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Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) May 19th 18, 08:56 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 30
Views: 105
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Extending FTTC from a master socket

On Sat, 19 May 2018 17:04:34 +0100, "NY" wrote:

It would be a good idea if modern houses were wired for Ethernet back to a
central point for the router (preferably in a...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) May 19th 18, 11:13 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 30
Views: 105
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Extending FTTC from a master socket

On Fri, 18 May 2018 22:05:33 +0100, "NY" wrote:

It would be a good idea if modern houses were wired for Ethernet back to a
central point for the router (preferably in a central...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) May 3rd 18, 12:50 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 27
Views: 224
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Plusnet prices going up, or maybe down

On Thu, 3 May 2018 11:31:24 +0100, Andy Burns
wrote:

Plusnet getting off their arses and deploying native IPv6.

+1

Do we really want this? Would it be deployed using...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) May 3rd 18, 12:38 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 16
Views: 179
Posted By Roderick Stewart
"Adverts for broadband speeds to face new rules"

On Thu, 3 May 2018 10:33:34 +0100, Graham J
wrote:

The length and quality of the phone line is the limiting factor. If you
live too far away from the exchange there is...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) May 2nd 18, 07:09 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 16
Views: 179
Posted By Roderick Stewart
"Adverts for broadband speeds to face new rules"

On Wed, 2 May 2018 13:36:12 +0100, "NY" wrote:

"Adverts for broadband speeds to face new rules

Advertisements for broadband speeds that breach rules set to take effect
...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) April 25th 18, 10:00 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Hyperoptic left 400,000 British homes open to hacking..

On Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:12:51 +0100, Richard Jones
wrote:

Most households won’t be aware that the WiFi routers - the small boxes
that are sent by broadband providers...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) April 25th 18, 09:43 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Facebook

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:44:08 +0100, Yellow
wrote:

To my mind using any form of social media is a very very very bad
idea!

Is usenet not social media?

It's...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) April 24th 18, 09:12 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Facebook

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:22:54 +0100, Yellow
wrote:

Smartphones are fine, you just need to be careful what you install on
it, just like any other computer.

Yes. With great...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) April 24th 18, 09:07 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Facebook

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:28:38 +0100, Davey
wrote:

I just don’t get this. Why *wouldn’t* you want a powerful computer,
communication tool, decent quality camera, address...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) April 20th 18, 11:38 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 39
Views: 489
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Cheap 4G dongle for short trip..?

On Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:57:26 +0100, Martin Brown
wrote:

I wonder why any network would want to prevent tethering? Surely a GB
is a GB, whatever kind of...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) March 10th 18, 10:33 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 34
Views: 955
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Changing a router

On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 20:24:01 +0000, Andrew
wrote:

If a quiet line test (17070) is noisy, then dial 150 and report
it as a telephone fault, but do NOT mention...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) March 9th 18, 01:16 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 34
Views: 955
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Changing a router

On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:35:19 +0000, Graham J
wrote:

Draytek routers (e.g. Vigor V2830) can be programmed to reboot once per
day at a specific time.

Wouldn't the system see...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) December 16th 17, 10:18 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Roderick Stewart
VDSL router reccomendations...

On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:46:27 -0000 (UTC), Jim Jackson
wrote:

Hi, I'm moving to FTTC and my new ISP has sent me a Technicolor TG588v v2
router. I'm a bit disappointed with it,...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) December 7th 17, 11:17 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 82
Views: 777
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Plusnet Router and local networking problems

On Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:01:10 +0000, Graham J
wrote:

I finally bit the bullet and bought a (secondhand) Draytek Vigor 2860n
and that 'just works' with no issues at all...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) November 10th 17, 03:06 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 55
Views: 704
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Are fibre connections any more reliable?

On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:51:53 +0000, Martin Brown
wrote:

Some modems do not recover gracefully from certain types of line error
so you are a bit lucky that it...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) November 10th 17, 10:55 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 55
Views: 704
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Are fibre connections any more reliable?

On Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:50:04 +0000, Davey
wrote:

If you can't get any sense out of your ISP, migrate to another.

For what it's worth, I have found that Zen are happy to...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) October 16th 17, 08:06 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 48
Views: 903
Posted By Roderick Stewart
FTTP: New Build Home

On 16 Oct 2017 13:38:55 GMT, Bob Eager wrote:

How do you connect a home PC, internet radio, TV streaming box etc to
the internet without a landline?

Just because you...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) October 16th 17, 01:52 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 48
Views: 903
Posted By Roderick Stewart
FTTP: New Build Home

On Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:24:38 +0100, Mark Carver
wrote:

Why don't people want a landline..?

Because some people, notably the young, communicate only using their...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) September 12th 17, 09:33 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Roderick Stewart
BT sneaky offer

On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:29:03 -0700 (PDT), "R. Mark Clayton"
wrote:

Setup was just a matter of swapping plugs and then entering the new
wireless details into all...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) September 8th 17, 12:30 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Roderick Stewart
BT sneaky offer

On Fri, 8 Sep 2017 03:46:14 -0700 (PDT), "R. Mark Clayton"
wrote:


Setup was just a matter of swapping plugs and then entering the new
wireless details into all...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) September 8th 17, 11:36 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Roderick Stewart
BT sneaky offer

On Thu, 7 Sep 2017 13:43:28 -0700 (PDT), "R. Mark Clayton"
wrote:

BT sent me an email today subject "Our BT Smart Hub could be yours today"

In it said

"How to get...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) September 6th 17, 10:12 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Roderick Stewart
BT's DNS servers

On Wed, 6 Sep 2017 08:14:50 +0100, Bob Henson
wrote:

Try google's 8.8.8.8 for comparison


That's what I switched to - via Windows networking rather than the
locked...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) August 6th 17, 10:31 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Open circuit voltage on phone line very very low.

On Sat, 5 Aug 2017 13:21:42 +0100, "NY" wrote:

No. If an area doesn't have 3G the best thing is to deploy straight to 4G.
There is no sensible reason these days to go via 3G....
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) August 5th 17, 09:58 AM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By Roderick Stewart
Open circuit voltage on phone line very very low.

On Fri, 4 Aug 2017 20:31:24 +0100, "NY" wrote:

I'm not greedy: I don't expect my mobile broadband speed to be even as fast
as ADSL (8 Mbps), never mind FTTC speeds (30+ Mbps),...
Forum: uk.telecom.broadband (UK broadband) July 30th 17, 06:35 PM Posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Replies: 57
Views: 689
Posted By Roderick Stewart
BBC News Blunder

On 30 Jul 2017 13:33:56 GMT, 7 wrote:

Could you not have a satellite in a geostationary orbit above another line
of latitude than the equator

No because Earth is a...
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