Hello this is my first post here and unfortunatly it isnt a very posative one so I apolagise for that.
Before I start the important things are
Basically I have been experiancing really slow internet since I moved into my house 2 years ago and over the months have got to the bottom of the reason why.
I found out the following
Standard ADSL RAG results
My line is rated at 512kbps now this made no sense to me as I am quite technology illiterate but upon researching it I found out that this is 10x faster than dial up speeds we had 10 years ago, and nothing compared to the more average and often complained about 6mb connections people get (I know even this is classed as slow now).
So a little more research on a forum I go on I found out that people in America complain about 30mb connections this all seems ludacris to me so I looked into maybe switching providers. I then found out that I am in a Market class one area meaning BT are the only suppliers. So I figured sweet this must surly mean that when it comes to upgrading the speeds we would be pretty high up the order right, WRONG we have to basically sit and wait and watch while people with 6mb connections are getting upgraded to 20mb connections, wow
So I have stupidly slow internet
Everyone I play online with have to me awesome connections
there is no point switching ISP as its my line rating that effects me
there are no other companies suppling to this area so its tough luck
they are not fixing this anytime soon
but I still have to pay the same amount of money as everyone else for both my line rental AND my ISP (basic rate upto 6mb with Plus.Net)
So why am I here? just to rant? no!
I was just wondering on last chance saloon if there is anything I can do to get a more upto date connection speed I mean my exchange is 2miles away (I understand this isnt great) but I live in a village right outside a RAF Camp so I was wondering why do all our boys in the service (me included) have to settle with awefull internet just because BT are the only ones that supply us line rental?
Basically I read into it as Screw you guys pay us the money and get the scraps that have been left over and if you dont like it tough luck you wont get internet. I hate thinking like this and still nievly wonder if I am going to be told to eat my words because there IS somthing we can do to bring us upto date with the rest of the country.
I heard somthing about a plate or somthing how do I find out if I am allowed this or if it is available in my area, by the way my postcode is PE*^BJ and my closest exchange is wansford with the following info
This all means nothing to me but maybe someone with some knowledge can help me with my issues as I really cant afford to move house just to get decent internet 😄
The following services are available in your location:
You are connected to the Wansford telephone exchange.
According to BT Wholesale, houses at your postcode should be able to support a 1Mbps or greater ADSL connection via ADSL Max.Standard ADSL RAG results
You are approximately 3.29km from the exchange. Note that this is the straight line distance - the actual cable length will be longer!
The following table details the availability of LLU services at your location.
You are connected to the Wansford telephone exchange.
you are obviously in a small village as none of the other ISPs are prepared to install their equipment in your exchange. They like BT are driven by profilt for the sharehoders and have decided upgrading or installing their equipment would not provide enough profilt if any on their investment. There are many many places like yours but that is of little consolation
if you would like some help/suggestions from the forum can you post the adsl stats from your router may need to 'show detail' to get all stats (if hub enter 192.168.1.254 in your browser and navigate to adsl or use a-z) and run btspeedtester http://speedtester.bt.com and post the results. Someone may then be able to offer assistance
Firstly do as imjolly suggests, the iplate you mention can be found here-
Also make sure you are connected to the master socket of your Bt line, also disconnect any extensions by removing bottom half of the master socket and connect your router. Are you connected by wireless if so consider a wired connection
For peace of mind you can enter your distance from the exchange this will show you best case scenario, i say best as the connection might not run straight to your home you could be much longer from the exchange- http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/max_speed_calc.php
The Exchange Checker at Samknows.com .Those for Windsor show that Infinity may be a bit later than you had hoped. According to the BT Infinity website, just because an exchange is activated on Infinity does not mean that every subscriber will have access to it - its all down to where the cabinets are placed.
I live in Boston, Lincolnshire & my line test via Kitz shows I should be able to get 3.5Mbps on ADSL2 + .
My distance from the exchange is shown as 1.9km line-of-sight & 3.6km by road.
In November 2010 my speed increased to around 2.5Mbps but I'm currently getting around 1Mbps.
I can only assume that those with 8Mbps & more must rent roomes in the exchanges!!
Welcome to Wittering ! 4km of wire away from the exchange so probably 2M maximum depending on where you are in the village.
Is there a wireless scheme from Javelin Broadband on/around the base ? see if your wifi picks it up.
http://fasterwansford.blogspot.com/ is about your problem and possible solutions.