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Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Sep-11 15:14:46
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Thinking of changing to VM 100mb line? feedback pls


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Well more than thinking guess unless I get some real horror stories I will buy the new service tonight.

I'm on sky at the moment, but the distance to the exchange is far so line speed at best is juster below 3mb.

My missus works from home for companies like rackspace, so needs a solid line, (although Sky is very good we have of late had a few issues)

So any feedback would be great!

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Standard User djfunkdup
(committed) Tue 06-Sep-11 15:38:38
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does what it is supposed to do this end.....100% ..smile

that was an easy answer lol..

a couple of things to note:

people have been reporting problems with the wireless feature of the superhub (shub).
i have it disabled as i do not use wireless.all devices my end are hardwired..its just the way i prefer to have my home network connected to the shub..

the wireless problems will be getting sorted soon by way of a new firmware update 'r30'

another problem people are reporting is not being able to use your own router as the shub does not support 'bridge mode'..this would enable you to use your own router and the shub would than just act as a modem only..various reasons for that including better wireless range ect..

apart from the wireless problems and the function to support bridge mode not being active at the moment.i cant really think of anything else to point out to you..

anything else you would like to know just ask..smile


edit: i forgot to add that the 'bridge mode' feature will be also be getting fixed in the same ' 'r30' firmware update..so the 2 ongoing issues wireless and bridge mode will both be sorted soon..the new firmware is in beta testing.i cant give a date when it will be released.

hope this helps.. smile

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Edited by djfunkdup (Tue 06-Sep-11 15:44:04)

Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Sep-11 15:53:48
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Our main 2 PC's are wired in, so thats not a problem, tho I do use the Xbox to stream movies/TV etc, and my partners son uses wireless on his laptop ( he is only 7)

So will I have issues with the xbox?

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Standard User djfunkdup
(committed) Tue 06-Sep-11 16:54:02
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i cant really answer that tbh....i have not even tried the wireless to see how well it copes..

it does work but there have been reports that the coverage is not as good and the single modem + router set up that users were using before they got switched over to the shub..users on the 50Mb for example.

i also play online with my xbox,though it is hard wired..but i have no problems with connection,ping, lag ect.

this problem does not seam to be widespread.i was just making you aware of it as you asked if there were any issues/horror stories wink

going by what i have read on virgin media forums and others i would describe it as an issue rather than a widespread horror story..

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Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Sep-11 18:32:43
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Well cheers for replies ordered now will be installed on the 30th as need to wait for sky notice period to expire

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Sep-11 20:11:03
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Re: Thinking of changing to VM 100mb line? feedback pls


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In reply to a post by Wab:
Well more than thinking guess unless I get some real horror stories I will buy the new service tonight.

I'm on sky at the moment, but the distance to the exchange is far so line speed at best is juster below 3mb.

My missus works from home for companies like rackspace, so needs a solid line, (although Sky is very good we have of late had a few issues)

So any feedback would be great!


VM are stable as in you should rarely if ever get drops, lately have had few routing issues (one of which I think was actually a DPI issue). Thats whats relevant to her working from home.

You may see congestion depending on your area as well.

Edited by Chrysalis (Tue 06-Sep-11 20:11:32)

Standard User djfunkdup
(committed) Tue 06-Sep-11 21:49:51
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no problem you are welcome wink

Chrysalis does make a good point regarding congestion on the vm network..this does seam to be a common problem reported by users on this site and others sites like this one..

but i think it boils back down to the fact that only users with issues report there bad experiences,users that are happy with there service dont tend to mention it because they are happy with there service..

a few virgin media users have tried to map the problem areas but as soon as some users report bad service then users in the same area report having no issues so it makes it really hard to map out..

virgin media allow you to leave within 28 days if you are not happy with there service..

quote:

28-day money-back guarantee

Love your cable or mobile services, or get your money back.


http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/why-choose-us.html


good luck on the 30th m8 im sure you will be happy with the service wink

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Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 07-Sep-11 22:20:19
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Cheers will be a great increase in speed we get just under 3mb now tongue

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Standard User djfunkdup
(committed) Wed 07-Sep-11 23:10:47
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yea you sure will notice a diff in speed...3-100 a big jump wink

other important things apart from the diff in speed that you will notice are,web sites that are loaded will have a much quicker response time when you open them..

web sites open in an instant,and for example viewing HD videos on you tube..they load instantly as well..

for me the best thing about having virgin media 100 is the sharing of the bandwidth across my home network..

at any* one time there can be 2 desktop pc's, 1 laptop and 1 xbox all online at the same time,and as yet i have not seen any issues on any of the devices the matter what applications are running.plenty of bandwidth for them all to function..

gawd you would think i was a fanboy lol smile..nothing of the kind.used to be with nthell years ago and believe me it was not plain sailing smile


edit:*

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Edited by djfunkdup (Wed 07-Sep-11 23:31:39)

Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 08-Sep-11 12:12:26
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Re: Thinking of changing to VM 100mb line? feedback pls


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In reply to a post by Wab:
Cheers will be a great increase in speed we get just under 3mb now tongue


I went from just under 3 -> 20 -> 50 and now I'm back to about 3.
Stupid stuff like Windows updates now take 30-40 mins whereas they used to just a few, and I have to rethink my browsing habits.

I frequent a photography forum where the posts are picture heavy - I used to open the page and the pics would load as quickly as I could scroll.....but now it's back to pics watching each pic loading. My only hope is to wait to see if my exchange will get fibre some time after 2012.

Trust me, you'll love the speed and will hate having anything less!

Was
Virgin Media 50Mb/s
53.34Mb/s - 1.65Mb/s - 29ms @ 24/05/2011
http://speedtest.net/result/1310626245.png

Now
Andrews & Arnold
Speedtest to TBC
Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 13-Sep-11 19:31:16
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Well have our install date , should have it in and running on Tuesday 20/9/11 between 8am to 1 PM ...cant be to soon, our Internet went off on Sunday and it only came back on today, dealing with SKY a total nightmare.



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Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Sep-11 09:11:26
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Would I see any real difference between the 100MB v the 50 MB was thinking about this last night, tho need to check the price difference to see if its worth changing, one other thing what is the upload speed for a 100MB is it the same as the 50 MB which is 5 MB?

I also download the odd movie and quite a few TV series from p2p (legal site)
at the most maybe 20GB A month

Would this get throttled at any time?

There are some months where my D/L may reach 50 or 60GB but thats when I download games ..i.e SW.ToR (beta).

Last question is there any way to check the line contention in my area? (NN4)

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Standard User Sark
(legend) Thu 15-Sep-11 09:23:02
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The price difference is £10 per month. 100 Mb comes with 10 Mb upload. P2P/Usenet (legal or otherwise) is throttled for most of the day on all packages. You'll be lucky to get more than a couple of meg. (There are workarounds for usenet not sure about p2p.)

John.
Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Sep-11 09:25:53
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The price difference is £10 per month. 100 Mb comes with 10 Mb upload. P2P/Usenet (legal or otherwise) is throttled for most of the day on all packages. You'll be lucky to get more than a couple of meg. (There are workarounds for usenet not sure about p2p.)


Cheers at £10 its not worth swapping will stick with a 100mb.

mm not sure I like it that all p2p is throttled. I thought it was just at certain times?

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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 15-Sep-11 09:34:19
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I have 50Mbps in the NN4 area and it is fine. I personally wouldn't bother with 100Mbps and may well downgrade to 30Mbps sometime - I upgraded from 20 to 50 before 30 was announced.

The only time you'll see a difference between 100 and 50 (or 30 for that matter) is when doing a non-shaped download which it seems you don't actually do much of.

P2P shaping times are 5 t midnight weekdays and midday to midnight weekends. How fast you can get depends on local network load.

Edited by kwikbreaks (Thu 15-Sep-11 10:04:17)

Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 15-Sep-11 10:37:53
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I have 50Mbps in the NN4 area and it is fine. I personally wouldn't bother with 100Mbps and may well downgrade to 30Mbps sometime - I upgraded from 20 to 50 before 30 was announced.

The only time you'll see a difference between 100 and 50 (or 30 for that matter) is when doing a non-shaped download which it seems you don't actually do much of.

P2P shaping times are 5 t midnight weekdays and midday to midnight weekends. How fast you can get depends on local network load.


Is that 5pm to midnight?

whats your contention like my full post code is NN49YH

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Edited by Wab (Thu 15-Sep-11 13:48:28)

Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 15-Sep-11 14:31:09
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Yes 5pm.

http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management/...

Well we live far enough apart to be on different local segments I expect but certainly mine will deliver 6MBps downloads from a decent source pretty much any time I try it and the speedtest.net london server always shows me close to 50Mbps down and somewhere over 4Mbps up. The TBB speedtest is usually < 30Mbps at any time but I've no idea why.

If it doesn't measure up then you can invoke the 28 (or 30??) day happiness guarantee.

BTW strangely 100Mbps isn't exactly double 50Mbps because 50 is set at 53 and I think 100 is actually set at close to 100 so the overheads drop the 50Mbps to to around 50Mbps but on 100Mbps you'll probably see nearer 96Mbps.
Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Sep-11 12:26:42
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Yes 5pm.

http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management/...

Well we live far enough apart to be on different local segments I expect but certainly mine will deliver 6MBps downloads from a decent source pretty much any time I try it and the speedtest.net london server always shows me close to 50Mbps down and somewhere over 4Mbps up. The TBB speedtest is usually < 30Mbps at any time but I've no idea why.

If it doesn't measure up then you can invoke the 28 (or 30??) day happiness guarantee.

BTW strangely 100Mbps isn't exactly double 50Mbps because 50 is set at 53 and I think 100 is actually set at close to 100 so the overheads drop the 50Mbps to to around 50Mbps but on 100Mbps you'll probably see nearer 96Mbps.


Cheers for reply, I would be more than happy with those speeds compared to what I have smile..ar best my line for this week has got to 2.6MB

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Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 20-Sep-11 10:25:46
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Installed and running now, will drop some speed test in later

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Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Sep-11 01:13:14
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Date of Speed Test: 2011-09-21 01:11:07
Download Speed: 92087 kbps (11510.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Upload Speed: 9066 kbps (1133.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

speed test smile

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Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 22-Sep-11 07:50:29
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and another speed test http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/results.php?t=13166...

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Standard User anon123456
(regular) Fri 23-Sep-11 14:30:41
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Sick smile

I can't wait for VM to install 100mbit in my area, Norwich is STILL listed as "being planed" frown

A this rate BT will have wired in FTTP in my area, i think that's scheduled for March, so the race is on!
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(regular) Fri 23-Sep-11 14:43:17
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Sick smile

I can't wait for VM to install 100mbit in my area, Norwich is STILL listed as "being planed" frown

A this rate BT will have wired in FTTP in my area, i think that's scheduled for March, so the race is on!


Haveing JUST said that, I've checked the updated rollout schedule (updated about a week ago) and Norwich has been set for Dec, not long now, eep smile
Standard User Wab
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 25-Sep-11 01:05:54
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Sick smile

I can't wait for VM to install 100mbit in my area, Norwich is STILL listed as "being planed" frown

A this rate BT will have wired in FTTP in my area, i think that's scheduled for March, so the race is on!


Link to result: http://www.speedtest.bbmax.co.uk/results.php?t=13169... laugh

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