| || || | Wireless point to point link for broadband
I am too far away from my local exchange to get ADSL but I have found
a willing partner who can get broadband and have been looking at the
options to link to his service via a wireless link. We have direct
line of sight with a distance of 1.5Km. I am looking at Netgear
Antenna for the purpose. One snag I have hit is that the line of
sight goes straight through national grid high voltage...
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| || || | whats best
What do you think of this broadband offer at:-
At the moment I`m with Btopenworld anytime (normal dial-up) deal at £15.99
+ a free satellite broadband connection 512kb speed (download only)
This is via a works account (I pay the BTOpenworld & get the sat` account
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June 23rd 05 11:03 PM
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| || || | Broadband Recommendation Pls
Just junking my telewest line fomr BT so I can get broadband - any
recommendations _I'm not going to be into downloading films etc so
price is well up the list
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| || || | Plusnet Problems
I've tried the 'ticket' system, but I'm getting nowhere. :-((
Thursday - BT Engineer removed highway, and enabled BB, said it would
probably work at 1MB, but there was a problem with testing Marconi equipment
(Is our exchange Marconi?)
Friday - Sooty came and 'set me up' with a D Link router. The D link said it
was running 64K up and 128K down. That's slow! Rang plusnet, and they said
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| || || | Wish I could help this poor woman
If you know anything about the Crown CDV0127 DVD Player then let me
know so I can help her out!
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| || || | 2wire 1800hg
If you open up your web browser and type "gateway.2wire.net" withou
the "" does it take you to the 2wire menu
June 23rd 05 03:01 PM
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| || || | 2wire 1800hg
Thanks -Thats made me a bit more hopeful than I had been
I expected to have to do that part anywa
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| || || | BT adsl dropping out - doubler vs splitter and problems with sky box?
got a problem with my BT broadband, and just had a slightly confusing
phonecall to their technical support people about it. any tips on this
got a Netgear wireless router connected to an extension (BT fitted, not
DIY) upstairs, and a phone & Sky box connected downstairs to master
socket. both extensions have microfilters. 90% of the time my bb is
fine, but every couple of days...
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| || || | Wireless broadband help
I currently have BT Broadband (which I have had since the earl
broadband trials) using a USB Alcatel modem (the frog!) and a bi
socket on the wall which a BT engineer replaced my telephone maste
socket with (one lead for the phone, one for adsl).
The main computer is networked (wired), and the other 2 computer
connect to the internet through the main one.
I now wish to go wireless and have...
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| || || | Plusnet line move woes.
I put a mate on plus net a while ago and all has been fine. Until he
moved house that is. We did the online number move page but for some
reason it kept defaulting back to his original number after the submit
instead of the new number. A phone call to support ensured they had the
correct number. Just as well because it was recording the wrong number!!
Then we find out that the previous...
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| || || | Turned down for ADSL...
.....despite just ending a previous ADSL contract!!
Had 512 ADSL with Pipex, but cancelled due to improved offers elsewhere
(this was days before Pipex's new pricing structure). Decided to go back
with them, based on their new prices but have just received an e-mail
stating that my line is unsuitable for ANY ADSL!!!
So what WAS it I was connected to for the last 2 years with no problems...
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June 23rd 05 02:13 AM
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| || || | Switching ISP
Hi, after many years with ClaraNet (dial-up, ISDN and now Broadband)
connections, I am moving to a new provider. I've always been very happy with
ClaraNet's service, even though they are more expensive than many other
ISPs. However, I wish to upgrade from a 512k to a 2mb connection and their
2mb charges are simply stupid. They also want to charge me 50 pounds to
upgrade, so I am leaving and...
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| || || | My SNR is dropping - what do I do?
When I bought my router about 3 months ago, my SNR was 13dB downstream 18dB
upstream. Now, it's 10dB downstream and 16dB upstream. I suspect it will
continue dropping. Should I moan at Pipex now or do I have to wait until
the connection stops working?
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| || || | minimal set of outgoing ports
I want to tighten up our office ADSL router's rules on outgoing traffic
to reduce the risk from malware. The question is, what ports are
essential for a basic office LAN web/email setup?
These are the outgoing ports it looks like I need:
smtp 25 tcp
pop3 110 tcp
ftp 20-21 tcp (for downloading only, not serving)
dns 53 tcp+udp
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| || || | Distance from exchange
Hi again - I've just learned that my house is 962 metres from my exchange.
In the scheme of things, how good/bad is this for a 2mb connection?
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| || || | BT refuse to try 256k
On June 13 I asked if anyone had tried a 256kb/s ADSL service on a long line
where 512k was marginal. Noone had, though I got some useful advice. We
are about 10 km by road from the exchange, and the 512kb/s service from Zen
initially worked for several hours at a time. However, when BT provided a
filtered faceplate, ADSL syncing became even less reliable, and my dial-up
speed went down...
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| || || | 2Mb Broadband
Gareth :-\\\) voom
I have just had my new broadband account activated. I have gone for a 2Mb
package but have noticed that I am only getting 1Mb. I have been looking
around the internet and came across a site which tells me I am 214 meteres
from my exchange. Does this mean I am too far away from the exchange to get
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June 22nd 05 07:02 PM
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| || || | Increasing ADSL line speed.. possible?
I have a Plusnet "up to 2Mb/s" ADSL package. ADSL has just become
available where I live, and we are a long way from the exchange, so I
didn't expect 2Mb/s! According to RAC site, it's a 6.5km drive, and
since the phone lines usually follow the road, that's probably the
line length too.
I'm getting a reported speed of 576Mb/s from the modem, and the speed
test at adslguide gives much...
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| || || | Typical transfer rate for 2 Mbps ADSL
What sort of transfer rate would you expect from a 2 Mbps ADSL line? I was
downloading a lot of drivers from various sites (eg HP's) on a customer's 2
Mbps AOL line through a Netgear router (cable connection from router to PC)
and I was interested to see that the transfer rate as shown by Windows Task
Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) was absolutely rock steady at 0.5% of 100 Mbps - in
June 22nd 05 04:54 PM
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| || || | Keeping BT e-mail addresses after moving ADSL provider
I want to move from BT Yahoo Broadband (cos' it's too dear) to either
PlusNet or maybe a Onetel calls/internet bundle.
However, I want to keep my ...btopenworld.com e-mail addresses for a
little while afterwards, while I tell everyone my new one.
I plan to downgrade my BT account to a PAYG dial-up and have the new
ISP take over the broadband, but...
Will BT go for this?
Has anyone else done it?
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