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      Question due to be activated today few questions

      Hi im due to be activated on Max today but have a few questions i know most veterans will proberly think there stupid.

      1. my router hasnt arrived yet is this normal?

      2. if im using the phone line at the time of activation "dialup internet" they will still be able to install it right?

      3. how quickly is the public bt tracker updated once they have activated the line/how quickly will you know if theve done it or screwed up?

      4. im thinking of situating the router at the main bt socket is there a max length of network cable you can use? im going to need at least 25meters.

      5. i am approximately 1.17km from the exchange acording to samknows what should i be able to get speed wise?

      thanks for your time
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      Re: due to be activated today few questions

      1. my router hasnt arrived yet is this normal?

      No your router should have arrived before your activation date along with the letters giving your username and passwords

      2. if im using the phone line at the time of activation "dialup internet" they will still be able to install it right?

      Yes

      3. how quickly is the public bt tracker updated once they have activated the line/how quickly will you know if theve done it or screwed up?

      Not sure on the first part, if you get no i internet light on your router then...!

      4. im thinking of situating the router at the main bt socket is there a max length of network cable you can use? im going to need at least 25meters.

      We used to use cables of this length at work with no probs, what about using wireless?

      5. i am approximately 1.17km from the exchange acording to samknows what should i be able to get speed wise?

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/speed...explained.html

      Suggests you could get 16 mbps
      But remember samknows is as the crow flies not how BT route their cables.


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      Re: due to be activated today few questions

      thank you my broadband has been activated

      unfortunatly they never sent out a router they have just put it through the system and it should arrive within 5 days.

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      Re: due to be activated today few questions

      ok im activated and my router arrived about half and hour ago ive set it up and everything great thanks all

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      Re: due to be activated today few questions

      Quote Originally Posted by steveuk1 View Post
      Hi im due to be activated on Max today but have a few questions i know most veterans will proberly think there stupid.

      1. my router hasnt arrived yet is this normal?

      2. if im using the phone line at the time of activation "dialup internet" they will still be able to install it right?

      3. how quickly is the public bt tracker updated once they have activated the line/how quickly will you know if theve done it or screwed up?

      4. im thinking of situating the router at the main bt socket is there a max length of network cable you can use? im going to need at least 25meters.

      5. i am approximately 1.17km from the exchange acording to samknows what should i be able to get speed wise?

      thanks for your time
      i feel sorry for you nothing but problems thats what ive had

     

     

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