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The changeover from ADSL to Infinity is completely straightfoward and simple, if you haven't already got an HH5, one will be sent to you in the post and it is just plug and play. Wireless speed is unpredictable as there are many factors involved, however in most cases it will be fine. If you are connecting wirelessly at the moment, your wireless adaptor will give you an indication of the speed of the link currently, as long as that is higher than your predicted Infinity speed you will be ok.
you need to be aware that the monthly costs you see advertised in the press and on TV are far cheaper than you will get if you upgrade to infinity as you are an existing customer. the low costs are to entice new customers to BT
Thanks imjolly - Yes I have seen the prices for new customers (and have already moaned at BT that it's a bit unfair) but they all do it don't they.
As it happen,s it will only be £1 or so more per month than what I pay for standard broadband and the usage limit is double what I currently have so in this respect it's a no brainer.
Sorry to be thick - how/where do i check the speed of my wireless adaptor?
If you click on the wireless icon in the system tray, select the wireless adaptor and right click, slect status and it should tell you the speed.
Thanks Licqourice - it says 54Mbps so thats all good.
In your original reply you said I should just be able to "plug and play" the Hub5, which implied I wouldn't need a bt engineer to visit.
The main BT socket in our house is the old style with just one phone "hole" and we have an adaptor in it (microfilter?) that we then plug the phone lead and broadband Hub3 into. I assumed this would not be suitable and that I would need a engineer to swap it to a new style faceplate for fibre to work correctly - are you saying fibre would work if the Hub5 was plugged into the existing socket & adaptor?
For Infinity 1 an engineer visit isn't usually necessary. Whilst a fltered faceplate is the ideal, your current arrangement should work fine.