| || || | 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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| || || | 2wire 1800hg
Like an idiot I just bought a BT1800HG adsl wireless router from eba
without doing enough research.
It seemed a good price and I thought I was doing a mate a favour.
Seems it is designed to work only with BT Broadband straight out of th
However it is basically a 2wire 1800HG so I assume either flashing th
firmware or using different drivers will get it to work.
June 22nd 05 02:16 PM
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| || || | Phone line turned off
A friend of mine is thinking of getting his phone turned off, so he does
not have the line rental to pay, my question is, can he still keep his
Broadband?, I would have thought bt would turn that off as well due to
him not paying line rental is this the case?.
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| ||21 ||656 |
| || || | Bulldog broadband from £8/month.
Bulldog have an offer on where the 1st month is free and then 5 months at a
For South East Brum: http://www.south-east-birmingham.tk
For Free £10 credit when you get referred to TalkTalk or £5 when referred to
easyMobile contact me via above site.
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| || || | Freedom2Surf rolls out 8Mb and aims for 24meg service
Freedom2Surf rolls out 8Mb and aims for 24meg service
for same price as 1mbit
The stuuopid cluless fscks at BT$ don't know what hit them.
Bring on LLU and we shall see!
June 22nd 05 08:28 AM
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| || || | plus.net and force9 ??
are they part of one company or something. i have been researching for a new
bb provider and have read a lot of good reviews for plusnet and somewhere
about www.f9.net.uk they have exactly the same web page makeup and
copyright (at the bottom of home page)
which should i go for?
| ||5 ||303 |
| || || | Telephone cabling required
Can anyone help please.
I am looking to put some extensions in my house, around three. As I have
only the one socket in at the moment then I know that my wiring, BT have
just installed a new NTE5 socket and a new cable run to the pole, is as good
as it is going to get to ensure that any interference with my 8mb ADSL is
kept to a minimum. I have already fitted my ADSL faceplate...
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| || || | UPnP - should this be on by default?
I'm a bit hazy as to whether uPnP just configures local network devices
or whether it has implications for Internet use - on our router it's
enabled by default, is there any risk to this?
We have a local mail server which is only supposed to exchange mail
between machines on the LAN, but I'm concerned that uPnP may cause the
router to open the corresponding ports to the world at large.
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| || || | How do ISPs make a profit?
Hi, I'm with Claranet at the moment, and they claim that charging £30
for a 512Mb connection is necessary for them to maintain a reasonable
So how on earth can Plusnet offer £21 for an uncapped 2000Mb connection?
Indeed nearly all ISPs are significantly cheaper than Clara. Are they
storing up financial problems for the future?
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| || || | Upgrading to broadband
I am thinking of upgrading to 1Mb broadband. However I still need to have a
dial up facility on the PC. Will a dial up connection still operate on an
ASDL enabled line?
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