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    (Original post by Dez)
    What would you do without me? :sexface:

    I'm looking forward to October. :excited:
    Halloween special?! :teeth:
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    Halloween special?! :teeth:
    Perhaps. :sexface:
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    Hey guise :awesome:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Hey guise :awesome:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Hey guise :awesome:
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    (Original post by Dez)
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    Why so shocked? :pierre:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Why so shocked? :pierre:
    No idea.
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    (Original post by Dez)
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    Mother-in-Law has got a new router through for her new broadband connection, however, the router they've provided is a proper Yum-Cha one (I can't even remember the name of the manufacturer, it's that obscure!) Anyway, it's crap. The wi-fi keeps dropping out constantly on it, so we've plugged in an old Netgear DG834G to replace it. Thing is, it appears to have automagically connected to the ADSL. Is it possible for her ADSL provider (the Post Office) to push her login details to the device in this way, or is there something fishy going on?

    I'm not too clued up in WAN networking technologies (that's next year!), so I'm wondering if you guys had any ideas how it's done it.
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    No idea, I don't do networking until next year too. :grin:
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml

    :facepalm2:

    Edit:
    Microsoft cracks down on 25 UK counterfeiters

    Oooh. :naughty:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Mother-in-Law has got a new router through for her new broadband connection, however, the router they've provided is a proper Yum-Cha one (I can't even remember the name of the manufacturer, it's that obscure!) Anyway, it's crap. The wi-fi keeps dropping out constantly on it, so we've plugged in an old Netgear DG834G to replace it. Thing is, it appears to have automagically connected to the ADSL. Is it possible for her ADSL provider (the Post Office) to push her login details to the device in this way, or is there something fishy going on?

    I'm not too clued up in WAN networking technologies (that's next year!), so I'm wondering if you guys had any ideas how it's done it.
    Be broadband does the same thing, your connection is recognised no matter what modem you plug into it, and you don't have to enter your username or password.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Mother-in-Law has got a new router through for her new broadband connection, however, the router they've provided is a proper Yum-Cha one (I can't even remember the name of the manufacturer, it's that obscure!) Anyway, it's crap. The wi-fi keeps dropping out constantly on it, so we've plugged in an old Netgear DG834G to replace it. Thing is, it appears to have automagically connected to the ADSL. Is it possible for her ADSL provider (the Post Office) to push her login details to the device in this way, or is there something fishy going on?

    I'm not too clued up in WAN networking technologies (that's next year!), so I'm wondering if you guys had any ideas how it's done it.
    I phoned them this morning and they didn't have a clue what i was talking about. In the end they had to transfer me to the 'customer problems/help' department to speak to an engineer. So i was in a queue for 30 mins only to be told that it automatically puts the username and password into any router you plug in. They are now saying it's my (or should i say, your) faulty computer that's causing the connection to snuff it every 5 mins! Nothing at all to do with the utter ******** router they sent out to us :eek: Cheek.

    Good to know the phone staff are so well trained! :rolleyes: Useless ******* post office! God knows why my mother wanted to go with them :eek: Although, that said, it's not like she lives in an area of the country that's even within an inch close to the rest of civilisation, so no virgin
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    (Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)
    I phoned them this morning and they didn't have a clue what i was talking about. In the end they had to transfer me to the 'customer problems/help' department to speak to an engineer. So i was in a queue for 30 mins only to be told that it automatically puts the username and password into any router you plug in. They are now saying it's my (or should i say, your) faulty computer that's causing the connection to snuff it every 5 mins! Nothing at all to do with the utter ******** router they sent out to us :eek: Cheek.

    Good to know the phone staff are so well trained! :rolleyes: Useless ******* post office! God knows why my mother wanted to go with them :eek: Although, that said, it's not like she lives in an area of the country that's even within an inch close to the rest of civilisation, so no virgin
    They always try and blame it on the computer, it's so irritating. Even if you specifically tell them that you have 2/3/a million devices connected to the same router, and all started experiencing the same problem at the same time, they still recommend you update your anti-virus software. :rant:
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    They always try and blame it on the computer, it's so irritating. Even if you specifically tell them that you have 2/3/a million devices connected to the same router, and all started experiencing the same problem at the same time, they still recommend you update your anti-virus software. :rant:
    I know, it's really annoying. I was trying to keep my cool and go along with their crap but i think the last part of my calmness faded away when they told me that for the 'quickest and best results' i should turn the pc off and turn it back on :mad: I blew a fuse when they said that.
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    (Original post by Suis Je Bovvered ?)
    I phoned them this morning and they didn't have a clue what i was talking about. In the end they had to transfer me to the 'customer problems/help' department to speak to an engineer. So i was in a queue for 30 mins only to be told that it automatically puts the username and password into any router you plug in. They are now saying it's my (or should i say, your) faulty computer that's causing the connection to snuff it every 5 mins! Nothing at all to do with the utter ******** router they sent out to us :eek: Cheek.

    Good to know the phone staff are so well trained! :rolleyes: Useless ******* post office! God knows why my mother wanted to go with them :eek: Although, that said, it's not like she lives in an area of the country that's even within an inch close to the rest of civilisation, so no virgin
    Morons. Well at least they confirmed that they push the authentication details to the router. How dare they suggest that the computer is the cause though! :lolwut: It works fine with every other router it's connected to! As does my Thinkpad, and it's funny how both cut off at exactly the same time when connected to that Yum Cha router... :curious:
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    I'm going AWOL for a while. I'm literally about 200MB away from my broadband limit thanks to my brother, and I still have another week before the usage resets. This could get ugly.
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    I'm going AWOL for a while. I'm literally about 200MB away from my broadband limit thanks to my brother, and I still have another week before the usage resets. This could get ugly.
    Good luck with that. :erm:
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    I'm going AWOL for a while. I'm literally about 200MB away from my broadband limit thanks to my brother, and I still have another week before the usage resets. This could get ugly.
    Ouch. :pinch:

    In other news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10542400.stm :sexface:
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    hai all, guess who's back:awesome:
 
 
 
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