| || || | Any reason I shouldn't be with BE ?
As regulars here will know I've been very pleased with the service
provided by Idnet but a recent offer from BE for their 'value' service
has made me consider them.
It's a 8Mbps service, as I understand it still ADSL2+ but capped at
8Mbps. For a 12 month sign up at £6.75 p.c.m. ( half the normal price )
you get 'unlimited downloads' and a free 4 port router with wireless
802.11g too. Offer...
November 27th 09 11:38 PM
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| || || | PlusNet goes from bad to worse!
"Vet Tech" wrote in message
My Plusnet connection drops from 5300Kbps in the morning to 270 Kbps
between 4pm and 8pm every day.
I'm paying £15 per month ( under one of their old premium packages) so
I reckon they are taking money under false pretenses.
November 27th 09 03:51 PM
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| || || | How long does a MAC code take?
I've asked my current supplier for a MAC code and they've advised me that it
takes up to 5 days. I had an idea that it was usually a lot faster, and
I've read of people receiving them in a matter of hours...
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November 25th 09 07:27 PM
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| || || | ANY GOOD: Thomson 585 wireless router
I'm in the UK. I've got cable broadband at home and want to switch
to ADSL broadband. The ISP will provide a Thomson 585 v7 wireless
Is it a low grade fault-prone unit which should be replaced.
Or it is half decent?
My needs are straightforward:
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| || || | Restricted access to news servers.
In the recent past I have often had difficutly downloading new neswgroup
message headers. My PC does not get a response from any of the news servers
that I normally use.
This happens both with my ISP's news server (nntp.dsl.pipex.net) and servers
such as Microsoft Communities (msnews.microsoft.com), and often occurs in
the morning and afternoon. Access to web pages at this time is generall...
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November 22nd 09 10:18 AM
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| || || |  Caller ID logger
On 17:21 23 Oct 2009, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
jackson brought next idea :
I want a Caller ID device which remembers at least 100 calls
and displays the full information.
Looking around, I think there are fewer standalone CLID
display units than there used to be.
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| || || | Dialthrough access to 0844?
I need to dial an 0844 number from my Orange contract mobile. According to
the price guide it looks like it costs 10p/min.
Is there a dialthrough provider who will connect to 0844 numbers or am I
better looking for rocking horse ****?
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November 20th 09 08:25 AM
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| || || | Thinking of Be Unlimited - what's the view?
I'm currently looking to leave my existing ISP (PlusNet) and head over to Be
Unlimited. The two considerations I have are that they don't offer email or
I gather that they do have SMTP servers so I guess I could route my emails
to gMail and pick them up from there, then send them through Be. As for
nntp, that's an problem, as I don't think there are many free public nntp...
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November 19th 09 08:24 PM
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| || || | Does anyone else have problems with Orange Broadband?
My daughter has a broadband account with Orange. However, a fault has
developed and her system does not remain connected for more than a
minute or so. Other routers and cables have been tried, but all give
the same results. The fault was reported to Orange over a month ago.
Orange have said it's a user name/password problem, but it does connect
and has occasionally downloaded an email...
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November 19th 09 02:59 PM
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| || || | ZEN warn of PHISHING mail..
Seen quite a lot relating to other ISP's but have seen some for ZEN -
they are now warning of this:
We are aware of phishing emails targeting customers, purporting to
originate from Zen Internet. These emails have the subject: "your mailbox
has been deactivated" or similar, with a file attached. Virus scanners
should flag this as being infected with a Trojan virus. Zen advises that
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| || || | BT router error message
"Excessive sessions warning
Error: The following devices on your network are using a large number of
The most likely cause of this is a "blaster" type virus ....."
I have run Malware, Virus checkers etc. and no problems found.
This message would not go away, even after reboot of router and restart of
Only way to get gong again was to click " Do not show again" box.
November 17th 09 07:03 PM
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| || || | FTP problems tonight???
Anybody else having problems ftp'ing stuff to web space.
I've been trying to upload a group of photos for about an hour now and
I'm finally down to the last one which just won't go completely. About
3/4 of the file goes, the connection drops and then filezilla
re-connects and asks if I want to overwrite then nothing!!
November 16th 09 07:31 PM
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| || || | Wireless router advice please
I currently have BT HomeHub2 router for BT Broadband/BT Vision and PS3,
and I'm struggling a bit playing Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3 - I'm
getting lots of 'failed to connect to host' when trying to join a race
(maybe 5 fails to 1 connect sometimes).
PC is wireless to router, BT Vision box and PS3 are wired (cat5).
Network test on PS3 gives download speed of 6.5Mbs (ish)
I have port forwarded...
November 16th 09 10:26 AM
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| || || | Otelo
I wish to make a complaint against Tiscali to Otelo but am having trouble
finding their complaint form online. Can anyone tell me where to find it or
if they have a copy email it to my thowaway account here?
November 15th 09 08:34 PM
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| || || | EntaNet traffic shaping
Has anyone else noticed that EntaNet has started traffic shaping
(prioritising "interactive" traffic over "non-interactive" traffic),
with a view to replacing its ALT system?
I've not seen it being discussed anywhere, so just wondered if this had
been slipped in under the radar.
November 15th 09 07:46 AM
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| || || | helloooo
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| || || | smtp1.bethere.co.uk down
be smtp server down from at least 1500 to 1800. Is it the same for other users, and is this a common occurrence?
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| || || | Strange BB issue
Dad's just moved in to a property in the sticks and had an issue with
line noise on PSTN, BB was fine with occasional disconnects. They
changed wires on the pole and noise has gone. BB line was fine for a
few weeks but now constant disconnects and downstream noise goes from
+10 to -10 up and down. Downstream speeds also drop as low as 160kbps,
though upstream stays constant at 400kbps. Lines all...
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November 14th 09 05:31 PM
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| || || | IS BT deliberately setting high noise margins to reduce exchangestress?
The Natural Philosopher
I ask, because having switched from line A with ISP A, gaily synching at
6dB margin and achieving 4000 synch rates, despite having noise margin
reset LINE B with ISP B, is now on 12dB margin synching reliably at
just over 3000Kbps..This is at the same premises.
The ISP claiming that BT cant, or wont, hardwire my noise margin.
I am wondering if indeed they simply cant supply adequate...
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November 12th 09 10:31 PM
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