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Port flex
« on: January 13, 2020, 10:42:11 AM »

As mentioned in an earlier thread, can anyone tell me what a ‘port flex’ is?
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PhilipD

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Re: Port flex
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 11:02:40 AM »

Hi

You could Google it, I did "Openreach port flex" and found a forum post from 2011.

https://community.bt.com/t5/Archive-Staging/Connection-instability-issues-and-slow-speeds/td-p/198065

It just appears to be resetting the port so it starts retraining, nothing unusual, just different terminology used.

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Re: Port flex
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 11:12:52 AM »

Openreach are so un-British, should be called a "kick up the arse".
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Re: Port flex
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 04:46:50 PM »

Openreach are so un-British, should be called a "kick up the arse".

 :lol: .......... which is exactly what a 'port flex' is ....... it's like performing a hard-reset on the router.
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Re: Port flex
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 07:53:44 PM »

I did google it but got lost in a maze of twisty passages, I tried ‘BT port flex’. Philip’s suggestion of using the word Openreach instead was the key, clearly the right idea. I don’t know why, but the pregabalin and fentanyl seem to disable my ability to google, it’s one of my biggest problems.
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Re: Port flex
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 03:51:21 PM »

I suppose that's a new way to proposition someone.

'Hey Baby, want me to flex your port'?  :silly:
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Re: Port flex
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 09:23:35 AM »

 ;D
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