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Windows 7: Best alternative?

16 Feb 2014   #1
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 
Best alternative?

So, as a Virgin Media customer am I promised minimum of 60 Mbit/s Download,
I was achieving this barely via a power Ethernet adapter until I got DDoSed via the XBOX,
Since then I'm reaching speeds of 10-20 Mbit/s, I rang them up and some nice fella terminated all connections, this increased it by 10%, ALL wireless connections are hitting 60+ Mbit/s with ease, I have tried swapping sockets for the adapter and still no luck, apart from a tiny bit of increase.

If I can't don't a solution (Running a huge Ethernet cable through the house is not an option, I have younger siblings (5 and 2) play upstairs and will easily get to the line, plus mothers rules say I cannot do this, anyways, I don't know any solutions in my experience, does anyone have any solutions?
I have resettled modem, changed Ethernet cables etc. tried different sockets and it's not increasing.

Do you have an solution or maybe another power Ethernet adapter that you can recommend?

What I mean by a power Ethernet adapter (if that's the right name) is I have a Ethernet box in the mains and I connect a Ethernet cable from router to Ethernet adapter then I have another Ethernet adapter in my room where the PC is and have a Ethernet coming form that adapter to my Ethernet input in the back of my PC.


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16 Feb 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Ryan .. Which Model of power Earthnet Adaper are you using ... I have Virgin also have never used a cable connection simply did not need to .. I have a friend that did not get good Wifi all over is home .. He now uses a Wifi Range Extender with very good results ..
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16 Feb 2014   #3
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hello Maxie, thanks for the concern.
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links other than Microsoft;
I am using Devolo Adapters, they ARE old but had no fault with them before the attack happened, I have uploaded a image below for what they look like


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16 Feb 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Maybe a new set might work better .. You have plenty of choices

Results for POWER LINE ADAPTOR


Search results for: 'Netgear' - Virgin Media Accessories
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16 Feb 2014   #5
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

I was thinking of purchasing a new one, which one would you recommend for to obtain speed of Atleast this?
(My speed)


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16 Feb 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Any of the TP Link ones should work well ... That is what my friend uses . But the Wifi set with no problems .. I only have 30MB which is fast enough for me .. Crap upload speeds thou .. Still we are suppose to get faster broadband soon maybe that will help you ...
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16 Feb 2014   #7
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Any of the TP Link ones should work well ... That is what my friend uses . But the Wifi set with no problems .. I only have 30MB which is fast enough for me .. Crap upload speeds thou .. Still we are suppose to get faster broadband soon maybe that will help you ...
I have Fibre Optic, can be upgraded to 120 if need be, but no real point tbh.
And it's helped me alot, thanks.
I'll look into purchasing them soon.
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16 Feb 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Most welcome .. The speed Upgrade is suppose to be Free . Starts from April ...
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17 Feb 2014   #9
partian

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Most welcome .. The speed Upgrade is suppose to be Free . Starts from April ...
I have just got mine installed as we had a switch from Sky (AWFUL ISP in my opinion) to Virgin - not sure if I will be qualified to have this free upgrade but if I am, I am very happy as I get a new PC and a upgraded internet at the same time.
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18 Feb 2014   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You might be when did you get it Installed .. Mine is going up from 30 to 50 ... Which package have you got ...
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