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Standard User jerre
(newbie) Mon 31-Jan-11 10:16:38
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Takinig ADSL Modem on Holiday ... ?


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Newbie question ...
I have rented a holiday cottage in the UK to get away for a week and asked to landlord if the
cottage has broadband.
I have been advised that the cottage has broadband from BT but no ADSL modem.
I also have broadband with BT. If I take my BT modem/router to the cottage and plug it in over there will my broadband work there as at home or is my modem username and password linked to my specific site/telephone line ... ?

Thanks in advance,

Jerre
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 31-Jan-11 14:32:24
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Re: Takinig ADSL Modem on Holiday ... ?


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The broadband that you pay for is supplied via telephone line that you rent from bt,
as for will your bb work at a different address short answer no, but if that other address has an active adsl service on it then plugging a router in and configuring it to the isp's settings ect, enable you to have working bb, but it would not be yours it would be the bill payers bb service
Standard User alwall
(member) Mon 31-Jan-11 14:47:35
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Have used BT Home Hub 2 on other BT Broadband enabled lines, without needing to change from the default username/password

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 31-Jan-11 19:12:50
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Re: Takinig ADSL Modem on Holiday ... ?


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If it's both BT Broadband, then yes, it will work.

Standard User alwall
(member) Tue 01-Feb-11 06:12:54
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
The broadband that you pay for is supplied via telephone line that you rent from bt,
as for will your bb work at a different address short answer no, but if that other address has an active adsl service on it then plugging a router in and configuring it to the isp's settings ect, enable you to have working bb, but it would not be yours it would be the bill payers bb service


Incorrect

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 01-Feb-11 07:40:13
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In reply to a post by alwall:
In reply to a post by Anonymous:
The broadband that you pay for is supplied via telephone line that you rent from bt,
as for will your bb work at a different address short answer no, but if that other address has an active adsl service on it then plugging a router in and configuring it to the isp's settings ect, enable you to have working bb, but it would not be yours it would be the bill payers bb service
Incorrect
Which statement is incorrect?

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Standard User warweezil
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 01-Feb-11 09:02:39
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as for will your bb work at a different address short answer no, but if that other address has an active adsl service on it then plugging a router in and configuring it to the isp's settings ect, enable you to have working bb, but it would not be yours it would be the bill payers bb service

In my experience that statement is wrong - Both are apparently BT Internet customers, so unless BT have a radically different set up to other ISPs it should work.

My sister and I are both Enta customers, when my ADSL failed completely (no sync) I called support - who later reported that BT were unable to find a fault (not unusual) and that I should test my router as there will be a charge blah blah blah..etc. I took my router over to sis, plugged it in. and successfully logged on with BOTH user names - in fact when I called back Enta to report that not only did my line not work with 2 known working routers , I was able to log into my account with both routers from another location with an Enta line the tech commented that he could see from the logs that I had briefly logged in.

This was the second time a fault couldn't be found by BT and a visit booked for a fault that miraculously cleared after BT "ran some tests at the exchange". .... although I still cant get the BT speedtester to work on my line.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 01-Feb-11 09:38:50
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If both lines are with the same ISP, BT Total in this case the modems should mostly work in either location.

Where the statement is correct, is that a modem configured for Zen will not work on a line setup for Demon. This is a function of the Service Selection Barring. Occassionally this is oddly turned off and a line will work for any WBC/IPStream provider if configured appropriately.

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The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 02-Feb-11 01:29:10
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.... although I still cant get the BT speedtester to work on my line.

Try using your sister's ISP username/password combination on your line/router.

I had a similar issue with the speedtester - it failed to start when using my credentials. I used different credentials and the BT speedtester ran every time.

All accounts were with the same ISP (hint: Heaven 17).
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