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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by sasquartch on January 05, 2018, 09:11:33 am »
You will never the full speed unless you use a direct CAT-5/6 ethernet connection to a device (and Homeplug whilst not wireless is not the same as wired)
If you want optimal gaming performance then running a cable between your router and the device (making sure it's gigabit ethernet) is the best way to ensure throughput speed and low ping
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General Issues / Re: Please take part in our survey about The Brookmans Park Newsletter
« Last post by Editor on January 05, 2018, 07:17:51 am »
Thanks to everyone who took part in our survey. I'll go through the results and report back on the main findings as well as responding to some of the comments.
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by sgoldswo on January 05, 2018, 02:00:41 am »
Has it made a difference? Not at all. Still suffer from dropouts. Kids games still lag. Still takes half an hour to download a movie. Iíve paid for the 200mbps. Best Iíve ever got is 35. Engineers told me
You will only get decent speeds on wired connections and it wonít improve anything using Wi-fi. They werenít wrong. Naivety on my part I guess.
I don't think that's accurate. You might want to consider complaining about the hub/router/connection.
Sitting in my living room, one floor away from the Homehub, here's what I get over 2.4ghz wifi:

Here's what I get over 5ghz wifi (its more like 300-330 on the floor above):

Conversely, here's the speed to the computer in my study over ethernet:

The wired connection speed above isn't entirely fair, because it's slowed by my use of homeplug connections. The time I connected a computer directly to the hub by ethernet, it recorded a connection speed of around 300mbps.
Now, your speed may vary based on the speed you've paid for or the properties of your connection, but what you've described above in terms of behaviour and connection speed doesn't sound right to me. You will get occasional dropouts, its the nature of broadband, but it shouldn't be unduly disruptive, nor should downloads take an excessive period. You should definitely be able to get decent connection speeds over wifi proximate to your hub or router.
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Youth / Re: Youth Project annual review 2017
« Last post by chicken legs on January 04, 2018, 11:15:10 pm »
Wow, what an impressive year and how happy all the young people look.  Well done to all the organisers and helpers!
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Red-Point on January 04, 2018, 06:59:19 pm »
To get max speed on a wireless connection, you need to use 5GHz (mode ac) WiFi routers.  I can get > 300Mbps over WiFi when using such routers but the trade off is reduced range.  The 2.4GHz (mode b/g/n) WiFi routers I have can't get more than ~32Mbps throughput with better range throughout the house.  The BT supplied Hub6 supports both bands (modes) and if your devices support 5GHz, you should get max throughput when near the Hub6.  For gamers, a low ping rate is best provided with 5GHz gear - the best I can get is 3ms.
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Trent on January 04, 2018, 05:44:57 pm »
I was told exactly the same by BT after initially being told my road (Moffats) didnít even have FTTP. Openreach and BT do not talk to each other. I finally got BT to accept it was installed for my road and booked my appointment. The installation went without a hitch and the engineers were brilliant. Has it made a difference? Not at all. Still suffer from dropouts. Kids games still lag. Still takes half an hour to download a movie. Iíve paid for the 200mbps. Best Iíve ever got is 35. Engineers told me
You will only get decent speeds on wired connections and it wonít improve anything using Wi-fi. They werenít wrong. Naivety on my part I guess.
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by PinguCol on January 04, 2018, 05:12:02 pm »
I'm in Bluebridge Road and previously understood that we were outside the area being upgraded to FTTP. However, a search on http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/ shows that FTTP *is* available at our address. I'm served by POTTERS BAR Cabinet 3.

I just spoke to someone from the FTTP sales team at BT who advised that it looks like all the work has been done to enable FTTP but that the service isn't available for retail by BT yet. He said it should come available soon but he couldn't say when. He wasn't especially convincing, though!

Has anyone else on Bluebridge Road, or served by Cabinet 3, been able to order FTTP or ascertain if / when we will be able to do so?

Thanks!
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General Issues / Re: Please take part in our survey about The Brookmans Park Newsletter
« Last post by Editor on January 04, 2018, 10:14:53 am »
Thanks to the 96 people who have responded to our survey. It closes tomorrow morning (Friday 5 Jan) at 8am. If you haven't taken part already, please consider answering the 10 short questions. It takes less than four minutes. No personal details required.

The Brookmans Park Newsletter Survey
If you have taken part you can view the results so far.

The Brookmans Park Newsletter
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Supporting charities / Re: North Mymms Community Centre Jumble Sale
« Last post by Mermaid on January 04, 2018, 07:39:50 am »
A reminder that there is still today 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm, and tomorrow 1.00pm to 5.00pm to drop jumble up to the North Mymms Youth and Community Centre.
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Youth / Youth Project annual review 2017
« Last post by North Mymms Youth Project on January 03, 2018, 11:30:52 am »
Please watch the short 4 minute video below to see what we got up to last year. Thank you to all the local residents and businesses who have supported us over the last 12 months.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz1B4Yz5HN8&feature=youtu.be

For more information about your local youth club visit http://www.nmyouth.org.uk
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