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leeh1986
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300mb

Considering upgrading when available but wanted to know are Virgin actually able to deliver this?

Currently on 200mb and I'm lucky to get above 50mb between 8am and 5pm and lucky to get above 20mb 5pm to midnight. Can scrape 200mb at about 2-4am

Can they advertise a speed if it's only achievable 10% of the time?

I mean I understand that during peak times getting max speed is difficult and that's fine but I would expect max or near max speed outside of those peak hours.

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Re: 300mb

You will be needing a hub 3 which unless you have it is not good till it gets patched.

With the hub 3 on 24 channels 300Mb is some what doable.

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doable? It's a lot more than doable on 24 channels.

If 200Mbit is 'doable' on 8 channels on a SH2/ac, then why does it need 4x that amount to get 300?

As for OP, if you're suffering with utilisation, I don't think it's going to help your case much. In fact if everyone had that idea, it would actually be quite the opposite based on things being shared.

 

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Re: 300mb

sure its like 50mbps ish per channel is optimum conditions in theory.

 

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Re: 300mb

I am on 16 channels DL and 2 UL with 300/20.

First time I have looked at that setting in ages and it was lower than 16 last time I looked.

Depends on what area you are in to do with the CMTS (think that is term for it) you are connected to how may channels you need.

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Re: 300mb

@Butler85 & @jhuk have it


If your area is suffering over utilization - upgrading will not fix that.


Amount of channels (more channels negates the effects of over utilization on you in theory) is based on the CMTS.
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chutwutt
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Re: 300mb

2012 I was on 4 channel....

Im sure I was still on 4 when on 152mbps

then it went to 6

then 8 ....then boom...16 with the sh3

 

Sod the sh2ac with its mere 8 channels. thats so last decade

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Re: 300mb

Oh I didn't mean do they have the tech ( I do have the latest hub) I meant do they have the infrastructure or are they going to be selling 300mb to 10 people in a street when they know it's only got a 1gb connection and unless only 3 people are using it you won't get max speed?

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Re: 300mb

Most places it will work just fine.


It's quite rare someone will actually max their connection all the time. Most customers will rarely even breach 10Mbs of bandwidth.
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Re: 300mb

can only speak for me and various other people I know....never had any issues

 

tbf I work with Internet so I normally deal with their wireless, but some areas when I read about it, I think

 

Is this really VM or the customers....naturally Im only bothered about what I pay 4...300 here would be fine......solid, just matter of the deal!

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