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Standard User maniac886
(member) Tue 07-Oct-14 07:32:32
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152MB Service - Anyone got this in South Manchester area?


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Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone has signed up for the 152MB service in M20 area? I am looking to sign up but just wanted to get some feedback on the quality of the connection and if there have been any issues with high utilisation?

Thanks

BT Infinity
200m to cabinet
72.15MB/s down / 16.03MB/s up
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 07-Oct-14 13:02:35
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Re: 152MB Service - Anyone got this in South Manchester area


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i have 152 but not in M20 but I wanted to ask you if your BT speeds are right?

I was 300M from my cab and I had aluminium in the way and I got this

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3527808526

Shouldn't you get a bit more?

Edited by pcoventry76 (Tue 07-Oct-14 13:02:53)

Standard User mlmclaren
(committed) Tue 07-Oct-14 13:23:53
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Re: 152MB Service - Anyone got this in South Manchester area


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You may be better asking on the Virgin Media Forums if you haven't already.

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Standard User maniac886
(member) Tue 07-Oct-14 20:13:03
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Re: 152MB Service - Anyone got this in South Manchester area


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I have just updated my signature as I am now with Plusnet. I have had FTTC now since it was released 3 years or so ago and the speed has slowly dropped. I did used to get a little more and also pings as low as 8ms but this has now crept up to 20ms.

I can only attribute this to the increase of subscribers in the area.

Any regrets moving from Virgin having had FTTC? What's the latency with Virgin like?

Plusnet
200m to cabinet
72.15MB/s down / 16.03MB/s up
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Wed 08-Oct-14 03:43:03
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Re: 152MB Service - Anyone got this in South Manchester area


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I have them both and I bond them together.

Here's some tests both done over Ethernet

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3816228836 PN

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3816234816 VM

I can't use this site's tester as my Download Manager messes it up. But no , no issues at all for me to be honest.
Standard User brandscill
(committed) Wed 08-Oct-14 07:32:25
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Re: 152MB Service - Anyone got this in South Manchester area


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Depends on a street level in the M20 area. In my last property the speeds were good but the ping was very erratic. Took a long lonh time for Virgin to figure out and fix as well. I've generally never had an issue and always had good speeds and this expierence hasn't put me off but it might be worth seeing if the neighbours have it.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 08-Oct-14 07:54:17
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Tester is fine a fully bonded but needs two uploads to test, suggesting it is a load balancing solution you use

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 08-Oct-14 08:03:05
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I don't think it's possible to bond at one end - it must be done at both ends. Per-packet load balancing on the other hand... smile


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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Wed 08-Oct-14 15:17:08
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I do I have a Gigabit Load Balancer but when I meant it messes up I meant my download manager tries to catch all the files from your server and then it just streams download option boxes across my screeen

I was only on one line so I have now removed the DLM and will try again later.
Standard User maniac886
(member) Thu 09-Oct-14 08:46:19
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Thanks, I am based in Didsbury Village - I have posted on the VM forums but have not had any replies and have also not seen any recent posts complaining about speeds in the area which may be a good thing. I have checked with a few of my close neighbours and they either have ADSL or FTTC but I will check further down the street.

If I don't get anywhere I suppose I can just try it for 28 days and cancel it if I am not happy.

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200m to cabinet
72.15MB/s down / 16.03MB/s up
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