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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Last Saturday, a series of power cuts took out my internet and wi-fi connection.

I spent 2 days trying to get it fixed, which it now is however my broadband is now really really slow - more like the old dial up days !!.

When I log in via AOL, it normally chucks me off after 10 minutes or so as well, and AOL then shuts itself down and takes whatever you were doing with it. At the moment I am now using Internet Explorer, as at least I keep the page on the screen for the few seconds whilst the net re-connects itself.

I also cannot get my laptop to log onto the wi-fi connection via my netgear router either. I get a little yellow and black triangle on the internet connections page saying limited conenction or something like that !!.

Any ideas what could be causing it, and how can I check out my internet conenction speed ?.

Cheers.

 Smile


"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
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User currently offlineA330Fan From Ireland, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1378 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
how can I check out my internet conenction speed ?.

www.speedtest.net

This one seems to be quite popular.

As for the general problem, possibly ring your ISP and ask if anyone in your area has had similar problems since the power cuts and/or how to remedy it! I had a similar problem with my Netgear router and they just sent me a new one.

Patrick.



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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

That speedtest told me something like 757 kb/s

what the hell does that mean?



I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1357 times:



Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 2):
That speedtest told me something like 757 kb/s

Slow by modern standards. Here's mine.



User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1355 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
When I log in via AOL,

theres your problem right there  Silly

Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
At the moment I am now using Internet Explorer, as at least I keep the page on the screen for the few seconds whilst the net re-connects itself.

what reconnects - the wireless internet connection? if so It sounds like your router is screwed.

As for phoning your ISP - I would advise against that, AOL will charge you about 50p a minute and keep you on hold for ages. Try raising a query via their online system if you can. If not, phone BT and ask if there are problems with your local exchange (but if they offer to send out an engineer DONT as it will cost you £50 if the fault is not with BT)



That'll teach you
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1350 times:





I think it's weird that one server would let me have incredible download speeds, but another would give me great upload speeds. So odd.
[Edited 2008-01-27 11:55:41]

[Edited 2008-01-27 11:56:24]


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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1331 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
what reconnects - the wireless internet connection? if so It sounds like your router is screwed

The wi-fi isn't working at the mo as it won't let the laptop access the network for some reason. I've typed in the correct passkey thingy, but still won't have it. It's the general main internet connection that keeps dropping out.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
I would advise against that, AOL will charge you about 50p a minute and keep you on hold for ages.

I had to speak to them last Sunday and Monday for around 30 mins each time, but now their max call cost is 7.51p/min so not too bad anymore !!.

I got this result off the London server :-


Then this from the Maidenhead server :-



I thought the first one seemed a bit on the high side, so ran it again and got this :-



Guess I'll have to call them up again tomorrow.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1298 times:



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):
Slow by modern standards. Here's mine.

Thats what you get when you take the Verizon $15/mo DSL special...



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Here's mine through my wireless home network:




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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1279 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
I log in via AOL

There's your problem. Dump AOL and get some other ISP. But stay away from O2 as well. I'm hearing, at least in Germany, that they're the least customer friendly (a customer had to wait months until they activate his broadband and when he decided to quit, O2 still caused him trouble).

Quoting A330Fan (Reply 1):
www.speedtest.net



^^I can live with that for the moment. Better broadband isn't available in Costa Rica anyway unless you pay a fortune for it.


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1265 times:



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 9):
But stay away from O2 as well. I'm hearing, at least in Germany, that they're the least customer friendly

They've just launched broadband here in the UK too, and as far as I am aware, there are similar issues here too. I also know one a.netter who's on Orange broadband and she too has had issues. Best stay away from the mobile providers methinks.

I've got a 1MB connection with BT at home which is awful. Luckily at work I have a great connection to abuse use.




"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1261 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 10):
I've got a 1MB connection with BT at home




That'll teach you
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1260 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 10):
I also know one a.netter who's on Orange broadband and she too has had issues

Well if she had listened to me she wouldn't be with them but nooooo! I blame the bad bad friend who recommended it in the first place!  Wink

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 10):
I've got a 1MB connection with BT at home which is awful.

Yes because you live in Yorkshire and most things in Yorkshire is slow.

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 10):
Luckily at work I have a great connection to abuse use.

Apart from this. You jammy sod.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1256 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 11):

That'd probably be more reliable than my BT Connection  wink 

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 12):
Well if she had listened to me she wouldn't be with them but nooooo! I blame the bad bad friend who recommended it in the first place!

shhhhhh. We don't speak about that. Not in public!

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 12):
Yes because you live in Yorkshire and most things in Yorkshire is slow.

Well in my Southern residence I only have 512K. Only cos I'm tight and refuse to pay for more to be fair!

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 12):
You jammy sod.

Why thank you  biggrin 



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1253 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 13):
Well in my Southern residence I only have 512K. Only cos I'm tight and refuse to pay for more to be fair!

That's them there Yorkshire traits rubbing off on you!

On a night out you may think BMIflyer is just a really really poor, girly drinker. In actual fact, because he hails from Halifax, he's just a tight bugger and pretends to throw up after three pints so he doesn't have to buy anything else!



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1251 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 14):
That's them there Yorkshire traits rubbing off on you!

Urgh. No way. That will never happen I can assure you!

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 14):
On a night out you may think BMIflyer is just a really really poor, girly drinker. In actual fact, because he hails from Halifax, he's just a tight bugger and pretends to throw up after three pints so he doesn't have to buy anything else!

 rotfl  Speaking of the devil, where is he these days... Haven't heard a peep from him for ages.



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Our speeds are piss poor here, paying for 8mb BT and getting no more than 4000kbs.

They should at least admit to what you CAN get.

Always reliable mind.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1234 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 14):

On a night out you may think BMIflyer is just a really really poor, girly drinker. In actual fact, because he hails from Halifax, he's just a tight bugger and pretends to throw up after three pints so he doesn't have to buy anything else!

indeed - he still keeps reminding me of the round he bought in the Radisson at the MAN meet 2 years ago...

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 15):
Speaking of the devil, where is he these days... Haven't heard a peep from him for ages.

hes been off playing soldiers again with his buddies i think.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1231 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 17):
indeed - he still keeps reminding me of the round he bought in the Radisson at the MAN meet 2 years ago...

I think I've seen a picture of that  Sad


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1231 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 15):
Haven't heard a peep from him for ages.

Oh he's off playing tinker, tailor, soldier, spy, again. He'll probably be hiding behind a grass mound with some shrubbery on his head.

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 16):
They should at least admit to what you CAN get.

They do. They say 'up to' 8mb. Cheeky sods. We get 4mb here as well and to be honest I can't fault BT now that it's up and working. When it falls over however, good luck.  grumpy 



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1226 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 19):
They do. They say 'up to' 8mb. Cheeky sods.

all will be changing soon - ofcom are investigating the issue and are expected to demand ISPs quote an average speed instead.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1223 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 20):
all will be changing soon - ofcom are investigating the issue and are expected to demand ISPs quote an average speed instead.

So about 56K in your village then over the last few weeks  Smile



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1216 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 19):

I'm no computer n00b, but it is still misleading.

I'm happy with 100% reliable bt broadband running thru a filmsy home hub.

Alex


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Who would you recommend I switch to instead of AOL ?.

I had thought about renewing with AOL to get the free laptop, and when I compared prices online they are also the cheapest too.

PRguy,

You decided what a/c you actually saw at LHR yet as you didn't reply to your thread in civ-av  Wink

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

I am with AOL also
URL=http://www.speedtest.net][/URL]


25 Post contains links and images StasisLAX :
26 Post contains images Diamond : I thought my connection was pretty fast, but now I have speed-envy.
27 Post contains links and images LHRjc : I just re-did mine this morning. Seem to have got a couple of extra MB/s
28 Post contains links and images GSM763 :
29 Post contains images Myt332 : I think it was just the green model plane he was holding pretending to fly. He gets a bit confused.
30 Post contains links and images FriendlySkies : About the only thing good about our internet service here...
31 Post contains links and images Leezyjet : Just been re-doing mine via Maidenhead, and got this :- This is about the average I've been getting while I've been trying it. Without sounding a bit
32 Post contains links and images Lobster : Some of you have AMAZING speeds!! I thought mine was fast until I saw a few our yours.
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