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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Fri 23-Dec-11 15:17:35
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My Xmas pressie to me


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My T-Link router has obviously been on its last legs for a couple of weeks but chose not tell me how sick it was until yesterday. A BT router has also let me down. I can hardly believe it.

I'm left with one lonely ZyXEL. frown

I've ordered a Billion BiPAC 7800N. I'm ADSL2+ living in hope of FTTC before 2015. Most people eem hapy wilth Billion but there's always an element of doubt when you've opened a box and found a dead Netgear. Have I made a good choice for 2012?
Standard User F022Y
(newbie) Fri 23-Dec-11 15:57:42
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I've been using mine on SKY LLU for the last year and been really happy.
Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Fri 23-Dec-11 16:07:28
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Thanks! Here's to a happy 2012 for us smile


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Standard User F022Y
(newbie) Fri 23-Dec-11 16:10:58
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Yeah, i got a date of 1/3/2012 for FTTC last week so happy new year to me!!!!
Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Fri 23-Dec-11 16:47:29
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Sob... you've ruined my Xmas tongue

Lucky you... there isn't a date in sight for my exchange. Enjoy smile
Standard User F022Y
(newbie) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:47:41
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Well you say that but I'm waiting for SKY to announce a FTTC product.
Standard User TrishaH
(regular) Fri 23-Dec-11 18:45:04
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I got one based on a recommendation here when my Netgear was failing, and also after reading lots of good reviews.

Only been using it since 12th, and just today, the ISP tells me it's like looking at a different line! Totally steady ever since apart from one short disconnect during the first 30 hours.

I'm considering upgrading to FTTC after Christmas, so the router is ready for that if needed!
Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Sat 24-Dec-11 16:07:25
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I''m really disappointed in the Billion router after so much hype. It syncs a meg lower than my ZyXEL. All I can say is that it's a decent "spare" router until such time as FTTC comes to my exchange and that's probably 2-3 years down the line. frown

SNR is 6 dB on ZyXEL and 6.3 dB on Billion. (My downsream margin is hard capped at 6dB) Downstream line attenuation is measured at 22 dB by the ZyXEL router and 23 dB by the Billion.

I have an ADSL2+ connection. My router (any router) is plugged into a filtered faceplate on the master socket.

Any explanation as to why sync and therefore download speed should be so different?

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Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Sat 24-Dec-11 17:25:44
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Register interest at
https://fibre.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-...

You'll hopefully be one of the first to get it smile
Standard User paul_liverpoolfc
(learned) Sat 24-Dec-11 17:41:47
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Do you have the ADSL mode set to 'ADSL2+'?

Have you got 'Annex L' ticked?

I'm getting a 6686 kbps sync from mine with a 48db attenuation.

I've found my Billion to give about a 500 kbps higher sync than my Netgear DGN2000 on the default SNR.

It's gone on to push my speed up higher than my Netgear ever could.

GPRS > 3G > Wanadoo 1MB 2GB/month > Zen Internet 3MB 50GB/month > Vivaciti 5MB 100GB/month
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