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  • #36162
    ,vic
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    Anyone any knowledge of the upgrade of the Killin exchange to 8Mbits? According to my ISP it’s scheduled and status Amber with estimated date (heard that one before) of end March this year.

    #36775
    ,Alistair Ferguson
    Participant

    have not noticed it

    #36779
    ,Doctor Love
    Participant

    My Broadband has been fine

    #36776
    ,Alistair Ferguson
    Participant
    vic wrote:
    Anyone any knowledge of the upgrade of the Killin exchange to 8Mbits? According to my ISP it’s scheduled and status Amber with estimated date (heard that one before) of end March this year.

    can anyone now confirm in mid may that we now have speeed up to 8 mb

    #36771
    ,Webmaster
    Participant

    Hi Alistair

    I have been upgraded to a 8Mbps package FOC for a good few weeks now.

    The maximum it stated I would receive would be 6.5.

    My ADSL Status is sitting at Upstream 448 Kbps, Downstream 8128 Kbps.

    Greased lightning!

    Cheers

    Big G

    #36777
    ,Alistair Ferguson
    Participant

    what sort of connection are you using, wireless, ethernet or usb, i only have usb at the moment on my 2mb connection

    #36773
    ,vic
    Participant

    Luccky you, I am queing with my ISP, it’s available but BT restrict the number of upgrades per month apparently as your ISP has to change their end and BT have to change their bit.

    #36772
    ,Webmaster
    Participant

    I have my desktop connected via an ethernet connection to the router, I also use wireless to connect my notebook and iPaq to the network, whether it be in the flat or down at the shop.

    Big G

    #36778
    ,Alistair Ferguson
    Participant
    Webmaster wrote:
    I have my desktop connected via an ethernet connection to the router, I also use wireless to connect my notebook and iPaq to the network, whether it be in the flat or down at the shop.

    Big G

    for the ethernet do I have to it a card or what if so anyone that can do that for me and fit a new dvd read =write for me

    #36774
    ,Mark
    Participant

    If you really want (need?) fastest broadband speeds then you should consider a business rate tariff. This not only gives you faster access, potentially at 8Mbps (in practise will not be that fast), but also less contention – i.e. sharing the connection with others.

    For standard home tariffs you are sharing the connection with up to 50 others. So, you may only get 1/50th of the promised speed (this is not actually correct, but I do not want to go into all of the technical aspects here). This is denoted as 50:1 contention ratio.

    For a business rate tariff, the maximum contention ration is 20:1 – and outside of office hours, there are likely to be far less than 20. Believe me, this makes a massive difference! There are packages from your ISP that even have better contention ratios than this. 10:1, 5:1 and even via a leased line you can get 1:1 ratio – i.e. no sharing of the connection with anyone. Prices go up exponentially as the ratio comes down.

    At home we have a BT business rate connection, and it is very fast. Where I stay Mon-Fri I have an 8Mbps Pipex business rate connection and this really is the bees-knees.

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