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Which Broadband Company would you recommend.

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by Godzooky, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. Godzooky

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    I have just moved and am missing Live already! Used to have a cable modem, my new place now has a BT landline. I'm thinking about ordering BT broadband - anyone else here use this service and have any comments?

    Any other recommendations for broadband supplier?
     
  2. NeilMcRae

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    Don't use BT, use someone like Zen or Nildram - its the same service just better customer care.

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  3. ReTrO

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    I'm on Tiscali, never had and problems, and my Netgear hub/router stays on 24/7.
     
  4. Messiah

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    Agree with Neil's comments above. BT service is appalling (even when you can get hold of them) whereas Nildram is first rate.
     
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    Nildram has always been good for me, not the cheapest though!
     
  6. Mr THX

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    I use Force9 / Plus Net - same company, always a fast connection and customer services are very good, technical line is only local rate call if needed.
     
  7. GrahamC

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    I use BT Broadband and never had any problems with the service.
     
  8. Thrash

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    PlusNet have excellent customer service and good prices. The package I'm on also gives you a lot in the way of web hosting facilities such as FP server, mySQL etc and also gives you a static IP.

    I used to be on BTOpenworld and they were the pits in respect of customer service, price and extras.
     
  9. AOD

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    If you want to get a good idea of how these companies rate, check out the forums over at Adslguide.

    Not only do they have monthly speed tests for the ISPs, they also have lots of feedback from users.

    Personally I'm with Pipex. Pretty decent but their mail servers are a bit sad, good thing I have my email elsewhere really...
     
  10. Hawklord

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    I use pipex and have been very happy with the level of service and connection speed. Mailservers have been down a couple of times but other than that wouldn't hesitate in recomending them.
     
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    Another thumbs up for Nildram here.
     
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    NTL all the way baby:smashin:

    Got 2 pcs and xbox running off a 1mb connection,never had any probs.£35 a month,bargain :smoke:
     
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    I'd say telewest as they are good too.

    I've not had any problems and i always get a full pipe.
     
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    A :smashin: for Zen - superb service and works great with Xbox live.
     
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    Look out NTL are always doing offers, with cheap phone or Sky pakages
     
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    If BT customer service for broadband is anything like their service for ISDN then don't touch them with a barge pole.
     
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    Thunbs up here for Demon Works well with XBL aswell
     
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    Thanks for all your help.

    All those using ADSL im guessing that you have a modem with USB port and to connect up the X Box ethernet port you are using a router - is that correct? I was hoping to avoid having to pay BT or someone else for a router - when I was with telewest the modem had an ethernet port and went straight from there to the X Box.

    Am I right about the router?
     
  19. captaineyecatch

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    The router i'm using has a ADSL modem built into it (i think most if not all routers have the modem built in?). You then need a NIC card in the pc and some ethernet cable from pc to router and from router to xbox.
     
  20. Messiah

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    Not the wireless ones though :( unfortunately. Very few and far between. If you end up with separate boxes the modem will have to have an ethernet connection to connect the router via RJ45. Don't know of any routers that use a USB connection.
     
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    This router is great value for money, has 4 lan ports on it and is easy to set up:

    Router

    I have 2 PC's connected to it, my Xbox and a wireless access point.
     
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    £25 a month if you have a nhs card ;)
     
  23. GJC

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    I'll give a thumbs up to AOL Broadband - no complaints yet, I have the 512 service and havent had downloads slower than 50kps. No probs with P2P either.
     
  24. bob1

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    Before you go for anything take a look on here .Good luck you'll need it.
     
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    Adslguide has been mentioned a couple of times now on this thread and is definitely worth a look.

    At the moment I'm with Freeserve. This company are ok but pricey and if something does go wrong, their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Also their is no upgrade option at the moment (1/2meg).

    If I was looking now I wouldn't hesitate to recommend http://www.eclipse.net.uk/index.cfm?id=bbhome
     
  26. bob1

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    Din't see the earlier post.

    Its coming up to 2 years on pipex for me very good most of the time .
    I would not go for tiscali, someone at works been on for 1month and only had 12days worth,he has now got shut.
     
  27. ReTrO

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    Been on Tiscali since around Easter time this year.

    Had my router and PC connected pretty much 24/7 during this time and not been cut off at any point. Good service to me.
     
  28. bob1

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    All isp's have good and bad reports tiscali as more bad than good .
     
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    I'd add a thumbs up for Pipex and a thumbs down for BT. Was a very early install of BT Openwoe and stayed with it for a couple of years. Absolute rubbish. Been with Pipex for a couple of months and they have been good (and cheaper) so far.

    I don't use their email either so can't comment on its quality.

    Ian
     
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    I'm with demon and have had no problems. A friend of mine has pipex and loves it - they also do a 1MB service for around £29 per month.


    I dumped the USB modem though and bought a combined ADSL modem/router/WAP, then wired up my xbox to that, and popped a wireless card in my laptop.
     

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