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Windows 7: NEVER go with BT broadband!

29 Nov 2011   #31
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I probably have the highest cost, lowest performance ratio for an internet connection of anybody on this forum. We live out in the country with no cable or DSL available. It costs $160/month for the connection shown below. Fortunately for me, my employer pays for it otherwise I couldn't justify the cost and would have to settle for an even slower connection.

now that's and this is what i got...



but of course the Download and Upload speeds here are shown on SpeedTest are the connection speed we buy but not the transfer rate we get which is always divided by 8 like "Your Connection Speed / 8" (2048 / 8 = 256Kbps)
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29 Nov 2011   #32
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

That's due to one being given in bps (bits per second) and the other being specified in Bps (Bytes per second), 8 bits to a byte ya know.
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02 Dec 2011   #33
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

2 weeks about 20 phone calls, 3 wrongly set phone engineers and one rightly sent internet specialist, i now have fixed internet!

Before the issue occured my normal internet speed was 1.7Mbps, now its 3.5Mbps
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02 Dec 2011   #34
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

so far bt has been the fastest in my village, we're about 4 miles from the exchange (and 12 miles from gloucester) so i can't get the full 8 meg. this speed is very consistent. service has been quite good. only one bad day in 6 mo. but they were having some major problems, along with a lot of other isp's that day due to a cable problem. took them about 5-6 hrs to fix it. no problems locally, installation was scheduled, engr. arrived exactly on time, installed it in a few minutes and so far so good.


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02 Dec 2011   #35
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i used to live in Gloucestershire was born and raised in stonehouse near stroud lol.
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03 Dec 2011   #36
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
i used to live in Gloucestershire was born and raised in stonehouse near stroud lol.
i'm about 4.5 miles SW of Stonehouse.
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11 Dec 2011   #37
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Having bigged up Virgin Media its been down at least three times in the last 24 hours. Ho hum.
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