| || || | Crackly line but "quiet line test" seems okay
Been having a lot of trouble with line noise on incoming calls (from
mobiles and landlines) however whenever I try the quiet line test on 17070
the line seems fine.
Our broadband is also a bit flaky so I think the problem is real but I
curious as to why he line test (done several times) always seem to be fine
but incoming calls are frequently crackly.
Could it be due to the fact that I'm...
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| || || | Plusnet, and NTE5
Was visiting a 77 year old today, she is part way through completing a
"house move process" with plusnet. She asked me to look at her wiring
for her. her phone is supposed to go live tomorrow, but her main phone
socket looks like a NTE5 but has no port for the phone cable, the bottom
half is just a blank. It is hanging from the wall by four wires, white,
black, orange and green. From the...
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| || || | Bhtee VM fails 2020 open market review
Bhtee VM fails 2020 open market review
Bhtee and VM fail 2020 open market review to deliver
1Gbit symmetric DSL fibre to premises FTTP for £50 in a test
of free market.
By year 2020 no one in Bhtee or VM will deliver FTTP service
in UK at £50 per month.
February 15th 17 10:42 AM
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| || || | BT Openzone to trial access to dark fibre from August 2017
Openreach, BT's infrastructure arm, has announced its intention to trial
its new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product between August and September
this year, prior to the official launch date of 1 October 2017, ISP
Review reports. Openreach's DFA product will allow rival internet
service providers (ISPs) access to the company's fibre-optic cables,
which technically means that they can install...
February 10th 17 05:45 PM
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| || || | Orange closing e-mail: POP and SMTP?
As reported in uk.diy and uk.telecom.broadband, Orange are closing their
e-mail in May 2017
I wonder if they'll also be closing the SMTP service (as well as POP).
That is going to cause some headscratching/heartache. The above info
would suggest the...
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| || || | DHPC settings question
We have lots of connected devices in our house including a Humax PVR
running the custom firmware. This firmware allows us to control the PVR
over our network via a browser and for this reason it's helpful to have it
on a static IP address.
I reserved an address in the router settings and set it up in a static
address and mostly things work fine. Recently however I've been getting a
lot of "IP...
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February 10th 17 10:11 AM
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| || || | Using wireless router in another location
Where I am now I have Plusnet broadband down my Plusnet phone line.
I'm going to move into a flat where I'll not have a phone line or broadband but I'll be getting broadband from my neighbour - I'll be connecting a 20M long Cat6 cable to her router.
I was planning to distribute wi-fi in my flat via a TP-Link device I have but the question occurred to me - could I just connect the Cat6 cable...
February 7th 17 07:45 PM
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| || || | Onesies
We're getting one, so we might finally get our FTTC.
They've fitted little boxes on several of the telephone poles - about as
fat as the pole, a couple of feet high, tapered at the top. What are they?
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| || || | VDSL Multicast on ADSL line
The BT checker says that my line will be able to get VDSL Multicast
from Feb 21st 2017. The line will still only be able to get ADSL MAX.
The exchange is only 20CN but there are VDSL cabinets around the
villages from this exchange and lines on those can already get VDSL and
Is this a data error on my line or can they actually do VDSL Multicast
on an ADSL MAX line? We do get the...
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| || || | Cat5 cable - can it stand kinks?
Two flat in a large Victorian house - I'm planing to take a Cat5 cable from the router on floor 2 down to the flat on the ground floor via the underside of the banisters.
In the lower flat it'll terminate in an RJ45 type socket and there'll be an 8 port switch. From there it'll go round to RJ45 sockets in the flat and I'll have a Sipgate VOIP account with a Cisco ATA wired to the phone...
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January 22nd 17 08:57 PM
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| || || | Networking problem in Win 10: active IPV6 stack prevents IPV4 DHCP working
A friend's Windows 10 PC, connecting to his TalkTalk DSL-3780 router by
wireless, is failing to be allocated an IP address by DHCP if IPV6 is
enabled in addition to IPV4. No IPV6 address is listed in ipconfig, in place
of an IPV4 one.
The symptom is that ipconfig gives a 169.x.x.x address instead of a
192.168.1.x address. If I set IPV4 to use a static IP, subnet mask and
gateway in the...
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| || || | VDSL install - engineer visit required?
What is the current situation with VDSL installs? I have ADSL but would
like to upgrade, do I need an Openreach visit and a compulsory modem or
can I use my own VDSL compatible equipment?
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| || || | Ultra fast broadband FTTP
A recent flurry of BT Fibre activity in the street that passes our shop
got me thinking Fibre is coming my way... The area is already FTTC for
most users but a lot of us are on EO lines so no cigar...
Dumped Cable many years ago as it became useless after the Virgin
takeover from Telewest/Blueyonder days (for me at least).
Boxes are appearing on top of telegraph poles with fibre coils...
January 17th 17 08:06 AM
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| || || | How many fibres in FTTP/H ?
Just wondered how many fibres were in a standard FTTP/H connection - two
I would guess TX and RX ?
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| || || | Does old telephone and cable need separating from data intensive Internet?
Does old telephone lines need separating from data intensive Internet?
So far intenet has been held to ransom by telephone companies sending data
over telephone lines and cable companies sending data over teevee lines.
Is it time to ban that lot completely and insist data must be delivered
on data lines? Namely fibre data...
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January 4th 17 11:41 AM
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| || || | Almost no one in UK will have FTTP 1Gbit £30 symmetric fibre by 2020 from Bhtee
Almost no one in UK will have FTTP 1Gbit £30 symmetric fibre by 2020 from Bhtee
The current deployment plan:
But the pent up demand is today:
December 31st 16 09:29 AM
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| || || | Old news, but up here things are still much the same!
Researching for my quest to improve local broadband, I came across
this. Plus ca change ...
Pigeons 1, Rural Broadband 0 in delivering 200MB file!
Please always reply to ng as the email in this post's
header does not exist. Or use a contact address at:
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| || || | Yahoo POP mail
Is it just me? I have been getting server errors most of the morning
trying to pick up email from Yahoo accounts using Outlook & Thunderbird.
Task - Receiving' reported error (0x800CCC92)
: 'Your e-mail server rejected your login. Verify your user name and
password for this account in Account Settings. The server responded:
-ERR Server error - Please try again...
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December 21st 16 10:05 PM
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| || || | VM mail slow
Anyone found VirginMedia e-mail (pop3) rather slow today?
harrogate3 at ntlworld dot com
December 19th 16 11:35 PM
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