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Gareth :-\\\) voom
Paid Plus £14.99 yesterday to regrade my line from 1Mb to 2Mb as a BT
engineer was at our house and confirmed the line conditions would support
2Mb. I only paid £14.99 yesterday and received an email to say 5-7 days to
I noticed this evening that my router speeds have changed from 1Mb to
2272Kbps. So I assume something has been done at my exchange. The only
problem is my speed...
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| || || | Speedtouch 330/cabling question
Apologies if this has been asked before, but wonder if someone can help with
a query on this please.
A neighbour has recently signed up to Virgin broadband and the package
includes a thomson Speedtouch 330 modem. Connection fails with a 'no dial
tone' message, although a continuous dial tone is present. The USB led on
modem is solid green, but ADSL led flashes green, which I reckon (from...
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| || || | Demon Home 2mb?
Seems OK for £19.99 pm, and according to the website, it's unlimited.
Can't get hold of their customer services to confirm this (seems
doubtful) but does anyone have any direct experience or knowledge
please? Quite keen to sign up, but not if ther's some kind of hidden
cap or speed restriction. Thanks - Peter
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| || || | 2mb Possible
I signed up for 2mb, but my ISP has advised me that BT has said that I can
only receive 1mb. I am less than 2k from exchange and their is no problems
with the exchange, I want to know if my line attenuation is ok:
Showtime Firmware Version: 3.46
Line State: SHOWTIME
Annex Mode: ANNEX_A
Startup Attempts: 1
Max Tx Power: -38 dBm/Hz
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| || || | Broadband routers
Do broadband routers have a bb modem built in? Was watching one on ebay
and it said you needed a modem as well for the actual internet
connection. Is that normal?
Can anyone recommend a low cost but decent bb router with modem included?
Also I've read connecting it via Ethernet is the best. Does that just
mean I stick a network card in the PC and connect the router to that?
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| || || | Belkin surge protector worked, sort of.
Well, we had a direct lightening strike on the house this morning, still
recovering. Luckily the AGA steel chimneys made a good conductor.
Wasn't expecting the phone or adsl to work and sure enough all
lines were dead.
Amazingly the Belkin had blown but had protected the phones and router
in doing so !
So they can be of use, w_tom :), but I'll have to get another one, I'll
try claiming on...
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| || || | Best ADSL Deal inc phone line
Friend of mine has no internet access. He's no connected phone line either.
There is a physical line into the house, presumably a BT line.
He obviously has no use for a phone line for voice calls, so they don't
matter. He wants broadband/ADSL.
Which is the best way to arrange this? Best way I see is getting the phone
line reconnected, paying the cheapest BT line rental possible
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| || || | Wanadoo wireless broadband router incompatibilities????
I am trying to upgrade to an ADSL wireless router connection from the
current Wanadoo USB modem with a BT voyager 2100 and a PCI 54g adapter.
When I replace the USB modem and connect the Voyager to the line instead, it
won't train up - the DSL light just keeps on flashing, but the wireless
connection works perfectly.
When I test the Voyager in another location with a different ISP it...
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| || || | PlusNet BB+ / F2S 8Mb
My 12 month contract with pipex is nearly up. I am currently paying £23.44
for 1MB (no cap), but considering that I only use 6 or 7GB a month it is
kinda expensive. I am after something with:
Monthly contract with no migration fee
Reliable 2MB connection
Decent speeds for xbox live gaming
Half decent newsgroups (binary optional but an advantage)
I have been looking at F2S for £19.99 with 10Gb...
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| || || | test
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| || || | plusnet... devil in details?
I was about thinkin about Plusnet Broadband Plus.
I'm waiting on a call from their sales dept but also was lookin for feedback
from any existing users re the throttling.
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| || || | Tesco broadband -- puzzling ADSL availability.
David G. Bell
According to the Tesco Broadband signup system (at www.tesco.com), ADSL
isn't available at this phone/location.
According to BT's checker, accessed from www.adslguide.org.uk, Broadband
_is_ available from this line.
Tesco, when contacted, gave me a confused explanation involving
Datastream, IPStream, and BT Wholesale doing something rather dodgy
about providing different ADSL signals. But...
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| || || | Anyone heard about this?
Just read this article in another newsgroup and was wondering if anyone here
knew anything about it?
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| || || | Plusnet satisfaction
There is no doubt that I have read more about PlusNet on this newsgroup than I
would ever wish to know; it almost seems that the entire universe rates this
ISP as the best thing since sliced bread. OK some heavy users have been made
to jump ship but I also reckon there is a heavy churn rate of other users,
whose bandwidth requirements are way below the radar, that have gone to
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| || || | ADSL Modem/router/wireless 802.11a?
Does anyone know of an all-in-one ADSL Modem/router/wireless that does
802.11a (5GHz) as well as 11g and 11b?
So far I've found b/a/g access points and b/g ADSL routers, but not
both in one unit.
A Linksys WAG55AG would be ideal, but I don't think it exists (I just
made it up according to the rules they seem to use).
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| || || | adsl...ntl?
Hi there have a little query
Currently have ntl phone line and ntl broadband. I want to make a switch to
1) is it possible to get adsl on ntl? (i dont think this is true)
2) i disconnect bt, over 2 years ago, but still have the bt line is
connected to my property, so if i wanted to enable the line this would not
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| || || | Netgear DG834 in NAT disabled mode
How does one disable NAT on the Netgear DG834 so that still functions?
Specifically, I have this setup:
DG834 ADSL Modem Router (v1.04.01)
FVS318 VPN Firewall Router
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| || || | Sorry Should have been in last post!
If you're broadband is with Blueyonder and you're out of your 12 months
tie-in period, ring them up and tell them that you're thinking of cancelling
because Bulldog broadband are offering you a better deal. The chances are
that they'll give you a free upgrade like they did for me and half of my
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| || || | France Telecom 'planning C&W bid'
France Telecom is preparing a £4bn ($7.3bn; 5.9bn euro) takeover bid for
communications giant Cable & Wireless (C&W), the Sunday Telegraph has said.
The French firm hopes to consolidate its UK interests, such as mobile phone
operator Orange, and merge its internet business Wanadoo with C&W's Bulldog.
A tie-up would also give France Telecom greater access to the lucrative parts
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| || || | Why no 2MB on PlusNet here?
I have just checked this site with my home phone number:
and it shows for my phone number
Your exchange is enabled for ADSL!
There is capacity at your exchange for further ADSL connections.
The following level of service is available at your location:
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