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FTTP question by Graham J[_3_]
There are several third-party FTTP providers: for example Rutland Telecom, County Broadband near Colchester, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic ... generally these suppliers have dug trenches in the pavements to install their fibres. If any of thee suppliers were to go broke, who would own the fibres installed in the ground? Do we expect to see such providers forced out of business just to get access...
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Today 08:54 AM
by Mark Carver Go to last post
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Gigabit broadband: Rural households urged to claim upgrade cash by Java Jive
Gigabit broadband: Rural households urged to claim upgrade cash https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53693585 "The government is urging struggling rural broadband customers to apply for cash it has set aside to pay for ultra high-speed connections. Digital Minister Matt Warman said 70m is "still there for the taking"." Yeahbut, the grants are 1,500 per household premises and 3,500 per...
August 8th 20 11:26 AM
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when moving to fibre... by tim...
Will the old wired BB be turned off? My Fibre is to be activated on Friday but I've yet to receive the router could be without a connection for the whole weekend (Yes, booking it on a Friday was a silly idea)
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July 29th 20 11:11 PM
by Chris Go to last post
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the lesser spotted Gigabit Ethernet port ? by Abandoned Trolley
hi there I am just wondering what the general view is of the astonishing number of wireless routers on the market (both xDSL and cable) which are offering wireless connections of hundreds of megabits, but have no wired connection faster than 100M. I realise that most connections are directed toward the internet, and that that majority of customers have download speeds less than 100M so its...
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July 25th 20 04:00 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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toob by Malcolm Loades[_2_]
https://www.toob.co.uk/ FTTP 900Mbps is now available to me. I contacted their sales dept. to ask if I they provided a static IP address. No, and it's neither available by request nor by extra payment! A really huge disadvantage when you run your own mailserver. Could a broadband supplier who is unable to provide a static IP address really be considered a 'serious' provider? I think...
July 24th 20 09:10 PM
by Malcolm Loades[_2_] Go to last post
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BB Providers - ADSL to FTTP by David[_5_]
Currently on ADSL copper wires from Exchange but lots of activity to put in FTTP from Exchange. Plusnet do not do FTTP so Ill not be renewing with them this year and I'd be interested to know what experience anyone has with: A and A Zen Aquila
July 22nd 20 12:39 PM
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Email hosted by Elite by Graham J[_3_]
Does anybody here have an email account hosted by Elite? See: https://elite.net.uk/ I have one that I set up in May 2016 which I use for a small amount of personal email traffic. It has worked OK up until 21 June this year. Since then some emails that I send have bounced - possibly over half. The non-delivery message is of the form: Failed Recipient:
July 9th 20 06:38 PM
by Graham J[_3_] Go to last post
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Are any BB suppliers any good at getting a grip of Openreach? by Roger Mills
Rant PlusNet provides my landline and FTTC broadband, and has usually been pretty good about fixing faults. However, my landline went dead on the morning of Tuesday 23rd June, and is STILL dead 13 days later as of Monday 6th July. Thankfully my broadband still works. I used the online reporting system to report the fault as soon as I
July 9th 20 01:51 PM
by MB[_2_] Go to last post
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Plusnet "reward card" by Chris
Hi all, My PN contract is coming to an end and they're promoting their new deals with the above-mentioned card. There are very few details what the reward card is other than this in the small print: "The Plusnet Reward Card is issued by Blackhawk Network (UK) Ltd, an Electronic Money Institution authorised in the UK by the*Financial Conduct Authority with Firm Reference Number 900023;...
July 2nd 20 10:19 PM
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plusnet web site down by tim...
Due to a cock up my DD got refused this week so I have to pay manually but each time I try I get : "Cannot reach this page" I gave them some slack yesterday as it was Sunday,
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July 2nd 20 10:11 PM
by Ian Platt Go to last post
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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?
June 18th 20 05:41 PM
by Ian Platt 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
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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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