Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, ISP (Personal): Static IP, No/sufficiently high Cap. Just works. Not idiots? in Technical; Current provider is Demon (aka Thus aka Vodafone), using Home Office 8000 (pseudo-business) and I'm hitting the cap too often ...
3rd July 2013, 05:10 PM #1
ISP (Personal): Static IP, No/sufficiently high Cap. Just works. Not idiots?
Current provider is Demon (aka Thus aka Vodafone), using Home Office 8000 (pseudo-business) and I'm hitting the cap too often now (Netflix mostly, though people telling me about Steam & GOG sales don't help).
1) A 100GB-ish+ monthly cap or "no cap".
2) A static IP.
3) A stable connection.
4) Not idiots if I have to contact them once in a blue moon.
I'd like to keep it < £25/month.
I'm not adverse to sticking with Demon, but the Vodafone takeover makes me wonder if I should.
So who're you using that can do all that?
3rd July 2013, 05:27 PM #2
3rd July 2013, 05:44 PM #3
Hmm, interesting. Since my favourite ISP (UKOnline) was devoured by garbage, I have been looking for the one true ISP. Colleagues suggest Andrews and Arnold..
Related question: best home router (screw wireless, can do separate AP) - but is there one with decent diags and a good modem? All reviews concentrate on "fluff" IME.
3rd July 2013, 05:53 PM #4
@Arthur - think he got the Asus Dark Knight ( or what ever it is called ) and put an opensource firmware on it ( I think ). Be interesting to see what he thinks to it etc
Originally Posted by tom_newton
3rd July 2013, 06:10 PM #5
Draytek Wifi isn't bad in them either and as your a g33k Mr N you could do your voip through it as well with the higher end models with dedicated VOIP ports.
Originally Posted by tom_newton
3rd July 2013, 10:31 PM #6
I've been on ukfsn for years and it rarely goes down. Maybe once or twice a year. Solid service with UK support. And technicians who sound like they know what they're talking about. It's not necessarily the cheapest but i'd rather pay for a quality service.
They're a reseller of entanet. The entanet packages they resell are capped per month but have unlimited offpeak which is midnight to 8am and all weekend.
the other resellers are
3rd July 2013, 10:54 PM #7
I'm with sky, with the level of work I do, I am pumping around 2GB an hour in traffic (up and down), the mrs also works from home for another company, does maybe 1GB traffic a day, so between us we hit 3GB a day, 23 days a month (so around 70GB a month for work). Factor in online gaming (circa 40GB a month), movie streaming, tv streaming, easily hit over 150GB in a calendar month. Not once had to pay beyond £5 a month for my connection as its thrown in with my TV and phone package.
Also, due to get fibre in the next few weeks also
4th July 2013, 12:13 AM #8
You lucky so n so !!!!
Originally Posted by nephilim
4th July 2013, 11:08 AM #9
I'd recommend an O2 / Be based connection as they come with unlimited data packages. Entanet offer a wholesale version of O2 via any of their Visps that have already been listed above. You should be able to get one for about £20pm + VAT.
I have an O2 based ADSL 2+ Annex M at home which is pretty good. I did move from a BT based one though and find that it's not quite as good on my Draytek 2830 as the BT one was speed wise. But still its unlimited so it doesn't really matter.
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4th July 2013, 11:48 AM #10
I like ADSL24 no caps, throttling, monitoring, etc. and only a 1 month contract if you change your mind.
ADSL24 - Business Broadband from 1 month contract and 24/7 UK support
they also offer a static ip on their home products as well and for more money you can get a faster upload on ADSL2 1.4 to 2.5
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4th July 2013, 11:53 AM #11
I'm with Sky at the moment, but considering moving to BT or Plusnet (yes I know that Plusnet is owned by BT!). Never really have any problems with Sky (but never had to phone them either!) but have noticed some slow downs in the evening recently. From the reading I've been doing Plusnet since they have now removed their throttling for unlimited accounts is quite well thought of.
4th July 2013, 12:21 PM #12
Just remember O2/BE have just been bought by sky. Many customers are being encouraged to migrate over, some are sitting it out to see if they can keep their static IPs and Annex M. Sky are thinking about static IPs and using your own equipment according to the Q&A sessions they did with O2/Be customers.
Originally Posted by SchoolsBroadband
Currently on Sky, but have used UKFSN (enta.net), Zen all of which I'd recommend for different situations.
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