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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Ive just moved from Orange to BT.....
    what a mistake!

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    i have herd bad reviews from orange, the good thing with BT is that they can't pass the blame onto any one else. Because your line is BT. Like some broadband companies go "There is something wrong with your line, talk to BT".

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Well the next step would be to pass the blame on to another BT department

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    well yes i supose so but at leaste you are still dealing with the same company.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Check out the BT business packages.

    We had a backup broadband line at school, until Finance cancelled it.
    (I had been using it as a remote access line). I'm not sure how you have to prove you are a business... although "self-employed".. hah, prove it.

    They were charging about the same for the school as I was paying as a residential customer, but they offered the static IP.


    I have heard good things about Be and Zen previously.
    The only problems I have heard is in relevence to the ADSL2+, which has problems with some filters.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    We use Zen at work they are prefect

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    I've heard bad things about orange aswell.

    To be honest I never saw the need for a static IP at home when i could just setup my DNS with http://www.everydns.net like i have done. Updates the IP address on your A record. You just setup the client on a cron job or scheduled task.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic
    To be honest I never saw the need for a static IP at home when i could just setup my DNS with http://www.everydns.net like i have done.
    ... to save the hassle of using a dynamic dns service

    Thankfully I have a static IP with (lack-of)freedom2surf (don't go with f2s - they've been bought by Tiscali!! ) and I manage my DNS through FreeDNS.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Errrm... arent freedns also a dynamic provider? I'm sure i looked at them when i was deciding on who should do my DNS.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Thankfully I have a static IP with (lack-of)freedom2surf (don't go with f2s - they've been bought by Tiscali!! ) and I manage my DNS through FreeDNS.
    I'm puttin my Freedom2Support Team member hat on now Craig, They have not gone through yet, if you read out beloved forum - www.freedom2support.net you would see that OFCOM are investigating the merger between Pipex and Tiscali (yes its Pipex to Tiscali a F2S and Nildram have been part of Pipex for a good while now), so the earliest you would become Tipex is Jan 08. Its going to Pipex Shareholders this August but as OFCOM are stiring it will delay it a bit.

    As for Freedom2Surf (the lack of) whats your issues mate, just join everyone else moaning that Tiscali have destroyed the web for them, when they don't even have anything to do with them yet

    As for ADSL24, from my research they seem to be nearly a 1 man band based in a terraced house in Manchester, with no backup MX server for email and I forgot what else our research had shown over at F2Support, but our feeling was perhaps look at the other Enta resellers for more resilliant network setups.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Re: FreeDNS - yes they do dynamic dns but I also use them for static, my uhp.me.uk domain is configured with them. I have some of Google services (mail, calendar, web) set up and an A record for my ADSL IP.

    Re: freedom2surf

    Yes it's a long way off completion and I knew f2s had been taken over by pipex - my connection is OK and remains to be. However Tiscali's reputation is far worse than f2s or pipex. If the deal does go ahead (I can't see it not) then in my opinion it is all downhill from then on.

    My 'lack-of' interjection was in reference to a) traffic shaping and b) the transfer amount halfed from 100GB/month to 50GB/month.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    www.freedom2support.net you would see that OFCOM are investigating the merger between Pipex and Tiscali (yes its Pipex to Tiscali a F2S and Nildram have been part of Pipex for a good while now), so the earliest you would become Tipex is Jan 08. Its going to Pipex Shareholders this August but as OFCOM are stiring it will delay it a bit.
    I wasn't aware of this little change as a Nildram user...

    Any indication of whether Nildram will be suffering the same fate as Tiscali users or are they keeping it as is?

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    You can also do static DNS with EveryDNS....so meh

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    You get what you pay for, and i can only ever recommend Zen. There is no "unlimited" with any providor, as they all have fair usage limits hidden somewhere, and the odd few that do not are normally very poor in support or have rubbish speeds. With Zen they are upfront and say this is how much for X. You can see how much you have used realtime on the customer portal. Yeah it might be £25 for 20gig usage, but that is down data only, they do not charge up upstream data. You can have 8 static IP's , more if you can justifty it. If you want a real unlimited with Zen its £80 a month. You want decent internet you gotta pay.

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    Re: Broadband Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    www.freedom2support.net you would see that OFCOM are investigating the merger between Pipex and Tiscali (yes its Pipex to Tiscali a F2S and Nildram have been part of Pipex for a good while now), so the earliest you would become Tipex is Jan 08. Its going to Pipex Shareholders this August but as OFCOM are stiring it will delay it a bit.
    I wasn't aware of this little change as a Nildram user...

    Any indication of whether Nildram will be suffering the same fate as Tiscali users or are they keeping it as is?
    Yes you will be come Tiscali. Nildram and all there bits and bobs have been part of Pipex for quite a while as well. Pipex has sold off its entire ISP Services to Tiscali, with Tiscali's view to start merging and migrating you over to there services, products and networkings in Q3 2008.

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