Help with internet, comments of wit

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Barry Sanchez posted this 05 April 2016

Originally posted by pap

My advice is:-

1) Bin BT off and get cable internet.
2) If 1) is not possible, move house to somewhere that does cable internet*

* Yes, I have chosen houses this way before.

 

 

 

We can get BT iffinity but again the line has to be fixed first, I dont mind paying as long as it works, I am getting rid of sky (I say this every year) as I have given them £7000 in the last 7 years and have had enough of that waste. High speed blag 4k is the way to go.

 

Barry Sanchez posted this 05 April 2016

Originally posted by Bearsy

why does bad wiring in house cause problem? Ain't you using Wireless?

 When you plug in the sky hub from say the lounge Bearsy the data from that is lost between the master socket and the lounge spur socket due to wires crossed (data bleed), thats one issue I certainly have and the other is BT in which there is extremely slow connection from the box to my house when it shouldn't be, the average speed in the area so I am told is 11.4mb and I am only getting 5.5mb on average.

CB Saint posted this 05 April 2016

Baz, I live in a house with thick walls so the wireless is shite. The main router is in the arse end of the house which doesnt help.

I solve my problems by buying powerline plug http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/powerline/321_3076_30123_xx_xx/xx-criteria.html

Essentially turns your electricity circuit into a lan. I have a four port version in the lounge with the tele, sky and the dvd plugged in and have no data loss

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Barry Sanchez posted this 05 April 2016

 I still only get 5.5 when I am plugged in from the master socket, what are you getting for speed?

CB Saint posted this 05 April 2016

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

 I still only get 5.5 when I am plugged in from the master socket, what are you getting for speed?

 40-49mb but I get that at each of the other power point too. Fwiw when I was getting 8mb at the master, I got that all around the house 

Goatboy posted this 05 April 2016 - Last edited 05 April 2016

Originally posted by CB Saint

Baz, I live in a house with thick walls so the wireless is shite. The main router is in the arse end of the house which doesnt help.

I solve my problems by buying powerline plug http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/powerline/321_3076_30123_xx_xx/xx-criteria.html

Essentially turns your electricity circuit into a lan. I have a four port version in the lounge with the tele, sky and the dvd plugged in and have no data loss

 This could well help Bazza and I have one for sale cheap cheaplou_wink2 pm me your address and I'll post it to you.

pap posted this 05 April 2016

Originally posted by CB Saint

Baz, I live in a house with thick walls so the wireless is shite. The main router is in the arse end of the house which doesnt help.

I solve my problems by buying powerline plug http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/powerline/321_3076_30123_xx_xx/xx-criteria.html

Essentially turns your electricity circuit into a lan. I have a four port version in the lounge with the tele, sky and the dvd plugged in and have no data loss

I've got a slight variation on that.   You can get routers designed for bigger gaffs and penetrating bigger walls, and for most things, I have no real issue with mine.   I did find that the wifi was shite in the garage, which is built onto the outside of the house. 

I've went a Netgear router and repeater (to cover the garage area).  Both are dual band, and bung out a 5G and 2G signal.   This is significant because on single band, everything negotiates down to the speed of the lowest connection.  Using this setup, all your new 5G shit will connect without being affected by older stuff.

I've generally found the power stuff to be reliable.  Can watch 1080p video on my tablet, streamed off the PC, whacked through the mains and retransmitted from a nearer wireless hub.

Technology, eh?  Marvellous.

TLDR; consider getting a router that has a range extender and dual band.

Bucks posted this 05 April 2016

Get Sky Q.   State of the art telly flexibility, plus multiple router hubs.  Trust me, you will be well sorted.

 

 

plus i need someone to test it, to see if it works

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Barry Sanchez posted this 05 April 2016

Originally posted by Goatboy

Originally posted by CB Saint

Baz, I live in a house with thick walls so the wireless is shite. The main router is in the arse end of the house which doesnt help.

I solve my problems by buying powerline plug http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/powerline/321_3076_30123_xx_xx/xx-criteria.html

Essentially turns your electricity circuit into a lan. I have a four port version in the lounge with the tele, sky and the dvd plugged in and have no data loss

 This could well help Bazza and I have one for sale cheap cheaplou_wink2 pm me your address and I'll post it to you.

 I have one also, I'll hold fire on this until I get the result back from BT, I have to accept for top connection I'll probably have to trunk about the house or just hope BT can give me a top end wifi connection, I'm not holding my breath though.

Sussexsaint posted this 06 April 2016

Originally posted by Bucks

Get Sky Q.   State of the art telly flexibility, plus multiple router hubs.  Trust me, you will be well sorted.

 

 

plus i need someone to test it, to see if it works

 Mines been up and running for a week now and its chuffing great