TalkTalk is dead. Long live Virgin Media…

After suffering for far too long with poor ADSL performance, I finally ditched my TalkTalk ADSL service and replaced it with cable from Virgin Media. A couple of years ago I was getting 8Mb on my ADSL line. In recent times I’ve been struggling to hit 2Mb. The breaking point came when one of my former colleagues sent me a picture of his speedtest.net result showing a 30Mb service on a day when I was struggling to get connected.

I went for the cheapest service Virgin Media offer. I’m paying for 10Mb and I’m actually getting 10Mb (who’da thunk it). I figured that things have been so slow recently, 10Mb would feel rapid and sure enough it does. No doubt in a few weeks I’ll be bitching about it and want to upgrade…  🙂

The change over left me with one little issue. My Virgin router is down stairs, but my wired network is upstairs. That problem was solved today when a man in a van dropped off a present from Amazon in the form off a “Buffalo Wireless-N Nfiniti Dual Band Ethernet Converter”. I plugged that into my switch upstairs and Bob’s your uncle, I now have a bridged network.

The MacBook Pro and iPad have once again been relegated to scrapyard side of my desk and I’m back to using my main desktop. Aaahhhh Linux…

Cheers

Tim…

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

One thought on “TalkTalk is dead. Long live Virgin Media…”

  1. I cannot agree more. VIRGIN MEDIA Customer services is BIG CRAP.
    I was asked to make payments on friday but I told the finance dept that I will make payments on Monday as i needed to have access to my office for debit card. Nontheless my phone was barred and the amount went up by over £100.00.Nontheless I paid,by debit card on Mon 8.30 am but my line remained barred. I called about 2 pm, I weas told it will take up to 24 hrs. i was surprised as the full payment was done via a debit card. I waited 24 hrs and the line was still barred. I called Virgin Media and spoke to a tele agent, eventually I had to ask a for a supervisor. She said it will take up to 3-4 hours. The line remained barred. I call at 6pm and I am told that it now will take another 24 hrs from this morning, from the supervisor’s activation. I have lost many business calls abroad . I think Virgin has employed idiots who can only say Sir / madam, but performance is crap

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