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Standard User RichTea23
(learned) Thu 24-Sep-15 14:09:57
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: narz] [link to this post]
 
Maybe a Traceroute to the BBC?

You should get nice through put if you on one of there directly connected exchanges even if your exchange gets a lot of others users, as far as I remember they installed duel 10G connections. Most ISP's have a single 1G.

If you are on an exchange without a direct connection it's all on BT wholesale and it will be as hit and miss as it is every other ISP. (the wonders of WBMC)

Various (Dile up) -> clara.net (Dile up) -> TELE2 (Microwave) -> ZeN (ADSL)
Standard User narz
(member) Sat 26-Sep-15 16:07:38
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: RichTea23] [link to this post]
 
Had a little play, couldn't find the username or password, unless its a hidden menu or requires a different login. I've attached a screenshot of every page on the router, if you want to know what features are available.

Speed tests:
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4695770451
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/14432...

tracert
C:\Users\ADMIN>tracert www.bbc.co.uk

Tracing route to www.bbc.net.uk [212.58.244.66]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms vodafone.connect [192.168.1.1]
2 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms host-83-146-18-120.dslgb.com [83.146.18.120]
3 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms ge-0-0-0.30.cht-cor-001.dslgb.net [83.146.22.30]
4 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms xe-7-3-2-xcr1.lnd.cw.net [195.10.12.1]
5 12 ms 8 ms 8 ms ae15-xcr1.lns.cw.net [195.2.30.114]
6 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms bbc-linx.pr01.rbsov.bbc.co.uk [195.66.236.103]
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 9 ms 9 ms 8 ms ae0.er01.telhc.bbc.co.uk [132.185.254.109]
10 10 ms 9 ms 9 ms 132.185.255.149
11 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms bbc-vip111.telhc.bbc.co.uk [212.58.244.66]
Trace complete.


Router GUI screenshots
Home Page
Wifi
Sharing
Settings
User Permissions
Additional Settings
Advanced Sharing
Advanced Wifi
Firewall
Port Management


Plusnet FTTC 72/18Mbps
Standard User narz
(member) Tue 29-Sep-15 17:44:23
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: narz] [link to this post]
 
In addition to no 3rd party routers, Vodafone can not provide static IP addresses at the moment.

May change in the future they say, but a no no for now.

Plusnet FTTC 72/18Mbps


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Standard User mbames
(regular) Fri 02-Oct-15 10:39:57
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: narz] [link to this post]
 
Rather a slow upload speed it seems?

Router looks to be rather basic frown


For comparison here is my traceroute (on Sky)
C:\Users\matth_000>tracert www.bbc.co.uk

Tracing route to www.bbc.net.uk [212.58.244.26]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.100.254
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms ip-84-38-37-12.easynet.co.uk [84.38.37.12]
4 12 ms 12 ms 12 ms 02780a99.bb.sky.com [2.120.10.153]
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 12 ms 11 ms 11 ms ae0.er01.telhc.bbc.co.uk [132.185.254.109]
8 13 ms 17 ms 13 ms 132.185.255.149
9 11 ms 11 ms 11 ms bbc-vip145.telhc.bbc.co.uk [212.58.244.26]

Trace complete.

Sky Fibre (40/10), HG612, DrayTek 2925, DrayTek AP-700
(Gone but not forgotten: 2820n x 2, 2800vg, 2800)

Speedtests:
ThinkBB - Mini | ThinkBB - Full | Speedtest.net
Standard User ZenUserJP
(member) Sun 04-Oct-15 13:09:27
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: mbames] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by mbames:
Router looks to be rather basic frown


Also looks [censored]. And yet VF say "We’ll give you our plug-and-play Vodafone Connect router (worth £130)"

I think someone put the 0 on for a joke. OK so it has "beamforming" wowzers! - I think?

At the end of the day you get what you pay for and for what £2.50 a month you aren't going to get much!

I put my details in - 80mbps £10 a month and then £20 after 6 months on an 18 month contract. Not bad but the 18 months bit is a immediate turn off.
Standard User mbames
(regular) Sun 04-Oct-15 14:32:36
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: ZenUserJP] [link to this post]
 
I'd happily pay to not have to use that router, sadly it seems to Vodafone don't like me as a potential customer.

Not really sure I need a beamforming wifi router, I need one which gives me good coverage over the whole house (which my current one does), along with a whole host of other useful features.

Sky Fibre (40/10), HG612, DrayTek 2925, DrayTek AP-700
(Gone but not forgotten: 2820n x 2, 2800vg, 2800)

Speedtests:
ThinkBB - Mini | ThinkBB - Full | Speedtest.net
Standard User gideon
(newbie) Fri 11-Dec-15 15:33:34
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: mbames] [link to this post]
 
I'd give my opinion, but my activation has been delayed due to a tree well and truly bollixing up the drop cable to my new place, to the point where they're going to need to drop in another pole.

And of course communication with Openreach is as dismal as it ever has been. I can't get any information, Vodafone claim they can't chase Openreach, only wait to be told stuff. Stonkingly frustrating.

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Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
Standard User durkasmurk
(regular) Tue 12-Jan-16 21:11:55
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


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I signed up to Vodafone back in Oct 15 and promptly cancelled with them only 3 days later due to an issue with barely useable speeds pretty much 24/7 of 6mbit down and 10mbit up although to be fair it did hit 35mb down and 15 up for at least once/twice a day.

Coming from VM with contention issues of 5mbit down 5mbit up on a 100mbit line I could not take the risk of being with Vodafone for a 12 month agreement so decided the best option was to cancel and look elsewhere.

Now using Pulse8 and get the same speed 24/7 even though it's more it's definitely worth the extra.

Standard User NickyJ
(member) Wed 13-Jan-16 09:19:56
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


[re: durkasmurk] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by durkasmurk:
I signed up to Vodafone back in Oct 15 and promptly cancelled with them only 3 days later due to an issue with barely useable speeds pretty much 24/7 of 6mbit down and 10mbit up although to be fair it did hit 35mb down and 15 up for at least once/twice a day.

Coming from VM with contention issues of 5mbit down 5mbit up on a 100mbit line I could not take the risk of being with Vodafone for a 12 month agreement so decided the best option was to cancel and look elsewhere.

Now using Pulse8 and get the same speed 24/7 even though it's more it's definitely worth the extra.


The deal I am considering signing upto is an 18month contract. I was wondering if there was a means of cancelling sooner if there service wasn't good enough? Were.you signing up so a similar contract if so how were you able to cancel?

Now enjoying the speed of Fibre!
Standard User durkasmurk
(regular) Wed 13-Jan-16 10:48:10
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Re: Anyone connected yet? Ordered.


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Vodafone offer a 14 day cooling off period as soon as the service is activated so I just cancelled within that time period but it maybe worth while double checking that before signing on the dotted line.

The contract I signed was also 18 months. (Did this over the phone)

Edited by durkasmurk (Wed 13-Jan-16 10:48:54)

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