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Mobile broadband question (and oddity) by MissRiaElaine[_2_]
Hi all, I've just bought a new (ok, second hand) laptop from eBay which I am pleasantly surprised to find contains a mobile broadband card. I have no plans to make extensive use of it, but given that the machine has it fitted, my question is, what is the best SIM card to use. I have an old, unused Three PAYG SIM which still has a few quid left on it, which at 1p/MB would last me at least a...
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Yesterday 12:57 PM
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Router port forwarding for VoIP by Woody
I have a Sipura SPA2000 for use on Sipgate. It has developed a habit of losing its network connection requiring a power cycle to get it to reconnect. This is not new but the frequency of it happening is getting worse. One suggestion I have seen is to set up port forwarding for it. I am using a TP-Link Archer D2 router and port forwarding comes under the banner of Virtual Server. I have no...
April 19th 19 07:57 PM
by David Higton Go to last post
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Oban Times: Rum is first island to get new fibre network by MB[_2_]
In today's Oban Times (available on PressReader) Rum is first island to get new fibre network The Isle of Rum has recently become the first Scottish island and possibly the first island in the UK to receive full fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband.
April 18th 19 02:28 PM
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April 16th 19 11:44 PM
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Zen IPv6 by Theo[_2_]
I asked Zen whether they supported IPv6: "All our IP addresses are static. We can offer you up to 16 static IP addresses and then we would need you to complete a requisition form if you wish to have any more than this. We can provide IPV6 on request, again anything over 16 would need a written request."
April 16th 19 10:05 PM
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Fibre to pole - what does it mean? by Richard Tobin
An engineer working on the pole near my house says they are running fibre to it and I will have "a faster internet connection". What is this likely to mean? Are they setting it up so we can get FTTP or are they installing a distribution point for faster FTTC? -- Richard
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April 15th 19 08:28 PM
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Dead line but working broadband by MissRiaElaine[_2_]
Picked up the phone to make a call earlier on and the line was totally dead, no dial tone, nothing, even at the master socket. Strange thing is, broadband is still working perfectly, no speed drop or anything. I know that sometimes one leg of the line can become disconnected, but when that's happened before I've had a significant drop in speed. Anyone got any ideas..? We are on FTTC with...
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April 9th 19 09:05 AM
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FTTP - delay between poles being provisioned and service offered? by David[_4_]
In two widely separate locations (opposite sides of the country) I can see telephone poles with fibre run up to the top and black termination blocks at the top just waiting (as far as I can tell) for overhead fibre to be strung to the houses (as the current copper is strung). One location had a massive burst of activity for several months clearing out the underground ducting to run the fibre...
April 8th 19 12:44 PM
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Huawei E3372s - Generally crap, or am I just unlucky? by Java Jive
As stated in other threads, I've used a Huawei E3372s 4G USB stick now in 3 different routers, and it's given trouble in all of them - first a DrayTek Vigor 2830n, next each of two BT Home Hub 5as that I have posted about recently, and it's pretty much the same story on all of them - particularly but by no means exclusively in bad weather, not just rain, squalls of wind alone seem to be...
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April 8th 19 10:54 AM
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"Britons get 'bad deal' from broadband giants" by Java Jive
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47692485 "Britons who get their broadband from the UK's biggest suppliers are the "most likely" to be getting a bad deal, reports Which? The consumer group's latest broadband satisfaction survey places the big providers at the bottom of rankings for service. Customers complained about slow speeds, poor value for money, connection dropouts and general...
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April 7th 19 12:51 PM
by Chris Go to last post
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Old style telephone wiring....and BT infinity? by David
On 19/08/2014 20:24, David wrote: On 19/08/2014 20:13, wrote: I live in an old victorian house, which has a phone line which goes to a bakelite box 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches, which I think is a surge suppressor. It has an earth wire connected to outside the property. The line then runs to a junction box, where it is fed to an old bakelite (type 26?) ringer...
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April 6th 19 03:59 PM
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the lesser spotted Gigabit Ethernet port ? by Abandoned Trolley
hi there I am just wondering what the general view is of the astonishing number of wireless routers on the market (both xDSL and cable) which are offering wireless connections of hundreds of megabits, but have no wired connection faster than 100M. I realise that most connections are directed toward the internet, and that that majority of customers have download speeds less than 100M so its...
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April 6th 19 06:39 AM
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Planning for FTTP by Peter
Hi All, I have a Q about the way BT would run the fibre. At work, they are "putting in" FTTP and will connect into a manhole cover across the road. The fibre will run in the ground all the way. They are so far taking about 5 months because the pipe running under the road, with the rope in it, got crushed at some point so they can't pull the rope through, so in a comedy like Fawlty Towers they...
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April 4th 19 12:25 PM
by AnthonyL Go to last post
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WiFi enabled camera by Tweed[_2_]
Most of my photography has migrated to my iPhone, largely because of the convenience. Pictures automatically appear on my iPad and go to the cloud (both iCloud and OneDrive) by virtue of apps on my iPad. I'm looking for a compact camera for my holidays (don't want something DSLR sized) because of the lack of an optical zoom on the iPhone. However, I don't want to faff around with plugging...
April 3rd 19 02:32 PM
by Java Jive Go to last post
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Huawei gear - can the threat be avoided by software escrow? by Peter
Why is it not possible to get the source code to a trusted party which can look at it and check for deliberate back doors, and then have a system where you can verify that the executable in the box is byte for byte same as what the escrow version compiles to? It would be slightly aggressive to do this, but China is not exactly your friend... Obviously if - as GCHQ suggests - the problem with...
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April 3rd 19 07:59 AM
by Chris Go to last post
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Plusnet disabling all SMTP servers but their own? by Clive Page
This afternoon I received an email from Plusnet which looks genuine and says the following: quote Important - you might need to update your email settings We're changing the way our emails work Not using our outbound mail server? You'll find this useful. We're about to upgrade the way our emails work, meaning if you currently send yours through a non-Plusnet server, we need you to check that...
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April 3rd 19 07:58 AM
by Lucifer Go to last post
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Vigor 2860 firmware versions by Graham J[_3_]
I have a Vigor V2860 which I use on a VDSL service. The currently recommended firmware is v2860_3894_BT, but this drops the line about 3 times per day, at random. The FTTC cabinet is almost exactly a kilometre away, and the router reports download speed at 28Mbits/sec, 3dB SNR margin, and 27dB attenuation; which is consistent with the kilometer distance. The SNR margin varies between 4dB...
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April 2nd 19 01:26 PM
by Bob Eager[_5_] Go to last post
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Automatic compensation by Roderick Stewart
From the BBC website- "Five UK broadband and landline providers will now automatically compensate customers when services do not work. From Monday, customers who experience delayed repairs, installations or missed engineer appointments will be compensated, without having to ask. BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet have joined Ofcom's
April 1st 19 02:27 PM
by Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd Go to last post
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Help with Outloom mail by Woody
For reasons that do not matter I have opened an account for my wife to use at outlook.com However there is a problem with it in that mails do not seem to be arriving. I can send from her account to any of our email existing accounts and they arrive almost immediately. However if I use any of our accounts to send a mail to the outlook account only the odd one arrives. I originally had the...
March 25th 19 01:26 PM
by www.GymRatZ.co.uk Go to last post
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Power for a VDSL modem/router. by PeterC
I've been trying to find out the runnining and standby(?) power of a modem/router for fibre. All the sites show idiotic figures, e.g. 240V or, for a wall wart, 12V 25W. My current ADSL one is about 2W when the PC is off - I can't remember what it is withe PC, TV & PVR on. Wireless is off, BTW. -- Peter. The gods will stay away whilst religions hold sway
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March 20th 19 04:06 PM
by Richard Tobin Go to last post
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