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    It finally speeded up. I thought it would if I...

    It finally speeded up. I thought it would if I gave the telephone line a while to adjust to the new modem.

    I went on speedtest.net and got 14.15Mbps download and 0.41Mbps upload :). I've been...
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    Yes, its a separate modem, like my old one. I'm...

    Yes, its a separate modem, like my old one. I'm using my old Buffalo WBR2-G54 router. It doesn't seem to make any difference to the speed.

    It does indeed seem peculiar that you cannot access the...
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    The DrayTek modem arrived the other day....

    The DrayTek modem arrived the other day. Unfortunately it hasn't been any faster, despite having faster sync speeds.

    It was nice and easy to set up. Unfortunately though its telnet/http...
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    My current 8mbps connection is fine for streaming...

    My current 8mbps connection is fine for streaming video. Well, it manages 720 line video fine. 1080 lines is pushing it a bit. I still prefer downloading videos to the HDD though where possible just...
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    I've ordered a DrayTek Vigor 120. Its a dedicated...

    I've ordered a DrayTek Vigor 120. Its a dedicated modem, so should work reliably, and be compatible with most routers. Ordered it from Dabs. Funnily enough, I've known of Dabs for many years, but...
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    I was pondering getting a DrayTek modem. They do...

    I was pondering getting a DrayTek modem. They do a dedicated modem which ought to work fine with my existing router (of which I am thinking about changing the software on), but I'll definitely keep...
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    I'm pleased to say we are getting an uncapped...

    I'm pleased to say we are getting an uncapped connection from the start of next month :).

    I also ought to buy a new ADSL modem as my line has been ADSL2+ for some time now, but my modem only...
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    I pleased to say that the connection has been...

    I pleased to say that the connection has been quite reliable over the last day. On Thursday it was hopelessly unreliable.
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    Kin, have you used TalkTalk before? They've never...

    Kin, have you used TalkTalk before? They've never really appealed to me, but I'm sure I've heard bad things about them.

    I'm not bothered if it slows down a bit in the evening, as I still download...
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    We pay roughly 88 per quarter for the BT line rental, calls, and Plusnet capped ADSL.
    If we had a combined package of Plusnet's telephone line and uncapped ADSL, it would cost about 74 per quarter...
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    Yes, but Plusnet line rental is still cheaper...

    Yes, but Plusnet line rental is still cheaper than BT.
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    Don't worry, I'm not with TalkTalk. I'm with...

    Don't worry, I'm not with TalkTalk. I'm with Plusnet (aka Force 9).

    We are planning to change the telephone service to Plusnet's own. That and an uncapped connection will still be cheaper than...
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    These problems only occur when I hit the monthly...

    These problems only occur when I hit the monthly cap. It is fine at all other times. Therefore, I'm quite sure it is not a problem with my modem. I'll reset it though just be sure. I'm satisfied that...
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    Issues with slow connections

    As some of you may know, I have a very cheap internet connection, which is limited to a rather small 10GB per month. After you use up the 10GB, the connection slows down to about 150kbps.

    This...
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