new to broadband ( at home)....

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  1. oasisnut

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    hi guys,
    i have never had broadband set up at home.... i have always had access to t'internet via work ( just D/L what i want)
    but now i have my ps3 i will want broadband at home.....
    i cant get cable telewest etc ( not sure if this matters)
    but, which is the cheapest, but good company for me to go with? and what exactly do i need to do?
    does it involve making holes in the walls or will the connection come down the existing phone line

    cheers
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    Do you have a subsrciption with Sky?

    If you do you could get free broadband from them depending on your package:thumbsup:
     
  3. oasisnut

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    no, not got one..... bit pricey to say i dont watch much tv... well, i WONT WATCH MUCH TV WHEN I HAVE MY PS3 ON THE GO!!!!!
     
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    It's not a problem that you cannot get cable - i am in the same boat. I use Virgin Media although i wouldn't really recommend them. I have a 2 meg connection which is ok but i have had a lot of problems with them over the last year. Really should change ISP but since it's working fine with PSN/Live at the moment i'm reluctant to change.

    Any broadband speed should be fine - you don't need an all singing all dancing 24meg connection or anything for online gaming. What you do want is low "ping" times. Check out www.dslzoneuk.net. They list available ISPs and you will see from the customer comments and ratings which are good ISPs and which are bad.

    If you post up where you are based no doubt someone on here from that area will be able to give a specific recommendation.

    You will receive your broadband connection through your existing phone line so shouldn't need to be drilling holes etc.

    It would be worth looking for an ISP that will provide you with a free wireless router if you intend to use the ps3 wirelessly.

    Also you will need to put a microfilter on each of your phone sockets that have any equipment attached to them.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. oasisnut

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    cheers mate.
    my ps3 will be right next to my phone socket... so i wont need a wireless router.
    i have been looking at tesco vlue broadband £13.97 per month
    its 512k ( 10 times faster than dial up) with a 3Gb limit.
    does this £13.97 include all normal telephone calls to uk landlines, line rental & VAT etc
    basically is it £13.97 ALL IN?
     
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    anyone... any help with tescos value broadband.......
    is it £13.97 for ALL landline calls, broadband, line rental and VAT etc?
     
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    As far as i can see from Tesco's own site this is purely for broadband - all calls, line rental etc are in addition to the £13.97
     
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    You may also want to check the following sire for some guidance They use to be called adslguide.org.uk but it looks like they have changed their name probably because they deal with the various different types of broadband.

    http://www.thinkbroadband.com/
     
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    gone with talk talk!:thumbsup:
     

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