| || || | Phone socket wiring upsetting Broadband
Any clues appreciated.
HAve wired in new telephone secondary socket using terminals 2 & 5
and it works fine as phone outlet.
However my Broadbank connection on separate run, is knocked over as
soon as I even plug in the phone on new socket.
A side issue is that rest of house's sockets can have their
phones plugged in, without upsetting, BUT as soon as one is used, out
goes the Broadband...
June 27th 05 08:15 PM
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| || || | Connecting to Plusnet ADSL broadband
I've trawled the newsgroup on this subject but still confused. Would you
please advise on the following. I am moving house soon and wish to connect
to Plusnet ADSL broadband. The new home line at present will have the
capablity of a 512 or 1Mb connection, but I will upgrade to 2 Mb when
available. The house has a BT line that will require activation and a
telephone number needs to be...
June 27th 05 08:12 PM
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| || || | Anyone had their Line Problems escalated to BT?
We're getting something like 18db Downstream SNR at the Master Socket
with the entire home phoneline system disconnected, no filters, no
phone, etc just an ADSL modem - tested it now on 3 different modems and
all give at best 15db to 21db at the master socket with 18db seeming to
be the norm.
by the time we add in the phone system and put the ADSL modem in my
bedroom the signal is pretty...
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| || || | Warning - Netgear WG311T drivers (PCI wireless card)
Here's something I discovered by bitter experience, which I'll pass on to
avoid anyone else being frustrated:
The Netgear WG311T PCI wireless card fails to be detected by Plug and Play
if you use the latest non-beta drivers from the web - Software Version 3.2.
Having installed these drivers, when you plug the card in and boot up again,
P&P detects it as "Ethernet Card" rather than "Netgear...
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| || || | Leaving Wanadoo and resulting Blueyonder queries....
First post on here so I'll drop in a polite 'hello' upfront !!
I'm currently with Wanadoo 512mb on a Zoom ADSL X3 modem via USB to PC
I also use the ethernet port on the X3 for Xbox Live.
The system is running perfectly fine in terms of speed etc but I'
going to be moving ISP due to Wanadoo's recent 'stealth-cap'. Althoug
I'm on one of the original "unlimited" accounts from back in...
June 27th 05 11:23 AM
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| || || | ADSL modem that supports 'loopback'
I am new to this group so I hope you don't mind me jumping straight in with
a question. My ADSL modem blew up yesterday (probably something to do with
the heat). I bought a new one this morning and got it set up on both my PCs.
The modem is a Zoom X5.
However, there is one problem that, according to the company's technical
support cannot be overcome, so I have to get a new modem.
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| || || | Tiscali not competitive anymore
How come Tiscali is not offering a 1MB unlimited package without putting a
useless 2GB cap on it?
If Plusnet and F9 can offer upto 2MB unlimited, why can't Tiscali be
competitive and offer a similar product?
I would be quite happy with Tiscali, but they seem to be lagging terribly in
the speed wars, and many other ISP's are offering far better deals for the
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| || || | Wanadoo Enforce Monthly caps
Turns out a mate of mine received a letter and a telephone call, he's
currently on the £17.99 a month deal I think its about 2gig a month.
Basically they inform him he's gone over his 2 gig limit and has used 7 gig,
if he carries on they will charge him for every gig he goes over..
Anyone else received anything like this ?
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| || || | plusnet. Keep up the good work!
I have recently joined Plusnet and would just like to say I am very
satisfied with their 2mb ADSL.
Getting through to their customer service is quick and their staff I've
found to be polite and helpful.
It is refreshing to see a company perform in such an efficient and
professional manner for there are so many that don't.
Well done Plusnet for you have set the standard for other Broadband...
June 27th 05 09:16 AM
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| || || | Plusnet Regrade Question
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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