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Broadband interruptions by MB[_2_]
Short interruptions to my broadband seem to becoming more common, only every few weeks and for a few minutes but annoying. Is there anything (reasonably cheap!) that could be used to monitor a broadband connection and log interruptions?
May 24th 20 04:48 PM
by Graham J[_3_] Go to last post
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Shell energy broadband by Chris
Where have Shell broadband come from? Can't find much info about them. They have some interesting deals at the moment.
May 23rd 20 12:55 PM
by Chris Go to last post
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WiFi dongle driver please by scbs29
Hello all I hae been given a USB WiFi dongle to replace my Netgear WPN111. The only writing on the new dongle is WiFi AC 600M Wireless USB adaptor. On searching Amazon for dongles the picture of the XVZ USB WiFi dongle for PC 600Mbps dual band 2.4GHz/5GHz fast high gain antenna 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless network adapter shows a dongle identical to the one I have been given. I do not, however,...
May 22nd 20 03:52 PM
by scbs29 Go to last post
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Powerline brands to avoid? by Chris
My daughter is being moved to WFH with a work supplied PC in two days. Her room is a fair distance from the router meaning that wifi may not be reliable enough - although she streams films all the time. So am considering powerline rather than run ethernet cables through the house and down a floor. Given the short notice I don't have time to consider what is best, only what to avoid. So are...
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May 18th 20 08:58 PM
by Unsteadyken Go to last post
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W10 L2TP question by Graham J[_3_]
Two virtually identical laptops trying to connect via a dial-up VPN using L2TP - one connects - the other fails. I have syslog output from the Vigor router that they try to connect with. Both laptops are apparently fuly up-to-date. Reference Judy: Windows 10 Build 1909 version 18363.778 - this one works Reference Simon: Windows 10 Build 1909 version 18363.815 - this one fails.
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May 13th 20 03:23 PM
by Postman Pat Go to last post
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Fibre Broadband router/modem connection. by Tufnell Park
I am being advised by my ISP that my Fibre router/modem must be connected to the Mastersocket only and not to an extension socket. Is this absolutely necessary for the fibre BB to work?
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May 8th 20 10:36 AM
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VPN performance question by Graham J[_3_]
Scenario is: Vigor 2860 connected to VDSL 2.5M bits/sec up, 22 Mbits/sec down at my location. I know that's slow, but its well over 1km to the Green Cabinet. At a remote farm, Vigor 2832 connected to ADSL 800 kbits/sec up, 1.8 Mbits/sec down. As I said, it's remote! Both sites have static public IPs so I have a LAN-to-LAN VPN between the two routers. I can use VNC to drive a PC at the...
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May 7th 20 11:40 PM
by Brian Gregory[_2_] Go to last post
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Outdoor WiFi link - cheapest way to do 30 metres or so by Chris Green
I want a reasonably fast and reliable link to an outbuilding which is, I guess, 30 metres or so from the house. The existing UTP cable has finally given up the ghost in the recent winds and I'm wondering whether to replace it (difficult, time consuming) or to use a WiFi link of some sort. I don't need Gigabit speeds, 100Mb/s would be fine, thus a pair of 300Mb/s capable routers, if they can...
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May 4th 20 12:54 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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More WiFi Spectrum by Tweed[_3_]
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0038/189848/consultation-spectrum-access-wifi.pdf Interesting consultation about increasing the amount of Wi-Fi spectrum in the 5-6GHz region, and to removing some of the existing restrictions. “What we are proposing - in brief We are proposing the following measures to improve the Wi-Fi experience for people and businesses:
May 1st 20 10:37 AM
by Roderick Stewart Go to last post
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Outddor WiFi - how do I get at router in bridge mode? by Chris Green
I've started a separate thread as I'm getting somewhere. I have configured an old TP-Link MR3420 Wireless Router to work in (what it calls) bridge mode as a client to one of the routers in the house. With both routers sitting in the windows where they can 'see' each other I'm getting something like 50Mb/s which is fine for the moment. So, the one thing that's bugging me now is how to get to...
April 25th 20 02:10 PM
by AnthonyL Go to last post
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SFPs for VDSL/ADSL? by A. non Eyemouse
Does anybody have any experience or know of availability of SFPs with built-in VDSL modems? There was some talk on the Mikrotik forum and the RevK blog going back a couple of years but I can't find any UK suppliers showing them available. I have an installation where I need to use a Mikrotik router and this would be a tidier solution than having to bolt on a Vigor 130 or a recycled...
April 24th 20 11:52 PM
by A. non Eyemouse Go to last post
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Plusnet: Drastic traffic shaping. by Graham.
It's nice to read the complimentary threads about the ISPs current performance, I'm having real problems with Plusnet, it's very selective regarding what I can and can not use since Sunday afternoon. If it matters I'm a VDSL customer on the Prestwich exchange in N Manchester. Its easier to list what *is* working. All Google websites Google Search, Google Photos, Google Maps, YouTube, etc etc...
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April 24th 20 08:43 PM
by Chris Green Go to last post
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F8Lure failure by Graham J[_3_]
I see it failed at about 10pm last night. Anybody else see this? I've emailed to let him know. -- Graham J
April 24th 20 12:50 PM
by Anthony R. Gold Go to last post
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Spam from Zen Internet by N_i_c_k
Are other Zen customers receiving unsolicited marketing email from Zen? I've received two, on April 9th and today. The emails pass SPF, have valid DKIM signatures from zen.co.uk and were sent by exacttarget.com. Both have a List-Unsubscribe: header with a URL that, when followed, returns "403 Forbidden". Sad to see Zen, which has (or had) a good reputation, doing these things. -- N_i_c_k
April 22nd 20 09:08 AM
by Roderick Stewart Go to last post
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PAYG SIM recommendation for VDSL backup by Peter Johnson[_3_]
Does anyone have any recommendations for PAYG SIMs to use in a USB dongle as backup to VDSL failure? My router (Asus DSL-88U) provides a dual-WAN failover mode if required and I'm interested in setting it up, although it is more than 20 years since I've had a failure - ADSL in those days. Thanks.
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April 20th 20 08:37 PM
by Peter Go to last post
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Broadband not collapsing by Chris
Mostly people complain when things go wrong so I just wanted to say that I'm pleasantly surprised that, on the whole, our broadband infrastructure has coped well with a sudden upswing in demand during the day with everyone WFH. I've been doing a lot of video calls, remote desktopping to work, etc and it's been the end-point services suffering rather than the connections. A big thumbs-up...
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April 18th 20 03:25 PM
by MissRiaElaine[_2_] Go to last post
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Recommendations for Mesh Wifi please, wired backhaul preferred by Chris Green
Now that Mesh WiFi is becoming cheaper (and also probably better debugged etc.) I'm thinking of getting a system for our house. It's a big straggling house, currently we have three WiFi 'access points' which comprise the Draytek 2860n VDSL router, and two other old routers configured as access points. These provide reasonably satisfactory cover but not transparent 'roaming'. So the Draytek...
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April 9th 20 04:53 PM
by MissRiaElaine[_2_] Go to last post
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Request for someone with Zen and IPv6 by Richard Tobin
Could someone using Zen with IPv6 enabled please tell me if they can access the following URL: https://metamap.nlm.nih.gov/ I can reach it if I disable IPv6, and I can reach it with IPv6 enabled from work, but on my home network with IPv6 it times out. (I'd also be interested to know if anyone has trouble reaching it from a different ISP.)
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April 5th 20 07:29 PM
by Brian Gregory[_2_] Go to last post
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Three Mobile Broaband - Upgrade by CJB
Please can folks advise. I need to upgrade my plan for greater monthly data.. Currently I'm on 17 tariff for 20GB cap. paid for monthly; using a Wuahei mob. boardband device on 3G. If I upgrade that contract becomes 57 per month for 'unlimited' data (=100GB) - expensive. There seems to be 2 options - with a 12 month ccntract 1/ This is for a new 4G Wuahei device; with 100GB data at The...
April 4th 20 02:23 PM
by CJB Go to last post
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Not complaining by Tweed[_3_]
It is traditional hereabouts to moan about the state of UK broadband. I'm amazed at how well it is all holding up at the moment. My house is currently running a video stream from BritBox and a virtual pub session with my student son and his mates over FaceTime (it's called the Stay Inn). All day I've been running video calls to work colleagues and haven't really noticed any issues....
March 31st 20 09:10 PM
by Bob Eager[_5_] Go to last post
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