Bye Bye BT Broadband

It looks like after the many exchanges of emails, I will have to drop BT as a broadband provider. They are either unable or unwilling to pursue the VPN issues I’ve been having.

When I can connect VPN to my office with a 28kbs dial-up, and can’t sustain VPN traffic on a 3MB/512kBs BT connection, it’s time to change providers. Mind you I still believe that Eircom is at the root of problem. So with that in mind, what are the options?

I’d love to hear of any good broadband providers in the Cork area!

Render all your opinions, please.

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8 comments on “Bye Bye BT Broadband

  1. Have you tried swapping your router ? I presume when you connect dialup its direct to the phone jack ?

    I have a Linksys WAG54gx2 which failed miserably to pass VPN traffic (Cisco client) in a reliable fashion and it seems to be a known issue – the Cisco site had a lot of troubleshooting. An eircom netopia worked flawlessly. It is more stable now but I don’t use it all that often.

  2. Have you tried swapping your router ? I presume when you connect dialup its direct to the phone jack ?

    I have a Linksys WAG54gx2 which failed miserably to pass VPN traffic (Cisco client) in a reliable fashion and it seems to be a known issue – the Cisco site had a lot of troubleshooting. An eircom netopia worked flawlessly. It is more stable now but I don’t use it all that often.

  3. I have a netgear router, but I tried a netopia router as well, the same one I used at another company, using VPN on an Eircom ADSL line. It made no difference. The problem is QOS, and while I can connect VPN, it constantly drops packets with either router to the point of unreliability.

  4. I have a netgear router, but I tried a netopia router as well, the same one I used at another company, using VPN on an Eircom ADSL line. It made no difference. The problem is QOS, and while I can connect VPN, it constantly drops packets with either router to the point of unreliability.

  5. I switched from Eircom to BT in August to save money and magically with all of the exact same equipment and lines, the reliability has plummeted.

    I looked around for other vendors before Christmas but anything wired goes through Eircom and that is a non-no after 1 weeks downtime in November.

    There are two wireless vendors in Bandon area. One is very pricey (Azotel based)and the other never replied to my enquiries. You can find out who services your area over at:

    http://www.broadband.gov.ie/

  6. I switched from Eircom to BT in August to save money and magically with all of the exact same equipment and lines, the reliability has plummeted.

    I looked around for other vendors before Christmas but anything wired goes through Eircom and that is a non-no after 1 weeks downtime in November.

    There are two wireless vendors in Bandon area. One is very pricey (Azotel based)and the other never replied to my enquiries. You can find out who services your area over at:

    http://www.broadband.gov.ie/

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