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Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?
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My neighbour at home switched to Virgin recently and has had a lot of problems since the switch. Not ideal with WFH. We've had Sky broadband for years and have always found it really reliable.
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Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

My neighbour at home switched to Virgin recently and has had a lot of problems since the switch. Not ideal with WFH. We've had Sky broadband for years and have always found it really reliable.
Virgin are ****s and always will be ****s. Got rid of everything years ago and never looked back. Vodafone BB through the phoneline and never an issue.
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I've had a few problems myself past while. I'm still on the old UPC box I may look for an upgrade. 
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Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?

Then you need to avoid Virgin.
I had to get rid of it for that exact reason.

It’s great when it works but when it’s down it can be down for hours.
Never had any significant problems with SKY.


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Yep Virgín is terrible and an ironic name given how many times its f**ked.

Its been up and down for me all last week. Usually once a week every month when they push out security updates it breaks for a day
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What do you mean by pushing out security updates?

     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

What do you mean by pushing out security updates?


Supposedly they update their network every month. Might be linked more to the TV side of it though. 
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3 & 1/2 years with Virgin and bar having to call them once when the service was down I've had no other issues.
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Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?


What issues are you having exactly?

When you are having these issues is anyone watching netflix?
     
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individual devises (phone, ipad, TV) go down all the time, but a quick airplane mode on/off (or just on/off in the case of the TV) fix this. Not a Virgin issue.
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Yep Virgín is terrible and an ironic name given how many times its f**ked.

Its been up and down for me all last week. Usually once a week every month when they push out security updates it breaks for a day


Been acting up a bit recently for me too
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Anyone been having problems with Virgin Broadband recently? 
Last 6 months it has got very unreliable for me. I've even had them out to look at it, they say everything looks perfect but then it's back to intermittent dropping of the network. 

I'm also at a point in time where I can negotiate my TV package with Sky and one of the attractive options would be to move my Internet over to Sky. 
I really rely on a stable internet question for my work so question for Sky broadband users, how is it? Do you have any issues with your connection? Would you recommend?


What issues are you having exactly?

When you are having these issues is anyone watching netflix?

A little bit Netflix and the sky box but nothing too noticeable. 
More so myself or wife are on MS Teams meeting and WiFi signal drops so much the line cuts out and screen stops sharing and stuff. It then comes back up but only to go again soon later. This can happen frequently throughout the day. Unplugging and replugging the modem seems to help for a little while but then starts acting up again soon after that. 
Also computer games online are very laggy via the WiFi. Connected with wire is fine. But even sitting in the same room on 5gb or 2.4 right beside the modem get the same issue with the intermittent WiFi drop.
I didn’t have a noticeable issue really until 6 months ago which I am thinking has something to do with works they did in the area around the time.



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You could try changing the frequency from 5ghz to 2.5ghz or vice versa, and/or try changing the wireless channel to something different.

     
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Sky Ireland are the biggest ****s I've ever come across.

I'd never go near them again. There appears to be no consumer protection in Ireland.
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

You could try changing the frequency from 5ghz to 2.5ghz or vice versa, and/or try changing the wireless channel to something different.


Tried the 5g and 2.5g but get the same issues. They are coming out again this week to have a look at it. If they don't solve the issue then I will look at something else for sure.
I liked the idea of moving to Sky and then getting a better deal on the TV but friends of both my wife and I are more saying they've had issues with their sky (which i have had myself in the past, hence willing to separate my internet from TV provider even though it costs more).


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