a fairly good deal currently.

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Standard User rangers
(committed) Mon 04-May-15 23:44:50
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[IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/4337302929.png[/IMG]

Installed some home plugs today and getting a bit more out of my connection
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 05-May-15 09:33:32
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Speedtest.net with its sampling methodology can give higher results, simply because you are getting less slow samples, best to use http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html which preserves the graphs of throughput so you can see if a change in the figures is real or just a statistical thing.

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Standard User rangers
(committed) Tue 05-May-15 16:20:17
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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/14308...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 05-May-15 19:04:52
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Nice sharp rise and flat throughput, so yeap doing better than you were.

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