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bob.gas

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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2019, 08:08:34 AM »

Each successive specification is a superset of the previous. So Cat5e, Cat6 & Cat7 are all compatible . . . with the proviso that if you have one length of each, all connected in series, the overall specification of the total link is that of the lowest specification -- Cat5e, in the case of this example.

Thank you.
I kinda guessed that would be the case.
Everything has worked great with my existing cable's (cat 6) into power-line plugs etc , so won't be concerned with adding the Cat 7. :fingers:
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2019, 12:55:01 PM »

Well...
I've hooked up at last.
Was a bit awkward running the cable through the loft as it's quite small, and taken up with loft insulation and Christmas decorations etc. I'm all itchy now :D
I did a Google speed test.
 Download= 37 Mbps
Upload = 9.20 Mbps

It's certainly slower than virgin,  100 Mbps.
Hope I don't get any buffering problems.
Is Google speed test a decent one, or is there a more accurate tester?
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dorzb

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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2019, 02:17:46 PM »

Well...
I've hooked up at last.
Was a bit awkward running the cable through the loft as it's quite small, and taken up with loft insulation and Christmas decorations etc. I'm all itchy now :D
I did a Google speed test.
 Download= 37 Mbps
Upload = 9.20 Mbps

It's certainly slower than virgin,  100 Mbps.
Hope I don't get any buffering problems.
Is Google speed test a decent one, or is there a more accurate tester?

Looks like you are on a 38Mbps plan? Why didn't you sign up a 67Mbps plan? They cost the same.
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bob.gas

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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2019, 02:23:42 PM »

I wanted to, but couldn't get it my end (apparently)
I called them and they said sign up to this one and when they fit/ supply Fibre they will automatically change over.
Are they telling fibs? ???

I'll give it to nearly the end of the cooling off time (30days) and see where I go from there. :)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 02:25:52 PM by bob.gas »
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2019, 02:35:15 PM »

I wanted to, but couldn't get it my end (apparently)
I called them and they said sign up to this one and when they fit/ supply Fibre they will automatically change over.
Are they telling fibs? ???

I'll give it to nearly the end of the cooling off time (30days) and see where I go from there. :)

check here https://checker.ofcom.org.uk to find out the broadband availability in your area
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bob.gas

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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2019, 02:57:12 PM »

Just been on to TalkTlak's "chat line", and this is what he/she said........

quote...
Your <Fibre speed> with <A boost to your Faster Fibre speed, with average speeds of 67Mbps> is <£0.00> per month for the first <18 months>. After that, it will revert to the standard price of <£5.00> per month. Your boost(s) will be activated within the next 24 hours and there is a minimum commitment period of 30 days.

I did reply to say.... "from that am I to assume it'll be up & running in 24hours".   The reply was Yes, That is correct.
So will see what happens tomorrow.
What a rigmoral   ::)

Just to add...
just had an email from them to verify my speeds will be upgraded tomorrow.
All good so far.

Gotta say, a better service than Virgin ;)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 03:05:17 PM by bob.gas »
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2019, 03:08:52 PM »

check here https://checker.ofcom.org.uk to find out the broadband availability in your area

Thank you for that, have bookmarked  :)
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2019, 04:44:54 PM »

Update....
24 hours later They were as good as their word.
I tested 3 times with Google speed, and the result was.....
Download = 71.9 Mbps
upload = 18.4 Mbps.

I'm feeling more confidant with TalkTalk now  :)
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2019, 05:28:16 PM »

That's good to know.  :)
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bob.gas

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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2019, 05:37:18 PM »

Yeah, thanks to you helpful guys here. :)
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2019, 05:58:47 PM »

If on a Huawei cab the chances are your download speed will increase as g.inp and dBx kick in.
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2019, 08:27:36 AM »

Sorry Ronski

I don't understand?? :-[
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2019, 09:27:47 AM »

There are two different types of FTTC cabinet that a customer could be connected to.

Huawei and ECI manufacture them. It turns out that the Huawei cabinets are the superior ones as they support features that the ECI ones do not.

G.INP and dBx are two such features, that, should you in fact be connected to such a cabinet, will get enabled in a few days time, further increasing your sync rate.

Now, I bet the next question is going to be - how do I tell which type of cabinet I am connected to? :)

Few ways -

Easiest would be to look up your address on the BT ADSL Checker by using a postcode check (telephone line would work too, but if you do not have a BT line then the telephone line check fails, as is my case on my Sky FTTC line as they have their own equipment in the exchange)

http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome# - Click on "Address checker" on the bottom.

House number and postcode suffice.

When the result comes back: -

Address <redacted> <redacted> on Exchange ABERKENFIG is served by Cabinet XX

Cabinet XX is the key piece for me. We can then go look this up on the "CodeLook" site https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm

Locality or Post Code to Lookup:  I put in "ABERKENFIG" as that's where my exchange is, then click "lookup locality"

You can then click "All Exchanges"

Then you should see "Locality: <wherever you live>All Postcodes, All <xx> Fibre Cabinets <--- click this

You should then see a map with all cabinets represented, and a list below. You can find your cabinet, then identify what type it is from there.


« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 09:39:57 AM by dee.jay »
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2019, 09:43:44 AM »

Update....
24 hours later They were as good as their word.
I tested 3 times with Google speed, and the result was.....
Download = 71.9 Mbps
upload = 18.4 Mbps.

I'm feeling more confidant with TalkTalk now  :)

nice. I'm sure the buffering problem will go away now :fingers:
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Re: Talk Talk?
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2019, 12:39:26 PM »

@DJ...
many thanks, I'm learning slowly :D ::)
could't quite understand the BT checker you linked, so tried Kitz's one, and this is what it came up with.....

Exchange: Portsmouth North   BT Code: SDPNRTH
Location: Derby Road,   PO2 8HR
Distance:-   Direct:        4.23 km
    (appx)*   By Road:   0 km
    Status   
   ADSL enabled:   September 30, 2000
   DSL Max enabled:   March 31, 2006
   21CN WBC (ADSL2+)   Enabled
21CN due : (PSTN)   Info N/A
   FTTC   Not available
   SDSL enabled :   Enabled
Broadband Access Market   Broadband Access†   Market 3
BT price band   BTw Pricing Band   Band A


I note it does state that FTTC is not available  ???
What does that mean, will it later?
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