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Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Sun 29-Jan-12 20:19:48
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: RobFlet] [link to this post]
 
The "Man Who Knows" has explained the likely reason . . . Zarjaz's post, above.

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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Mon 30-Jan-12 06:55:03
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: burakkucat] [link to this post]
 
Yes, it's 3B. So other routers will work with the modem - does anyone use a router that performs better than the BT Hub? And I see that users are being asked to activate FON; didn't it used to be the case that you were automatically signed up?

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Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Jan-12 09:34:29
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: GeoffB] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by GeoffB:
Yes, it's 3B. So other routers will work with the modem - does anyone use a router that performs better than the BT Hub? And I see that users are being asked to activate FON; didn't it used to be the case that you were automatically signed up?

Yes, they will, I use an Apple Airport Extreme (because I already had it). It is also dual band so my Macbook Pro and iPad 1 connect at 5GHz. I can see no-one else around me on this band.

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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Mon 30-Jan-12 10:53:10
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: TheHorseman] [link to this post]
 
That's a point - the BT hub isn't dual band then! The Virgin one is.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 30-Jan-12 11:37:21
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: kitcat] [link to this post]
 
Fair enough, not really go into this fibre lark. Just trying to compare it with ADSL in that we now got routers with ADSL modems built it, so I thought that is what would happen with fibre.

Saying that if I go for this wireless service, they will supply a modem or what ever they will use and I got to supply the router.

Not sure if I want Bt having control of my modem to be honest, it was bad enough when they had control of my home hub. the wireless service i am looking at seems a better bet every day.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu

On ADSL24 using C&W network.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Jan-12 13:24:07
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: zyborg47] [link to this post]
 
A fairly dumb modem is pretty common around the world.

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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.
Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Mon 30-Jan-12 15:07:15
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
Just to recap, look on the back of the modem, 3B will be clearly written on the label.
2B is also acceptable.


3B or not 3B that is the question......
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 30-Jan-12 20:07:31
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
A fairly dumb modem is pretty common around the world.


I suppose i am used now to buying modem and router all in one, Saying that my brother got a Ethernet ADSL modem and we connected a router onto it.
The problem with this sort of arrangement is that a extra electric socket is needed and more flipping cables.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu

On ADSL24 using C&W network.
Standard User WannabeMKII
(experienced) Thu 02-Feb-12 19:06:33
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
I got a letter today from BT advising that they want to change my modem, as I got mine back in March.

However, I've not had any issues and it's wall mounted.

Do we have to change them, or is it optional?

It's just I've always gone with, if it ain't broken, don't fix it...

Standard User db7
(member) Tue 07-Feb-12 14:50:53
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Re: Overheating Infinity modems


[re: WannabeMKII] [link to this post]
 
Just had mine replaced. Only took 15 minutes.

Engineer said it was something to do with a batch of them (around 250,000 ??) having a fault where it would occasionally drop connections. Apparently the exchange is being funded by the modem supplier rather than BT.
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