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Standard User giggsy1977
(regular) Sat 17-Aug-13 21:15:38
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Huawei cabinet and ECI modem - does that matter?


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Does it matter that I have an ECI modem but am connected to a Huawei cabinet? If I wanted to unlock the modem to see my stats (how do I that that btw - I'm a bit green in such matters?) which one do I need to be looking at? My stats are pretty poor compared to a neighbours so wanted to investiage. Thanks in advance.

BT Infinity 2 - Predicted speed 54.7Mbps down/15.7Mbps up. Actual speed 42Mbps down/4.5Mbps up...crazy
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 17-Aug-13 21:31:26
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Some find it works better if you match modem and cabinet, some find the opposite.

If unlocking you'll want to pick up an HG612 off eBay, so much easier to unlock and there are programs to record the stat's

Standard User giggsy1977
(regular) Sat 17-Aug-13 21:37:19
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Thanks Ronski - shall get a paypal account set up then!

BT Infinity 2 - Predicted speed 54.7Mbps down/15.7Mbps up. Actual speed 42Mbps down/4.5Mbps up...crazy


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Standard User ste211270
(learned) Sat 17-Aug-13 22:00:31
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yes you need paypal to buy of ebay most seller don't accept any other payment method plus you are protected with paypal
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 17-Aug-13 23:15:08
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Does not matter - it can be better or worse. I have an ECI modem working with a Huawei cabinet and my speeds are around 2 Mbps faster.


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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sun 18-Aug-13 00:17:35
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Is it actually legal to buy these off eBay? Don't they remain the property of Openreach? I would love to buy a kosher *brand new* one.

DrT

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Standard User ste211270
(learned) Sun 18-Aug-13 00:22:50
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Is it actually legal to buy these off eBay?
DrT


yes its legal nothing in ebay rules to say otherwise not sure about openreach lol
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sun 18-Aug-13 02:45:59
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the HG will probably still sync higher on same dslam config but the error rate should plummet with a ECI modem on a ECI dslam.

If the HG would take you over the DLM threshold which then means possinble banding/interleaving then ECI could well also mean improved speeds.

Some people who got DLM'd got back on fast path by switching to an ECI modem.

I am on a ECI dslam and using HG from day to day since the higher error rate isnt enough to take me above the DLM threshold and isnt anything noticeable on my connection either, the HG has far superior monitoring to the ECI device which is why I am using it.

BT Infinity 2 Since Dec 2012 - BQM
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Sun 18-Aug-13 09:05:07
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In reply to a post by DrTeeth:
Is it actually legal to buy these off eBay?
DrT


yes its legal nothing in ebay rules to say otherwise not sure about openreach lol
Indeed. I've often wondered if some of the things Openreach does are really legal laugh

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sun 18-Aug-13 10:01:55
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Is it actually legal to buy these off eBay? Don't they remain the property of Openreach?


Could well be property of Openreach - haven't been able to find that quickly in various terms & conditions.

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