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Old 04-10-2004, 16:59   #226
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Okay, BT line installed (after a little bit of work as they discovered it had been physically unplugged somewhere after 6 or more years of non-use. Not sure if that will mean I get charged the £75 in the end, but they've already put £75 down on the contract details despite there being a BT socket in existence).

However the number port seems to be dragging. I've got an outbound dial-tone but no inbound calls yet as the port is still "in the queue". The BT guy said it may take a while, but should be within the same day. The line was done this morning and still no sign of the number being ported across yet.

Update: Number port has gone through now. So far so good

Haven't decided on a modem yet though. I need one that works well with most routers, and I'm reading bad things about some of the D-Links. Does anyone use Freesco or any other linux router together with an ADSL modem, and what modem do you use?
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Old 04-10-2004, 19:31   #227
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Update 2: Application gone in for PlusNet and they've accepted everything so far for 2Mbps uncapped pending line checks
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Old 04-10-2004, 23:51   #228
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Update 3: Hmm, rejected at the 2nd step where they verified the line. Initial reply suggests it could be something "incompatible" on the line

Still, it could just be I put the application in too soon and the number isn't fully registered on BT's system. Hope so otherwise I could be out of luck
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Old 06-10-2004, 14:01   #229
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Update 4: Looks like I'd jumped the gun that's all. It's resubmitted and they tell me it's due for activation on the 13th

So, modems...

Anyone know anything about X-Modem?

I need to know if it works with linux routers like Freesco.

Failing that, any other recommended standalone Ethernet modems that are a drop-in replacement for the cable modem. The D-Link seems to get bad reviews for compatibility (but then X-Modem has compatibility problems with some routers also).
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

This is an old thread but a very interesting one.
I'm looking at getting 2meg adsl with Nildram. Why 2meg? Well my eldest and i used to actually manage to share a 512k adsl for gaming a few years back. It was'nt perfect, but it was playable, we tried sharing 1 meg cable, but it was'nt good. Since the 1.5meg its not been that good at all,for gaming or much else except browsing etc. He's had his own 1meg adsl put in, and hes happy as larry but it costs him money he cant really afford.
I find i just cant get a decent game of UT with cable, and i've just got fed up of trying.
Been with NTL for 2 yrs, and been pretty happy with the service overall,and the help i've had here when there has been trouble.
So if Nildram dont look after me, i hope ntl will have me back.
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Downside for me is I have heard you have to "log on" each time you use the Internet or restart your PC. One of the main benefits of ntl is the "always-on" connection. I'd miss that. Can anyone confirm whether or not you do have to log in to ADSL or is this a myth.
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Downside for me is I have heard you have to "log on" each time you use the Internet or restart your PC. One of the main benefits of ntl is the "always-on" connection. I'd miss that. Can anyone confirm whether or not you do have to log in to ADSL or is this a myth.
No you don't have to.
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Yep, Neil is right... When I had ADSL (with Club Internet back in 2000) I only had to do that because the ISP insisted on it, but I soon managed to find a workaround
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

My recollection is that ADSl does act like a dialup, but in many setups, it is set to connect during PC startup - actually, if you're paranoid about "leaks", you may prefer to have it manually initiated - especially if on one of the 1Gb or 2Gb capped services, as "always on" is not such a great idea then.
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Yep, good point that if you're metered it may be something to consider (especially if you've got a wireless router too)... I hadn't thought of that, as I had unmetered back then.
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

ADSL's "dial-up" nature is a throw back to the fact BT rolled it on on horrible USB adapters.

ADSL routers and standalone modems are basically the same as cable modems (which are mini-routers in themselves just with NAT abilities turned off usually). These are "always on" (assuming you leave the thing switched on). Rebooting your PC doesn't require reconnection in this case.

There is authentication involved with ADSL with username/password and this must be set up in the router/modem, whereas cable is authenticated on MAC address (easily faked, but then you're sharing the data with all your neighbours so who cares about security ).
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

What's the ADSL of choice these days?
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

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What's the ADSL of choice these days?
Judging by numerous recent complaints (see el reg), not Bulldog
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Re: Want ADSL?-Read on....

Try the advanced search on asdlguide to find an ISP that suits you. It all depends on what start up costs you're willing to pay and what sort of equipment you want throwing in.
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Judging by numerous recent complaints (see el reg), not Bulldog
Oh yes, Bulldog, things are very bad at the moment I'd not recommend them if you like your ISP hassle free.
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