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Be Broadband has discovered "a tonne of awesome tips" for internet users, after requesting submissions from its subscriber base.

In a recent newsletter, the broadband provider invited customers to offer advice on how to improve internet service quality in UK households.

And Be Broadband has expressed delight at the quality of responses it received from tech-minded broadband deal subscribers.

The firm published some of the best consumer suggestions on the Be Broadband blog - such as checking house wiring, removing sockets and wiring that are no longer used, and ensuring all connections are properly fitted and secure.

Wired Be member John urged consumers to check for any short circuits inside sockets, and always connect the router to the master socket.

"If necessary ask BT, or an approved contractor, to move your master socket," he suggested.

"The cheap extension socket kits sold on the high street are often of poor quality, so source your wiring from a specialist electrical shop and choose high quality branded accessories."

John claimed that for just a few pounds more, households can receive a noticeably better, faster and more reliable broadband connection.

Meanwhile, Be member Axel urged broadband customers to remove any start up apps and automatic updates from their computers, unless needed.

He explained that webcam software and toolbars use bandwidth for no reason if consumers do not need them, although there are exceptions such as Windows update, firewalls and anti-virus software.

And Be member Richard suggested that broadband users take advantage of port forwarding if their router allows it.

"This helps a lot with traffic management to your various connected devices. For example, it lets you host a game on one machine, but leave the other for daily tasks," he stated.

Another customer, Colin, urged internet subscribers to take advantage of the static IP addresses which may come as an added extra with their broadband package.

"The static IP address means that I can route traffic through my firewall and serve content stored locally out to the internet," he explained.

Be Broadband said it had seen "a great response" to its request for technical support and advice, and would continue to publish consumer-focused advice.

"We noticed a tonne of awesome tips, some we'd heard of and some that were completely new to us," the firm added.

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