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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 04-Jun-11 22:02:30
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Surprise, surprise!


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We are on holiday in Cornwall. Our rented cottage has broadband included. So I am now a temporary Plusnet user.

Att 65/40.5 hardly qualifies as a user though. Interestingly it is ADSL2, not 2+.

What I do know however is the PN username, not the same as the cottage owner, and all the wifi setup details frown. The perils of holiday letters leaving the router password at default.

What is also scary is that nothing is said about download behaviour. For instance, this morning I was streaming BBC R4 to this Nokia N900, before I realised it almost certainly wasn't Sky Unlimited. It kept falling over, but what if I had been using my laptop for whatever?

They even tell you how to connect laptops to the HD TV using their supplied HDMI cable.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User burakkucat
(member) Sat 04-Jun-11 22:57:26
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Re: Surprise, surprise!


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Homer's usual utterance sums up that situation: D'oh!

Enjoy the holiday, Bob. smile

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Standard User nadger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Jun-11 10:03:28
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Sorry that staff don't always pop in here at weekends but should be back on Monday wink

After they stop laughing they'll, no doubt, follow up on your post smile

Enjoy your holiday, Robert smilesmile

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 05-Jun-11 10:58:09
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It might just be me, but when I'm on holiday, the last thing I want is to be online. It's a holiday after all. smile

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Standard User reserved
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 05-Jun-11 18:53:21
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In reply to a post by camieabz:
It might just be me, but when I'm on holiday, the last thing I want is to be online. It's a holiday after all. smile


It's not just you wink

No emails, no post and no charity envelopes!!!!

Bliss

Dennis

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Edited by reserved (Sun 05-Jun-11 18:54:38)

Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 08:56:09
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But if you are in an area you don't know well the ability to google for local attractions, opening times, etc makes it all so much easier. More time to have fun.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 06-Jun-11 09:03:48
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Note - I didn't take a laptop. The N900 is fine for checking ForeCa weather forecasts and Maps. Plus the occasional email check if we are expecting anything. This time we aren't.

I just wondered about the router setup. Worst fears confirmed!

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 09:04:39
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Nearly every holiday property I've ever rented in Cornwall has a folder full of leaflets for the local attractions.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Jun-11 10:24:56
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True. But, they aren't necessarily this years and therefore opening times and admission charges may have changed. But, I do it just for convenience - although when I visited Norfolk I had no broadband and little telephone signal so had to rely mostly on more traditional means...
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