1. avatar Tele
    Anyone else having trouble connecting to websites? I can only access one or two and they are woefully slow. I have no trouble with things that connect without using DNS (Skype, Bittorrent etc.)

    Friggin' Virgin ballicks.
  2. avatar feline1
    well don't tell Fastfude, duh,
    tell Richard Branson!
    When you're speaking to him, you might want to mention it's a real shame that his scheme to make John Lydon the lead singer of Devo never paid off :(
  3. avatar confetti
    yep we are having terrible trouble, we actually went and bought a new router, but it def seems to be virgin media.
    our connection is worse than a dial up at times.
  4. avatar huggy baps
    aye ours is being crap too :(
  5. avatar Rock Danger
    Why don't you just bypass their transparent cache and specify one of their proxies to = no?? If you're http is ballixed and every thing else is ok then it's most likely that.


    For Internet Exploder:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.d.h.walker/cmtips/trancache.html#iew

    For Firefox:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.d.h.walker/cmtips/trancache.html#firefox

    Proxy list:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.d.h.walker/cmtips/trancache.html#ntl
  6. avatar Per
    i'm sorry i don't speak spanish
  7. avatar Daithi jasper
    Nah it wasn't just HTTP for me. Earlier today I was getting nothing at all.
  8. avatar churchwarden
    The virgin serice seems to be very poor, since they took over from NTL.

    Their website reports everything is fine :roll:

    The website is also very vague on when they plan to roll out high definition to Belfast, and what channels will be available ( especially since they have now pulled Sky ).

    I have emailed them to ask them for info - I'll post any response.

    [url]http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/[/url] is normally good for finding out about the ongoing disaster of virgin media
  9. avatar fastfude
    My broadband was all but dead today too.
  10. avatar Rock Danger
    As far as the network is concerned the only thing they've done is run 50 meg trials in Ashford, Kent. 20meg in June 07 for 37 quid and 50meg to follow next year.

    I think there's only one HD channel on VM, but it won't affect any other Sky HD channels, like the movies, sports discovery etc - altho you're gonna be waiting a fair while for it.

    Apart from the odd area blip alot of faults are caused by spides opening up the street cabs to reconnect their cable, which will sometimes throw the signal levels to your modem all over the place.
  11. avatar Scarboy
    my nets actual been grand since virgin took over, and my download speed has like tripled! lmao!
  12. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    So you're in fact stealing it from us? Chancer! :P
  13. avatar thefatson
    Once it gets going mines ok but I have to release my routers ip about 50 times now when I turn it on to get a real ip/ DN Server.

    I don't know if this has anything to do with Virgin but when I stop a popular torrent now it basically turns into a distributed dos attack with all the folks trying to leech from me. It's probably the trackers fault but this has only started happening the past couple of weeks.
  14. avatar Tele
    Well, this is starting to become annoying. If I get another day of this then I'm just going to change provider.
  15. avatar Crackity_jones
    Mine's been erratic too, and I never had a problem before the change.
  16. avatar Rock Danger
    [quote:dec907aa80="thefatson"]Once it gets going mines ok but I have to release my routers ip about 50 times now when I turn it on to get a real ip/ DN Server.

    I don't know if this has anything to do with Virgin but when I stop a popular torrent now it basically turns into a distributed dos attack with all the folks trying to leech from me. It's probably the trackers fault but this has only started happening the past couple of weeks.[/quote:dec907aa80]

    It could be a bit of both, if you have an early ambit modem (model 100 / 150*) or a terayon (black coloured) the amount of inbound connections will crash the modem, even tho it looks like a router is spazzing out.

    *turn the modem upside down to see what model it is.

    NTL / VM's IP's are dynamic, but might as well be static if you have the modem all the time and apart from getting into mac spoofing or leaving the cable out of the modem till the lease expires for your IP, you could enter an internal IP like so:

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 194.168.4.100
    194.168.8.100

    When you keep getting bombarded just change the internal IP a digit up or down (ie:*.103)and a reboot of the router and modem should send all the other peers into space - the above info is for a Linksys router, yours may require a different gateway / IP range, but you can google that.

    Hope that helps.

    RT.
  17. avatar Orzo
    Eek - I've just moved house and after sourcing prices, decided to order from NTL/Virgin.

    £20 p/m for 2mb line and TV sounded good.
  18. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    this is just ballix. I can't get Sky Sports News and now my internet connection is playing about something shocking. Took me about 20 minutes to get online this morning.
  19. avatar thefatson
    Cheers rock danger, it is an old grey one.
    I just find it strange that I never had this problem during the height of lost popularity though I can't remember the numbers of seeds/leechers to weigh up if Heroes is more popular.

    btw If anyone likes xmen they should check out heroes, its how a live action xmen should have been handled, you can watch them all on dailymotion.com if you're afraid of torrents.