How can I get faster Internet?

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I have basic ADSL internet with TalkTalk in Edinburgh. The connection is just ass. At the time I signed up for the 18 month contract, I was told fibre wasn't available in my area. It's the pits anyway, so what did I expect?

Basically, when I run a speed check to see what it is in terms of the upload and download speed, it never goes above 0.5 MBPS. On some sites, there's no option to watch HD videos in the bog standard 110p either, and pausing a video does nothing. It only buffers a little bit, painfully slowly. So ultimately, each time I just get annoyed at this and give up.

There are ways to save videos offline, but even that would take forever. Content creators of course don't appreciate that. But then what am I supposed to do?

I am paying significantly less for unlimited mobile data. I won't post the company here that I am with, due to potential prying eyes. But indoors, the signal is so crap, I have the same problem regardless. I think it's due to the concrete interfering with the 4G reading. Outdoors, I can get a full signal.

The thing is, I have to use a VPN to access blocked content, as the mobile network requests ID to verify I'm over 18, which I don't blame them for. So I cannot exactly view porn or whatever outdoors, in case someone notices.

It's just really frustrating. Does anyone know how to improve my speed in my flat? It's utter dog shit. And TalkTalk get so many negative feedback, that it's nuts.
 
I have basic ADSL internet with TalkTalk in Edinburgh. The connection is just ass. At the time I signed up for the 18 month contract, I was told fibre wasn't available in my area. It's the pits anyway, so what did I expect?

Basically, when I run a speed check to see what it is in terms of the upload and download speed, it never goes above 0.5 MBPS. On some sites, there's no option to watch HD videos in the bog standard 110p either, and pausing a video does nothing. It only buffers a little bit, painfully slowly. So ultimately, each time I just get annoyed at this and give up.

There are ways to save videos offline, but even that would take forever. Content creators of course don't appreciate that. But then what am I supposed to do?

I am paying significantly less for unlimited mobile data. I won't post the company here that I am with, due to potential prying eyes. But indoors, the signal is so crap, I have the same problem regardless. I think it's due to the concrete interfering with the 4G reading. Outdoors, I can get a full signal.

The thing is, I have to use a VPN to access blocked content, as the mobile network requests ID to verify I'm over 18, which I don't blame them for. So I cannot exactly view porn or whatever outdoors, in case someone notices.

It's just really frustrating. Does anyone know how to improve my speed in my flat? It's utter dog shit. And TalkTalk get so many negative feedback, that it's nuts.
The first thing is that you are not telling the truth.
If you claim that the signal is normal outside, then you don't have normal WiFi in your apartment or any room, so it means, that there is no WiFi adapter, but it comes from somewhere else through a wall or a window.
Consequently, you are picking up the signal from somewhere else and there is no other way to fix it than to go to a Wi-Fi coverage area or use an antenna or bring Wi-Fi to the room where you need it.
Another thing is the VPN, it is not known which VPN you use, but it is obvious that most of them determine your internet speed and volume.
And finally, if you are a child who loves .... then there is another very serious problem, and that is your mental health.
 
The first thing is that you are not telling the truth.
If you claim that the signal is normal outside, then you don't have normal WiFi in your apartment or any room, so it means, that there is no WiFi adapter, but it comes from somewhere else through a wall or a window.
Consequently, you are picking up the signal from somewhere else and there is no other way to fix it than to go to a Wi-Fi coverage area or use an antenna or bring Wi-Fi to the room where you need it.
Another thing is the VPN, it is not known which VPN you use, but it is obvious that most of them determine your internet speed and volume.
And finally, if you are a child who loves .... then there is another very serious problem, and that is your mental health.
Before being condescending, maybe understand the post better? Bad signal indoors, and full signal outdoors the OP was referring to cell service. In which case they said they obviously can't watch porn outdoors for obvious reasons. Considering they were old enough to sign up for an internet connection, they're old enough to view porn. They just don't want to be monitored by their ISP/Service provider which is understandable.

I have basic ADSL internet with TalkTalk in Edinburgh. The connection is just ass. At the time I signed up for the 18 month contract, I was told fibre wasn't available in my area. It's the pits anyway, so what did I expect?

Basically, when I run a speed check to see what it is in terms of the upload and download speed, it never goes above 0.5 MBPS. On some sites, there's no option to watch HD videos in the bog standard 110p either, and pausing a video does nothing. It only buffers a little bit, painfully slowly. So ultimately, each time I just get annoyed at this and give up.

There are ways to save videos offline, but even that would take forever. Content creators of course don't appreciate that. But then what am I supposed to do?

I am paying significantly less for unlimited mobile data. I won't post the company here that I am with, due to potential prying eyes. But indoors, the signal is so crap, I have the same problem regardless. I think it's due to the concrete interfering with the 4G reading. Outdoors, I can get a full signal.

The thing is, I have to use a VPN to access blocked content, as the mobile network requests ID to verify I'm over 18, which I don't blame them for. So I cannot exactly view porn or whatever outdoors, in case someone notices.

It's just really frustrating. Does anyone know how to improve my speed in my flat? It's utter dog shit. And TalkTalk get so many negative feedback, that it's nuts.
You'll have to contact the ISP and hope there's something they can do.
 
To increase your internet speed you can use a speed booster speed. The internet speed also depends on the location and the distance from the nearest mobile signal tower.
 
I used to be with Virgin Media, but I had to attend court years ago due to problems I had with former support workers. They were idiots, but that's too long a tale to delve into.

At the time, there was a decision that I couldn't go online. So I handed in my modem and equipment into the court for storage.

Virgin Media never chased up the issue. I gathered I probably couldn't go back to them for not fulfilling my contract, but I don't remember my connection being dog shit. They're one of the best companies in the UK. It's just that I live in a high rise flat, so TalkTalk said fibre is not available in my area.

I then used unlimited data with Giffgaff for a while, which uses the O2 network. But after so much of the goodybag is used up, they "throttle" your speed after you reach the 80 GB mark. It was also awkward getting a proper signal indoors. So I switched to a service with no data capping, and mostly use it outdoors.

That's convenient only in the summer. When the climate becomes colder, I could just go to the mall and use public WiFi to save money.
 
I used to be with Virgin Media, but I had to attend court years ago due to problems I had with former support workers. They were idiots, but that's too long a tale to delve into.

At the time, there was a decision that I couldn't go online. So I handed in my modem and equipment into the court for storage.

Virgin Media never chased up the issue. I gathered I probably couldn't go back to them for not fulfilling my contract, but I don't remember my connection being dog shit. They're one of the best companies in the UK. It's just that I live in a high rise flat, so TalkTalk said fibre is not available in my area.

I then used unlimited data with Giffgaff for a while, which uses the O2 network. But after so much of the goodybag is used up, they "throttle" your speed after you reach the 80 GB mark. It was also awkward getting a proper signal indoors. So I switched to a service with no data capping, and mostly use it outdoors.

That's convenient only in the summer. When the climate becomes colder, I could just go to the mall and use public WiFi to save money.
If you did whatever you're supposed to do legal wise I wouldn't see why the ISP would have a problem unless I'm misunderstanding.
 
Perhaps stop and ponder what sort of actions might lead to a court banning someone from the internet in this day and age, and seizing all their elecronics, and then consider whether you really want to be helping that person improve their connectivity?
Regardless of their legal status they can get a good connection from literally any public spot anyways. Withholding any info is a 10 second deter to go find another spot to ask like Reddit, Facebook, whatever. Like I said to the other poster (I'm thinking you're probably the same person), reading comprehension goes a long way. The OP stated going to court because of ex support workers. Support tells me some form of health or therapy worker. Knowing legal systems being shit, mandating no internet access as a punishment could have been a form of collateral damage and completely unrelated. Nothing insinuates so far besides a person wanting to look at porn. Now we have info to go off of from the OPs reply. An Autistic guy in a facility with women support workers, he liked one, shit hit the fan with allegations and bullying. His prison and internet restriction is clearly from disobeying a restraining order or whatever they call it over across the pond by trying to apologize. Nothing seriously reprimanding here for me to withhold simple advice that can be found anywhere online, considering all I did was say talk to the ISP.
Easy and done.
I've been arrested once, was held at gunpoint on concrete in the middle of a street by 3 officers, went to jail, was granted personal bond but spent 12 hours in county because our judicial and policing system is horse shit. The resulting consequence was no alcohol, no weapons in my posession, wasting GPU money I had saved for months on a lawyer only for the 3000 series to be heavily scalped and out of stock for 2 years, CPS using my arrest as an allegation to try and take my children, my wife's family and surrounding people using it as an excuse to get her to leave me, and about 2 years of trauma I had to work through because of what happened. All because my wife wanted to fight and argue due to her insecurities in a public place that was going on for 2 weeks. I raised my voice, somebody else in the building intervened not knowing what was happening, I turned and said mind your own business, and the bartender (at Main Event) got jumpy calling the police. They told me several times to leave, I was walking out the door and got assaulted, I got in my vehicle and got to a stop sign when the cops showed up. The charge on me was disrupting the peace and discharging a weapon. My intake papers and surveillance prove I had no gun on me but they still pushed it through resulting in all of that. The case was easily dismissed and expunged but the damage still done. This was 3 years ago and still being used against me in certain situations despite those same people being there knowing exactly what happened. The CPS case was because my step daughter is a deeply troubled girl getting into trouble constantly and eventually being sent to a mental institute that called CPS to perform a follow up. They ran the information and decided to try and use that against us resulting in a battle that was turned to FDFS and also dismissed. I'll add we had a newborn at the time and she was jealous.

See how just a small smidget of that story turned into a large growing snowball because of one event? At face value one could assume a lot of things from just the arrest story. One cop writing discharging a weapon turned a class C into a class B misdemeanor making things a lot worse for me and my family down the road. My wife was just denied an in home daycare state certification and license because of the arrest that was expunged but still clearly showing because I live and work here. Simply due to the inaccuracies of an asshole. Point is, don't judge a book by its cover and there's always two sides to the story. What ever this guy did 10 years ago has no bearing on weather I'll give any info on an ISP. I don't know him, you, or anybody else here besides the admin in person. I can't judge with that of which I do not know.
 
I used to get support workers because of having PDD-NOS. They removed these two women at separate times, because they assumed I liked them. I felt as if they overreacted.

Basically, the people in charge at the supported housing I was in lied, so I blew up and then they called the police, then made out they never called them. Eventually, they pissed me off to the point where I got remanded. I tried to apologize after that, but it was a breach of the bail terms, so they kept getting me arrested, and so on.

About 3 years ago, one of these no contact orders formally ended around May for one of the women, as she was not involved in some of the charges. So the police came back days later, with a warrant. Now, since it expired, I think they did that on purpose so she could get a new one. Which ended up being the case.

I put evidence about other people involved in unrelated matters, on a USB stick. My lawyer claims he lost it.

In the early days of me receiving help from this company, a guy I worked with sent me bizarre emails with comments about a wrestler, who died in 2005. He said things about music too, but he admitted he was the one doing it. This is because he knew I was looking for my ex. But I did get back with her in 2012.

I'm going to have to guess she has bipolar or something, as I recall she used to take crazy turns. She bullied me into buying her an iPod in Argos after we were back in touch, and then she soon wrecked the base of the device by plugging in a charger forcefully. I know she did it and not "somebody else" as she claimed, because she did the same thing to one of my controller ports on my games console.

She just used to act really moody, told lies, and did not seem to care for having a relationship with me, then ran back to this guy she met. And she used to deliberately head off somewhere, making out she would be back in a while. As in, she was lying. It's not a nice way to treat anyone.

Like I said, I mentioned all of this on Wrong Planet, as well as other autism and anxiety related message boards. But this isn't recent incidents. Thank God for that...
 
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