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Old 24-12-07, 06:13 PM
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Back to 128k!

Hey all,

I got home yesterday to find my phone line was dead, there was no dial tone through several phones that I tried but my internet still worked but was very unreliable dropping every few minutes.

So anyway I contacted BT who took a while to admit anything was wrong with the line and finally admitted there was a fault and will send an engineer out on Thursday

So that was me stuck without any phone or stable internet until after xmas. So I contacted my ISP (UK Online) who were very helpful and I explained the whole situation to him and asked if there was anything he could do. He explained that limiting my Sync speed to a lower speed and enabling Interleaving until the line is sorted by BT might get me up and running until then. So while I was on the phone he limited my line to 1mb, but the line was still dropping so then he tried .5mb and the line was still dropping but not as frequently. So as a last effort he tried 128k and it seems stable enough to me.

Spot on customer services from UK Online compared to the very unhelpful foreign BT customer support.

So I am now on 128k until BT come out and fix this dodgy line I have all of a sudden aquired. Do you think I would be able to play any online games with this speed connection or do I simply just not have enough bandwidth?



Rant Over

Merry Xmas all

Cheers, Sam

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Old 24-12-07, 10:35 PM
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Aww that sucks mate, but props to UKOnline for sorting you out with a temporary workaround.

I would say that you can still game on a 128k line without too much lag. Depending on the game you might need to tweak some of the net settings tho.
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Old 24-12-07, 10:38 PM
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Suckage

Still, good customer service is always god to hear about
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Old 25-12-07, 12:25 AM
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I gave BF2 a quick blast before and it was ok but I had to close all other programs that use bandwidth to make it run 100% smooth.

Still better than having no connection at all over Xmas.
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Old 25-12-07, 01:07 AM
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ROFL, your upload is twice your download, because i'm drunk, i find that hilarious :rollingla
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Old 30-12-07, 05:47 PM
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The joys of 128k, I have been on it for over a week now and BT cant come out till Thursday to fix it

Grrr... why should you pay line rental if you have to wait 2 weeks for them to do anything about a broken line
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Old 30-12-07, 09:58 PM
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ROFL, your upload is twice your download, because i'm drunk, i find that hilarious :rollingla
This is one of the most stupid posts I've seen in a long time. Being drunk (or telling everybody about it) doesn't make you cool, it makes you look like an idiot.
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Old 30-12-07, 11:03 PM
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I have seen worse but yes bragging about being drunk is ever so slightly sad
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Old 31-12-07, 10:49 AM
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to the two above post's! Nothing wrong with being merry and going onto a forum. Stop being mardy arse's!

Really cant see how he's bragging about being drunk, your both just picking fault!
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Old 31-12-07, 12:07 PM
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i dont even remember making that post :rollingla
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