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    Question UK Broadband

    I've just moved into a house in London and there is no broadband service. Is there a particular broadband provider anyone would recommend? I'm not a huge user - no film downloads. I just tend to use broadband to surf the web and check emails.

    Any BT broadband users out there? The house has a BT phone line. I just want to know the pros and cons of taking out their service.

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    Were with BT,the speed is bang on and ping is fast even at peak times......BUT customer services are shyte,when the net/line goes down it costs a fortune to ring them from your mobile,this has happened about 4 times in 6 month

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    Hook into a neighbours wifi
    If you want more luck... Take more chances!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cran View Post
    Hook into a neighbours wifi

    You read my mind. Now I've just got to figure out how...


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    I'm in London and have BT broadband. I recently had a free upgrade to BT Infinity and they gave me a £10 discount per month after saying I was going to leave, but had to sign a new 12 month contract. My landline and broadband costs £30 per month.

    When I have needed to speak to BT customer services they have always dealt with any issue promptly and efficiently.


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    I would avoid Virgin. I had lots of problems losing the internet for hours at a time. I changed to BT a couple of years ago and find them to be very reliable.

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    I have had virgin and sky and they were both shite, I'm with BT now and have had very few problems. I am considering upgrading to infinity now though

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    By the way, the above Speed Test result was wireless. Here's my plugged in result ...





    P.S. Do Sky and Virgin have download limits?

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    The packages I had did have limits, I don't know if they offer 'totally unlimited' broadband which is what I have now. Virgin disconnected far too regularly and Sky was rarely above 1 Mbps - but I don't know if that's because of the area I'm in. I just found out that I can't get Infinity in my area, but what I have is fine:

    Wired:


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    I have to say the reason I found BT customer services poor was because there was a problem with our line and an engineer had to come out twice and they passed us on to the engineer in stead of just booking him to come out and sort it straight away....I was impressed with the speed (Infinity)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubleback View Post
    I'm in London and have BT broadband. I recently had a free upgrade to BT Infinity and they gave me a £10 discount per month after saying I was going to leave, but had to sign a new 12 month contract. My landline and broadband costs £30 per month.

    When I have needed to speak to BT customer services they have always dealt with any issue promptly and efficiently.

    I just bought a nice little gadget, TL-WN822N:


    “High Gain USB Adapter TL-WN822N is a 300Mbps wireless client, which allows you to connect a desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network and access high-speed Internet connection. It is fully interoperable with IEEE 802.11n/b/g wireless devices, delivering fabulous N speed and reliable signal for online gaming, Internet calls or even the HD video streaming.”


    Look at my wireless connection speed now compared to my quoted post!

    It only cost £12.99. Money well spent!


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    Faster than your wired connection, no? How does it work exactly?

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    Yeah, I know it seems faster than my wired connection, but I suppose there are working tolerances and also the two year difference in results to consider where the service could have improved.

    The little device plugs into my laptop through a USB lead. It is simple to set up. A bit ugly, but I got fed up with the poor signal around my house so thought I would try it out. The twin antennas make best use of the WiFi signal coming from the router, as opposed to embedded receivers in devices.

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    Could be useful, especially for my pc (upstairs) which lags like hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcredd View Post
    Could be useful, especially for my pc (upstairs) which lags like hell.
    That’s it, great for watching porn in bed!

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