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BT Infinity & FTTx Discussion

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by michellez, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. n3vrmind

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 1, 2004

    Posts: 1,433

    Location: Loughborough

    I got mine installed on the 10th, by the 19th id easily hit 270gb and am now waiting it out for the counter to reset for next month

    It wont be this bad every month but i had a fairly long backlog i was chewing through slowly on my previous 2mb (never in a million years!) adsl connection from O2

    As for performance, torrents are shaped regardless of if you have hit your cap or not. Everything else is fine and to be honest it hasnt really bothered me so far as i run utorrent on my hp mediasmart box thats on 24/7, compared to what i had previously this is pretty awesome but its not hard to beat since i wasnt even able to watch low res clips on youtube without allowing the entire thing to prebuffer

    Actual line performance came out higher than was quoted too
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  2. redrooster303

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,403

    I get 37mb/s download and 8mb/s upload. As for in the evenings some aspects do slow down but that'll really only bother file sharers.
     
  3. Tythus

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 24, 2009

    Posts: 494

    I would love it but i doubt I will see it until post 2015 in my area even with 5k houses in the exchange area as we are still on 'ADSL MAX' which is unfit for purpose with 4-5 people using it.
     
  4. Overlag

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,940

    Location: Romford/Hornchurch, Essex

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    mine is only 2 days old.. i got some teething problems (ie it sometimes drops to 3mb) but its been 100% stable so far. BT have some faults to check out though so hopefully it will pop up to 36mb (what im synced at). :)
     
  5. n3vrmind

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 1, 2004

    Posts: 1,433

    Location: Loughborough

    Heres a question, does the cap reset at the start of the month or ever 30/31 days when when you got it installed?
     
  6. Scream

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,601

    Location: The Darkside

    Does the speed throttling only take place for p2p so for anything else outside of that is back to the full speed?
     
  7. mufcmark

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 17, 2011

    Posts: 590

    I think there is a problem with my bt infinity. The engineer said it was synced at 37Mb/s but I'm only getting 15 atm.

    I should ring them up soon but I'm not complaining, I upgraded from 56kb/s to 1.5mb/s.
     
  8. Orcvader

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 11, 2009

    Posts: 14,117

    Location: Havering

    What download speeds are torrents capped to on the BT Infinity option 2? I'm planning to leave o2 and jump onto this when it gets installed at my exchange in Sept.
     
  9. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,520

    What does the BT speedtest report?
     
  10. Luke_Bowman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 10, 2010

    Posts: 1,338

    Location: Cumbria

    Im having a really hard time knowing what you guys are complaining about. 5-10mb/s? I get 1.4!
     
  11. Guitarman0

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 4, 2009

    Posts: 1,669

    Location: Worcestershire

    +1 hehe. Infinity are coming to me next month though (fingers crossed). I am slightly skeptical though because the date has been pushed back twice but on the upside I have seen quite a few BT vans around recently :D
     
  12. Jabbs

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 6, 2004

    Posts: 7,690

    Location: Rugeley

    If people are waiting for it and have a rough date from samknows or bt site, I would keep checking as my sisters wasn't meant to go live until March 31'st and she had it fitted last week, she doesn't know how long its been live though but she is the first one in her area connected to it.
     
  13. Neoto

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 22, 2011

    Posts: 10

    I can get BT Infinity where I am since June last year but I've held off so far. Really want to know what Be are going to charge for FTTC before making a final choice, but it's so tempting knowing that I could get 40+mbit speeds compared to the 3.5mbit ADSL I currently have.

    Only thing that scares me is the pricing of other ISP's that currently offer FTTC services compared to BT. 35+ quid a month and you have to buy your own equipment...
     
  14. Mana

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 4,051

    Location: .earth

    same, 31st march is what they have on their website for my exchange. I also saw a lot of digging up near my cabinet so hopefully fingers crossed.
     
  15. Mana

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 4,051

    Location: .earth

    how did she know it was available if the bt infinity website still says 31st March.
     
  16. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,520

    BT Wholesale checker.
     
  17. Mana

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 4,051

    Location: .earth

    hmmm fluff, i just googled BT Wholesale checker, and entered my phone number:

    "Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 31st March 2011. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 32Mbps and upstream line speed of 6.8Mbps.

    The actual stable line speed supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use. This speed may change over time, to ensure line stability is maintained.

    Thank you for your interest."

    This means its ready?
     
  18. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,520

    ;)
     
  19. Mana

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 4,051

    Location: .earth

    CMON time travel machine work!
     
  20. mufcmark

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 17, 2011

    Posts: 590

    It says I am getting 15mb out of a possible 35mb

    The upload is fine though