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Problems with Broadband in Gulberwick  

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  1. 1. Problems with Broadband in Gulberwick

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I'm with Tiscali, I signed up with them before they took over Pipex....They were intended to be a short term stopgap option to keep me online after Orange swallowed Freeserve......I had been taking a look at Pipex as someone to go with as a permanent replacement, and first I knew Tiscali ate them too....Typical! :evil:

 

The wiring around here probably doesn't help me either, but even allowing for that, the connection speed and line speed has been all over the place since last December.

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I'm on holiday in Stornoway just now so thought I'd see what results this apparently blazing connection gave :

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/539438276.png

 

Weird!

 

Other than the ping thats pretty much what I get back in Shetland, however there is no question that this connection is faster in "real life" usage. (streaming video being the most obvious example).

 

Both on BT option 3 too.

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I dropped Pipex as soon as my obligatory year was up. Since then my connection has been faster and my bill smaller. Plus I got a decent wireless router and internet phone.

 

Is it BT you're with? I've been with Pipex since 2004, but I'm gonna be moving home soon and need to decide on a new ISP, BT certainally look like the best bet so far with their unlimited option.

 

Mine is slightly better now late at night

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/539505905.png

 

Really does just depend though, download speeds are jumping, anything from 20kbps to 400kbps, seems to fluctuate an awful lot.

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