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General Chat Thread, ISP with no traffic shaping in General; Hello Everyone, Are there any ISP`s that have pledged not to introduce traffic shaping / traffic filtering. I am currently ...
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    Question ISP with no traffic shaping

    Hello Everyone,

    Are there any ISP`s that have pledged not to introduce traffic shaping / traffic filtering. I am currently with Tiscali which has P2P traffic shaping and is generaly slow.

    I don`t mind paying extra and would like true unlimited downloads. It has to be ADSL, a static ip would be nice too.

    What ISP`s are you using ? How do you find them ? do they use traffic shapping ?

    Thanks

    Andy

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    If you want TRUE unlimited you're looking to pay for it.

    2mbit unlimited - £65 +VAT from some Entanet Resellers.

    I don't know anyone these days who really uses the unlimited word, most are limited by some Fair usage policy or somewhat.

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    Demon seem to do a unlimited business one at £40/pm ex vat for 8mb

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    Look at IDNET and ADSL24

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    Thanks StewartKnight, ADSL24 look really good. Do you use them ?

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    ADSL24 are an Enta reseller and the package I highlighted from their site

    They are a pretty good outfit, fairly small, but with small you get good customer service and back up from Enta if needed.

    They do suffer slowdowns (worth looking on http://noc.enta.net at night to see the capacity) but its mostly in the evening when other ISPs struggle too.

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    i would tell you who my connection is with but if your using P2P you can forget that idea (dont want you messing my ping up!!!) but i do pay £35 for a 2meg ADSL line, its worth every penny!
    Last edited by gaz350; 4th February 2008 at 03:15 PM.

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    bulldog - http://www.bulldogbroadband.com/resi...band/index.asp

    bethere - http://www.bethere.co.uk

    Not sure if the above 2 are fair use policys or what but I know they do static I.P's as Im sure other ISP's will most likely do.

    Although must admit the router that bethere flog you for 24 quid is a rubbish thomson one.

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    Bethere is a good contender and I'd disagree with the comment about the thompson being bad, I think it works better on a be* connection than any other.

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    do bulldog or bethere use traffic shaping/ traffic filtering or port blocking ?

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    Be don't, but I don't know about Bulldog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Bethere is a good contender and I'd disagree with the comment about the thompson being bad, I think it works better on a be* connection than any other.
    im still considering getting an adsl2+ netgear router.

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    I can't comment on any 'other' adsl2 service, but in testing, the bebox as they call it (Rebadged Thompson Speedtouch) seemed to sync higher than the others we tried.

    The main gripe I have with speedtouch's are the odd firmware hassles one gets and the shocking wireless performance. (I use a speedtouch 585v6 on my 8mbit line).

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    the wireless is pants compared to my linksys or netgears I have tried.

    Not so keen on the thompson speed touchs ability to keep an up to date list of what devices are attached and not attached on specific ports.

    I've swapped 2 computers around ie originally they were on port 1 and 2 and swapped computer 1 from port 1 to port 2 and computer 2 from port 2 to port 1

    and it still thought that computer 1 was on port 1 and computer 2 was on port 2 when in fact it was the other way around.

    So I dont bother logging into the router to find out I.P Address info, just easier to do an ipconfig or ipconfig /all

    or something to that extent.

    do they have a support section with an updated firmware list, might be that I just need to update the firmware or someit.

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    Yes, I'd agree with that, but I do like how they assign firewall rules by MAC address rather than IP.

    As for the firmware, I think its a bit hit or miss on whether you find it or not, but speedtouch.co.uk is probably a good start!

    They do need to sort their nasty GUI out as well, I find it ever so annoying having to 'Details', and 'Configure' sections as opposed to clicking and just doing!

    Still, it holds my sync at 8128 on adslmax better than the dlink did at 6.5mbit.

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