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    this is ***** pathetic

    My Virgin Media broadband is going at dial up speeds.. (if not slower)

    Its taking me like 30s - a minute to load most sites....

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    yes this is pathetic.... get a better broadband connection

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    Change provider.

    Stop using p2p programmes

    u mad?

    complain to them - they might be able to help... hopefully

    guv;3600860

    Change provider.



    Any recommendations for other Cable ISP providers other than Virgin Guv? :-D

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    PhearFactor;3600880

    Any recommendations for other Cable ISP providers other than Virgin Guv? … Any recommendations for other Cable ISP providers other than Virgin Guv? :-D



    Other cable?

    Are there any that serve the same location?

    guv;3600896

    Other cable?Are there any that serve the same location?



    I dunno, you said change provider :whistling:

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    lyndsbowes;3600858

    yes this is pathetic.... get a better broadband connection



    not when your in the middle of a 12 month contract lol...

    still the provider we were with before was 600x times worse - aka. ORANGE:-D

    TBH Virgin media is fine 98% of the time but every so often it decides to be so slow its virtually unbearable..


    Tim

    i'm only getting 2.3MB i should be getting at least 9.8Mb

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    RedIron;3600862

    Stop using p2p programmes



    I'd be using them if the internet weren't going so bloody slow..

    seems it is STARTING to speed up now though... )dissapear PEAK users and give me some bandwith!

    lol.

    Tim

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    t0mm;3600918

    i'm only getting 2.3MB i should be getting at least 9.8Mb



    I should be getting 5.5mbps lol

    Tim

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    PhearFactor;3600880

    Any recommendations for other Cable ISP providers other than Virgin Guv? … Any recommendations for other Cable ISP providers other than Virgin Guv? :-D



    This is for Virgin ADSL lol:-D

    timothyw9;3600921

    I'd be using them if the internet weren't going so bloody slow..seems it … I'd be using them if the internet weren't going so bloody slow..seems it is STARTING to speed up now though... )dissapear PEAK users and give me some bandwith!lol.Tim



    Virgin cap your internet now based on average use over a week or so. so if you've been doing a lot of P2P recently you'll be paying for it now.

    You could always upgrade your PC to Windows XP too, that should help.

    timothyw9;3600935

    This is for Virgin ADSL lol:-D



    Bah, spoilt my fun.

    Be*/o2 then :thumbsup:

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    RedIron;3600945

    Virgin cap your internet now based on average use over a week or so. so … Virgin cap your internet now based on average use over a week or so. so if you've been doing a lot of P2P recently you'll be paying for it now.You could always upgrade your PC to Windows XP too, that should help.



    TBH It has been fine for quite a few weeks... I typically download overnight anyway....

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    PhearFactor;3600950

    Bah, spoilt my fun.Be*/o2 then :thumbsup:



    Would be on o2 if I lived nearer manchester....

    but can't get o2 in rhyl lol..

    i've heard they're very good too :-D

    Oh that's not good. You could always try a Business package from BT/Plusnet - will cost a bit more but generally they don't have any traffic shaping - so max speed 24/7.

    i had the same problem 3 months ago ntl guy tried every thing, then changed power supplyto router,hey presto it was fine...hope this works..

    Thought it was only me that was having problems with Virgin. I've decided I've had enough and I'm changing provider.

    Limit your upload to below 80% of its full capacity if you're using BitTorrent - your connection will bottleneck otherwise.

    Or perhaps you're in the TN or RH postcode area (West Kent or East Sussex) as there were some issues last night which brought the web to a crawl.

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    SueChaston;3601888

    Thought it was only me that was having problems with Virgin. I've … Thought it was only me that was having problems with Virgin. I've decided I've had enough and I'm changing provider.



    go for a more expesnive one or o2 if you can get it lol

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    TGB;3601943

    Limit your upload to below 80% of its full capacity if you're using … Limit your upload to below 80% of its full capacity if you're using BitTorrent - your connection will bottleneck otherwise.Or perhaps you're in the TN or RH postcode area (West Kent or East Sussex) as there were some issues last night which brought the web to a crawl.



    I typically upload at max of 10kbps lol...

    Rhyl is in the LL postcode...

    Tim
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