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 Post subject: Virgin Media capping my internet and I didn't do it!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:57 pm 
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Yup, had lag issues most evenings over the last couple of weeks and discovered that VM had been capping my net all the way down to 5Mb because I was a 'heavy user during peak times'.

I only play games. I don't download stuff, or watch lots of pr0n, so I was puzzled. Also, 5Mb should have been enough for gaming, in my opinion, so I did some investigation.

It turns out that my wife has taken to watching Netflix every night, for around 4 or 5 hours, during peak net time. I went to the Netflix website to check what sort of bandwidth it uses - all seemed well until I got to the HD requirements.

Anyone guessed it yet?

Yup - 5 feckin Megabits. My whole capped bandwidth being used by my beloved to watch shite dramas about the Borgias and the Tudors. --@

I ran the net test on my PS4 while we were capped and she was watching NF.

Download 256Kb... KILObits... :-(

I contacted VM and whined a bit, then they told me I'm supposed to be on 50Megabits anyway and did I want a new router. I'd have bitten their hand off if they were close enough.

So, upshot is that a new 50Mb router is in the mail and I will then, at worst, be capped at 12.5Mbits which leaves plenty of bandwidth for gaming... unless she gets a 4K TV :evil:

Hoping it'll be sorted for this weekend's gaming as everything is unplayable until she goes to sleep at the moment :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Media capping my internet and I didn't do it!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:10 am 
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I'm sure they've just removed the data capping

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/20 ... loads.html

however, there is still a cap on uploading.

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 Post subject: Virgin Media capping my internet and I didn't do it!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:07 am 
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RD_Rabin wrote:
Yup, had lag issues most evenings over the last couple of weeks and discovered that VM had been capping my net all the way down to 5Mb because I was a 'heavy user during peak times'.

I only play games. I don't download stuff, or watch lots of pr0n, so I was puzzled. Also, 5Mb should have been enough for gaming, in my opinion, so I did some investigation.

It turns out that my wife has taken to watching Netflix every night, for around 4 or 5 hours, during peak net time. I went to the Netflix website to check what sort of bandwidth it uses - all seemed well until I got to the HD requirements.

Anyone guessed it yet?

Yup - 5 feckin Megabits. My whole capped bandwidth being used by my beloved to watch shite dramas about the Borgias and the Tudors. --@

I ran the net test on my PS4 while we were capped and she was watching NF.

Download 256Kb... KILObits... :-(

I contacted VM and whined a bit, then they told me I'm supposed to be on 50Megabits anyway and did I want a new router. I'd have bitten their hand off if they were close enough.

So, upshot is that a new 50Mb router is in the mail and I will then, at worst, be capped at 12.5Mbits which leaves plenty of bandwidth for gaming... unless she gets a 4K TV :evil:

Hoping it'll be sorted for this weekend's gaming as everything is unplayable until she goes to sleep at the moment :lol:


A couple of Nytol in her coffee/tea should suffice :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:52 am 
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The Tudors. They were a pain when they were around, and still a pain now. Life lesson right there

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I moved away from Virgin because of capping...

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Media capping my internet and I didn't do it!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:03 pm 
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New net is zipping along at 50Mb - very happy and full on gaming is back in town. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:20 pm 
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I used to get a constant 120m with Virgin, but that has dropped to around 10m at the moment. Got an engineer coming out Thursday to sort it!


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