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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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| || || | Automatic compensation
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
BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet have joined Ofcom's
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| || || | Help with Outloom mail
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
I originally had the...
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| || || | Power for a VDSL modem/router.
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.
The gods will stay away
whilst religions hold sway
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| || || | P2MP at 5GHz
I have need to feed a common broadband presentation to three remote
locations (all within about 300m). One location will connect to a
wireless access point, the other two will be cable terminated. For
various reasons it is not possible to run cables over or under ground.
I have been looking at pole-mounted outdoor 5GHz units that can be
configured to work as access points or as links - for...
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| || || | Hacking the BT Home Hub 5a (was Routers)
I've now acquired a second of these and successfully hacked it also, as
a backup for the first. Given that the original thread got very long
and convoluted, I thought I'd try and summarise in one, albeit long,
post how to hack successfully a BT Home Hub 5a (BTHH5a), put an OpenWRT
image on it, get a Huawei E3372s working with it, and add a public WiFi
A) Physical Stage
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| || || | Plusnet router - carry-over of configured settings from previous PN router
Plusnet have sent me a new PN-branded Hub One to replace the PN Technicolour
TG582 router, to see if it achieves a higher DSL speed (actually there's no
discernable difference in atten/margin/power/sync speed, but it was worth a
On the old router I'd set up various reserved IP addresses for
computers/printer that I needed to refer to by a static address.
I'm intrigued that the new...
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| || || | What factors affect "speedtest" speed, when it is less than router's sync speed?
Our router used to report a sync speed of around 1.5-2 Mbps down and 0.4 up.
Speedtest achieved speeds of somewhere between 0.8 and 1.8 Mbps, depending
on time of day (contention?).
Then our line experienced a total loss of phone (no dialling tone etc) which
has now been fixed and was due to an underground cable fault, according to
the BT OR engineer who phoned to say "fault has been...
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| || || | Yahoo Group invitation
I have been invited to join a Yahoo Group, which would be convenient,
but when I looked at the T&Cs, I found them horrifying. One paragraph
seems to sum up their whole ethos:
" When you use or interact with any of our Services, you consent to the
data processing, sharing, transferring and usage of your information as
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| || || | Routers
Following on from a current thread in uk.telecom.broadband entitled "How
do most people manage IP addresses on their LAN?", which mentioned
DrayTek routers quite a lot, and another in which I mentioned that I'd
just managed to acquire a Virgin Data SIM with unlimited downloads for a
really good price per month ...
I now find that my DrayTek Vigor 2830n has lost its WiFi. I am familiar
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| || || | things Eurostar does that the rest of UK rail finds impossible
This on the new stock:
Toilet doors with mechanical locks - even the disabled ones.
Coach doors that open the second the train arrives in the station. None of
this faffing around waiting for the door buttons to be enabled.
No endless safety announcements.
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| || || | FFTX upgrade? - poor daffodils
Against all the odds Hell seems to have possibly frozen over!
My tiny village is apparently getting a full fibre upgrade! (there are
all of a dozen houses in it). This is more than a bit surprising to me.
The first I knew of it was traffic lights blocking my drive and a man in
dayglo banging on the front door asking me to move my daffodils as I was
about to leave for work in Newcastle (fat...
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| || || | TalkTalk HG635 on VDSL with multiple static IP addresses
If there's anybody out there using the TalkTalk business service on VDSL
with MORE THAN ONE static IP address, then I would be interested to hear
from you if you have managed to separate them in any way using the
supplied "super" router - which appears to be a Huawei HG635 with custom
Alternatively, if you fancy having a rant about TalkTalk, Huawei or
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| || || | How do most people manage IP addresses on their LAN?
As mentioned in another thread I'm having problems managing DNS on my
LAN. This is more of a rant than a question but I'd still quite like
to know how other people manage things.
I have Plusnet FTTC (irrelevant to the current issue) and a Draytek
2860n router connecting our NAT'ed LAN to it. There are quite a few
'things' which I need to connect to at times on the LAN:-
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| || || | Any advantage in using private ranges other than 192.168.x.x in NAT router?
Is there any advantage to be gained security-wise in using a
'non-standard' private IP range in a NAT router. E.g. either
172.16.x.x or 10.x.x.x. I suspect not but I suppose there might be
some gain in the 'security by obscurity' direction.
.... any other advantages, except the obvious one of bigger sub-nets if
you happen to need them?
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| || || | Another "router" question
I want a local wireless lan on Win 7 without a router to run a test
webserver and allow access via a smartphone.
Thus far I've discovered XAMPP which runs a a local web server quite
nicely but I have not found a way of getting IP address to the
smartphones without an external router.
Searching for DHCP Windows of course brings up loads of how to connect
to a DHCP server but not how to make your...
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| || || | Providing Fibre Broadband in areas with Exchange Only Lines
I asked some of these questions in another group (Demon Service) but
realised the topic would probably be better discussed here, so apologies
to anyone who has already replied elsewhere.
In terms of providing new fibre broadband in rural areas served by
Exchange Only (EO) lines, how is this actually done in regard to the
infrastructure? Are two networks provided side-by-side: copper and...
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| || || | Draytek Vigor 2860 and IPv6
Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd
There seem to be a few people here using Draytek routers, anyone with IPv6?
The Vigor 2860 router is quite happy with outgoing IPv6 over VDSL, but incoming
seems rather more complicated. The network uses DHCP6 addresses for outgoing
connections, but the servers also have static addresses from my /64 range.
For IPv4 I have port redirection set-up for my small subnet redirecting certain
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| || || | Milton Abbas
Copying this to uk.telecom.broadband and uk.telecom.mobile ...
On 03/02/2019 14:19, Bill Wright wrote:
On 03/02/2019 11:42, Woody wrote:
Did you not notice an earlier comment that the villagers are opposing
erection of a phone mast to improve cover locally?
Yes, they must be crackers.
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| || || | Proposed Sky speed upgrade
In October last year, we had a letter from Sky saying that our speed
would be upgraded from its current 40 MB/s (ish) to an "average" of 63
MB/s. It was claimed this would take place sometime between December and
"the Spring", whichever day of the year that might be.
So far nothing has happened, has anyone else had this letter, and have
your speed been increased yet..? If so how have you...
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