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  • I've been with them for a year or so now, no real issues. Maybe one or two drop outs over that time but theyve been pretty quick in getting them sorted and quite communiative when it did go wrong. - probably too late but £100 quid amazon voucher available if you sign up with a code https://communityfibre.co.uk/friends?ref­erral=Be3JFNYqBx

  • Dangit, when he calls me back (to book in an engineer) I’ll mention it

  • Thanks for humouring me @Velocio and @greenbank.

    This is what I'm seeing (cat6 cabled Hyperoptic)

    Tracing route to bbc.co.uk [151.101.192.81]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    
      1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.86.1
      2     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
      3     2 ms     2 ms     1 ms  100.127.227.225
      4     2 ms     1 ms     1 ms  172.17.43.182
      5     2 ms     1 ms     1 ms  172.17.24.217
      6     1 ms     2 ms     1 ms  172.16.29.16
      7     7 ms     3 ms     2 ms  172.17.10.26
      8     4 ms     4 ms     3 ms  151.101.192.81
    
    Trace complete.
    
    C:\Users\dan>ping bbc.co.uk
    
    Pinging bbc.co.uk [151.101.128.81] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 151.101.128.81: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=54
    Reply from 151.101.128.81: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=54
    Reply from 151.101.128.81: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=54
    Reply from 151.101.128.81: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=54
    
    Ping statistics for 151.101.128.81:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 4ms, Maximum = 4ms, Average = 4ms
    

    Fast.com Down: 990Mbps Up: 963Mbps 3ms
    speed.cloudflare.com Down: 861Mbps Up: 894Mbps 4.1ms
    speedtest.net Down: 944Mbps Up: 940Mbps 2ms

  • That is a better ping, but below 25ms it's pretty irrelevant.

    Your upload speed though... damn I wish I could have that. Not sure I ever want to deal with BT again though.

  • This is at the top of our house over Deco mesh WiFi.

    Happy with that for £25 a month.


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  • Thats actually pretty impressive over a mesh! I can't get that with my older Google Wifi pucks when connected to a satellite

  • If you are on Virgin Media broadband and O2 for your mobile you can get your O2 data plan doubled for free and broadband speed bumped up to the next speed available in your area for free. Popped up when I logged into My O2 for the first time since they merged, no email promo that I can remember.

    VM also now doing BB and O2 mobile SIM deals for new customers with same bonus I think.

  • I got mine installed too. Fairly consistent up / down of between 200 / 300mbps. It’s been great so far

  • Is there a website anywhere that provides an actually acurate breakdown of the internet speeds available to the property? My current contract is coming up but I think I only have DSL all the way annoyingly. When checking any comaprison sites they list FTTC and some FTTP deals, but when checking the provider website they sometimes list these but sometimes only offer the slowest package. I'm sure I found a website last year that had an accurate map with the cabinet info and range but I can't find it anymore.

  • The check on AAISP website is very thorough.

    https://www.aa.net.uk/

  • That's great, thanks. Has unfortunately confirmed my worries that I'm not likely to be getting over 15mb/s anytime soon.

  • My ping has recently gone from single digits to average 100+ with spikes of 200+

    I'm connected via ethernet over powerline. I've never had problems before. I've not changed or updated any software.

    There's some building work in the street but I can't see that would have impacted it. I only notice it playing games. Thoughts?

  • is community fibre any good? Currently with Virgin, its been great just too pricey at 50 quid a month.

  • Currently with Virgin, its been great just too pricey at 50 quid a month.

    I imagine going through the leaving process will get that cut a fair bit.

  • Yeah it's be great so far. Virgin just got too expensive.

  • no complaints so far. Pretty consistent up / down of 300 mbs, sometimes 200. Got a code if you do make the switch!

  • Got a code if you do make the switch!

    YES! PM me

  • I've got a code too if anyone else wants to switch. £100 Amazon voucher each.

  • Has someone got a community fibre code I can have please? thanks

    I've ordered and also got a code now in case anyone wants to send me a £100 Amazon gift voucher and get one themselves

  • Moving house today, leaving behind the wonderful Hyperoptic and having Virgin installed at the new place in December.

    I've loved Hyperoptics hands off/uncensored approach to things and make use of IPTV and torrents.

    I've been using a Netgear R7000 for the last five and a half years, was planning on using it with the VM kit in modem mode.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a guide for using a Raspberry Pi as a VPN for the whole wifi network? I'm assuming this will be the cheapest way to get this done but would welcome other suggestions.

  • Why not just use a VPN on the devices/applications that you want to obfuscate? I've found over the years that a fair few websites don't work with the common VPNs.

  • Good shout, I thought a whole network thing might have been simpler but sounds like it could just create more headaches.

  • I use the IPVanishVPN app on the Firestick and iPad, we’re on Virgin and it works fine. There are some offers here if you’re interested

    https://www.ipvanish.com/exclusive/?a_bi­d=48f95966&a_aid=tpoint&chan=htopeml

  • Will take a look, thanks.

  • Zen broadband referral is back up to £40 each if the new person joins before the end of January. Send me a PM if you want a link.

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