How far are you from your BT exchange?

  Thalmus 11:03 22 Sep 2005

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!

  Stuartli 11:52 22 Sep 2005

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

  Thalmus 12:04 22 Sep 2005

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

  kissanpoika 12:46 22 Sep 2005

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


  Thalmus 12:59 22 Sep 2005

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

  Jackcoms 13:05 22 Sep 2005

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.

  Starfox 13:14 22 Sep 2005

Very informative,thank you.

Shows that I am 1.6km from my exchange.

  Confab 13:34 22 Sep 2005

That's a goos site 440m for me!

  Confab 13:37 22 Sep 2005

did mean good not goos

  ventanas 13:37 22 Sep 2005

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.

  Thalmus 14:01 22 Sep 2005

thats alot more acurate and easier!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Why this awful City of Los Angeles job ad for a graphic designer is actually brilliant

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)