BT home hub 5 wankery


#21

Yes when im travelling. But not at home.


#22

Have a really poor mobile network coverage here.

Irony of being on Everything Everywhere is not lost.


#23

Wasn’t suggesting a permanent solution. I still use normal broadband at home but it would serveTwinky until he gets a new router in the sale tomorrow.


#24

Obvs I need one compatible with BT lack-of-infinity, but is it a ball ache to connect up? Codes and the like?

If it is a fanny-on, I’ll just go old-skool and buy a couple of magazines for my research.


#25

:rofl: Research :rofl:

[insert obvious jazz mag/wanking joke here]


#26

If you buy one of the latest models you should only need your username.


#27

Ffs, if you can cope with the gas regulations and golf handicaps you will have no problem with Wi-fi codes :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#28

I don’t recall anyone ever saying I coped with any of the above! :slight_smile:

I do have a total blackout when it comes to this stuff tho. Lazy on my part I know.


#29

Ta.


#30

The BT Home Hub 5 is meant to be good, is that what you have? If not, I would contact BT, tell them off your woes and ask for one.

If you don’t fancy doing that, them you could go for the Asus 68 ADSL router, or the D-link 3590, but these are over £100. They are the best midrange routers.


#31

It is. Well, ours is at least.


#32

When you switch it off, pull the power plug and wait for 30 seconds before putting it back in. This re-sets your connection at the local exchange. BT are cunts and gradually downgade your service over time as you use it. Doing this re-sets it to maximum again.

Call them and say you are fucked off and going to Virgin or Sky.


#33

Learn something new every day.


#34

Haha. Chemtrails.


#35

I thought so too, but it’s actually true, software driven.


#36

References or links please, as this would be illegal.


#37

Yes, let’s artificially slow these lines down so we piss off our customer base even more and increase our support costs.


#38

Ring them up and play f**k up. That’s what I would do.

The other thing you can do is log on to the router using your laptop and set it up yourself. That’s what I did with Plusnet and it’s quick all the time.


#39

Just use shakti stones on your router and it’ll restore full speed.


#40

It’s actually the opposite, the modem learns what speed can be achieved with maximum stability, so it’s quicker after a few days.