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Weird 4G speeds by Tim+[_2_]
Our local 4G speed sucks when it deigns to visit our house. Today I was running Speedtest in various parts of our town and surroundings. At my house I was getting 5.82 Mbps download and 0.24 Mbps upload. Down on the beach I could get 18 Mbps download and 34.6 Mbps upload. Isn't this a reversal of the “normal” download/upload ratios? Tim --
August 18th 19 11:51 AM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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VPN on Windows 10 by Graham J[_3_]
On a Windows 7 PC I can set up a dial-up VPN connection to a Draytek router at a remote location. Using the same IP address and login credentials I try to set up a VPN on a Windows 10 PC. It fails saying "Windows could not create your connection" - a typical Microsoft unhelpful error message! Does anybody know why the VPN client works with Windows 7 and not with Windows 10, and so what to...
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August 14th 19 04:19 PM
by Graham J[_3_] Go to last post
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Cheap wired-only router by Theo[_2_]
It looks like my BT Smart Hub (HH6) is having trouble with devices roaming between its wifi interface and another access point attached to its ethernet. The wifi on the HH6 is rather good, but it looks like the routing is suffering. It isn't supported by OpenWRT at present. If I can demote the HH6 to being a wifi access point only (and that helps the problem), what's a good consumer router for...
August 13th 19 01:39 PM
by Chris Bartram Go to last post
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BT broadband issues by Recliner[_3_]
I've had BT ADSL from when it was first available in 2000, and unlimited VDSL2 FTTC for several years now. It's generally performed to expectations with few technical issues. But from early this year, my FTTC performance has nose-dived: numerous dropouts and upload speed below 0.5 Mbps, rather than the ~11 it should be. Download speed is very variable, but much less than the 50+ Mbps that...
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August 9th 19 11:58 AM
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Broadband chiefs fire back at PM's full-fibre internet pledge by Java Jive
""" Broadband chiefs fire back at PM's full-fibre internet pledge By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 3 August 2019 The UK's telecoms industry has issued the prime minister a challenge of its own after Boris Johnson said he wanted full-fibre broadband "for all" by 2025.
August 3rd 19 09:34 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Are there 'home' wired APs available? by Chris Green
I'm after some WiFi access points which are probably 'business' oriented in their facilities but don't have the complicated management control systems that many seem to have. I.e. I want wired 'backhaul', that is it will have a wired connection to my main VDSL router and I'd like (but it isn't vital) to have one or two more RJ45s for local client devices. I don't want a full blown router, apart...
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July 22nd 19 04:03 PM
by Chris Green Go to last post
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Modem/router or just router for Sky Fibre by Paddy Dzell
I'm switching broadband provider from BT to Sky FTTC. Sky have sent me their Sky Q Hub (combined VDSL modem/router) but from what I've read it only has two SSIDs associated with the wifi, one for the 2.4GHz band and the other for the 5GHz band. I need to set up at least two 'guest networks' that will be completely isolated from each other and, more importantly, from my own network. I've...
July 17th 19 12:29 PM
by Graham.[_3_] Go to last post
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Advice on setting up multiple wifi networks to give coverage throughout house by NY[_2_]
We've moved into a house with fairly thick internal walls (*). The router's wifi does not cover the whole house. As a first attempt to solve this, I tried a Homeplug/Wifi adaptor, connected over mains wiring to another Homeplug device that is plugged into the router. However over-the-mains connection speed drops to about 5 Mbps within a couple of rooms and is undetectable further away than...
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July 12th 19 05:48 PM
by Mike Perkins Go to last post
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Mismatch between WAN IP address given by F8LURE and one given by router by NY[_2_]
My router reports that its WAN IP address is in the dyn.plus.net domain, which makes sense since Plusnet are our ISP. The GRC Shields Up site, and the Net Analyzer app on Android, report this same address. But F8LURE (http://fruk.net/index.php?fruk=f8lure) reports a completely different IP address, in the in-addr.btopenworld.com domain. Should I be worried by this mismatch? F8LURE reports...
July 5th 19 03:37 PM
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Where does 161 go? by Mike M
The dialled digits 161 have been linked to spam use but where, after dial tone,wll 161 go to, I appear to get no tone so it could lead to somewhere. Mike
June 29th 19 11:30 AM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Global phone networks attacked by hackers by Java Jive
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48756030 "Hackers targeted mobile phone networks around the world to snoop on specific users, according to a report. The level of access they gained to the networks meant they could have shut them down had they wanted to. US-Israeli security firm Cybereason concluded "with a high level of certainty" that the hackers were based in China, probably...
June 25th 19 02:09 PM
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Sharp Practice - BT renege again by R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
Over a year ago I took out an fresh month contract for BT Broadband that included free BT Sport. This was mostly to watch the Ashes, but as it was at night and my student days are behind me I couldn't stay awake enough to watch most of it (and we lost). I also watched the odd football match. The Sport ran out last month, but I let it roll on briefly because English teams were still in both...
June 22nd 19 11:42 AM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Interest 'BT' try-on call this morning by Dave
Another dodgy BT try-on call - I'm not even with BT LOL https://soundcloud.com/myozone/dodgeybtcall
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June 12th 19 11:07 AM
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Virgin Broadband by DrTeeth
My street and many others in my area were cabled by Virgin Media some weeks ago. Considering how expensive I have heard that it is to do so, I am surprised that they seem to be taking their time in connecting us to their network. I have heard that it can take up to a year or never happen. Does anybody have any more info on time-scales? -- Cheers,
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June 11th 19 02:35 PM
by DrTeeth Go to last post
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Someone's "stolen" our line pair ;-) by NY[_2_]
We've just moved into a new house. We ordered phone/broadband from our ISP (Plusnet) yesterday and the BT Openreach engineer came this morning to set everything up - and found that yesterday another engineer had disconnected the line-pair to our house and used it for another customer, believing that it was unused because the previous occupants had ceased the phone/broadband service and we...
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June 10th 19 07:27 PM
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"Britons get 'bad deal' from broadband giants" by Java Jive
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47692485 "Britons who get their broadband from the UK's biggest suppliers are the "most likely" to be getting a bad deal, reports Which? The consumer group's latest broadband satisfaction survey places the big providers at the bottom of rankings for service. Customers complained about slow speeds, poor value for money, connection dropouts and general...
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May 28th 19 04:57 PM
by Woody Go to last post
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Do I choose new tech or good service? by Trolleybus
I live in a village that's just been fibred up by Gigaclear. It's very tempting to just sign up for 900Mbs. But I really don't think I need that speed. There are only two of us and the only streaming services we use are Netflix etc., one thing at a time. We're currently with Zen and getting 78Mbs on an up-to-80 FTTC conection. If I stick with Zen I can upgrade to g.fast and get close to...
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May 26th 19 12:27 PM
by Trolleybus Go to last post
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Accessing non-Sky POP servers (eg Plusnet and Gmail) from a Sky broadband connection by NY
Assuming that I set up my email client to use authenticated logon for SMTP (rather than anonymous) is there likely to be a problem with reading POP email from my Plusnet account and sending email (either using Plusnet's SMTP server or Sky's) with a "from" address of my Plusnet address? I know some ISPs can be very fussy about letting you access "foreign" mail servers (ie not the ones that...
May 22nd 19 07:26 PM
by Graham.[_3_] Go to last post
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TPlink WPA4420 powerline adaptor sometimes becomes my PC's DNS server! by NY
I've got a Plusnet Hub One router and all the PCs on my network are set to use normal DHCP to get their IP and DNS server. One PC, Windows 7 Home Premium, is connected to the router by a pair of Powerline devices (one in the router, one that the PC is plugged into) because the wifi signal is a bit weak and it's not practical to run an Ethernet cable. Everything has worked fine. I've bought...
May 22nd 19 04:27 PM
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Free text usenet services by NY
I currently use Plusnet as an ISP and they have their own Usenet (News) server that clients such as Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird can access. We may be changing to Sky who do not have a news server. Are there are reputable free news servers that can be accessed from an ISP that does not have its own new server?
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May 20th 19 11:24 AM
by Allan Go to last post
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