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FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

dunkstar02
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FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

Engineer turned up at 08:30, all done and dusted by 10:30. I'm only 30m from the cab so was pretty straightforward. This was his first non BT installation and he was pretty impressed with the Netgear - said it should be much better than the BT hub  Cool
All his tests on the line show everything is up to speed (40m down & 10 m up)
So - all looks good so far - time for some speed tests
Wireless (g)
Date                   Download Speed             Upload Speed
3/11/10  10:31 21129 kbps (2.64MB/s) 8034 kbps (1MB/s)

Wired

Date                 Download Speed                       Upload Speed
3/11/10 10:35 37359 kbps (4.67MB/s)       8049 kbps (1.01MB/s)

Just a little better than 5 down and 350k up!!!
Grin
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dunkstar02
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Re: FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

forgot to mention - my ticket no is 36274456
Plusnet Staff
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Re: FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

Excellent! Welcome to club Smiley
Speeds are looking good and that's really good for wireless G, that can vary a lot and some people don't see much more than 12Mbps so 21129kbps is about as good as it will get.
dunkstar02
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Re: FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

Thanks Dave - I'm looking into getting wireless N sorted soon so that should improve the wireless speeds (hopefully).
The speeds I'm returning from my PS3 are about 50% lower at approx 9-10m down and between 0.5 & 4 up. I'm guessing this is down to the quality of the network kit in the PS3?
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Re: FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

Interesting, not sure. I know the PS3 is wireless G so that will certainly be a factor but I don't know what the quality's like. Be interesting to see what other people see on the PS3 speedtest in comparison.
dunkstar02
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Re: FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

Day 2
Speeds still holding up

Wireless (G)
4/11/10  08:37   21607 kbps (2.7MB/s) Down          8095 kbps (1.01MB/s) Up
Wired
4/11/10  08:47   37653 kbps (4.71MB/s)Down          8061 kbps (1.01MB/s) Up

dunkstar02
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Re: FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

Got a wireless N adapter today - first tests show a significant improvement on wireless G
28m down and 8 up, so thats about 7 meg better down than  G (up is about the same). Also test the PS3 on a wired connection - only got 21 down and 6 up so perhaps the slow speeds are down to the line test on the PS3 rather than the line itself....
listen to me - only 3 days on FTTC I'm calling 21mb download speeds slow!!
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Re: FTTC installed today - all good so far.............

Yeah even at 21Mbps it'd be faster than 90 odd percent of the country Smiley
N does make a big difference though we've seen so good to see the improvement, I wonder if anyone else sees the same with a PS3.