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  1. WiFi extension

    Who on earth do you use to get 500mbps? Do you have a direct T1 pipe?!
  2. WiFi extension

    Hello. Having just moved into a larger house, I think the need for extending the wifi is going to be required. The previous owners had to so what are my best options? I just want one network, I don't want the device to have to switch between different wifi network names. The powerline adapters look neat and the new BT whole home system looks interesting (it is expensive though). A new BT homehub is being delivered this week and if I believe the hype the signal is much improved from older models.
  3. WiFi extension

    It is amazing just how shite the BT and Virgin boxes are at broadcasting WiFi at speed. Mind you, Virgin have been having problems today due to “congestion on the line”. Engineer arriving on Weds to presumably sweep the congesters off the line ... Call centre lady tried to suggest it was the new router, I told her the wired gadgets (Sonos and Time Capsule) said otherwise. She shut up.
  4. WiFi extension

    Installed the same Asus router MrMe has and the difference is remarkable. Ok, it was £170 odd quid but on the 5G connection the top room is getting 170mbps. And no need for a wifi extender either. Very pleased, thanks everyone for your comments on this.
  5. WiFi extension

    So the general thing is to plug another quality wifi router into the Virgin box to get much improved speeds?
  6. WiFi extension

    Right, I want that setup please. We have vivid 200 and getting rubbish wifi speeds. I’ll just replicate what you do!
  7. WiFi extension

    Is that wired or over wifi?
  8. WiFi extension

    Right, Virgin Vivid 200 installed and working, wired connection 175 mbps. Wifi sometimes 20 but I’ve seen 60 odd. Will attaching a router like MrMe boost my wifi speed significantly or will the mesh system be a better bet? I don’t hardwire anything really so all that speed is just going the waste at the moment.
  9. Love it, although the only thing I thought was that the Chiron looked distinctly normal, whereas the 'Egg has its of tape over it etc etc. So is it really a fair comparison?
  10. WiFi extension

    BT has now taken over a week to connect us back to BB. I have to keep ringing them for updates. Shocking service. So, Virgin, quicker, cheaper and the house is already wired for it. What are they like? If I get nothing from BT tomorrow I’m tempted to vote with my wallet.
  11. WiFi extension

    Interesting comments guys, I'll be keeping the BT hub and I assume the Burble and Mac solutions just hang off it? The BT disc solution thing is a mesh of sorts. NNMM I don't need blisteringly fast speeds. We get about 45mbps at the moment which seems to be enough. It is only myself and the wife on wifi as the kids are too young.
  12. Uber lose Private Hire licence

    The taxi that picked me up in Chester earlier was over the moon about. It was like he won the lottery. I don't suppose he liked it when I said I bet it changed nothing.
  13. The £1k mobile phone

    Hah! I thought exactly the same. Damn you NNMM.
  14. Mercedes-AMG Project One

    I'm sure we know someone who is getting one ... where is he?!
  15. The £1k mobile phone

    I still have a Vodafone contract. £45 a month and can upgrade at very little cost (as Mac says nil when you consider Mazuma resale) every two years. That isn't a catastrophic deal is it? New phone accounts for half of that so £22 a month for data and calls seems ok.
  16. The £1k mobile phone

    I'll not be buying an X. I'll get an 8 though. I did wonder which number comes next year though. I like the wireless charging but doubtless will need a new mortgage for accessories!
  17. expensive numberplates

    Edinburgh seems to have an abundance of personalised numberplates. An E class Merc in my father in law's garage complex has got SP4 on it.
  18. 2017 Fitness Thread

    No idea where it came form but a 10k ergo row in a huge PB. Previous 40:54 - I just did it in 40:13! A mere 60m off the sub-40 goal which I'd almost written off this year as I'm only rowing once or twice a week. Nice.
  19. World Athletics Championship 2017

    We have been spolit by the likes of Bolt setting blistering times. Just remember Bolt at his prime was 10m+ in front of his rivals. Wayde broke the WR recently. I think it is just a bit of a lull until the next superstar emerges.
  20. Boxing thread

    It can't be scripted surely? Really?
  21. S8 V10

    They look bloody huge to me!
  22. S8 V10

    No consideration of an M5? I know you like an Audi but a V10 M5? Or even the new models have depreciated hugely.
  23. World Athletics Championship 2017

    The exciting race now for the next few years is the 200 and 400 with Wade whatshischops. Bit nervous about the 5k this week!
  24. World Athletics Championship 2017

    Check out the ladies 10k right now!
  25. Tour de France

    It was a good year wasn't it. I do wonder though why Sky are allowed to get away with bossing the stages like they do. They just sit on the front dictating it all. Why don't the other teams get in on that act? They are all well funded. Not that I'm complaining, Froome took (almost) everything and was a legend. Gutted for Cav and Porte. Both horrific crashes during which I thought they were both goners. Sickening to watch.