| || || | BT renames FTTP to CTTP in major marketing push
British Telecum (BT) renames FTTP to CTTP in major marketing push
In a major marketing push British Telecum has announced FTTP will
no longer be known as Fibre and will be named properly as copper.
Copper To The Premises or CTTP will deliver g.slow marketed
as g.fast in a major marketing push to trick customers into
June 17th 17 10:21 PM
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| || || | John Lewis Broadband
Does anyone have any experience of using the John Lewis Broadband
service, good or bad?
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| || || | DrayTek Vigor 2830n Oddities
Have one of these routers ...
Model Name : Vigor2830n
Firmware Version: 188.8.131.52_sb_211801
Build Date/Time: Dec 6 2016 15:00:28
.... and, apart from it not supplying local DNS when supplying local
DHCP, it's pretty good. However ...
Additionally I have a Cisco WRT320N with a DD-WRT v24-sp2 build
configured as a wireless Client Bridge, which links via WiFi my
bedroom on the top floor of the...
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| || || | Pusnet Skyi fake "Fibre" marketing against ASA rules
Pusnet Skyi fake "Fibre" marketing against ASA rules
I don't believe it! Butt, obviously the marketing trolls
and management trolls sat on their fat ass inside
Pusnet and Skyi believe in fake marketing of fibre
when what they are really selling copper cabled services.
Bhtee to their credit seems to have dropped "fibre"
from their fake "fibre"...
June 11th 17 11:23 AM
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| || || | Data only SIM
Could I use the same data only SIM in my laptop dongle and my dual SIM
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| || || | SSE Broadband
Does anyone have any eperience of using SSE Broadband?
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| || || | VM overutilization
With their base packages starting at 100Mbps & £150 of cashback on offer I
decided to take the plunge.
A few days in & it's truly dreadful, 5Mbps at best durng peak times, a
quick hop on to the VM Community I discover that they're overselling the
service in certain areas where there isn't capacity, mine included.
At 7:30AM it's blisteringy fast, as of...
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| || || | Latest Win 10 Upate Breaks S2 Tethering
I have a brand new Dell inspiron 11 30000 laptop.
To connect to the Internet I use a Three Dongle in a USB port; or a Three S2 phone tethered to a USP port.
The former is good for 5GB fixed at £16 per month. The latter I can top up as and when I need extra data allowance.
Just recently MS has released a massive update for Win 10 - which I have now done. It took an hour, followed by 69 updates...
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| || || | Gigabit fibreoptic routers easy to make with FPGA boards
Gigabit fibreoptic routers easy to make with FPGA boards
You can make your own routers for fibre optics with
open source designs and software or pay £30,000 per router.
May 28th 17 09:53 PM
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| || || | Bhtee still running around with fake fibre advertising
Bhtee still running around with fake fibre advertising
Bhtee the fibbing losers are still brandishing fake fibre
branding on their vans when in fact all they sell is
fake fibre FTTC products where the last mile is just
copper. This despite an ASA investigation into fake fibre
claims at the expense of genuine FTTH and FTTP...
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| || || | LLU resellers
"Theo" wrote in message
Is there a way to find out whose infrastructure a particular ISP
It seems that some ISPs are resellers of LLU infrastructure but they
A lot of them will be BT Wholesale, but I wonder if there's a list
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| || || | Orange e-mail closing: (final stretch!): changing SMTP for e-mailclient with own domain
Orange e-mail closing: (final stretch!): changing SMTP for e-mail client
with own domain
Spent a long time reconfiguring all those sites (probably missed a
couple, but hey-ho!) that had my freeserve.co.uk e-mail address
registered and moving it across to gmail address. At least I've had a
couple of months to find out which ones I'd forgotten about!
Did the final step today in changing the...
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| || || | TP-Link router (specifically TD-W9980) LAN configuration options - what do they do?
I have a new (to me) TP-Link TD-W9980 VDSL/ADSL Wireless router. I
have now got the basics configured as I want (FTTC connection, wired
LAN, etc.) but I'm still rather puzzled by some of the configuration
options, specifically the LAN ones.
The User Guide is useless, it just tells you exactly what the
configuration GUI shows you anyway. It doesn't tell you what the
configuration options do for...
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| || || | Return Of Landline Woes
Came down the day before yesterday to find I had no landline
broadband. Quiet line test shows noisy line. I use it to phone
TenTel and the script droid complains about the noisy line, but still
won't report it as a voice fault! Instead she fails the Turing Test
by making me go through the usual crap of redoing all the tests I'd
already done before even reporting the...
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| || || | What VDSL routers offer a proper, configurable, firewall?
Continuing my search for a VDSL2 router for my (just starting today)
FTTC connction I've realised that my most significant requirement is
for a 'proper' firewall that will allow me to limit incoming
connections to specific 'out there' IP addresses.
Currently (using my venerable Draytek Vigor 2820n) I allow ssh and
smtp connections into my how network but *only* from a few specific IP
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| || || | Plusnet price increases
Hmm, can't say that I'm that impressed by Plusnet increasing their prices
when I'm tied into an 18 month contract. More fool me for signing up
perhaps but I thought the point of committing oneself to a contract was to
give Plusnet guaranteed custom for a set period and in exchange, receive
reduced fees for the duration of the contract.
Now admittedly my unlimited fibre fee is £1 less a month...
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May 9th 17 11:40 PM
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| || || | TP-Link TD-W9980 WiFi not working properly
I have a new (to me) TP-Link TD-W9980 router connecting to my new
FTTC/VDSL service. It's basically working OK, most of my systems are
wired ethernet either direct to the TD-W9980 or via a switch. I'm
getting around 25Mb/s which is good compared with the 4Mb/s I used to
get with ADSL.
However I can't get the WiFi to work, at all. There's also my old
Draytek Vigor 2820n on the network...
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| || || | Reommended VDSL2 router for new FTTC connection
We have just got FTTC available. I'd like to squeeze the best
bandwidth we can out of it so what not too ridiculously priced VDSL2
routers are recommended?
We currently have two phone lines both with ADSL, one has a venerable
Draytek Vigor 2820n for ADSL and the other has a BT Home Hub3, the
Draytek does load balancing of the two ADSL connections.
I believe the Home Hub3 can connect VDSL2 so...
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| || || | TP-Link TD-W9980 - firewall blocks DHCP requests
This refers back to my previous thread "TP-Link TD-W9980 WiFi not
working properly". I've discovered what prevents the clients getting
their IP via DHCP - it's the TD-W9980's firewall.
I have the TD-W9980 firewall turned on and it allows only the
following at the moment:-
All outgoing traffic - Any LAN address to any WAN address
Incoming ssh - from a few specified hosts to desktop...
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| || || | Second ADSL router on LAN
I have a (new) FTTC connection which now provides my main internet
connection and it's working well with a TP-Link TD-W9980 providing a
firewall and appropriate port forwarding for incoming ssh and SMTP.
I still have also a second line with ADSL on it which I would like to
use if I can for a backup incoming ssh connection. At the moment I
can't get this to work and I'm not sure if it's because...
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