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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

I Bit The Bulllet

As anyone who reads this blog knows I have broadband problems. In fact most of Lewis has broadband problems.  So after all the hassle and attempts a few weeks ago I achieved a fabulously fast 2.00Mbps - for two days. I then had a week of 1.3 Mbps. Then I had a week of virtually unusable broadband.  I took the decision and I ordered satellite broadband.

It was installed yesterday. 19Mbps download and 6 Mbps upload. The ping is rubbish but what can one expect when the signal travels all the way to a satellite and back. Pretty darn clever in my book.

At least I should now have a reliable connection to the world outside.

Today my BT broadband has been 2Mbps.

Ho hum. 


20 comments:

  1. Well I hope the satellite connection works out for the best Graham. It's so frustrating when the internet slows to a snail's pace or disappears altogether. Having the internet has become almost as vital as electricity, water and sewage supplies.

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    1. Thanks YP. Some of my friends laugh at my 'addiction' and I have to admit that I do count on the internet for most of my communications. Given the fact that internet speed is a major subject of discussion in the Islands (it may even have taken over the number one spot from the weather) I suspect that I am not alone.

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  2. I love have a satellite connection. It's so much faster than the wireless I had before. And it's plenty fast enough for me. Have fun handling all that speed! :)

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    1. Pauline I will try. In fact my BT speed has been faster than ever since I got the satellite in but it's all relative and when I had to do a programme update this morning it was soon much faster. Love it!

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  3. Slow internet drives me crazy. I think I need a new computer and that would improve things.

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  4. Noooo! Sending brainwave wishes (quite slow ones) that you get more than 2 .... !

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    1. Kate on the satellite I can get 20Mbps v the usual 0.30 or the occasional 2.00 Mbps which I get on BT.

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  5. My internet connection here at home is pretty fast, and (mostly) reliable. I am, however, not happy with the s - l - o - w connection my iphone gets more often than not. And usually, whenever I use my phone to access the internet from somewhere, it is because I just want to quickly look something up - opening times of a restaurant, train time tables, and so on. Just when it would be the most useful to be quick, that's where it fails. In my iphone's case, I guess it is a combination of it being the 1st generation one with a totally outdated OS, and the provider's connection coverage not being what it should be.

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    1. Meike on the Island there is no data capability for the cellphone/mobile phone on the Vodafone network (which is the only one that I can get at my home) so I rely on wifi. Fortunately many shops and cafes now have free wifi so I'm rarely without the capability to look up information.

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  6. Look at that little baby ~ you must be so happy!!

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    1. It's easy to make me happy Carol!

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  7. Great, today the dish and tomorrow the spoon. I could do with one on the van.

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    1. Yes Adrian and the next thing will be jumping over the moon.

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  8. I'm not sure what ping is, but congratulations on the rest!

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    1. Monica ping is the amount of time it takes packets of information to get from the computer to the server.

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    2. Ah... Er, perhaps. (Not sure if I get it or not...) Can the ping differ between a computer vs phone using the same wifi? Just wondering because I've noticed that when I send an email from the phone, that mysteriously often seems to take longer than sending one from the computer...

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    3. Monica for some reason I missed your comment on ping times. The answer is that whilst I know what a ping is and why it takes so long to get to and from a satellite when compared to a land based journey to the server I have no idea what, if any, effect the machine one is using has on that.

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