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Hardware Thread, Ethernet Splitter in Technical; If Telewest/NT/Virgin are counting MAC addresses on the lines, surely a router would fool that? As far as they are ...
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    Re: Ethernet Splitter

    If Telewest/NT/Virgin are counting MAC addresses on the lines, surely a router would fool that? As far as they are concerned, there is only one MAC address, therefore one device, connected. Certainly, I never paid NTL a dual connection charge...

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    Re: Ethernet Splitter

    That's correct. Hence my original suggestion.

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    Re: Ethernet Splitter

    I had the old Telewest broadband connection when it was first launched.
    To start with you were only allowed one MAC addresses. But you could add others and change it etc. All I did was spoof the original one I had allocated because everytime I added or changed it, it never worked.
    Then it was changed so you did not have to register any Mac addresses. When that was introduced that worked for me without a problem. I am not sure what Virgen Media are up to now and frankly I don't care - ever since they have come on board the service is a joke.

    Their mail servers are up and down more frequently than a whores knickers.
    They have introduced IP throttling.
    The TV service lost some major channels - [ not that care, as I DLed most stuff ]
    The phone charges have gone up.
    They charge to call up support for the broadband even though the problem is their end.
    The non direct debit charge is a complete rip off.
    I enquired about the v+ box so I could watch some HD stuff - they wanted to charge me £100 connection fee, even though if you are a new customer its free. I have been a Telewest / Cable Corp customer since Screen Sport and Wire TV days.

    In a nutshell, as soon as I get planning permission to chop down the Ash Tree in my back garden, its Sky all the way and perhaps another broadband package from another supplier.

    Virgin Media are worse than Sophos in my opinion.

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    Re: Ethernet Splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    Certainly, I never paid NTL a dual connection charge...
    Me neither! Maybe I just got lucky.



    Andy

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    Re: Ethernet Splitter

    Well they were trialing it for a while for free. Plus I also recall that if you were on the highest speed(s) you got it thrown in free too.

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    Question ethernet splitter

    im pretty new to forums, this is a question(obviously) but i probly put it in the wrong place. haha...

    i am putting a computer in my room. we already have a rooter.
    will an ethernet splitter work off a rooter
    and will it connect my computer and xbox to the internet?

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    You need a device called a switch (this ubiquitous 'ethernet splitter'), and some ethernet cables (don't buy them from Staples..) Plug the whole lot in together and away you go.

    Next time please start a new thread.

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