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Broadband Woes Revisited!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Earlier in the month, I reported (here’s the blog) that my Broadband has an intermittent fault AGAIN. Back in 2010, I had similar if not the same issues, and it had to be escalted to BT, it looks like, it will have to be escalted to BT again! The problem is an unstable line, disconnects, occasional slow throughout, down to 0.4Mbps.

It’s been reported to Eclipse Internet, my ISP, who are not to blame, as they do not own the telegraph wire from my house to the exchange. British Telecommunications plc, “BT” own that!

Eclipse Internet, changed the Interleave on the line from ON to OFF, to try and stablise the line, but it did not make any difference, and the issues continues…….

stay tuned for the next installment of Broadband Woes Revisited Update Soon!

Draytek Vigor Connection Statistics Interleaved ON

Draytek Vigor Connection Statistics Interleaved ON

ADSL STATUS Interleaved

ADSL STATUS Interleaved ON

Draytek Vigor Connection Statistics Interleaved OFF

Draytek Vigor Connection Statistics Interleaved OFF

ADSL STATUS Interleaved

ADSL STATUS Interleaved OFF

Notice the increase in sync speed (Down Speed), but unfortunately, it did not make any difference to throughput, or fix the issue.

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Frozen @EclipseInternet Broadband!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Everything else freezes around here, so why not my Broadband “wires”

It sounds like food you have with chips and peas!

Again, I’m having broadband issues, for the last four days, during the twilight hours, under clear Yorkshire Wolds skies, the temperature has been falling to -7 degrees C, and I have a theory this causes a fault on the line! It just seems very coincidental, if we get a cold spell or very hot spell my Broadband has issues. Recently spoke to Eclipse Internet, that states that four other Eclipse Internet users on the Exchange also had issues this week, at the same time, so it was suggested it was BT, playing with their Exchange!

I’ll think I’ll be opening that call again Eclipse Internet!

Here are some lovely test results

SpeedTest.net Broadband Speed Test Results

SpeedTest.net Broadband Speed Test Results

Thinkbroad Broadband Speed Test Results

Thinkbroad Broadband Speed Test Results

Router Connection Statistics

Router Connection Statistics

Whilst the rest of the world, surfs the Net, at lighting speeds of 8, 20, 40 and 100MBps, I can only dream!

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 13 - x10 Computer Controlled Outside Christmas Tree Lights using VMware ESXi 5.0, a Windows 2008 Virtual Server and Web Services

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

We’ve now also, added the Christmas Tree lights outside, in the Magnolia Tree.

I also got a little bored, and decided rather than using a traditional plug-in 240v 24 hour timer, I would add them to the X10 Computer Controlled System, so I can turn them off via a VMware Virtual Server, running Windows 2008 Web Services!

Lindsey asked “Why? - I replied, because I can do stuff like that!

So in thoery I could grant access to this Website, on the Internet to turn them off remotely, or let other people turn them on or off!

x10website

The website is basic, but it functions, just need some graphics and CSS!

Update: I’d already written this blog, and submitted for publishing, before catching an Episode of “The Big Bang Theory” - The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarisation (s1e9) - at this very start of the episode, Howard Wolowitz also demonstrates a light and stereo being power-on via x10, and enabling public access to do the same thing, which Penny also states “Why?” - you can get a really cheap wireless remote from Radio Shack!

Okay, so I’m a nerd! But we all knew that!

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 4 - Is your Broadband Slow and unreliable?

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

If your telephone master socket, looks like this example, it could be the problem!

UK BT Master Telephone Socket

UK BT Master Telephone Socket with many extensions

try removing a few extensions, and just connect your Broadband Modem or Router!

(this example provided by a friend, it did have more extensions, that have since been removed! The ADSL Broadband Router light did not light )

My BT Master Socket - New ADSL faceplate

My BT Master Socket - New ADSL faceplate

If you fancy some DIY, you can change the BT Master NTE5/5A faceplate, for a modern NTE2005, (ADSL faceplate) which has a connection for telephone and Broadband USB Modem or Router, and then there is no need to use an additional broadband filter. NTE2005 (ADSL faceplate) are readily available on eBay and Online.

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Broadband BACK!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

and just after I posted this, I noticed that the Real-Time Energy Usage how started to work on the website, and this could only be working, if computers are sending data to the Internet via fixed ADSL!

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Broadband DOWN!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

My broadband failed today at 12.10, whilst I was trying to obtain car insurance, after a call to Eclipse Internet, and trying six routers, and a Thomson ST330 USB ADSL Modem, my broadband is kind of faulty somehwere between here and Eclipse Internet.

(Thomson is now called Technicolor, so if you after Thomson drivers for your USB modems, head this way).

So I’m operating on my Huawei E585 via 3G.

Speedtest on 3G Wireless Broadband

Speedtest on 3G Wireless Broadband

Ping Test on 3G

Ping Test on 3G

Okay, the latency is slow, but that’s to be expected, but the download speed is the same as I paying Eclipse Internet. Three (3) costs me £5 a month, unlimited, Eclispe Internet £24.99 (well it will be 2.5% more now!).

Might need to think about a fixed 3G Router for the future!

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UK 3 E585 SP01 Firmware Unlock Success

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Before - UK 3 E585 Locked with firmware sp01

Before - UK 3 E585 Locked with firmware sp01

After - UK 3 E585 Unlocked with firmware sp01

After - UK 3 E585 Unlocked with firmware sp01

UK E585 SP01 Firmware Unlock Success

“Very many thanks indeed for all your help. I am actually sending this via the MiFi (although it’s a bit slower than my broadband connection). Despite the complications arising from the new firmware version you solved all the problems and I am very happy indeed, especially in the knowledge that the firmware is intact. Feel free to quote me.

All the very best – and wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year”

Paul, Essex, United Kingdom

Checkout these posts

http://andysworld.org.uk/2010/12/30/newflash-3-uk-e585sp01-firmware-pocket-wifi-unlock-download/

http://andysworld.org.uk/2010/12/30/newflash-vodafone-australia-e585-pocket-wifi-unlock-download/

Please dontate towards my hosting and bandwith costs, and I’ll send you the information, on how to get around this issue, which may help you unlock your E585.

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Problems Unlocking a Pocket MiFi, Pocket WiFi, E585

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Look familiar, I have the information you are looking for…

Problems Unlocking E585 Pocket WiFi, Pocket MiFi

Problems Unlocking E585 Pocket WiFi, Pocket MiFi

Checkout these posts

http://andysworld.org.uk/2010/12/30/newflash-3-uk-e585sp01-firmware-pocket-wifi-unlock-download/

http://andysworld.org.uk/2010/12/30/newflash-vodafone-australia-e585-pocket-wifi-unlock-download/

Please dontate towards my hosting and bandwith costs, and I’ll send you the information, on how to get around this issue, which may help you unlock your E585.

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Newflash: 3 UK E585 sp01 firmware Pocket Wifi Unlock download!

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

3 in the UK have released a later firmware on their E585 Pocket Wifi prevent unlocking by using different firmware.

Comment from a happy blog reader:-

“I do appreciate your kind assistance with this - if it looks as if it’s going to be too much trouble I will understand”

Paul, Essex, United Kingdom

3 UK E585 Pocket Wifi with larter firmware

3 UK E585 Pocket Wifi with larter firmware

Newflash: 3 UK E585 Pocket Wifi Unlock download!

Comments from happy blog readers from around the world, that have donated towards my hosting and bandwidth costs, that have successfully unlocked their ‘MiFi’ Huawei E585 using my information. Please note this is NOT an automated service, and I get many hundreds of emails a day about the information posted on andysworld.org.uk, please be patient!
YOU ARE A LEGEND
Pierre, Randburg, South Africa

“Daime u fast !!! Thanks andy u da man ! “
Nasser, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“Brilliant, worked a treat. Thanks.”
Adam, Northumberland, United Kingdom

“It really works, Thanks Andy”
Anthony, Hong Kong

“Thank you it worked”
Kevin, London, United Kingdom

Followed all the great instructions and have unlocked device. Thanks Andy”
Paul, New Zealand

“it is up and working”
Chris, India

“Excellent. Thanks.”
Peter, Wales, United Kingdom

“Very quick, excellent unlock, thanks Andy”
Donny, USA

“Thank you so much Andrew. Now i can unlock my huawei e535.”
Thawatchai, Bangkok, Thailand

“Thank you!! It worked! Sucessfully unlocked. Great job!”
Eirc, South Africa

A breeding pair of Huawei E585 Unlocked for Orange and T-Mobile

A breeding pair of Huawei E585 Unlocked for Orange and T-Mobile

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Newflash: Vodafone Australia E585 Pocket Wifi Unlock download!

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Vodafone Australia E585 Pocket Wifi prevent unlocking by using different firmware to the UK models.

Vodafone Australia E585 Pocket Wifi Unlock

Vodafone Australia E585 Pocket Wifi Unlock

Newflash: Vodafone Australia E585 Pocket Wifi Unlock download!

Comments from happy blog readers from around the world, that have donated towards my hosting and bandwidth costs, that have successfully unlocked their ‘MiFi’ Huawei E585 using my information. Please note this is NOT an automated service, and I get many hundreds of emails a day about the information posted on andysworld.org.uk, please be patient!

YOU ARE A LEGEND
Pierre, Randburg, South Africa

“Daime u fast !!! Thanks andy u da man ! “
Nasser, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“Brilliant, worked a treat. Thanks.”
Adam, Northumberland, United Kingdom

“It really works, Thanks Andy”
Anthony, Hong Kong

“Thank you it worked”
Kevin, London, United Kingdom

Followed all the great instructions and have unlocked device. Thanks Andy”
Paul, New Zealand

“it is up and working”
Chris, India

“Excellent. Thanks.”
Peter, Wales, United Kingdom

“Very quick, excellent unlock, thanks Andy”
Donny, USA

“Thank you so much Andrew. Now i can unlock my huawei e535.”
Thawatchai, Bangkok, Thailand

“Thank you!! It worked! Sucessfully unlocked. Great job!”
Eirc, South Africa

A breeding pair of Huawei E585 Unlocked for Orange and T-Mobile

A breeding pair of Huawei E585 Unlocked for Orange and T-Mobile

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