1. roge8014 Moderator

    Yeah, I know.

    But it's free and besides FO is coming later this year, so will probably buy a decent router at that point :p
  2. thefinn85 Server God

    I have a Asus RT-N56U and its awesome! I'd recommend you the Asus RT-N66U though! Its probably the best router out there! Its the newer version of my router!
  3. roge8014 Moderator

    OK - BT have switched off Interleaving on my line - lets see how that pans out over the next few days....
  4. thefinn85 Server God

    Well hope you don't suffer packetloss - all depends on the length and quality of your line really. Usually it should be no problem, there is no need for interleaving unless you have TV services coming through your broadband. Fingers crossed! ;)
  5. roge8014 Moderator

    So far so good. Nearly 24 hours, ping is fairly good and solid. BB speed has slowed a tad - dropping from 5.5 to just over 5 again, but that I can live with. The next few days will tell, I guess.

    Interestingly I have a BT Vision subscription that streams media content through my BB connection; will have to see. Was thinking of scrapping that and getting a SKY box installed in the bedroom instead!
  6. jps_QQ Private

    Woop! Woop! :D No better connection available at my place :(

    "Slower than 54% of Germany" – That hurts ;(

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  7. roge8014 Moderator

    Still much better than what I can get (for the moment at least).

    And for the record - my connection is "slower then 94% of UK" :D
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  8. stereotype252 Moderator

    For me it feels really slow compared to what I had back in Germany but this is maybe only because I have to share my connection with two roomates. :D

  9. Freetuux Recruit

    Fibre mmm
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  10. roge8014 Moderator


    By end of the year I'll have a Fibre connection - with BT Infinity 2....finally!
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  11. MJSOR89 Recruit


    Yes its a high speed but virgin media like to throttle now so after 4pm till about 11pm if im lucky a third of that speed...makes attempting to stream impossible at peak times
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  12. roge8014 Moderator

    Yeah, but Virgin aren't the only ones to throttle.

    My Cabinet at the end of my road is now a FO one...just waiting for another 9 to be finished then the exchange to be upgraded and I'll have access to BT Infinity. Obviously I'll be taking the Unlimited Option (which I'm currently on with the standard ADSL2 line) and according to them (HUGE pinch of salt) they don't throttle at peak times for anyone on this option.

    I'm waiting for the availability of FO on demand; but I doubt I'll see that for another couple of years - which suits me fine as I'm sure the prices will drop.....but reports in say BT FoD are bringing in 350MB down and 60MB up with absolutely NO throttling (I guess you pay for that type of connection - currently around £1500 one off connection charge then about £45/month).

    Well....only 3/4 months to wait until I'm able (hopefully) get a better connection.
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  13. thefinn85 Server God



    Wish I had the 60mb up though. Would make streaming worthwhile.
  14. Mriswith2k Recruit

    100/10 Fiber, could get 1000/100 for about 40€ more but 100/10 is plenty good enough (also got a gigabit lan)
  15. WolfskinLux Moderator

    connection from Luxembourg to servers at Frankfurt.
  16. roge8014 Moderator

    Finally; Openreach have announced that my home exchange is upgraded and Infinity is being rolled out across the town. I've no idea how long it'll take them to activate the cabinets (if they go sequentially mines number 23) then I should get FO in the coming month.

    I do have my speed estimate though:


    I'd be happy with that for now, assuming I get that (my ADSL estimate said I'd get 3mbps - but I actually get nearly 5mbps, so you never really know) .....I hope they'll allow FFTP soon, so I can get that 300mbps speed :)
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  17. thefinn85 Server God

    Looks like the final meters uses VDSL2 and that would mean worse speeds than with fibre only. You'd notice them ripping open the road next to your house and laying fibre though, unless thats already happened - also, you'd need fibre cables in your house & lan sockets for 300mbps. :D
  18. roge8014 Moderator

    Yup - but I'll still get 79/80 down.

    The FTTP is fibre direct to the premises and that's where the 300/350mbps service comes in. But that isn't available to me yet.

    I'm guessing demand will be quite high, and to help deliver installations Openreach often outsource this to a Contractor. I'm told that Contractor installations can be very poor and lead to connectivity problems - so I'm in two minds if to wait.....