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What is your (non-fault) BQM like?

Andrew-G
Alessandro Volta

First up, if you don't already know what a BQM is, then this thread is probably rather techy and of no interest.

Most of the BQMs we see in the forum are where there's a problem.  The few we see that are not are a small handful of forum regulars who post a live BQM link in their signature.  I wondered whether others might want to share their BQMs to give a broader sample of VM performance.  I'll post an example for my connection chosen as a reasonably representative example from the last week, neither the best day nor the worst day.  Feel free if the topic interests you to post your own but please, no BQM charts if you're experiencing problems (the other areas of the forum are for those), and I suggest you check before posting that your current IP address matches that which the BQM is tracking.

My Broadband Ping - Virgin Media 200 Mbps

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Tudor
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Here is my current graph, normally like this:

https://www.thinkbroadband.com/broadband/monitoring/quality/share/3a0d6d940a8c238a9d6cfec4cfe8262d61261a31-12-12-2022

Tudor
There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who don't and F people out of 10 who do not understand hexadecimal c1a2a285948293859940d9a49385a2

carl_pearce
Wise owl

Good day (HUB 5)

Average day that shows full upload saturation 'spikes' and Firmware update auto reboot around 2:30am:

Here is mine.

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Hub 5, TP-Link TL-SG108S 8-port gigabit switch, 360
My Broadband Ping - Roger's VM hub 5 broadband connection

jbrennand
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Hi Andrew... here is mine today ... very typical - no issues at all.

My lad has been working/gaming/streaming this afternoon & evening

 

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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

Ooh, John, that's still rather horrible!  Borderline over-utilisation, although if everybody's happy then no reason to complain. 

If customer numbers round you fall as a result of Openreach FTTP or altnet offers then it should improve, if the carpet-bombing marketing of Volt increases VM customer numbers then it could deteriorate.  Rather surprising to see such a profile these days, since VM seem to have been pretty successful at improving capacity problems over the past year or so.

Adduxi
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Andrew here's both VM and BT VDSL

 

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Tudor
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Having seen lots of BQMs, understanding them to a certain extent, but not fully, I’m thinking of storing a library of pictures of different situations.


Tudor
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jbrennand
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@Andrew-G wrote:

Ooh, John, that's still rather horrible!  Borderline over-utilisation, although if everybody's happy then no reason to complain. 

If customer numbers round you fall as a result of Openreach FTTP or altnet offers then it should improve, if the carpet-bombing marketing of Volt increases VM customer numbers then it could deteriorate.  Rather surprising to see such a profile these days, since VM seem to have been pretty successful at improving capacity problems over the past year or so.


HI Andrew, -  yes - never have any complaints from the family -  and my lad is a serious online team gamer so would be screaming at me if he were "suffering" in there 😎    Wife and daughter+boyfriend do a lot of Netflix and all is fine for them.  I stream live footy when its not on SS or BT - I notice the very occasional  stutter - maybe 1-2 seconds once every other game - but nothing that concerns me.

BRSK has recently installed FTTH to our street and a few neighbours have signed up (good introductory offers!) and they say its absolutely spot on.  I mentioned it to the Lad as their latency etc., looks much better, but he wasn't bothered about it - so we will maintain the status quo for now - but good to have other options at last and should ease pressure on VM connectivity here 👍


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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

Andrew-G
Alessandro Volta

@Tudor wrote:

Having seen lots of BQMs, understanding them to a certain extent, but not fully, I’m thinking of storing a library of pictures of different situations.


Well, if you're prepared to do the research and write up, a place in the Pink Sticky Hall of Fame is potentially yours, since there's a need for a really good, comprehensive guide to be a reference for staff, forum regulars and interested irregulars.  That is likely to be some days worth of work, ideally cross referenced and checked by your fellow VIPs.  I was half minded to do one, but as I've been defrocked I thought "why bother?".