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Hi. Tomorrow i have a phone engineer coming round to set up fibre Optic broadband.
I just read that i need to have a GigE port on my pc. I have no idea about that.
How would i find out what ethernet port/capability i have?
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Some nice easy reading for you Sking mate. :)

http://en.wikipedia....igabit_Ethernet

Is it Virgin coming round?
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It is BT. I read (or tried) to read that page earlier, then i decided to just ask in here. Will read it again but
too many ciders last night makes the reading a bit harder :wacko: and i came out none the wiser.

I was wondering whether something like CPUID would tell me something like that?

Edited by Sking0, 24 March 2013 - 04:37 AM.

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Basically in a nutshell it's just a Network connection that they want and yours will be either on the motherboard or a card.

The ethernet cable goes from the PC to the router which should be a wireless router/modem combination.

P.S. You can never have too much cider. :lol:
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I just looked on my 'Network Connection details' and it says... NVIDIAnForce 10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet!? Something tells me that is good right?
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Perfect Sking. :thumbsup:

Are you getting the YouView box too in the deal and what is the speed that they have promised you?
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No on the you view :-( (BT are tight a*****s). They have said 31 gig. But i know BT and i never expect too much.
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Well a bloke I know had the same thing fitted and they promised him 32MBps.

He's getting 18 which is very sad..
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Well if they mess me about too much i will take my business elsewhere. They went from a Great British company to a bunch of crooks, it seems to be the way of things sadly...Well for most companies nowadays.
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The bloke I talk of tried his best to get it sorted but to no avail.

It's a pity you don't have Virgin in your area mate like I do.

I had a 30mbps connection which they doubled for nothing and when I run tests at Speedtest 95% of the time I get 62mbps.
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With the kids both using the net and the wife watching catch up online we have a nightmare with 2 gigs as it stands.
So i am glad to just be able to speed things up a bit. I think some people round here have Virgin. I just wanted it sorted
and then i will look into other options. In hind sight i should have just let my contract run out and gone from there but i
didn't realise the upgrade to Fibre Optic would start a new contract, i just thought it was an upgrade. Silly i know, but all fixable.
Thanks for your help (again) Wolfey. :thumbsup:
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I think you must be speaking of Download capacity Sking when you mention 2GB which is different from Download/Upload speed mate.

Let us know how you go on. :thumbsup:
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Well when i do a speed test it just says i am getting 2.3 download and .34 upload.
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That's very poor but should increase after you have changed over.

This is my latest result.

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Hi mate. All done. 37.8 download, 6 upload ;)
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