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IDNet Help / Re: Exchange congestion?
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Jul 24, 2020, 14:41:14 »
Thanks, that certainly aligns with what I've read. Our upstream today is a consistently low 0.7 Mpbs which is a concern and my BMQ is showing a few outages. In fact looking back the line drops at exactly 10am everyday. Perhaps that's down to Openreach poking around in the exchange. There are three vans parked by it today.

As we are currently saving somewhere in the region of £17,500 a year in travel expenses by working from home I think the answer might be to get a second line put in. I think we can afford it!
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IDNet Help / Re: Exchange congestion?
« Last post by nowster on Jul 24, 2020, 13:58:13 »
Usually the "capacity" in a vDSL cabinet refers to the number of telephone lines that can be passed through it, not the bandwidth.
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IDNet Help / Exchange congestion?
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Jul 23, 2020, 16:59:26 »
I suspect my exchange is suffering from a degree of congestion due to line upgrades and home working. Openreach have been buzzing around our exchange all day, every day for a number of weeks now and my 80/20 fibre connection which started life at 58/18 is now down to 35/5 overnight at best but significantly lower during the day e.g. iPlayer will not even start.

Since I've lost all my bookings and therefore income until next summer, we now have three people including myself permanently working from home, all fighting for bandwidth. I thought it possible to get data on an exchange but it seems not. I do know that our fibre unit is full to capacity but does that actually equate to congestion or does it just mean there's a waiting list for those without fibre?
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: deleting programs
« Last post by steve195527 on Jul 22, 2020, 11:10:54 »
in the "old days" they tried to get our phones to be like our PC's now they make our PC's like our phones!
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Networking & Routers / Re: Wi-fi range shrinking
« Last post by nowster on Jul 16, 2020, 09:48:57 »
I'd suggest experimenting with the placement of the all-in-one router-and-access-point.

Low power radio waves at 2.4GHz and 5GHz are extremely fickle things and are affected by pretty much anything in a room.
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Networking & Routers / Re: Wi-fi range shrinking
« Last post by peasblossom on Jul 15, 2020, 21:35:14 »
Not sure how this could be done with a router supplied by IDNet but this article suggests updating the firmware, amongst other things.

https://uk.pcmag.com/wireless-networking/9609/10-ways-to-boost-your-wi-fi-signal
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: deleting programs
« Last post by nowster on Jul 15, 2020, 11:20:34 »
Nuke it from orbit. It's the only reliable way.  :laugh:
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Windows News & Discussion / Re: deleting programs
« Last post by Broadback on Jul 15, 2020, 09:55:15 »
Many thanks, I have been trying to do that for ages,did not work,now it has! :blush:
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Windows News & Discussion / deleting programs
« Last post by Broadback on Jul 15, 2020, 08:27:28 »
 A while ago this was very straightforward on windows 10, now, for reasons only known to themselves it has become complicated. Is there still an easy way of doing it?
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