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Standard User rian
(member) Wed 21-Nov-12 20:57:41
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Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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Anyone got TT FTTC? I would like to know how good the connection in reality?

Stable? Fast?
Standard User wayneandleanne
(newbie) Wed 21-Nov-12 21:05:37
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Re: Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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Seems very fast

http://speedtest.net/result/2321919447.png

and so far so good

Edited by wayneandleanne (Wed 21-Nov-12 21:07:55)

Standard User rian
(member) Wed 21-Nov-12 22:20:03
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Re: Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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Wow, it is fast, thanks you a lot.

But, what about BBCiPlayer or other video streaming service?

Are they running OK at peak times?


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Standard User wayneandleanne
(newbie) Thu 22-Nov-12 08:06:59
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Re: Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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It's fine, bbc iplayer runs fine
Standard User archy121
(learned) Wed 05-Dec-12 15:39:13
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Re: Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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I have signed up to TT FTTC & go live on 18th. @SKYPORT

I have become a little unsure with decision after hearing some complaints.

I would also appreciate some more feedback on speed & network up times.

Any issues streaming LoveFilm or other HD at peak hours ?

P2P during peak hours ? How bad can it get ?

Edited by archy121 (Wed 05-Dec-12 15:40:35)

Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Thu 06-Dec-12 07:16:49
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Re: Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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In reply to a post by archy121:
I have signed up to TT FTTC & go live on 18th. @SKYPORT

I have become a little unsure with decision after hearing some complaints.

I would also appreciate some more feedback on speed & network up times.

Any issues streaming LoveFilm or other HD at peak hours ?

P2P during peak hours ? How bad can it get ?


You'll be fine on TT mate, don't listen to the doom-mongers! I'm on TT's ADSL2+ service and have been getting a top quality ADSL2+ connection for the last 2+ years, so no reason why their FTTC service would be different. I'm actually getting an above-average sync on my TT line...18.5 meg sync on a 29db line (no tweaking) giving ~ 16 meg speeds. I also get very low pings on fastpath profile, line speeds 24/7, no buffering on Netflix, Sky On Demand etc and if you ask them nicely on the forums, they may even give you a static ip address grin

On the downside they do throttle P2P though its done dynamically ie depends on how busy your exchange is at a particular time. However you can bypass the P2P throttling by using a VPN so well worth it if you are a heavy P2P downloader smile

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Edited by baby_frogmella (Thu 06-Dec-12 07:17:26)

Standard User archy121
(learned) Thu 06-Dec-12 14:39:05
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Re: Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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Great post !

Very encouraging to here a positive point of opinion.
Definitely eases my tension some what.

I guess there is an element of luck sometimes in these things. Sometimes the installation just goes well from start & your are set forever but if it goes wrong than it becomes increasingly messy the longer it takes to fix.
Been there..

On the downside they do throttle P2P though its done dynamically ie depends on how busy your exchange is at a particular time.



Is the dynamic throttling only actioned during peaks hours 6pm-12pm or can it happen any time including off peak hours if exchange is busy ?

How much p2p speed drop can one expect during throttling ?

Would you not loose most of your speed using a VPN network & therefore negating its value for p2p ?

Thanks

Edited by archy121 (Thu 06-Dec-12 15:01:48)

Standard User babis3g
(newbie) Thu 06-Dec-12 16:37:46
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Re: Talk Talk FTTC, any comment?


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i am with TT and adsl line and is very good
http://www.pingtest.net/result/73431436.png
But their FTTC is good as well because i had at old property...now sadly i am direct to echange
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Thu 06-Dec-12 16:55:24
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In reply to a post by babis3g:
i am with TT and adsl line and is very good
http://www.pingtest.net/result/73431436.png
But their FTTC is good as well because i had at old property...now sadly i am direct to echange

Any ADSL service largly dependent on distance from exchange the further away (longer the loop) the slower and more subseptable to interference it will be ,

Thing is with talk talk if everything is working as it should then there isn't any problem with it, the adsl /FTTC technology used and the infrastructure from exchange to your home are basically the same regardless of ISP

But it's once that a problem arises with the line or their equipment that talktalk often turns out to be not such a good choice for quite a few , because their telephone support is abysmal ,
So customers are encoraged to register & use their members forum , but getting support can take several days using this method hardly ideal, if your internet connection is down something to consider before you sign up

Standard User Myth
(committed) Fri 07-Dec-12 09:47:03
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bittorrent throttled to 2kb/s most evenings and weekends. Is normally ok after 11pm. winmx not really throttled. As has been said this also depends on your particular exchange.

Am no expert on VPNs but I expect the extra overhead to only cause a small drop in speed, but this requires you to have a remote machine on a non-throttled connection running P2P software. For torrents these are called seedboxes and you can http/ftp to them to get the files.

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!
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