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Networks what isp??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by waltergronkite, 30 Sep 2004.

  1. waltergronkite

    waltergronkite New Member

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    IM at student and want broadband, but not sure what isp is best, i do alot of gaming and downloading... and want about a 1mb unlimited.
     
  2. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    PlusNet or Zen are both good ISPs.
     
  3. buzzy

    buzzy New Member

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    Freedom2Surf are a good outfit - despite the somewhat cheesy name. I've used them for the last 9 months with no problems. Static IPs, and no hassles with running your own servers etc. If you know what you're doing, they're great.

    Buzzy
     
  4. hk

    hk Powered By Duracell

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    Bulldogdsl

    No complaints from me, been using them two years.
     
  5. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo Up-up and away

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    Hi-Velocity adsl. Great service and quite cheap. I used to have zen and never had any problems but they're a bit more expensive.

    Search the adsl guide forums for more info on all adsl suppliers. :)
     
  6. Gandi69

    Gandi69 Like to get busy wit fizzy..

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    I find Pipex to have a reliable service and at quite a cheap rate
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Plusnet again - I've used them for over a year and had no problems. Recently upgraded to 1mb, no hassle.
     
  8. waltergronkite

    waltergronkite New Member

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    Just been on the Plusnet site and you choose your speed, then you choose your badwidth, i thought bandwidth was the speed.... is it you download limit?
     
  9. waltergronkite

    waltergronkite New Member

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    Ive been lookign at blueyonder/telewest they seem pretty good, but one of my mates got broadband last year and it had difficulty with the dns servers it kept ****ing up and was **** for gaming. good once you were connected but it took a while. Anybody know what blueyonder is like?
     
  10. hk

    hk Powered By Duracell

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    Thing with most cable is the stupid proxy systems/cacheing they use (I personally dont like it, but it does work).
     
  11. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    If its in GB and is something like 1GB, 5GB ... 30GB it is the Download limit. The Premier option has no dl limits tho.
     
  12. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Mudkips.

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    Never Go Tiscali, i get Lag from 5-10 most days of the week on my 512 line :wallbash: Going BT 1 meg in November, i know a few people with line excerlent for gaming, except the 30GB cap for downloading.
     
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    Another vote for www.freedom2surf.net

    used them for years now, never one problem with the connection or question why I use sooo much bandwidth.

    I can't tell you what their customer service is like - but that's because nobody ever needs to use it! :D
     
  14. monkeyville

    monkeyville Evilish Monkey ++;

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    Not sure if you have NTL up there but i have never had any problems with it and has always been great service.
     
  15. hardflipman

    hardflipman New Member

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    i've been using blueyonder now for a couple of years and up until recently have had no problems.
    cheap and fast and works perfectly. i believe with some adsl you actually have to connect using dial up networking whereas with cable it's just a network connection and you are permanently connected. also makes it easier to set up a machine as a server/router etc.

    the problems i have at the moment are due to something happening to the cables in the street which i guess could happen to any service. only problems is i've been waiting nearly 3 months for them to get planning permission to dig up the road to fix the cables. but it does mean that i hae free internet and tv until it's fixed. just goes off for a while once a day usually!
     
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