Though the fault is closed and I'm still with no Internet my fault is much worse than just replacing cards in the cab. The issue I am having is at the backend servers where my sh3 will not lock onto doscic3 and is giving me DHCP failed request.
15 days now with no Internet in this day and age is a bit pathetic if you ask me.
As I have said elsewhere, even during when I was testing this, there is no real difference between 200 and Vivid 200, except the traffic management.
People were led to believe through some naughty campaigns by VM that their line would be great and be latency free with very little problems for gaming.
But that is not the truth, you still share the same network as normal people, so if there is congestion in the area you are still going to get congestion. High latency - you will get it also.
So the extra £5 or so a month for Vivid is paying for the lack of traffic management and 8mb more in upload bandwith.
A few people talked about it in the trial forum that there was no real difference at all and the whole idea didn't make sense. But it doesn't matter if everyone had a negative view... VM wanted the extra money and they were going ahead with it anyway no matter the trial outcome.
Kinda sad, they should have the UBRs give out separate connections to reduce congestion problems etc for Vivid users, this would encourage people to get it and also reduce the congestion a bit on the normal conns for other users. Would have been a win win.