Broadband advice

at moment with talk talk and it BADDDD !!!!!!!! thinking on changing to sky, was looking at unlimited. Any one have sky are they good ? thank you

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I am with orange after leaving talk talk.

They seem very good and don't forget to use a cashback site :thumbsup:

i was with sky but changed to talk talk.

i don't rate sky much to be honest and i get more for my money from talk talk.

We're thinking about leaving Sky, prob depend where you live but it's stupidly slow round here sometimes. somehow though when we complain they make it faster again for a bit

I'm with Sky never had any problems after changing from Orange (who promise a 2nd line, but never worked).

Original Poster

just read some reviews online and it does not look good, will prob go with o2

I,ve had SKY for about 4 years and never had a problem

Hi jeffry, i too am with talk talk and im also so fed up with them. My (wireless) internet connection is constantly going off!! Ive been with them for around 4/5 years and have noticed it does this every now & again for around a week and then its fine again...i dont feel right about complaining to them as its free! last night it was the worst it has been but so far today its been ok. I have a friend with BT and she rates them very highly. Last night i was thinking of cancelling talktalk ang getting a dongle added to my orange package for £5 a month i think it was (dont quote me on that as im not 100%).

Jeffry24;8513552

just read some reviews online and it does not look good, will prob go … just read some reviews online and it does not look good, will prob go with o2



o2 use the same as be there and i have them in London...we have had no problems in 12months with them, we pay £6.75 a month for upto 8mb unlimited broadband, and we consistently get 11mb! :-D
Also in all the time we have had it I've never had to restart the router either!

Pay cheap, get cheap.;-)

SuperEd

o2 - cheap and excellent service

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one question im with talk talk and i get landline as well, when i go check broadband availability it say you are not bt compatable landline ! so can i keep talk talk as a landline and change to 02 broadband ? will i have to pay bt to reconect my line or is it not possible?

O2 or Bethere I would say, both for now anyway are truely unlimited and dont cap you at peak times etc...

goonertillidie;8513746

o2 - cheap and excellent service



It may well be, but only if your exchange is an o2 LLU enabled one and they have spare capacity.

The o2 Access ( non LLU ) set up is dire.

By "badddd" what do you mean? Slow, drop outs, other problems? If it's a problem with the cabling from exchange to your premises moving provider won't change nothing, besides who you pay.

go to ]samknows type in you post code and look for the ISP with LLU in your area and then decide who to go with. i am with Sky and my router sync speed is 15.3 meg and never really had a problem with them.

Abbielonglegs;8513632

Hi jeffry, i too am with talk talk and im also so fed up with them. My … Hi jeffry, i too am with talk talk and im also so fed up with them. My (wireless) internet connection is constantly going off!! Ive been with them for around 4/5 years and have noticed it does this every now & again for around a week and then its fine again...i dont feel right about complaining to them as its free! last night it was the worst it has been but so far today its been ok. I have a friend with BT and she rates them very highly. Last night i was thinking of cancelling talktalk ang getting a dongle added to my orange package for £5 a month i think it was (dont quote me on that as im not 100%).



Have you tried a newer router, 4/5 yrs old? maybe on its last legs and not a provider fault.

With 02 no probs here, there's a mixed bunch of 16 wireless lans near me, 2 02, 3 Sky, 1 AOL, 1 TT, 2 BT, 2 Public and the rest changed their names.

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Paddy_o_furniture;8514111

By "badddd" what do you mean? Slow, drop outs, other problems? If it's … By "badddd" what do you mean? Slow, drop outs, other problems? If it's a problem with the cabling from exchange to your premises moving provider won't change nothing, besides who you pay.



basicly when i go online i get erors like cant find address or connection interapted etc and its not one off its very often, donload speed is bad like 20kb, when i go to my sis that lives across road from me and she is with o2 same file downloads with 500kb some times 1mb, something have to be wrong with my broadband !

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boabbyrab;8514426

go to ]samknows type in you post code and look for the ISP with LLU in … go to ]samknows type in you post code and look for the ISP with LLU in your area and then decide who to go with. i am with Sky and my router sync speed is 15.3 meg and never really had a problem with them.



what is this ?

Jeffry24;8517653

basicly when i go online i get erors like cant find address or connection … basicly when i go online i get erors like cant find address or connection interapted etc and its not one off its very often, donload speed is bad like 20kb, when i go to my sis that lives across road from me and she is with o2 same file downloads with 500kb some times 1mb, something have to be wrong with my broadband !


Have you spoke to talk talk? Elminated your internal wiring?

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Paddy_o_furniture;8517764

Have you spoke to talk talk? Elminated your internal wiring?



yep rang them saying i have problems when i go online etc they said it a rotar, i have belkin one, eliminate what ?

Jeffry24;8517923

yep rang them saying i have problems when i go online etc they said it a … yep rang them saying i have problems when i go online etc they said it a rotar, i have belkin one, eliminate what ?


http://www.rob-r.co.uk/other/UKphonecatwiring_files/image012.jpg
Find your master socket (like the one above) remove the face plate (2 screws) plug your router into the test socket that appears. Any improvement?
You do have all your telephone sockets that are in use filtered don't you? If you have a sky box, fax, modem, etc plugged into the phone line it needs to be filtered. Unless you have a ssfp faceplate

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Paddy_o_furniture;8517764

Have you spoke to talk talk? Elminated your internal wiring?



I am glad you are back on-line Paddy you know what you are talking about :thumbsup:

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Paddy_o_furniture;8517971

Find your master socket (like the one above) remove the face plate (2 … Find your master socket (like the one above) remove the face plate (2 screws) plug your router into the test socket that appears. Any improvement?You do have all your telephone sockets that are in use filtered don't you? If you have a sky box, fax, modem, etc plugged into the phone line it needs to be filtered. Unless you have a ssfp faceplate



how do i know which one is a master socet ? ps even now i spend 5 min just to load this web, keep getting eror address not found !!!!!!

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Where's me bloody box Paddy? :?

DLM;8517983

I am glad you are back on-line Paddy you know what you are talking about … I am glad you are back on-line Paddy you know what you are talking about :thumbsup:


Cheers, might be something totally unrelated but worth eliminating.
Jeffry24;8518016

how do i know which one is a master socet ? ps even now i spend 5 min … how do i know which one is a master socet ? ps even now i spend 5 min just to load this web, keep getting eror address not found !!!!!!


Usually you will have a one that looks like the picture, extensions/slaves/lju's are usually smaller in size. (they can be the same size but will not have the removable faceplate) it is possible however that you don't have a NTE5 master socket. Are you fed via a pole on the street? If so follow the cable into your house the 1st socket (the one that the external cable terminates in is normally the master but it can be BT78 or equivalent which is just a joint linking internal to external cable).

guv;8518021

Where's me bloody box Paddy? :?


Still not 1 minute????

Original Poster

is this one ?
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2308/img00081201005032012.jpg

guv;8518021

Where's me bloody box Paddy? :?


http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7505/sdc15730.jpg
Ready to go again, I need to confirm your address.

Jeffry24;8518106

is this one ?]


Looks like a ADSL faceplate
Can you take a clearer pic?

Original Poster

yep it say adsl on it

Do you have any filters elsewhere in the house?

Original Poster

is this one ?

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4516/img00082201005032032.jpg

Jeffry24;8518274

is this one ?]


Thats your master socket, something not right. BRB gotta put kids to bed.

Original Poster

so i remove plastic bit and plug my roter to it ? wright will it help,

Jeffry24;8518368

so i remove plastic bit and plug my roter to it ? wright will it help,


Remove it and check for a dial tone. It may be dead or a red herring

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Paddy_o_furniture;8518636

Remove it and check for a dial tone. It may be dead or a red herring



how do a check for a dial tone ? i just remove it and all enternet just gone then i put ot back in and it works ?

have a look at ]this on how to test the master socket

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boabbyrab;8519031

have a look at ]this on how to test the master socket



basicly i need to plug my rotar to this socked and see if it be better ? whats a short wire, i have one wire in my rotar ? will this be okey ?

the short wire is the wire that came with the router about 1 meter long and looks like a telephone wire (the one that goes from the socket to the phone)

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do i plug in while its socket open or not ?
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