to home install or not to home install(adsl)

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Shed, Sep 21, 2003.

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    Shed Guest

    what's so hard that you need a engineer? or is it easy to do it your self?



    thanks

    Shed
     
    Shed, Sep 21, 2003
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    Kraftee Guest

    It's easy if you follow the instructions, if you don't you can very
    quickly get it wrapped around your neck, with simple things to....
     
    Kraftee, Sep 21, 2003
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    Mugwump Guest

    Haven't BT now dropped the engineer install?

    To answer your question, it's simple. If you managed to get your 56k
    modem working then you can manage an ADSL modem/router.
     
    Mugwump, Sep 21, 2003
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    Andy Jenkins Guest

    Indeedy they have. At the very least, BTOpenworld acknowledged that
    no more Engineer assisted installations were to be provided. Other
    ISPs are still quoting the service is available, but one doubts that
    it really is.

    See http://snurl.com/2bdr
     
    Andy Jenkins, Sep 21, 2003
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    Shed Guest

    so when my exchange in enabled do i contact bt to put it on or do i just do
    it all through an isp and they do the rest?
     
    Shed, Sep 21, 2003
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    Colin Wilson Guest

    so when my exchange in enabled do i contact bt to put it on or do i just do
    Order it via an ISP and they make the arrangements...
     
    Colin Wilson, Sep 21, 2003
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    Andy Jenkins Guest

    'Shed'

    When your exchange is enabled, contact your chosen ISP (Pipex,
    Nildram, BTO - whoever). When you order, you will need to do the
    installation yourself.

    Installation consists of installing a modem to your PC (or a router -
    depending on your requirements), then connecting this via filter to
    your normal telephone socket.

    All engineer installations ever consisted of really, was the supply of
    a filter that replaced your existing telephone face plate. Now the
    filter is a seperate "in-line" device instead.
     
    Andy Jenkins, Sep 21, 2003
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    David Walker Guest

    Installation consists of installing a modem to your PC (or a router -
    Ummm - one thing. You don't put a filter on the ADSL modem - you filter
    everything else. In many cases it will go into a splitter which has a
    filter for the phone line, but i've seen a few cases where people are trying
    to filter the wrong thing and nothing working.

    David
     
    David Walker, Sep 21, 2003
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    Colin Wilson Guest

    Ummm - one thing. You don't put a filter on the ADSL modem - you filter
    If the modem has one of the funny shaped sockets, he may well need to use
    the filter at the point at which the modem connects...
     
    Colin Wilson, Sep 22, 2003
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    David Walker Guest

    Ummm - one thing. You don't put a filter on the ADSL modem - you
    filter
    Thats the splitter - the ADSL side of the splitter is unfiltered though, its
    just a passthrough. With those splitters its obvious what goes where, but
    some people see all this talk about filters, buy a single line filter, and
    then try to filter the ADSL too.

    David
     
    David Walker, Sep 22, 2003
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    Andy Jenkins Guest

    Doh ! I really must proof read what I wrote.

    Of course you are right - the filter is required for the *other*
    telephony devices in the house, *not* the ADSL modem/router itself.

    Sorry,
     
    Andy Jenkins, Sep 22, 2003
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  12. I thought so too, but on friday last week one turned up to install my connection...

    The fact that I've had it installed since ADSL first came out (The first week I believe) didn't appear to phase him at all...


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    Hamish Marson, Sep 22, 2003
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    Sunil Sood Guest

    No - its still available.
    BT Openworld may no longer offer but I can't see how you can doubt if the
    service is available.

    As long as it is on BT Wholesale's price list, other ISP's can order it for
    their customers...

    Regards
    Sunil
     
    Sunil Sood, Sep 22, 2003
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    Colin Wilson Guest

    If the modem has one of the funny shaped sockets, he may well need to use
    I know, I was just trying to put it in self-install-newbie terms :-}
     
    Colin Wilson, Sep 22, 2003
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