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Standard User nicomorr
(newbie) Mon 08-Jul-13 10:02:00
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Good news from routerland!


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Good news, my HG533 arrived this AM without any tracking reference in my TT account; so don't panic too much peoples, there is not an HG533 drought as I had privately been worrying about.

Wednesday activation & my (MY!) cabinet, which I photographed yesterday for posterity, the wonderful Wandsworth C40, looks like an old copper-wire cabinet but inside...

Hoping for at least 65MBps as I'm less than 200m from this dull inconspicuous green box.

Well done Talktalk, so far, both original ADSL install & now new fibre install, they have been 100% timely. Probably helps that I'm in London.

Reminds me of my first ADSL install in 1999, my little 'bedroom ISP', we had a leased line (64Kbps - £5000/year) & decided to try the new-fangled ADSL, turned out we were the first install in Wandsworth & the BT engineer came with five other BT engineers, he said this was his & their first install so they were all learning; when it sprung into life (after several phone calls to the exchange) we were all amazed, I think it was 128Kbps down, might have been 256Kbps but certainly no more than that; it constantly dropped & reconnected, we kept the leased line which doubled in speed the next year & went down to 'only' £3000/year or so.

Now I'm just one of the crowd at 65MBps+

Nico M
London UK
Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Mon 08-Jul-13 10:43:48
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Re: Good news from routerland!


[re: nicomorr] [link to this post]
 
There are 2 cabinets here , the one on the right is the copper cabinet, and the one further along to the left is the active FTTC cabinet with all the electronics in it.
I believe there will be another active cabinet later in the year to expansion
Standard User nicomorr
(newbie) Mon 08-Jul-13 11:58:33
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Re: Good news from routerland!


[re: Ribble] [link to this post]
 
Blimey! Off to check right away, I'm shopping in ASDA anyway, will photo heh (incipient blindness??) smile


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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Mon 08-Jul-13 12:21:52
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Re: Good news from routerland!


[re: Ribble] [link to this post]
 
Loads of smaller cabs in London I've noticed.

EDIT: Keeps the planning people happy due to conservation areas and pavement sizes.

Huawei 288s all over the place here. Think I've seen one single ECI in all my travels.

Edited by Ignitionnet (Mon 08-Jul-13 12:22:18)

Standard User nicomorr
(newbie) Mon 08-Jul-13 14:39:12
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Cabinet camo!


[re: nicomorr] [link to this post]
 
@ribble is quite right, there are two cabinets; why did I not see the second on my many walks past?

Reason is the cabinet is camouflaged, really; the brick wall behind has been photographed & a print made & stuck all over the cab; it totally blends into the wall.

I think this is very clever of BT Openreach, after all these new cabs contain expensive high speed optical demultiplexers & much else besides probably; I'd love to see the inside.

You experts here, I have a question; the line from the cab to my house is using the old twisted pair that has been there since a phone was put in, certainly before I moved in 1995.

When I was running a bedroom ISP from my flat, I needed more lines & they ran a thick 16 pair cable from the cab to my flat; the termination box is still in my flat & I am wondering if I can get the Openreach engineer to change the feed to one of the newer pairs? In this case every db of signal to noise will affect performance & the old line is probably a bit wonky in terms of impedance & resistance to ground...

Here;s the camo cab:
http://bit.ly/12y8wVO

And its little notice:
http://bit.ly/18IaCcX

Regards,
NM
London

PS: Looks as if the Google street-view photo was taken before the camo was added??
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 08-Jul-13 14:49:25
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Re: Cabinet camo!


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Old copper lines can be as good as modern if its a twisted pair, in theory if during the install the existing pair is well dodgy they may change the drop wire.

The camouflage is not about protected from theft, but just keeping people happy where there have been objections to the cabinet.

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www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User nicomorr
(newbie) Mon 08-Jul-13 17:41:33
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Re: Cabinet camo - impresses me.


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Thank you @MrSaffron,

Anyway I'll ask the engineer what he thinks about the copper routing.

I like the camocabs; it seems there are a few in my part of Wandsworth, this pic here the person says is on Wandsworth Common, must be round the back of my 'toastrack' the houses there backing on to the common go for £2,000,000+

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5745-do-you-have-...

Now my eyes have been opened I'm going to photograph all the ones I see.

Roll on activation...
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 08-Jul-13 18:36:17
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Re: Cabinet camo - impresses me.


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The Openreach advert on it rather destroys the effect LOL.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 08-Jul-13 19:36:31
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Re: Cabinet camo - impresses me.


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
The advert was due to come off but waiting for weather to warm up, when that picture was taken

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Standard User nicomorr
(newbie) Tue 09-Jul-13 10:42:39
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Cannot get on your main site.


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
UPDATE! Found my old email address link & have reset my password, sorry to bother you, all OK smile

Hi @MrSaffron I can not login to your main site as my username nicomorr is registered but with an email address that no longer exists. I have emailed you on this. Forgotten password also so stuck.

Could you either delete my existing main site account or reset so it works with my current email address as registered in these forums?

Once in your main site I can list my meters etc.

TIA smile

Nico Morrison
London UK
Manali India
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Edited by nicomorr (Tue 09-Jul-13 10:56:34)

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