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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by jonS on November 24, 2017, 04:31:26 pm »
i use ubiquiti wifi access points here (UAP AC). Its good reliable gear with a good even spread on 5g ac. It works well here on the fixed bt fttc line and the 4g feed we use OTA from EE too. So much better than high street alternatives. Ta BP

Do you have separate wifi SSID's for each connection? When i had EE 4g and an adsl i was load balancing them based on type of service and speed, and also when i needed to not use CGNAT on the EE connection for VPN and other services. The EE connection was pretty fast, but you have to deal with being double nat'd and not having a proper ip address.
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by BrookyP on November 24, 2017, 04:19:38 pm »
i use ubiquiti wifi access points here (UAP AC). Its good reliable gear with a good even spread on 5g ac. It works well here on the fixed bt fttc line and the 4g feed we use OTA from EE too. So much better than high street alternatives. Ta BP
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by jonS on November 24, 2017, 03:03:14 pm »
As you might of guessed, i do not use the homehub that bt supplied. That lives in a draw gathering dust.

What do you use instead, jonS?

I use a bunch of ubquiti gear, from firewall router to poe/normal switches and then multiple access points of different natures depending on the area covered. The firewall stuff is pretty nice, with smart queues that support fq_codel, which helps keep latency low while everyone is using the internet at once. Also wifi management is very easy to setup so the wifi channels around the house do not interfere with each other. This lets me roam about pretty seamless without ever losing strength.

I used to use a bunch of cisco gear, 3 WAP371 and an sg300 poe switch, but I wanted something more centrally and easily managed so changed over. I still have this kit lying around, been trying to get rid of it for months on craigslist without any luck.


J.
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Editor on November 24, 2017, 01:53:08 pm »
As you might of guessed, i do not use the homehub that bt supplied. That lives in a draw gathering dust.

What do you use instead, jonS?
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by jonS on November 24, 2017, 12:25:26 pm »
I have FTTP but just opted for Infinity-2 which gives me a measured 76M down and 20M up. This has proved more than adequate, iplayer works fine whilst the kids are streaming stuff on their phones etc.

Remember most devices that are wireless will be unable to get speeds of even 50M down in practice and wired devices, unless gigabit Ethernet, will connect at a maximum of 100M anyway so unless you have lots of concurrent devices doing large downloads 300M is probably overkill (and the upload speed is still only 30M as mentioned previously)

I think I pay around £45/month all in which includes phone and free evening / weekend calls

There are a lot of devices that can easily support 5g wifi, most smartphones will at least.

On my iphone 7 and wife's 6 i can easily get ~350-500mps and on my mac book pro it tops out at just over 900mbps which is the line speed for the gig Ethernet back to the switch from the wifi access point. These are iPerf results, which just measures speed over wifi to local host, so a true idea of just how fast the wifi is rather than using some internet speed test.

As you might of guessed, i do not use the homehub that bt supplied. That lives in a draw gathering dust.


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Supporting charities / Christmas Tree Lighting
« Last post by marty.c on November 23, 2017, 11:31:32 pm »
The tree on Bradmore Green will be lit on Saturday 2nd December. The event starts at 5.15pm with carols sung by children from Brookmans Park School. Potters Bar Town band will provide musical accompaniment.
Santa is due to arrive at 5.45pm. The lights will be switched on at 6.15pm by members of the cast of the Wyllyotts pantomime Cinderella. There will also be raffle with panto tickets as prizes. Mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate will be served by members of the Rotary Club.
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Supporting charities / Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh Collections
« Last post by marty.c on November 23, 2017, 11:22:57 pm »
Unfortunately we are not able to visit all the roads in Cuffley, Welham Green and Brookmans Park. We do try to fit as many roads as possible into our routes. If we are not scheduled to visit your road please don't forget that Santa and his sleigh will be at the Christmas Tree lighting event starting at 5.15pm on Bradmore Green on Saturday 2nd December. There will be free mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate. The lights will be switched on by members of the cast of the Wyllyotts pantomime Cinderella.We hope to see you there.
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Supporting charities / Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh Collections
« Last post by Mr Green on November 23, 2017, 10:49:13 pm »
it seems the sleigh doesn't go down Georges Wood Road,thats a shame as there are a lot of children there who will miss out

Is it because of the bumps in the road?  (Also Brookmans Avenue), or because they are private roads.

I expect Larrylamb will know.

Yeah, it's because it is a private road. Socialist Santa making a stand! ..............  :D
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Trent on November 23, 2017, 04:14:54 pm »
BT FTTP Prices infinity 2 80mbps £39.99
Infinity 3 200mbps £47.99.
Iíll let you know how it goes....
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Supporting charities / Re: Rotary Christmas Sleigh Collections
« Last post by Angel on November 23, 2017, 01:49:38 pm »
it seems the sleigh doesn't go down Georges Wood Road,thats a shame as there are a lot of children there who will miss out

Is it because of the bumps in the road?  (Also Brookmans Avenue), or because they are private roads.

I expect Larrylamb will know.
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