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- 25-09-06, 07:52 PM #51
1. The 'tick' on my router has never been lit? What does this mean as other than disconnections I don't appear to have a problem.
I have the wireless turned off
2. Is it true that Tier 3 can cap the speed to one which is more stable on the line, if so do I just ring up and ask for this?
- 25-09-06, 07:56 PM #52
The tick shouldn't be lit it only flashes when you reboot the router
And yes they can if you are having stability problems and you need to call Tech Support to have it dealt withRay
Some Advice.. Its always advisable to inform your old ISP as soon as you have migrated that you have moved.
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- 25-09-06, 09:05 PM #53
can anyone help with DNS settings, i'm having a hell of a time accessing US sites timing out.
Is there alternative DNS settings i can use
- 25-09-06, 09:07 PM #54Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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- 25-09-06, 10:05 PM #55
SkyBB - no connection/signal
Please be a light in the darkness.
It has been three weeks since 'activation', and I still have no service. I have made phone calls every day (from me NEVER from SkyBB) for updates etc. I get a constant round of 'there are problems at the BT interchange', 'the router might be faulty, we'll send you a new one', 'is it connected up properly' and 'are you using the mainline connection in the house' none of which make a blind bit of difference.
Despite not being terribly au fait with connectivity etc, the constant litany of being asked to reboot, reset, remain on hold, (not once has the green internet light come on) has improved my understanding of technical excuse-speak. Every other light on the bloomin' box has illuminated, but not the internet one.
Letters have also been sent, but no replies received. Finally, on Saturday I received a new router...same problem. This NEVER happened with my previous ISP - the BT interchange was as good as gold back then!
I need a fix badly (not narcotic, although if the problem persists into week 4 I'll let you know!).
I am currently at a friend's computer, which despite only having 1mb connectivity, is actually something I am salivating over...so you can see please help...any suggestions gratefully received.
- 25-09-06, 10:09 PM #56
this could be a number of issues.
have you been told from tech support what your activation date is?
tried the master socket/ test socket?
unplugged everything apart from the router from your fone network?
swapped over the microfilters?
please let me know the answers and ill see what i can do
- 26-09-06, 01:18 PM #57
The extra LED on the router (between the tick and the wireless indicator) appears to come on when the username/password (which of course we don't know) is authenticated by SKY. Don't undersatnd why Netgear would not want this LED to have an indicator as its very handy to know.
- 26-09-06, 03:45 PM #58
I concur everything that has been said about you Techies helping us out
Throughout the forum there has been complaints about non access to various sites - with differing reasons put forward. I have a similar problem with one site www.freefivers.co.uk which is costing me money.
Does anyone know the actual reason for not being able to access certain sites and is there any way of overcoming the problem? I have tried babelfish.altavista.com which gets me into the home page but wont let me log in.
- 26-09-06, 04:13 PM #59
Problems with Sky Broadband
just moved in a big house with Sky Broadband and Router. Somehow everybody is able to connect to the network by simply entering the network key and ID. however, for me that doesnt work. when i keep 'obtain ip address' etc. on automatic the connection status stays on 'acquiring network address'. If i go to Repair the process just stays in a loop for ages and then the laptop tells me that he cant create new IP address.
if i enter everything (ip address, subnet mask, dns etc.) manually i get connected to the broadband, i.e. the status says 'connected'. but when i open a browser i can only work offline...
the network device in my laptop seems to be fine. all tests were good and it used to work before i moved into the new house.
any idea what to do??
thanks for any help
- 26-09-06, 05:25 PM #60
You may need to add you're computer to the routers network or enter the SSID to you're wireless settings.
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