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FTTC/FTTP / Re: Vodafone SureSignal v3
« Last post by Lance on Yesterday at 22:13:15 »
Glad it is all working well!
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FTTC/FTTP / Re: Vodafone SureSignal v3
« Last post by sparky on Yesterday at 19:29:17 »
OK. Thought i'd better add an update to this.

After many months my local cabinet got an expansion and I decided to take the plunge to FTTC. If my Sure Signal V3 didn't work then so be it, i'd find some other way.

So, switch over day came. I disconnected everything from my old Netgear DGN2200 and unplugged my SS V3.

Now, per chance, I had decided on getting a Netgear D7000 Modem/Router to support my VDSL connection, I know Modem/Routers are a very personal thing and people have their favorites, but Netgear has always worked out for me and unlike some I do like the interface. I was also seduced by the claims of "for Very Large House", I want to stream video from one corner downstairs to the opposite corner upstairs. Anyways.....

I connected up my new D7000, changed nothing, except SSID, and passwords. All good. As good a connection as I could expect being on a long line. Very pleased.

Last thing, I'll plug my Vodafone Sure Signal back in and connect up to the router and see what it's like in the morning. So, you could have knocked me down with a feather when 20 mins later, it made the connection and I had my 3G signal back on my phones !!!!! 

I don't pretend to understand why, but it just seems to have worked with a Netgear D7000.
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: CID Image
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Yesterday at 18:32:36 »
If it's a CID prefix it's probably an in-line image that may have been marked as spam or it simply won't display in your current client. If it is a suppressed image your client should have an option to display it.  However there are a number of clients that just can't cope with this type of in-line image including Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail.
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: CID Image
« Last post by Den on Yesterday at 18:10:39 »
I've tried that and could not find a program to open the file.
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Windows News & Discussion / CID Image
« Last post by Den on Yesterday at 17:47:19 »
I have received a cid image attachment that I require to open but the bloke who sent it has logged off for the weekend. Any thoughts on opening it within Windows 10.
 
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Networking & Routers / Re: Info requested before deciding to switch
« Last post by colirv on Jul 20, 2017, 13:42:22 »
You could check ISPreview and Thinkbroadband. Here is one recent report. There'll be more recent ones, also favourabe.
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IDNet Help / Re: And here we go again...
« Last post by colirv on Jul 20, 2017, 13:37:14 »
Mistakes happen. What's important is how they're dealt with. Well in this case, IWHT.
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Networking & Routers / Re: Info requested before deciding to switch
« Last post by nowster on Jul 19, 2017, 13:55:40 »
FTTC is "Fibre To The Cabinet"

This means that the DSL (VDSL in this case) link is just between your modem and some equipment in the street cabinet within a few hundred yards of your premises, rather than all the way back to the exchange. The link is shorter and has much less signal loss, meaning that more bandwidth can be provided.

Optical fibre runs directly into the equipment in the street cabinet, forming the link to the rest of the OpenReach network.

This is against FTTP which can be either Fibre To The Premises (the fibre optic link comes into your premises) or Fibre To The Pole (same as FTTC but with much smaller equipment mounted on the pole your phone line hangs off).

Glossary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDSL
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Networking & Routers / Info requested before deciding to switch
« Last post by BIGEYE on Jul 18, 2017, 18:06:21 »
I am a long term user of Zen and have their Unlimited Zen Fibre 2 account. I am now looking at moving to IDnet and would like some advice. Firstly, can anyone advise the difference in layman's terms between FTTC 40/10 and FTTC 55/10. Also, what actually is FTTC?

Now my existing router is a TP-Link TD-W9980 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2 Modem Router. Will this be compatible if I switch?

Lastly, is IDnet any better than Zen, by way of speed, support and customer service?

TIA
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