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Lost usb modem functionality on home network by Paul Noga
I've just installed a new NIC on another machine to this one and decided to network the two up using a crossover cable so I ran the windows XP network setup wizard to set up internet connection sharing and file sharing. On completion I'd completely lost the functionality of my USB modem. For some reason although the config software was saying it was trained and waiting, when I clicked on the...
July 6th 03 01:02 PM
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How long does an activation date take? by Robert Woolley
On Fri, 06 Jun 2003 21:16:54 +0100, Monty wrote: On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 20:32:18 +0100, "Bu11et" wrote: Signed up with Zen, online order tracking tells me, Waiting for activation/appointment date from BT
July 6th 03 11:53 AM
by Robert Woolley Go to last post
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Adding a wireless connection by Phil Thomas
Hi guys I would appreciate a little assistance. I have the D-Link DSL 504 up and running with a home network but I now need to connect up a laptop and would like to use a wireless approach. What kit can I get to plug into the back of the router to enable the wireless connection? the laptop will be the other end of the house Any help is appreciated
July 6th 03 11:11 AM
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how big can exchanges be? by was gio, now vinnieza
Can a exchange which has broadband only be in a 5.5km radius? so a town with a 11km radius to cover it all will be made into two exchanges. thanx sorry about the wording.
July 5th 03 11:09 PM
by Chris Jones Go to last post
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Replacing Attenna On Wireless Access Point by Uncle Wobbly
I have seen kits to locate the aerials on bits of cable to cover blind spots etc... some WLAPs even support "Diversity mode" (both aerials) or you can select which it uses... this is (AIUI) primarily to allow a single antenna to be located away from the unit but the WLAP to be in an office somewhere. (near the ethernet) "Tiny Ramsden" wrote in...
July 5th 03 10:46 PM
by Uncle Wobbly Go to last post
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Replacing Attenna On Wireless Access Point by The Natural Philosopher
Nigel Mercier wrote: In uk.telecom.broadband, Dean wrote: i found this, http://www.wireless.org.au/~jhecker/helix/helical.html I'd be worried about the SWR of home-brew designs, too high and it can blow up the transmitter.
July 5th 03 10:38 PM
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Which satellite ISP? (BT exchange 5.5km, no ADSL,) by Phil
On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 21:29:48 +0100, "Uncle Wobbly" wrote: soz 'bout the extra post... finger trouble ;o) LOL, If it's any comfort, it'll get worse as you get older BG Phil
July 5th 03 08:56 PM
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Which satellite ISP? (BT exchange 5.5km, no ADSL,) by Phil
On Thu, 03 Jul 2003 20:05:30 +0100, Alex Heney wrote: It's not just Zen. Thanks Alex. Do you know who the others are? Phil
July 5th 03 08:56 PM
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Which satellite ISP? (BT exchange 5.5km, no ADSL,) by Phil
On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 21:28:57 +0100, "Uncle Wobbly" wrote: I heard tonight (not had time to authenticate it but a neighbour got an email from them) zen are looking for 1000 places around the UK that are in a DSL enabled area but too far from the exchange to trial a new extended reach RADSL - check it out. Thanks a lot. A lot of folk (apart from BT) are putting a lot...
July 5th 03 08:56 PM
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Which satellite ISP? (BT exchange 5.5km, no ADSL,) by Phil
On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 12:38:40 +0100, simon howe wrote: try www.adslguide.org for info on Bts new reach trial(60db) Many thanks Simon, Apologies for my late reply. I have been away for a few days. Phil
July 5th 03 08:56 PM
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Line Noise by johnydeath
"Chris Bond" wrote in message ... I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to the tech side of broadband. Through various post and articles I've heard that line noise should'nt be over 55db for a good BB service. So imagine my concern when I saw this summary page while logged into the Dlink 504 router i'm using. ...
July 5th 03 04:11 PM
by johnydeath Go to last post
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etec router and email problems by djbateman
hi, ive just installed an etec router and ive got mine and my mums computer running fine over the broadband, the problem however appears when we try to send email with outlook express using our talk21.com accounts. i get the following error: "The message could not be sent because one of the recipients was rejected by the server. The rejected e-mail address was '. Subject...
July 5th 03 04:04 PM
by Mugwump Go to last post
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Bonded uplink on ADSL via Linux by Alex
Rev Adrian Kennard wrote: I would happily pay for a Firebrick if I could find some way of justifying it but 1000 for the pro version is not going to be realistic for home use, 916.50, but watch this space... Is that because the price is coming down or because you're about to announce the rental price? Or something else?
July 5th 03 02:18 PM
by Alex Go to last post
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FAO Freedom2Surf Users by Freedom2Support.net
Hiya Everbody, I'm Justin Johnson from Freedom2Support, the Freedom2Surf Users run community website, and I just wanted to let users know about it. We offer in depth resources on everything related to Freedom2Surf, Including how to guides on ADSL Broadband, Email, Webspace and much much more, we have around 20 tutorials on all aspects of the Freedom2Surf Service, and FAQ's to answer your most...
July 5th 03 10:29 AM
by David Griffin Go to last post
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Line Noise by Lek
Rule of thumb is..... Get your head down to the phone point (NTE5) and listen VERY carefully..... if you hear the seaside then you are stuffed !! :( "Chris Bond" wrote in message ... I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to the tech side of broadband.
July 5th 03 07:57 AM
by Uncle Wobbly Go to last post
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Line Noise by Old Codger
"Graham" wrote in message ... The signal to noise ratio (SNR) is 4.5dB which doesn't sound a lot but the dB scale is logrythmic so 4.5dB means the signal is about 4 to 5 times louder than the line moise
July 4th 03 11:13 PM
by Old Codger Go to last post
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Any clever bod want to help? by Jik Ronson
Trust me - post in the solwise forum. You'll get an email quite quickly I'm sure :-) Once you set the rule - BTW - you have to commit it to keep it. Rules are same for any other server, just alter the port and target machine :-) (and increase the rule number) "Buzz on Lappy" wrote in message ... ...
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July 4th 03 11:11 PM
by Jik Ronson Go to last post
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Line Noise by Uncle Wobbly
worth mentioning here... I have a "higher than acceptable" level (I am 5.66 KM from the exchange) but I had mine put in by an engineer when ADSL was still quite novel. I failed the woosh test but the dsl was there and worked and the engineer said that if it was a problem "they'd have to come and take it out" 20months later, still here and fine... My point here is that if you contact BT about it...
July 4th 03 10:58 PM
by Uncle Wobbly Go to last post
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SAGEM Fast modem problem by Gregor Spowart
Martin Cooper wrote in message ... (Gregor Spowart) wrote: SNIP Hi, not sure this will help, but I have had similar problems with win2k, and have resolved them by selecting the 'my computer' icon (I think, I'm not on win2k ATM so cannot check) then right clicking and selecting the...
July 4th 03 09:56 PM
by Martin Cooper Go to last post
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Lottery fund and ADSL by Nick
Simon wrote: With the coffers of the lottery swelling to the sum of 3.1billion, I think all those without an ADSL enabled exchange should fill in one of the lottery grant forms. You never know, if a few hundred people filled them in someone might get lucky. Get your forms from here : http://www.c-f.org.uk/funding-your-project/forms-and-guidance/what-forms/ind
July 4th 03 09:10 PM
by Mark Lewis Go to last post
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