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Standard User kLay
(learned) Thu 03-May-12 14:53:35
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May 2012 - what MaxDSL ISP is decent these days?


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Hey guys, I've been pretty much with Xilo for the past 2 years but I'm having to pay £28 for 3.5Mbit and 40GB usage which is quite alot of money, and was hoping to save some money.

I need an ISP that has 40GB+ usage per month, I don't want any of this peak/off peak stuff.
Any decent ISPs these days that would suit me best?
My exchange will hopefully get BT Infinity this year but I don't have a date yet.
Thanks guys!
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 03-May-12 15:05:02
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Do you need the Office product you're on currently? You could look at a Home variant which would cut down on your costs and give you more usage.

No LLU on the exchange so can't even offer you one of those services frown

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Standard User kLay
(learned) Thu 03-May-12 15:09:26
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Yes I would save £2 a month but lose more upload speed (which is why I went with Office) so no point. 40GB is fine though.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 03-May-12 15:53:18
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Have you made sure you are getting the highest possible speed from your line? Can you post the line stats from your router if you know how to get them? See here for help.

If you are getting unshaped/throttled for £28, with the higher upload speed and probably also some priority setting or other, I don't think you are doing too badly on price.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Thu 03-May-12 17:19:55
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I suggest you take a peek at Plusnet's 'Extra' option. Not sure if you're Market 1 or not. It costs me £11.49 per month for 60GB. I added the pro option for a fiver a month, so yes, there are 'peak times', but they're out in the open for all to see.

Prioritisation:

http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/tr...


Speeds based on package:

http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/do...

If you take the Extra with the Pro add-on, you won't (shouldn't - I can't guess at individual users' habits) get the peak-time problems.

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Standard User kLay
(learned) Thu 03-May-12 17:48:37
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Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 3936 kbps 800 kbps
Line Attenuation 50 db 14.5 db
Noise Margin 11 db 6 db
Standard User kLay
(learned) Thu 03-May-12 17:50:01
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Thanks for that, but not sure how long it will take until BT Infinity arrives and only want to stay with 1 month contracts, and Plusnet want £25 activation charge which is almost a whole months bill.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 03-May-12 18:03:15
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Please can you do a single reconnection and take thiose stats again immediately afterwords? The 11dB noise margin is high and the connection speed very low, at least partly as as a consequence.

The stats straight after reconnecting tell us what the noise margin setting is.

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Standard User kLay
(learned) Thu 03-May-12 19:32:48
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Straight after a reconnection:

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 3936 kbps 800 kbps
Line Attenuation 50 db 14.5 db
Noise Margin 15 db 6 db
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 03-May-12 19:58:26
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Should ask us to look at a SNR reset on that, 15db is the higest possible which can indicate some instability causing BT to raise that.

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