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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 29-Mar-12 19:03:37
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Re: Using Orange Brightbox with another internet provider..


[re: stevenfrenchy] [link to this post]
 
Have you tried looking at the ADSL statistics in the routers interface?

A common cause for resyncs (which are to be expected when ADSL shares the AM radio frequencies) can be wiring in the home. The Attenuation, connection speed and noise margin figures can help us see if that is the issue

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User stevenfrenchy
(learned) Thu 29-Mar-12 19:06:57
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[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
I will have a look, thanks for reply
Standard User LindaAnna
(newbie) Fri 30-Mar-12 10:30:48
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Re: Using Orange Brightbox with another internet provider..


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the answers. Hoping this will be posted in the link to all..

I am having major problems with tesco. It is absolutely diabolical!! It keeps dropping several times a day and i am unable to load any page. The router strength is amazingly poor. I have the phone socket/ connection in my bedroom and have appalling strength in my living room.

I have been on the phone more or less every day during the past two weeks and they are very friendly and helpful but nothing have worked. Tried different settings and frequencies.

I used to be with orange and had non of these problems and as I still have the brightbox router I wanted to try it out. As far as recommending tesco I dont think I would. Cheaper is not always better..


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Standard User LindaAnna
(newbie) Fri 30-Mar-12 10:49:56
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Re: Using Orange Brightbox with another internet provider..


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Hello again..

Using http://192.168.1.1/ in internet explorer I was able to access the broadband settings using the brightbox router. However when trying to change the broadband settings etc to my tesco password and username it didnt accept it. Im at loss and not sure what to do and why this is happening.

I spoke to tesco but they said they couldn't assist installation of third party routers..

Thank you for any help with this.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Mar-12 13:05:48
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Re: Using Orange Brightbox with another internet provider..


[re: LindaAnna] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by LindaAnna:
However when trying to change the broadband settings etc to my tesco password and username it didnt accept it.
What is the form of a Teco username? So I can have a test of it.

Did it not accept it or did it just not connect? What was the rejection message?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 30-Mar-12 13:27:14
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[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
something@adsl.tesco.net

Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Mar-12 14:31:12
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[re: LindaAnna] [link to this post]
 
You're right smile!

The BrightBox will not accept any user name that doesn't end in "@fs". So it is only usable on Orange.

I retract my earlier statements that this router is general purpose not locked to Orange.

I am remiss in not trying it out 1st with an arbitrary username rather than assuming that cuz all the usual suspect fields were present and user-modifiable it would work anywhere.

Sorry for raising your hopes blush

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 09-Jul-12 19:50:09
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[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
Its a shame they've locked this box down to emails that end in "@fs". I recently changed ISP's to Tesco BB as Oranges service was rubbish but the router that Tesco provided, a Thomson GT580 is atrocious in terms of signal strength and ability to customise!
Standard User jbetts
(newbie) Tue 16-Oct-12 07:02:33
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 17-Oct-12 20:33:33
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Hi
I have a brightbox but it will not work with my new ISP,have you used this unlock yet,is it simple for anyone to use or do you need to be a tecci,cos i'm not.
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