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Dragonfly_X
October 11th, 2005, 03:49 PM
I've just signed up with this (http://www.bethere.co.uk/) service provider and my 24 Meg service will be up and running in 2 weeks from now. :KS

lao_V
October 11th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Let us know what the speed is like? Telewest have already increased their speed to 10Meg

Dragonfly_X
October 11th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Let us know what the speed is like? Telewest have already increased their speed to 10Meg

Will do, I have 8 meg now with Cable & Wireless(Bulldog Broadband). It's kick ass but C&W's customer service is non-existent and have a very poor billing system witch is the main reason I left and of course the fact that I can get 24 meg for £6/pm less than the 8 meg. :eek:

lao_V
October 11th, 2005, 04:41 PM
I would have to say be's price is very attractive.

mokeyjoe
October 11th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Hm, are Telewest any good? I've been on their website and it says that their installers won't work with Linux? Does this mean I'll have to set it up on a Windows machine first?

xequence
October 11th, 2005, 09:08 PM
I had always thought people in the UK had slow internet? Thats what everyone says.

I have 3 Mbps download, 374 Kbps upload.

escuchamezz
October 11th, 2005, 09:13 PM
asd

recklessray
October 11th, 2005, 09:32 PM
Hm, are Telewest any good? I've been on their website and it says that their installers won't work with Linux? Does this mean I'll have to set it up on a Windows machine first?

i use ubuntu on a p4 pc with a telewest modem giving me 1meg. its cool through the network port, i dont know if it will work with usb... btw, they are raising the speed to 4 meg (25) soon for no extra charge. (still rather pales into insignificance to the beast of the 24meg... im telpted to get a bt number again so i can subscribe...!)

topcop
October 11th, 2005, 11:37 PM
I have 100mbit up & down at my flat in tokyo that is included in my rent, i think I can upgrade it to 1Gbps here by paying a small fee but 100 is more than enough for my needs =)

scourge
October 11th, 2005, 11:44 PM
I have 100Mbit up & down

Me too, it's provided by my university. Not bad for 10 per month.

~J~
October 11th, 2005, 11:50 PM
No service in Swansea :(

Dragonfly_X
October 12th, 2005, 08:58 AM
Hm, are Telewest any good? I've been on their website and it says that their installers won't work with Linux? Does this mean I'll have to set it up on a Windows machine first?

Telewest are ok but it still works through a BT exchange and I've learnt the hard way that not having a BT line just creates problems in the future.

Dragonfly_X
October 12th, 2005, 09:22 AM
lets all drink tea to celebrate the UK finally getting fast broadband

It's been a long time coming now but it seems BT has finaly upgraded their exchanges and lines for residential areas to handle more bandwidth. Lets hope that not to far in the distant we'll have 100meg or 1gig like Mr. Topcop there in Tokyo. :cool:

lao_V
October 12th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Me too, it's provided by my university. Not bad for 10€ per month.

So the Ubuntu ISO downloads in less then a minute?

Pablo_Escobar
October 12th, 2005, 12:39 PM
When I read Your posts then I think that I live on Mars.
I'm on the 128kb down / 32kb up net connection.
100 Mbit ? Damn, thats fast ! 1Gb ? Man, I don't want to think how would that work on my PC :)

I hope Poland will catch up sometime to the rest of the world in net speed :)

escuchamezz
October 12th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Me too, it's provided by my university. Not bad for 10 per month.

yeah but the high tax rates in more socialist countries like finland more than make up for it.

scourge
October 13th, 2005, 09:56 AM
So the Ubuntu ISO downloads in less then a minute?

Unfortunately no. Most servers don't send the data as fast as I could download it. From fast Finnish servers I can usually download at about 1 - 5 MB/s.



yeah but the high tax rates in more socialist countries like finland more than make up for it.

That's true, but I'll enjoy it as long as I'm on the receiving end. I know that when I get out of this school I get to pay my share back multiple times. Taxes do suck, but on the other hand education is what makes Finland competitive, that's how we prevent all the jobs from going to China or India.

Soir
October 31st, 2005, 11:16 PM
Congrats mate.

I'm using a 10Mbps up and down fiber connection at home, it's about £21 / month. I *always get 1MB/s when downloading from fast servers (i.ex. servers on SUNET), but still, I want more speed -_-

My ISP is upgrading my connection Week 8 (that's February 2006) to 100Mbps down and 10Mbps up - can't wait for it :)

Edit: * - spelling

Luke Redpath
November 1st, 2005, 02:19 AM
Telewest are ok but it still works through a BT exchange and I've learnt the hard way that not having a BT line just creates problems in the future.

Not quite sure what you mean by this...Telewest (Blueyonder) is cable and has nothing to do with BT or BT lines.

gord
November 1st, 2005, 12:16 PM
i have a mate who just signed up with a '24-mbit' service, i told him it was a bit of a con and it was. turns out he only gets about 9-mbit or so. which isn't bad in itself but seing as your paying for 24-mbit...

.Danny
November 1st, 2005, 01:10 PM
God... 1 GB/s. DIE DIE DIE!

I pay about 80 euros a month for 1.5mbit down, 196 kbps up. With a traffic limit of 10gb. Freaking T-Com bastards riping us off.

We will have ADSL2+ soon with 8-24mbps though, and the prices will go down a lot (flat rate for all of course). They are starting to rent it out in 2 months I think.

Thank God T-Com can't hold their damn monopol anymore.:rolleyes:

Soir
November 2nd, 2005, 12:56 AM
gord:

Actually, you don't pay for 24Mbps, you pay for "up-to 24Mbps". The speed you get IRL depends on the quality of the cables that go from your house to the nearest phonestation and the distance between these two (house and phonestation).

Then you have other things that might affect the speed, for example if there's a bandwidth limit in that area, so that all the people connected there are sharing a 1Gb/s connection or it could just be high load on the network.