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Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Aug-20 16:19:37
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Giganet?


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Anybody got experience with Giganet, currently tempted by there 500/70 service, I've placed an order with IDnet for 160/30 but 3 days has passed and still no confirmed date for install.

IDnet is £90 for 550/75 compared to £64 500/70 with a free router and cheaper activation on Giganet.

Matt - Just a JitteryPinger (Reducing Jitter Soon)

10 years in Technical Customer Service, Construction Trades and Administration - Now I'm a Chef, whats next?
Standard User Terin
(newbie) Thu 06-Aug-20 09:42:07
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Re: Giganet?


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Hi Matt,

That's great you're tempted by our prices. We recently reduced the cost of our packages to be even more competitive.

We have quite a few satisfied customers so please do check out our Trustpilot page if you're interested: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/giga.net.uk

Alternatively if you have any questions please feel free to drop us a call or a WhatsApp message.

Always happy to help!

Thanks,
Terin, Giganet
Standard User Highland76
(member) Thu 06-Aug-20 10:29:35
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I’ve actually just signed up to their Ultrabeam 1000 Home service (FTTP 1000/115), @ £79/m and should be going live in the next 24-48 hrs on port 4 of my ONT. Will let you know how I find their service but I’m very optimistic as I’ve heard great things about them smile

BT Business FTTP 330/50 -- Netgear RAX200


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Standard User Highland76
(member) Fri 07-Aug-20 10:13:35
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Just went live this morning but speeds...uurgggghhh...especially the upload (can't seem to get more than 30 Mbps). Even worse, ping times have increased by 10ms compared to my BT FTTP connection. I will ask Giganet support to see if they can improve things otherwise I will cancel within the 14 day cooling off window and stick with my BT line on port 3.

My Broadband Speed Test

Speedtest result:

https://www.speedtest.net/result/9875856107

Giganet UltraBEAM FTTP 1000/115 -- Netgear RAX200
Standard User Highland76
(member) Mon 10-Aug-20 20:14:46
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Had an Openreach Engineer visit today who - after testing the ONT - got Openreach second level support to rebuild my FTTP circuit and the Giganet line is now hitting close to maximum speed over WiFi 6:

https://www.speedtest.net/result/9892062396

Happy days smile

Giganet UltraBEAM FTTP 1000/115 Mbps -- Netgear RAX200

Edited by Highland76 (Mon 10-Aug-20 20:21:23)

Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Aug-20 01:36:43
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Ping is still higher than expected but I can't talk yet....

I go live with IDnet on 25th.

Matt - Just a JitteryPinger (Reducing Jitter Soon)

10 years in Technical Customer Service, Construction Trades and Administration - Now I'm a Chef, whats next?
Standard User busterboy
(committed) Tue 11-Aug-20 07:53:28
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In reply to a post by Highland76:
Had an Openreach Engineer visit today who - after testing the ONT - got Openreach second level support to rebuild my FTTP circuit and the Giganet line is now hitting close to maximum speed over WiFi 6:

https://www.speedtest.net/result/9892062396

Happy days smile


WiFi 6 is great.

Gotta love those speeds over WiFi. grin

BTBroadband
Standard User Highland76
(member) Tue 11-Aug-20 09:16:57
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In reply to a post by busterboy:
In reply to a post by Highland76:
Had an Openreach Engineer visit today who - after testing the ONT - got Openreach second level support to rebuild my FTTP circuit and the Giganet line is now hitting close to maximum speed over WiFi 6:

https://www.speedtest.net/result/9892062396

Happy days smile


WiFi 6 is great.

Gotta love those speeds over WiFi. grin


Even tests over wifi 5 are impressive (taken on an iphone XS):

https://postimg.cc/XpZK1gRx

But yeah you really need wifi 6 in order to make the most of a gigabit connection wirelessly. These are the link rates I'm getting on my Thinkpad X1 Carbon laptop:

https://postimg.cc/MMq2dHXb

https://www.speedtest.net/result/9894837664

Giganet UltraBEAM FTTP 1000/115 Mbps -- Netgear RAX200

Edited by Highland76 (Tue 11-Aug-20 09:24:12)

Standard User busterboy
(committed) Tue 11-Aug-20 11:25:57
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Those results are tremendous mate and loving you're results. smile

Tell me in preparation for my (almost complete) FTTP installation I have bought an ASUS RT-AX88U Dual Band AX6000 router still sat here new in it's box.

Fingers crossed it should perform similar to your Netgear RAX200 or not far behind with the BT 910 ~ 110 package.

Any thoughts.

BTBroadband
Standard User CarlTSpeak
(committed) Tue 11-Aug-20 12:08:46
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If you load balance them can you break a gigabit downstream?

Building better networks, not just faster ones.
Standard User Highland76
(member) Tue 11-Aug-20 12:26:51
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The Asus RT-AX88U is a top end wifi 6 router, very highly rated on smallnetbuilder.com by forum users. I suggest you install Merlin firmware (link) on it to get the best performance.

Obviously you need wifi 6 clients as well for best performance, if you're looking to upgrade your laptop and/or desktop PCs to wifi 6 connectivity, then I highly recommend one of these cards. The downside is that they only work on x64 versions of Windows:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZVYKRW9/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CARTE-RESEAU-TP-LINK-Archer...

Giganet UltraBEAM FTTP 1000/115 Mbps -- Netgear RAX200
Standard User busterboy
(committed) Tue 11-Aug-20 12:46:20
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In reply to a post by Highland76:
The Asus RT-AX88U is a top end wifi 6 router, very highly rated on smallnetbuilder.com by forum users. I suggest you install Merlin firmware (link) on it to get the best performance.

Obviously you need wifi 6 clients as well for best performance, if you're looking to upgrade your laptop and/or desktop PCs to wifi 6 connectivity, then I highly recommend one of these cards. The downside is that they only work on x64 versions of Windows:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZVYKRW9/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CARTE-RESEAU-TP-LINK-Archer...


Already got and fitted the "Killer WiFi" cards in both my laptops ready to go WiFi 6 related fingers crossed.

BTBroadband
Standard User Highland76
(member) Tue 11-Aug-20 12:48:38
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In reply to a post by busterboy:
In reply to a post by Highland76:
The Asus RT-AX88U is a top end wifi 6 router, very highly rated on smallnetbuilder.com by forum users. I suggest you install Merlin firmware (link) on it to get the best performance.

Obviously you need wifi 6 clients as well for best performance, if you're looking to upgrade your laptop and/or desktop PCs to wifi 6 connectivity, then I highly recommend one of these cards. The downside is that they only work on x64 versions of Windows:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZVYKRW9/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CARTE-RESEAU-TP-LINK-Archer...


Already got and fitted the "Killer WiFi" cards in both my laptops ready to go WiFi 6 related fingers crossed.


Nice smile

Giganet UltraBEAM FTTP 1000/115 Mbps -- Netgear RAX200
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 14-Aug-20 00:21:24
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In reply to a post by Highland76:
The Asus RT-AX88U is a top end wifi 6 router, very highly rated on smallnetbuilder.com by forum users. I suggest you install Merlin firmware (link) on it to get the best performance.

Obviously you need wifi 6 clients as well for best performance, if you're looking to upgrade your laptop and/or desktop PCs to wifi 6 connectivity, then I highly recommend one of these cards. The downside is that they only work on x64 versions of Windows:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZVYKRW9/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CARTE-RESEAU-TP-LINK-Archer...
This is an interesting thread.

A card which should fit in my laptop is reasonably priced but Wifi 6 access points are still expensive. i shall just have to be patient!

Michael Chare
Standard User busterboy
(committed) Fri 14-Aug-20 05:18:04
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This is an interesting thread.

A card which should fit in my laptop is reasonably priced but Wifi 6 access points are still expensive. i shall just have to be patient!


I totally agree but surly as times are moving towards greater speeds etc hopefully there should be some consumer options to choose from pretty soon at a reasonable cost.

BTBroadband
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 14-Aug-20 17:00:53
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The fact that the laptop card is not that expensive makes me think that I it can't cost much more to make a router or wifi access point that supports Wifi 6. I was hoping that there might be a reasonably priced Ubiquiti product.

Michael Chare
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