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John Lewis broadband service. by Tufnell Park
Does anyone have any experience of using John Lewis's broadband service? Good, bad or indifferent? I am thinking of moving to them but can't find many reviews. Ta
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Today 11:08 AM
by Marmaduke Jinks[_2_] Go to last post
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Weak wfi signal by Peter Johnson[_3_]
The wifi signal on my Asus DSL-AC68U router has become very weak. The phone will connect if it is about a yard from the router but loses the connection when it is moved further away. The wifi analyzer app tells me that the signal strength is -75dBm. My back up ISP router, in the same location, will have a signal strength of -60dBm and its reach extends throughout the house, and probably reaches a...
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Today 10:26 AM
by David Rance[_2_] Go to last post
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CCTV by Woody
Can anyone recommend a wireless IP camera that works without needing to talk to a server somewhere at a cost, and itself doesn't cost the earth? I want to be able to view its output from my phone. Ideally the camera should be waterproof so it can be outside, and need only a power supply from a wall-wart. I don't need an internal SD card for storage, and I don't need it to be remotely...
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February 16th 20 05:03 PM
by Peter Johnson[_3_] Go to last post
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Changing DNS PTR entries by David Rance[_2_]
Does anyone know of a company that will allow me to change my DNS PTR entry? I have operated my own email server for some ten years now without any problems but because ESPs are clamping down on spam, etc., they have brought in draconian rules which are now preventing me from sending mail to, notably, any gmx accounts. So there are a number of my contacts that I can now no longer...
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February 15th 20 11:11 PM
by David Rance[_2_] Go to last post
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Consumer contract changes 'could save customers money' by Java Jive
"Consumer contract changes 'could save customers money' Broadband, TV and phone customers will be given the chance to avoid hefty price hikes when their contracts end under rules taking effect on Saturday. UK watchdog Ofcom says users could save 150 a year on broadband alone once they are informed of alternative deals. Around 20 million customers are out of contract with their suppliers,
February 14th 20 12:05 PM
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Zen Internet Nationwide Outage by www.GymRatZ.co.uk
Apparently went down around 04:00 thismorning. Zen Fibre at home is out and ADSL2 is also out at work. Don't suppose anyone knows the reason for this major failure?
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February 4th 20 03:09 PM
by Malcolm Loades[_2_] Go to last post
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banned list by critcher[_3_]
apparently I am on a banned list on uk.tech.digital-tv , so how do I get off this list.
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February 2nd 20 08:40 PM
by Steve[_3_] Go to last post
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BT HomeHubs now 'loaned' by Theo[_2_]
BT Phone Residential Phone Tariff: https://www.bt.com/assets/pdf/BT_PhoneTariff_Residential.pdf "BT Home Hub We'll supply a BT Home Hub to all customers taking BT Broadband, Superfast Fibre or Fibre 100/ 250 where the package includes it, or a new Hub is required for the service to work. This may be a new or reconditioned hub. BT customers who joined before 13.12.19, who request a replacement...
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January 30th 20 11:59 AM
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Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK by Java Jive
"Government plans new laws for smart gadgets sold in UK The government is developing laws that would require manufacturers to ensure their smart gadgets cannot be hacked and exploited via the internet. It is concerned many internet-enabled devices lack basic security features. Security vulnerabilities have been found in everything from toy dolls to internet-enabled ovens in recent years.
January 28th 20 04:23 PM
by Recliner[_4_] Go to last post
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Fibre-laying tools aid rural broadband rollout by Java Jive
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51221077 "Fibre-laying tools aid rural broadband rollout Infrastructure firm Openreach is using a range of tools, including ditch diggers and diamond cutters, to speed up the rollout of ultrafast broadband services to hard-to-reach rural areas."
January 27th 20 07:41 PM
by Andy Burns[_5_] Go to last post
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BT [Yahoo!] email down again by R. Mark Clayton[_2_]
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/yahoo-bt-down-email-working-3287154 When oh when are BT going to dump these idiots - it was promised nearly ten years ago. Today any mail received between ~07:15 and 14:00 has just vanished into hyperspace, with little hope of recovering it. It doesn't show in Outlook, other devices nor even web mail :-( PS it hit lots of other ISP's...
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January 27th 20 09:58 AM
by Ray[_2_] Go to last post
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London BB Outage (was: This ere large outage in London & BT [Yahoo!]email down again) by Java Jive
In uk.tech.digital-tv in subject "This ere large outage in London" on 20/12/2019 17:16, Brian Gaff (Sofa 2) wrote: It seems not only Virgin were affected, many other broadband suppliers, but not Sky, it seems have been off for nearly two days since the jcb cut the cable in New Malden. So is New Malden somehow some large data hub for many companies or are they all piggy backing on the...
January 23rd 20 11:22 PM
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openwrt 19.07 by Andy Burns[_5_]
Just upgraded HH5a to openwrt 19.07 it includes newer LTS kernel should supported until 2024, also newer Luci runs scripts client-side than on router, supposed to speed up GUI, but not very noticeable. After the upgrade, all working for VDSL/ethernet/wifi I reinstalled my "usual" modules required for 4G support, initially I forgot to reboot after installing them, and the GUI didn't...
January 23rd 20 10:30 AM
by Chris Bartram Go to last post
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Plusnet dodgy Internet by tim...
For the past three weeks I have suffered continual episodes of "no internet" for several minutes at a time, but with access to my news server, so it's not the line that at fault. Are other people suffering from this? I lived with it over Christmas as I gave them the benefit of the doubt having people on holiday etc. But it's still happening.
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January 20th 20 02:25 PM
by Roderick Stewart Go to last post
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DECT and FTTC, any known issues? by Chris Green
Following on from my posting in uk.telecom about our DECT phone problems (not detecting some calls and not always clearing down) it occurred to me that the only (fairly) recent change to our line was a switch from ADSL to FTTC. Are there any known problems likely to occur when using an FTTC line with DECT? Are filters more critical for example? Any other possibilities?
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January 8th 20 09:19 PM
by Chris Green Go to last post
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Open Letter To Mobile Suppliers by Java Jive
FWIW, I have recently sent the following open letter to all UK mobile suppliers except Three (because they already have a suitable plan available). If this or similar is an issue for others here, as it might well be, feel free to adapt the text of the following as a basis for your own complaint - remember to copy Ofcom and your local national and regional representatives: Copy: Ofcom ...
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January 6th 20 11:50 PM
by Brian Gregory[_2_] Go to last post
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3m homes have access to full-fibre broadband ... but 155,000 ruralhomes unable to get decent service by Java Jive
Three million homes have access to full-fibre broadband By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 20 December 2019 Three million homes in the UK can now access full-fibre broadband, offering speeds of up to one gigabit per second. That's a sharp rise from this time last year when just 1.6 million households could get those speeds.
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December 23rd 19 05:59 PM
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Can I get a refund for very band landline/FTTC broadband? by Alfred[_2_]
I had a stable ADSL connection for long time at home. 1 year ago they enabled FTTC in the cabinet and I upgraded to FTTC, which at the beginning was working very well. I was getting 10/40Mbps as promised and the connection was stable. That stable FTTC connection lasted for 6 months. From June till now the connection has been very unstable. I can stay for hours without internet. I got the...
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December 22nd 19 12:14 AM
by Alfred[_2_] Go to last post
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Oh dear - Openreach... by PeterC
Ordered FTTC on 14/12, Order passed to OR on 16/12. ISP said about 3 - 4 days, OR says 7/1. Well, so long as FTTP is being installed, who am I to complain - I've got 3mbps :-( , if it holds up at SNR of 6 and 3.5km to the exchange (and 25kV sparks 100m away). -- Peter. The gods will stay away whilst religions hold sway
December 21st 19 11:24 PM
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=?UTF-8?Q?Switching_broadband_provider_=27could_save_=c2 =a3120=27?= by Java Jive
Switching broadband provider 'could save 120' Haggling could save households 120 a year on broadband, but 45% of customers have not asked their current provider for a better deal, according to Which? The consumer group found that 78% of people who negotiated were offered an incentive, discount or a better deal." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50792986
December 18th 19 02:38 PM
by Ian King[_2_] Go to last post
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