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How far are you from your BT exchange?


Thalmus

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For security reasons BT doesn't give out the locations of their exchanges, not very helpful if your interested in these new 24 meg broadband providers and want to know how much bandwith your going to lose due to distance.

However, I jsut discovered a little trick to find them. Goto the Royal mail web page click here and click on the postcode finder, you'll need to register to use it. Type "British Telecom" in the business name and your town name. It will then list all the exchanges near you.

This is probably old news but I'd thought i would mention it incase anybody was interested/unaware/cared!

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Stuartli

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I not only know the location of my local exchange but also that I'm 580 yards from it as the crow flies....:-)

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Thalmus

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top speed for you then, lucky so and so.....

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kissanpoika

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So now I know the distance how do I calculate what effect it will have on speed...?

Thanks

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Thalmus

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You will get full speed upto 1 km away

Half speed up to 2 km away

anymore than 5 km and you can forget it

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Jackcoms

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Or go here click here type in your postcode or phone number and click 'Check!'.

Then click on 'BT ADSL' and it tells you the name of your exchange, your straight line distance from that exchange and the ADSL capacity of the exchange.

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Starfox

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Very informative,thank you.

Shows that I am 1.6km from my exchange.

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Confab

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That's a goos site 440m for me!

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Confab

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did mean good not goos

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ventanas

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750 Meters. I never knew it was that close. Actually I'm still on dialup, but switching next month. It states I should get the full 2mb, We will see.

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Thalmus

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thats alot more acurate and easier!

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