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Virgin Media Internet Problems

Postby godofthedevil » Thu May 24, 2007 2:23 pm

This is going to be a rant..
But ever since Virgin Media took over NTL my internet has been more slower then KDE 3.4 on a 486 Computer. i have done a ping and i get dropped packets... its realy annoying beause i download a fair bit esp linux distros and cos i use gentoo it affects it when i try to "emerge -uD world"

i was wondering if any other VM customers are having problems or its just me.
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RE: Virgin Media Internet Problems

Postby towy71 » Thu May 24, 2007 3:52 pm

It isn't just you :roll:
I'm thankful that I don't have them but I have several friends that suffer ;-)
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RE: Virgin Media Internet Problems

Postby nelz » Thu May 24, 2007 4:26 pm

I cured all my problems with Virgin with a single phone call. OK, it lasted almost 40 minutes and had long periods of godawful muzak interspersed with having the same argument with a different person, but I finally got my account cancelled.
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Postby godofthedevil » Thu May 24, 2007 4:54 pm

unfortunally im stuck with VM as its under my dads name not mine

im caught between a rock and a hard place.. i can ether suffer the pain of virgin media or suffer the pain of getting a bt line just to switch ISP's
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Postby MikeHarvey » Fri May 25, 2007 7:54 am

If anything, my speeds have improved since Virgin took over Teleworst.
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Postby MartyBartfast » Fri May 25, 2007 8:20 am

I'm ex NTL, now VM I can't say I've noticed any difference on the Broadband, only on 2Meg but every time I've done an online speed check I've been getting close enough. Have been having problems with the TV signal though, and they've been a wast of space as far as that's concerned.
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Postby Ram » Fri May 25, 2007 10:24 am

I'm on 4 meg and getting that for downloads but apprently 10meg users are having some problems with the current network upgrades to 20 meg and them been updated to 20 meg connection.....

One thing that could be causing issues is if you NIC does not support duplexing or if it's not turned on to full duplex it can cause problem with faster connections. Check out the virginmedia.dissussions.boardband or v.d.feedback newsgroups, someone as posted about this in there about 5 days ago.

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Postby towy71 » Fri May 25, 2007 10:48 am

there is a long thread on this at cablehell
have you done the speedtest (use the Dublin server)
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