Random Questions: broadband recommendations.


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nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

16 Mar 2010 15:14
phelen wrote: any company which has an Indian Call Centre

like Virgin, their "help" desk is seriously fucking useless
Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

16 Mar 2010 16:24
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com:80/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=29019&s;_cid=con_FURL_infinity
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

16 Mar 2010 16:38
I echo the O2 sentiments laid out previously, especially as they were the cheapest option for us as I'm on O2. Decent service, no hassle at all.

Same can't be said of sky. Useless shower of wankers
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

16 Mar 2010 20:05
had a test done and its a drop in connection so a bt engineer is coming out on friday.
im going to ask when this infinty product will be rolled out near me, if it isnt june 10 per walsall then im going to switch to the pack that hello world is running.

on a speed test i got 1.7mbs, should be running around 6-8 per other homes in my area Evil
AAA
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10012 posts since 15/12/02

16 Mar 2010 20:08
San thats often because the wiring in your house. I bet if you plugged your router into the master socket you would get the 6meg
phelen
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6600 posts since 16/8/06

16 Mar 2010 20:09
^Before you get a BT Engineer to come out make double sure its not your equipment playing up because you're liable for the callout charge and repairs.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

16 Mar 2010 20:13
nah its a free callout, i checked before i said yes Laughing out loud
hub to filter and filter directly into a master socket at present. the leccy guy came round yesterdayand sorted the main phone lines. he thought the cause could have been down to the sky hd guy when he set my new system up. we shall see on friday.

also, has anyone used wirless phone extender units?
staygold
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5046 posts since 21/11/05

2 Mar 2012 14:00
Been massively fucked around by O2 - they were supposed to transfer my connection to my new house and then they said they couldn't take over the existing bt line and I'd need a new one installed. They've cancelled my contract and want me to open a new account and pay for a new line to be installed which I'm not going to do. Talk talk look like they are decent price wise, anyone recommend them?
carl lewis
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23965 posts since 14/10/04

2 Mar 2012 14:17
People saying TalkTalk is even worse than 02.
Jimmy326
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4591 posts since 22/9/07

2 Mar 2012 14:21
I've just switched to Plus Net and it seems decent for £6 a month with a rolling monthly contract. I'm only a light user though so it won't be suited to everyone.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

2 Mar 2012 17:28
just signed up to sky, 16 per month including lien rental, unlimited downloads, best deal i coudl find
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

3 Mar 2012 00:02
BE Internet is the best I've experienced - no complaints and great customer service. One of those 'quirky' companies that sends casual emails and included stickers with the router, a bit pricier than others but no problems whatsoever and took money off my bill when I had some days unconnected moving house.
carlos
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968 posts since 20/1/08

3 Mar 2012 00:22
Plusnet.

I guarantee you'll find no better Internet/calls package provider
nothingelseworked
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3552 posts since 21/2/10

3 Sep 2019 15:42
Anyone have experience with wifi signal boosters for routers? EE router is absolute garbage so need to boost the signal but not sure what's best to go with.
illwill
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4099 posts since 17/5/04

3 Sep 2019 16:05
Either get a better router or get an extender for the specific area where there's low signal.

Generally even the basic routers the bb companies provide are pretty decent so I'd investigate other avenues before you spend any money.

Have you tried changing the channel in the router settings? You might be affected by interference.
nothingelseworked
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3552 posts since 21/2/10

3 Sep 2019 16:22
illwill wrote: Have you tried changing the channel in the router settings? You might be affected by interference.

Will give this a go first then, cheers Smiling
jogon321
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690 posts since 13/4/12

3 Sep 2019 20:46
mesh system prob better than using wifi boosters
jogon321
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690 posts since 13/4/12

3 Sep 2019 20:47
And try using a wifi channel scanner to work out which channels are congested
nothingelseworked
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3552 posts since 21/2/10

4 Sep 2019 09:43
jogon321 wrote: And try using a wifi channel scanner to work out which channels are congested

Any recommendations for software to do this?
jogon321
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690 posts since 13/4/12

posted 4 Sep 2019 21:03, edited 4 Sep 2019 21:03
Havent had to use one for a while. Maybe try https://www.howtogeek.com/197268/how-to-find-the-best-wi-fi-channel-for-your-router-on-any-operating-system/