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Old 24-06-2020, 02:10 PM   #11
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Maybe Virgin is different, but on BT/Sky the only fibre is from the local exchange to the junction box in your neighbourhood, after thats it's standard copper cables. The distance from the house to the junction box will affect speeds (the longer the distance, the more speed loss).

OpenReach engineers will tell you to reset your router from time to time, as the speed will drop off over time.

Speedcheck websites also differ in their results - i get 50% higher download speeds when using https://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/ against https://www.broadbandspeedtest.org.uk/ yet the same upload speeds on both
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Old 24-06-2020, 05:30 PM   #12
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Maybe Virgin is different, but on BT/Sky the only fibre is from the local exchange to the junction box in your neighbourhood, after thats it's standard copper cables. The distance from the house to the junction box will affect speeds (the longer the distance, the more speed loss).

OpenReach engineers will tell you to reset your router from time to time, as the speed will drop off over time.

Speedcheck websites also differ in their results - i get 50% higher download speeds when using https://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/ against https://www.broadbandspeedtest.org.uk/ yet the same upload speeds on both
That's not technically correct BT and SKY do offer FTTP but only in certain areas

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Old 26-06-2020, 05:47 PM   #13
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I'm on a 4G connection - average about 28mps

Fibre for me is only about 13mps apparently, so I'll stick to my 4G for now !!!!
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Old 26-06-2020, 07:21 PM   #14
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The above speedtest on wireless - We are on Virgin's M200 service and pretty please with the speed.
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Old 29-06-2020, 05:27 PM   #15
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I'm on a 4G connection - average about 28mps

Fibre for me is only about 13mps apparently, so I'll stick to my 4G for now !!!!
I use a 4G connection to boost my 16Mb BT (this is fibre too!!) link up, on a good day the 4G can do up to 80Mb/s, I do have some large external aerials attached though.
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Old 29-06-2020, 05:55 PM   #16
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We’re on Virgin and it’s been relatively slow recently. We should be on 350mb, just tested on my phone and got 220mb in the same room as the router.

Coverage is poor though so I have a range extender upstairs and get about 100mb.

At the moment there’s 16 devices connected though and my son and his girlfriend streaming TV and playing Xbox so can’t complain


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