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Standard User LoWLatencY
(newbie) Fri 17-Feb-12 15:21:23
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Which ISP or Reseller?


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Hi everyone,

I am an avid gamer and currently subscribed to Virgin Media's 50mb cable service which for the most part is great for downloading, but horrendous for Xbox Live and multiplayer gaming in general. I have just had a Bt line installed, so that I can move away from Virgin and pick an ADSL2+ ISP. I am a stones throw from my local exchange which is Kemptown in Brighton . I was going to join BE but am told by their sales team that my exchange is at capacity for their service, and so they are unable to provide me. So I am looking for a new isp that can provide an upto 24mb adsl2+, preferably unlimited and also with no traffic shaping, port blocking or throttling. I would have liked to try BE even if through a reseller. I have been looking at Vivaciti and Xilo but am not too clear about which supplier you end up with depending on which package you choose, if i'm making any sense? For example Murphx or Enta, C&W etc..

Could anyone possibly help me? Maybe you can make some suggestions, or perhaps you are with one of the isp's I mentioned and can give some feedback on your experience of their service.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer smile
Standard User willsweet2
(learned) Fri 17-Feb-12 16:01:12
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Welcome to the forums smile

I know a lot of peeps will disagree with this idea but, TalkTalk! blush

The TalkTalk connections are very good for gaming overall and the LLU service provides speeds of up to 24meg.

Another thing is they only shape illegal P2P torrent traffic on their Plus package, so it's good for everything else such as gaming http://sales.talktalk.co.uk/product/broadband/plus

The only thing TalkTalk know-it-alls complain about is their customer services by phone, however the service from the official TalkTalk Members Forum is of BE pedigree.

See what they estimate your speed as by entering your number and post code at http://sales.talktalk.co.uk/product/broadband/plus

Thanks and get back to me soon laugh

25ms Ping. No Jitter. No Packet Loss.

Perfect for Xbox LIVE.

Edited by willsweet2 (Fri 17-Feb-12 16:02:14)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 17-Feb-12 16:27:25
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Pity about the OP's 12-month (at least) phone rental contract with BT.

Incidentally, how do TT distinguish between legal and illegal P2P traffic? DPI?

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Standard User willsweet2
(learned) Fri 17-Feb-12 16:29:20
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I was generalizing and simplifying with the theory that torrents are usually used for illegal means.

Edit: He didn't mention the contract, but I suppose he probably does have one

25ms Ping. No Jitter. No Packet Loss.

Perfect for Xbox LIVE.

Edited by willsweet2 (Fri 17-Feb-12 16:34:35)

Standard User baby_frogmella
(committed) Fri 17-Feb-12 17:03:41
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I'll just echo what willsweet has said: TalkTalk's phone support may be the devil's spawn, however their actual LLU service is superb....line speeds 24/7, great pings (i get around 15-20 ms on fastpath), great for watching video (i stream from Netflix USA and its just like watching a DVD) and their forum support is pretty good. I'd rather pour bleach in my eyes than go back to a BT based ADSL1 service again.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 17-Feb-12 17:10:30
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Time to update your Bio?

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Standard User willsweet2
(learned) Fri 17-Feb-12 17:16:01
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Time to update your Bio?


Why?

25ms Ping. No Jitter. No Packet Loss.

Perfect for Xbox LIVE.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 17-Feb-12 17:42:12
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25ms Ping. No Jitter. No Packet Loss.

Perfect for Xbox LIVE.
Does that refer to you on TT?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User willsweet2
(learned) Fri 17-Feb-12 17:46:48
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
25ms Ping. No Jitter. No Packet Loss.

Perfect for Xbox LIVE.
Does that refer to you on TT?


No I'm on BT that's what it refers to. The reason I'm saying TalkTalk is because all my
Mates give or take a few are with them and all they do is game. And when I visit them I'm usually quite impressed with the minimal lag and good download speeds they get.

25ms Ping. No Jitter. No Packet Loss.

Perfect for Xbox LIVE.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 17-Feb-12 17:50:42
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So it looks like the best option for the OP could also be BT.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

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