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    To plug it into the master is a right chew on. There's no power down there for a start so it means getting the extension lead out. I always don't have a wireless PC so it would mean taking my PC downstairs too to hook it up - either that or a huge network cable.

    Is there any quick fixes I can try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    To plug it into the master is a right chew on. There's no power down there for a start so it means getting the extension lead out. I always don't have a wireless PC so it would mean taking my PC downstairs too to hook it up - either that or a huge network cable.

    Is there any quick fixes I can try?

    You could remove the ring wires from all sockets as these cause problems and are not required on modern telephones. An easier way if you have a NTE5 BT master socket is to fit an iplate which you can pick up on Ebay or from Dabs. This disconnects the ring wires at the master socket. I fitted one last month for someone and the line speed doubled.

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    Unless the STM kicks in between 10am and 9pm, when you get 5mb...grrrrrr
    I have been on the upgraded 10Mb line (from 2Mb) with Virgin for a couple of months and the worst I have seen on speedtest.net is 8.5 and that was when my son was also online.

    Several times I have had 10.04 recorded.

    I have done the tests at different times of the day and it has averaged about 9.5.

    Perhaps I don't do enough (or big enough) downloads to get capped but I use the internet pretty much all day during the holidays (ie now)...

    Here is the latest test result

    [EDIT] Just noticed the bit that says distance: < 50mi...I think I live somewhat further away from manchester than that [/EDIT]

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    My folks are with Be, and Ive converted a few of my mates onto be too... Brilliant service, support, speeds etc...

    If anyone wants a recommendation, for free installation etc, give me a shout (gives me a free month too)

    I run my own DNS servers so I cant comment on if they have a problem with DNS..

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