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Standard User Spikester84
(learned) Thu 03-Feb-11 11:57:51
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Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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Hi guys,

Currently I'am with BT broadband, and have been with them for 2 years,. I have never really had any problems with them, other than that the ping for gaming can be a little high at times (between 46-60ms)

The speed is alright, I get 6.9meg on normal ADSL, and i'm 734 metres away from my exchange. As the area is so small, the only LLU broadband I can get is TalkTalk, and they have told me my estimated speed with them would be 10.7meg, here is my current line stats:

Downstream 8,128 Kbps
Upstream 448 Kbps

ADSL Settings
VPI/VCI 0/38
Type PPPoA
Modulation G.992.1 Annex A
Latency type Interleaved
Noise margin (Down/Up) 10.7 dB / 25.0 dB
Line attenuation (Down/Up) 26.5 dB / 14.0 dB
Output power (Down/Up) 14.0 dBm / 1.8 dBm

Now, my parents used to be woth BT and the ping at there house was over 70ms, when they moved to TalkTalk last year, there ping went all the way down to about 45!

What I was wondering, is since I'm an avid gamer, will my Ping go down if I move to TalkTalk LLU?

Thanks

Steve
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 12:37:09
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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the only LLU broadband I can get is TalkTalk, and they have told me my estimated speed with them would be 10.7meg
They are over cautious. You should get 17 Meg.

Your ping should greatly improve.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User adslmax
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:09:13
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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No, no don't join talktalk. It went horrible wrong and awful. Avoid TT at all costs.


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:21:36
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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No, no don't join talktalk.
I wasn't thinking of doing so.

And I'm well aware of your grievances with them; you've made it plain all over these forums.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User adslmax
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:25:47
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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You will be regret later on!
Standard User Jack_Hackett
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 17:22:50
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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No, no don't join talktalk. It went horrible wrong and awful. Avoid TT at all costs.


And for the majority of customers like myself it all goes smoothly and they are happy with their service.
Standard User Futaura
(committed) Thu 03-Feb-11 17:44:14
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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Pings should be way below 45ms on TT LLU once interleaving is disabled too (which TT can arrange for free). If you have a particular server in mind, let me know and I'll post the traceroute output here.
Standard User Fenris
(experienced) Thu 03-Feb-11 17:54:35
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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My only choices are BT or TalkTalk LLU on my exchange also, glad I took the risk and joined TalkTalk personally.

Fast all the time, great pings, great service considering how cheap it is. The 40 GB usage a month does me fine too [just about]. Can always pay an extra £4 for double that anyway if I fancy. You should get some great speeds with your stats too.

Virgin>freeserve>BTBroadband>ndo>plusnet>IDNet>ZeN>NEWNET>entanet[ukfsn]>>>>>TalkTalk LLU

Edited by Fenris (Thu 03-Feb-11 17:56:55)

Standard User Jack_Hackett
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 18:06:26
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Re: Thinking of moving to TalkTalk?


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In reply to a post by Spikester84:
What I was wondering, is since I'm an avid gamer, will my Ping go down if I move to TalkTalk LLU?


My ping and speed http://www.speedtest.net/result/1141211608.png

Stats for your line - http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8601/aaaaaaaaaaaa...
Standard User Spikester84
(learned) Thu 03-Feb-11 19:03:49
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Thanks for the replies guys smile

Is it safe enough to have interleaving turned off? I had it turned off with BT at an older property, and it ended up making my connection speed fo from 5mb to 1mb?

Steve
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