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  • I Will Be Getting Ntl Broadband

    Good morning,

    Has any one here reading this got NTL broadband ..maybe the 600K shervice?



    I was just wondering what your views are of the service NTL have provided you and or any problems. please/thankyou.



    Also any technical ppls ( i am still a beginner really)

    i am gonna set up a home netwerk ...through a router i will get coz i like security and want to learn about networks and stuff



    i just wondering if any one else has done this or had any problems trying it.

    I didn't even know what a router was/did till yesterday, but now i think they are good thing..plus i want to make things as complecated as possible

    ...wires everywhere



    on a non related note i played with a comp purporting to have a 3.2G P4, seemed no quicker than my 2G P4-M laptop ..numbers ay..whadda they mean

    the only reason i typed that was coz i thought of it rite then..Oooo...and my laptop does seem quicker than my mates laptop that has supposedly quicker one 2.4G ..

    now that was me gloating



    hot today too!!

  • #2
    And definitely sticky! lol

    Friend has NTL broadband, and has been very pleased with installation, speed, etc. Have colleague who is into networks, if you have any serious problems. Have fun with your new service!



    Sapph

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    • #3
      *GREETINGS VERN*



      My mate is on NTL Broadband.He has constant problems with it.

      wibble e.mails. .

      We have been on ntl for the phone and tv.

      The phone service is ok but the tv service is c**p.

      when watching tv it cuts out for a few seconds then comes back

      on again.

      Telly is new, so its not the tellys fault.



      It might just be something to do with where we live,

      or NTL have a problem at their end.



      I am using A.O.L as my ISP.

      No probs with it at all.



      You could try it.

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      • #4
        Hey Vern



        That's great, once you're on ADSL/Broadband, you'll never want to change it again, we've had BB for about 2 years now, 'tis great. Don't use NTL, so can't comment, but have you had a look at:



        Net 4 Nowt and there page of reviews for NTL 600K is here.



        We have two PC's networked using a BB router with built in networking hub, works a treat - buy your kit over the internet or from a specialist puter supplier for best price (e.g. CCL Computers). Security - definitely always use firewall (even more so if you may have a static IP address) with BB, preferably built into your hardware (hardware firewall) is probably more effective.



        Good Luck

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        • #5
          I'm one 'happy chappy' with NTL's 600 service ... had a couple of outages but nothing that wasn't fixed PDQ (pretty dam quick) Have phone & TV service also.



          We recently moved and NTL came and checked our 'service' the day before installation. Installation was quick & efficient, I was back on-line in 20 minuets. The nice NTL man came back and installed some phone extensions for me.







          i am gonna set up a home netwerk ...through a router i will get coz i like security and want to learn about networks and stuff[/b]
          Use Ethernet (NIC) cards in your computers, NOT USB, and a good Router and you'll have no problem.
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          • #6
            Dankershayen



            i like that picture of the yellow dog wagging its tale.shhherweet.



            Do you have any recommendations on what are features to be wanted when i bhuy a router? This one seems preddy good to me...a router i saw

            most say they a have hardware firewall..but is there as much variation with hardware ones as there is in software ones...any advice warmly received with a nod and a wink

            Or any sightings of cheaper/good value router/puter things also appreciated

            I have a habit of finding things really cheap!!

            ..after i paid a higher price



            /me walks off in search of fruit juice and mumbling "doh"



            p.s. i saw simpsons and it was funny..he tried to be a hippy!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by vernon@Jul 11 2003, 10:50 PM

              i like that picture of the yellow dog wagging its tale.shhherweet.
              Vern - it's a snake innit?! Raaaaaaaaaaaaaatle snake?!

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              • #8
                Vernon that Router will be fine and yes there are 'cheaper' ones on the market, but you do get what you pay for.



                I have the Linksys BEFSR41, cost £60, but after the 'other two' (Speedcom & D-Link) let me down, I found this one worked 'out of the box'



                Now to be fair to Speedcom & D-Link it wasn't there fault, the fault lay with ZoneAlarm. However, the Linksys allowed me to find 'the problem' and correct it. Uninstalled ZA’s vectoring.



                I do not use a software Firewall, I just use the 'built-in' hardware firewall of the router. This is called "Network Address Translation" or NAT.



                In a nutshell, NAT makes the machines on the local network behind the gateway machine more secure essentially because the client computers on the local network use IP addresses that are reserved for use on internal networks only. Those IP addresses will not show up on the internet.



                Suffice to say RTFM that comes with whatever you do buy, I highly recommend spending a little more and get a Linksys, you'll find it quite easy to set-up.





                Mucks.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by muckshifter@Jul 12 2003, 12:55 PM

                  Now to be fair to Speedcom & D-Link it wasn't there fault, the fault lay with ZoneAlarm. However, the Linksys allowed me to find 'the problem' and correct it. Uninstalled ZA’s vectoring.*
                  We use a D-Link, bit of a so and so to get installed I must admit, not so user friendly either (not plug and play!), but works very nicely when sorted



                  How did you uninstall ZA Vectoring Mucks and what difference does that make?

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                  • #10
                    CAD (CRTL+Alt+Del)



                    Even though I had gone through the 'proper' procedure for un-installing ZA unbeknown to me the 'true vector' thingie was still loading at start-up. This was one of the major causes of "not seeing the network" connecting to the net was not too much of a problem. The Linksys somehow made a connection. I still have the Speedcom but the D-Link was replaced by the Linksys.



                    There is another crucial aspect when 'setting-up' any Router and that is the time you must allow for 'it' to 'be seen' by the internet, just a couple of minuets, but be aware of this. It’s the same with the Modem itself if turned off; you need to allow 10-20 minuets for the modem to re-set itself.



                    As I said, the Linksys worked out of the box.



                    ZA plays no part in my network.



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                    • #11
                      OH NO!!!.....i use ZApro ..maybe a little too secure yes

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                      • #12
                        thanks muckshifter (there is prolly a not too funny story behind that nickname)

                        Easy to set up you say ...thanx for other mentionings..just the kinda of things i prefer to find out before spending time and money....the truevector thing is not uninstalled when the program is uninstalled?...do you need to keep stopping it every time you boot up?

                        i did hav prollems un-installing ZA , but i put that down to me deleting something it needed to uninstall.(formatted since anyway though)

                        I have heard routers can be hard to set up, as they don't tell you things like a software one..and therefore need knowlegde to set up...e.g. what port things use and such.(about my limit is knowing icq is on port 5190....and thats coz i was told )

                        this is not the case with Linksys?

                        i saw Linksys for £49.99 ...and the other one was £39.99 (without VAT) so not a big difference anyway.



                        toodlepip.

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                        • #13
                          *and we are sure a hardware router firewall can stop things like wut mistey said about?

                          Do you know any if there are ways to get past the router wall and NAT?

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                          • #14
                            *and we are sure a hardware router firewall can stop things like wut mistey said about?

                            Do you know any if there are ways to get past the router wall and NAT?[/b]
                            If you connect to the Internet, then assume you will/can be attacked, the trick is to do what you can to protect yourself and then don't worry about it.



                            I would, if the pennies will stretch, go for the Linksys router.



                            It is recommended that you shut down ZoneAlarm before installing the Router and take it out of 'Windows Startup', I forgot, and it gave me no end of problems.



                            Install the router then test everything works on the network and Internet, then re-start ZA and everything should be fine. However, ZA Pro is aimed at networked computing, so if you have the free version you may run into configuration problems. Just be aware of that.



                            I don't use ANY ICQ type programmes so I cannot comment on the problems that may arise from setting it up. I do know the Linksys does allow for such programmes, so, I would just 'try it and see' If you do run into any problems start a new thread and we'll see if we can't 'fix' it.



                            Mucks.
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                            • #15
                              Use Ethernet (NIC) cards in your computers, NOT USB, and a good Router and you'll have no problem.[/b]


                              What is so bad about USB anyway? I`m getting ADSL within a month, if they ever get around the exchange upgrade they promised. A friend suggested a router that is both USB and Ethernet, thankfully my PC has an ethernet port - plus a very good friend of mine is helping me set up that side of it. But the USB looks so easy, what`s the disadvantage(s)?

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