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Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, I've been upgraded - woohoo! in Technical; i registerd a month ago, they said will send a new modem, still waiting...
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    i registerd a month ago, they said will send a new modem, still waiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Bah! Not even scheduled Leicester yet

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    Soon as you download x amount you are throttled like some horror film so it's rubbish really.

    I download Linux images, Technet stuff, games from my Metaboli subscription and more and on the 2MB line i am using at the moment it only takes a couple of hundred MB before i am halved in speed at least. I suspect the 10mb will do exactly the same but perhaps let me download 500MB before it chokes the life out of me.

    Watching the initial speed is great but you know that the estimated download time will soon expand over the horizon as soon as the cap kicks in.

    As this is a temporary place of residence for me it's not the end of the world. As soon as i get sorted and settled though i will move to someone who does not cap or throttle, regardless of cost. I have heard BE are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Bah! Not even scheduled Leicester yet
    Tell me about it.... but you still pay the new higher price while your waiting for it.

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    That reminds me - must look out my TalkTalk details as I'm sure we bought an unlimited package, but they are now saying we got a 40GB a month pack which we keep going over and as of July we'll get charged £5 a month unless we upgrade to 80GB!

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    Tell me about it.... but you still pay the new higher price while your waiting for it.
    I am still paying the same price I paid for 2Mb...<smug_grin>and my upgrade happened within 2 weeks of registering...</smug_grin>

    Oh and I have been testing the speed on and off for the last 2 weeks and so far the lowest I have seen is just under 9Mbps, it is usually around 9.8Mbps.

    Thats with up to 4 users sharing the line as well!

    I guess I am not what they call a heavy user as I do all my 'big' downloads at work on the measly 4Mbps line that our LEA gives us.

    [EDIT] I have just looked at the timetable and our town is down for upgrade in July/August...why I got it so fast I don't know...not complaining though![/EDIT]
    Last edited by CESIL; 10th June 2009 at 09:21 AM.

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    woo hooo. folloed my recent call on friday, 2day i have been up hraded to 10Mb frm 2 mb.

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    is anyone from the bolton area. I registered for my upgrade and a couple of weeks ago noticed that bolton were ready for the 10mb link. I rebooted my modem and noticed it jumped up to 5mb but not 10mb....strangeness!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsoth View Post
    I download Linux images, Technet stuff, games from my Metaboli subscription and more and on the 2MB line i am using at the moment it only takes a couple of hundred MB before i am halved in speed at least. I suspect the 10mb will do exactly the same but perhaps let me download 500MB before it chokes the life out of me.
    Take a look here for the traffic management policy Virgin Media uses (Traffic management - Help - Virgin Media).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mant01 View Post
    is anyone from the bolton area. I registered for my upgrade and a couple of weeks ago noticed that bolton were ready for the 10mb link. I rebooted my modem and noticed it jumped up to 5mb but not 10mb....strangeness!!!!
    Where are you seeing the 5mbit? (In the modem config or from real world testing?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    Very nice!

    Also, I must point out:



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    Ouch... looks like you dust off that dial up modem again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Where are you seeing the 5mbit? (In the modem config or from real world testing?)
    Hi,

    I do speedtest every day to test if its up to full speed but i only get a max of 5.01 mb /s on the results screen. On general downloading it averages around 509 kb/s.

    Cheers

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    Firstly, this is a cable connection and not adsl yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Firstly, this is a cable connection and not adsl yeah?
    Yes thats correct. Its a Virgin Cable Modem (NTL:250)

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    I am getting 10Mbps (speedtest even recorded 10.04 over the weekend) but a friend who lives very near me has only gone up to 5Mbps. I wonder if the modem has anything to with the speed you get.

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