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 on: Today at 06:59:29 PM 
Started by jelv - Last post by burakkucat
  :D 

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 on: Today at 05:34:46 PM 
Started by g3uiss - Last post by g3uiss
I have no idea ! Zen have been quite disappointing, not the Zen I recall from a few years ago. Their emails are quite confused and not really moving the issue forwards. I have a new anointment (number 6) on Wednesday

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 on: Today at 05:06:42 PM 
Started by sheddyian - Last post by burakkucat
Welcome to the kitz forum.  :)

The BFI probably has these - e.g.

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-caerphilly-castle-glamorgan-1975-online

Thank you for the link.

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 on: Today at 04:47:21 PM 
Started by M888w - Last post by M888w


   A Good Thing there's no Love for Huawei.

I was here searching for a VDSL modem router combo over four years ago, decided on a Netgear Nighthawk D7000 v1.

As technology advanced, with the whole family playing games/streaming videos, WiFi connections became an issue over time.

Having unlocked the BIOS Whitelists to install Intel WiFi 6E AX210 network adapters did not help, it was modem router inadequacy.

After many Months searching, I decided upon a ZyXEL VMG8924-B10A and was most pleasantly pleased to find an open-box unused model (£22 + £5 delivery). Updated it with Johnson's Firmware 28-jumbo-tel-x6-stats1.1-cmd then set it up as a modem router.
Slight improvement but my OCD was still unsettled.

So next I set up the ZyXEL in Bridge Mode with the Netgear as router, having opened up the Nighthawk > removed heatsink, removed thermal pad > inserted 20x20x0.8mm copper shim +thermal paste.
This configuration was better than ZyXEL modem router combo on its own....but with two laptops (side by side) on a different level to the modem router inside a Georgian building (thick sandstone block walls), WiFi still stuttered slightly. Then a thought came to mind, why don't I utilise WiFi 6 as all my devices are compatible ?

With modem sorted so began searches for an AX Standard router and came across
The Huawei AX3 Quad-Core handles 900mb/s easily: https://consumer.huawei.com/uk/routers/ax3-mesh-kit/buy/
.
I checked, Huawei WiFi AX3 Plus was discounted to £49.99 and at that price it was most difficult to resist compared to an Asus RT AX68U (which I firstly had in mind), no mention of £5 delivery charge until Checkout though. Received it with next working day delivery.

Well packed. Router was sleek and minimalistic (no gimmicky spaceship shape) in design with matt plastic that Sherlock Holmes would have had difficulties to find finger prints....but I was sceptical how such a small device (smaller/slimmer than the ZyXEL) can function with so little ventilation (compared to the Netgear D7000). Only 3 LAN Ports but then again why would anyone wish to connect any more cables....wireless is the way to go.
I'd wanted to open up the casing to check their proprietary chip out of curiOCD but there are no screws to be found and I'm not willing to pry open a brand new device.

Disconnected the Netgear router that was attached to the ZyXel moden and connected with the Huawei AX3 Plus router.
Opened a Browser and Huawei AX3 UI was automatically detected without the need to enter 192.168.3.1
The Configuration Wizard was most intuitive and minimal, successfully connected to the internet within a few minutes, only needed inputs of ISP Username & Password, WiFi Network name & Security Password....et voilá.

Cleared out all the previous saved WiFi networks settings on every device and reconnected all.
To my amazement, it's all working seamlessly with no more mouse cursor stuttering when playing two MU-MIMO games on one laptop while the other laptop was streaming a film utilising Mouse Without Borders software.

In total, all for £81.99p and if one device break, it's not going to hurt Mr. Wallet with the added bonus of having satisfyingly addressed my current OCD issue.

So it is a good thing that there's no Love for Huawei as it drives down their prices and hopefully increase their products standard.

Thank you all for reading, see you in a couple of years time.




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 on: Today at 04:37:31 PM 
Started by jelv - Last post by jelv
https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/07/beedsl-swarm-of-bees-finds-home-in-openreach-uk-cabinet.html

I liked this bit:

Quote
Over the years we’ve seen some unpleasant and unusual things camping out inside road side broadband and phone cabinets (e.g. wood lice, rats, spiders nests, wasps, politicians), so the idea that Bees could make their home inside one is perfectly understandable.

Politicians  :lol:

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 on: Today at 04:25:40 PM 
Started by jimmyca69 - Last post by broadstairs
I have a BT 3 disc set up with my own router, our house is about 100 years old and proved problematic with normal WiFi but it works well forum us.

Stuart

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 on: Today at 04:17:23 PM 
Started by jimmyca69 - Last post by jelv
If you chose Zen and wanted minimal involvement, why not use one of these with the router Zen provide?

https://en.avm.de/products/fritzwlan/

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 on: Today at 04:06:17 PM 
Started by jimmyca69 - Last post by stevebrass
I have use Netgear Orbi with VM and with BT.

My house is 1500 square feet two storey and a Netgear Router plus one satellite works fine.

Obviously more satellites can be added.

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 on: Today at 03:20:43 PM 
Started by fawzy46 - Last post by fawzy46
The website's a fun read: https://te.eg/wps/portal/te/Personal/WE-SPACE/Plan-details

OP looks to be on the Super Plan, with either 140, 250, 400 or 600GB data allowance.

yep, I am on super with 400Gb but each month I have to buy an additional 100gb. internet here is disgusting and telecom Egypt aka WE runs a blatant monopoly and screwing every internet user in Egypt

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 on: Today at 03:19:22 PM 
Started by g3uiss - Last post by meritez
The LLUMS case has been closed with no changes seen ( card  or speed). Zen say we have to start a new fault. I think that’s probably a waste of time and I will mange with the 800k upload.

Will ZEN log it as a repeat fault and escalate to care level 4?

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