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Standard User BGD
(newbie) Fri 28-Oct-11 22:19:38
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New ISP Provider Options: Speed & Traffic Management


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Hi all

I am currently with Virgin, have been for many years.

We used to enjoy high speeds with them when we lived in a cable area on the outskirts of London. Then we moved and continued with V ADSL through a BT connection and much slower speeds than I was used to.

We are now moving one street away from where we live, pretty much equidistant from the BT exchange which is about 100 yards from either property. My thoughts turn therefore to other providers and a new contract.

I have been fed up with Virgin for some time : at night speeds frequently drop from 800 kb/s during the day to 60 kb/s all night long, making 4OD, BBC iPlayer etc almost impossible. This drop is not directly related to my internet usage i.e. happens a lot when I have not dl anything or streamed anything for a few days.

I also on a few days of the week download 800 mb and over in one go, which takes me hours instead of minutes if I persevere with it.

Virgin have a traffic management policy. I understand BT also restrict P2P. What does P2P mean exactly in BT's case over and above peer to peer? Is it mainly torrent based actions? Or anyone using one of the filesharing websites (Rapidshare, Fileshare, or Mega this that and the other?)

I'd much appreciate it if anyone could recommend a good provider fir my situation. Apologies for the text heavy question but it seemed advisable to provide a bit of background..

Thanks

BGD

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Fri 28-Oct-11 23:48:49
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Virgin Media ADSL (i.e. non-cable) is notorious for slow speeds and bad congestion.

The heavy text lacks your exchange, without which we can we can make no recommendations.

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Standard User BGD
(newbie) Sat 29-Oct-11 11:52:52
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Thank you for the reply XRaySpeX

Here is my local BT exchange: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/NDBRO if this helps.


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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sat 29-Oct-11 12:52:18
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In reply to a post by BGD:
Thank you for the reply XRaySpeX

Here is my local BT exchange: http://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/NDBRO if this helps.
Hi BGD, take a look at Orange, your exchange has 20 Meg speed 21CN WBC which is what Orange use. It works out cheaper if you have broadband and landline phone contract with the them, also if you already have a mobile phone contract with Orange the broadband price is reduced by £5 per month.

http://shop.orange.co.uk/broadband/compare-all/

http://help.orange.co.uk/orangeuk/support/personal/6...

Orange WBC 20 Meg. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 29-Oct-11 16:10:04
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P2P meets torrents

HTTP file downloads are just that, and not affected beyond normal contention

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 29-Oct-11 16:23:14
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
P2P meets torrents
There's a long way on a keyboard between et and am, but I think you mean "means", not "meets".

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Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Sat 29-Oct-11 16:38:19
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Sky Unlimited LLU is a good choice.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 29-Oct-11 16:41:04
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
P2P meets torrents
There's a long way on a keyboard between et and am, but I think you mean "means", not "meets".

I think you meant an didn't you ? smile

Ray
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 29-Oct-11 18:27:17
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Oh, lots of censored words ... !!!

Indeed I did LOL! But at least they are mrcy to each other smile.

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Standard User BGD
(newbie) Sat 29-Oct-11 18:27:56
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Thanks Mr Saffron good to know
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