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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 04-Apr-11 13:46:02
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[re: systemx] [link to this post]
 
Probably will soon, as part of the tidy-up. Still got the ADSL router next to it, but shaded until evening when the heat is out of the sun.

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Standard User meditator
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 04-Apr-11 17:03:28
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Joking apart, y'all, is there possibly a thermal problem with the BT VDSL modems? Or can they literally only be used in the vertical position? I need to know because the positioning of mine, later on when I sign up for FTTC, will be based on a plan of mine that assumes I use it in a particular place at home and in the horizontal position.
Standard User broadbandjockey
(member) Mon 04-Apr-11 17:48:24
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In reply to a post by orly:
Same. Ours has been pretty solid since last July


Mine too, though I have mine vertical, hanging from the 'keyholes' in the bottom of the unit.
Runs very cool, yet a friends one is red hot (his is horz).


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Standard User mrnelster
(member) Mon 04-Apr-11 19:26:56
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The only reason you guys got good modems was because, as usual, I was getting the duff ones .


That can't be right. If any duff gear is available it somehow always ends up on my desk. tongue

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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Apr-11 19:42:30
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In reply to a post by meditator:
Joking apart, y'all, is there possibly a thermal problem with the BT VDSL modems? Or can they literally only be used in the vertical position?


They CAN be used flat. It is just something that I picked up from using a Netgear '834GT. If a bit of kit has ventilation grills around the circumference (none on top or bottom) mounting vertically will improve the cooling sufficiently to diagnose a heat issue.

My problem is recent and I figured it was a heating issue (likely a duff soldered joint as not had it long enough for dust to be the culprit) as disconnecting the power from the unit would give 10-15 mins of good service.

Since standing vertically, with a gap under it, had perfect service.

DrT

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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 04-Apr-11 22:58:40
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Ours sits on a floor next to a radiator. Doesn't seem to effect it.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Thu 07-Apr-11 20:42:29
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Why not wall mount it ? 100ml centres 'll do it. I always wall mount mine, unless the punter actually requests not to.

Every single modem I have had to replace, 'cos it's cooked itself, hasn't been wall mounted.

Standard User Squirrel
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 07-Apr-11 21:02:30
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Your post just prompted me to go and wall mount mine. Very easy job even for a someone as bad as me at DIY, and the best thing is I am still connected to the internet smile

Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Thu 07-Apr-11 21:16:15
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It's even easier when you've got the drilling template that comes in the box ! wink

Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 07-Apr-11 21:16:44
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blu tack?

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600m (approx) to cabinet
25.5mbit down / 7.6mbit up

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Which FTTC ISP do you use?
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