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  1. #581
    Quote Originally Posted by chopemon View Post
    I've been with Virgin for ages and they're generally excellent but they've been doing a big upgrade to the network in the area over the last couple of months and it has meant my internet is almost unusable in the evenings. I'm fed up and going to switch.

    I'm currently on 100mb but everyone else can only offer about 30mb. I work from home making games so I tend to shift around decent size chunks of data between different servers daily and often download stuff from PSN and Steam. Is dropping to 30mb likely to make an appreciable difference? Matey on the phone at Sky was giving it all that about how 100mb is far too much for most people and so on but is that true?

    Cheers for any advice!
    Depends how you receive and transmit your data. Does the device at the other end support you downloading at 100mbps? I've got a 80mbps connection but I never get that unless I torrent, open 20 usenet connections or use Steam. For everything else the bottleneck is at the other end. The speed of my link becomes useful if my daughter, my girlfriend and her daughters are all at home and all watching different Netflix streams, otherwise I'm using about 10% of the capability.

  2. #582
    Yeah, i believe I could pull near 100mbps from our source control server but like you say, everything else is the bottleneck. As long as me and my girlfriend can both stream video on separate machines simultaneously we'll be golden I think.

  3. #583
    Anyone got any recommendations on temporary internet solutions for a 6 month rental property?

    We've just got back to the UK a few months ago and just reserved a new build home due to complete in march, that leaves us looking for a short rental but I will need some form of internet for work. Don't want to end up in a sticky contract and the new build appears to have fibre installed by BT openreach?

    If I could possibly get a good deal on bandwidth that would be amazing as I buy all my games digitally now, don't care so much about speed as it's temporary.

    Also, once in the new build I hear BT openreach are horrendous to deal with but other ISP like Talk Talk and Sky use the same network. Is there a clear winner in that lot? I take it Virgin are out of the running based on the network? We don't really need a land line but sounds like we end up getting one anyway.

    Sorry if this all sounds basic, really got a million things to sort out and hard to do any background reading.

  4. #584
    IDNet do monthly contracts. They are good fast and no long tie-in.

  5. #585
    I’m moving home soon and the broadband where I’m going is garbage. It’s a 4 year old house that has no virgin or fibre broadband. The estimated speeds are 2 meg because of the distance to the non fibre enabled box.

    Is there another way I could get faster downloads that wouldn’t have limits? I use YouTube, Netflix in 4K at my current address, I fear im going back to the dark ages of standard def!

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  7. #587
    Question for @Olly C please - a while ago you made me aware of an issue with Virgin Media and their modem: https://bordersdown.net/threads/1256...ghlight=virgin

    However recently I've become aware that a patch has rolled out (c.Feb time) where I am now seeing very different latency on the modem. The latency spikes were very different from the continual yellow when I last looked at this. Therefore although I know there is some debate on the fix, it seems to be a lot better?

    The red dropout is from just upgrading my package today (so whole VM connection was shut down for a few mins for the upgrade to the broadband)

    Last edited by Digfox; 08-06-2019 at 05:11 PM.

  8. #588
    Quote Originally Posted by Digfox View Post
    Question for Olly C please - a while ago you made me aware of an issue with Virgin Media and their modem:

    Quote Originally Posted by Digfox View Post
    https://bordersdown.net/threads/1256...ghlight=virgin

    However recently I've become aware that a patch has rolled out (c.Feb time) where I am now seeing very different latency on the modem. The latency spikes were very different from the continual yellow when I last looked at this. Therefore although I know there is some debate on the fix, it seems to be a lot better?


    Hi there,

    Unfortunately I can't really help you out or shed any further light on how "fixed" the issue has been since I last posted.

    I did read into certain people a few months back saying an update had been rolled out that included a potential fix but that update was being rolled out in an area by area basis and I couldn't be sure I'd get the update so didn't want to switch over to the SuperHub 3 (which I still have laying here in its box) and then not be able to switch back to the SuperHub 2 (some people in the past had issues doing that) if I had any issues..

    Ever since that post sharing the issues (which had been going on for 2 years~ at least) I wasn't sure or at least didn't have faith that VM would be able to sort it, some people were speculating it was a hardware issue that couldn't be fixed but even if it wasn't VM were so slow and in denial for so long that I just wasn't hopeful.

    I've been running my setup with the SuperHub 2 in modem mode linked up to a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 ever since and it's been fine for me, here's a screenshot of todays data (P.S. Your screenshot has your IP address in it that you may wish to hide)



    I'm still on the VM 200 package myself.

    Maybe I'll look into how the SuperHub 3 performs or is said to perform soon but as I'd be running it in modem mode anyway I don't think there would be any sort of upgrade in performance over my current setup.

    Sorry I can't be of more help!
    Last edited by Olly C; 08-06-2019 at 04:10 PM.

  9. #589
    Quote Originally Posted by Olly C View Post
    (P.S. Your screenshot has your IP address in it that you may wish to hide.)
    Oops, edited.

    Thank you for the reply! If you look at the quality/latency tests from my results they do appear to closely resemble a much healthier connection (as mentioned originally my results were like a wall of yellow above the min and ave latency). This is a massive change. I was moaning to a friend earlier this week about VM and he had said 'it's been resolved'. So has been a nice surprise.

    I'm running the SH3 in modem mode with a Netgear X6 R8000 Router and pretty chuffed with performance. Indeed enough to move up to the 500/35 package.

    It does look like the issue with the Intel Puma 6 has been resolved or massively reduce to all intent and purposes.

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