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 Post subject: CAT5e To Shed
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:32 pm 

Got a man-shed, electrics going in soon but I'm currently using a 15mtr extension to power my Xbox and other bits including Develo Powerline Adapters for Internet.

I'm thinking about running some armoured CAT5e to the shed as well to save on socket use. But I'm debating on how many runs of cable I actually need.

As of now I'm just using android tv box and Xbox wired to the Develo to my BT ...

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 Post subject: What mobile phone should i buy
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:56 pm 
Could someone give me some advice on what to look for when buying a new mobile phone as every phone I thought about buying the reviews have said buy another phone. I don't want to spend over £200 but it must be 4g ready and have a half decent camera.

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 Post subject: Fibre went live today
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:20 pm 
Posted a week or 2 ago that I was upgrading my TalkTalk from copper to fibre and saving money in the process; Fibre went live today.

Speed before

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Speed after

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That's a bit better... :-)

the upload speed is sooo much better, before fibre It could take 2 hours to upload a 5 minute ...

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 Post subject: Router location
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 1:43 pm 
Mrs A is convinced that the router shouldn't be anywhere near the TV, likewise the cordless telephone. I am sure that they are all on different wavelengths and there shouldn't be any conflicts.

I am about to rearrange wiring and sockets in the living room and having router & phone on a shelf by the TV would be a far better arrangement than at present.

Would someone with more knowledge on the subject please confirm ...

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 Post subject: Broadband speed update
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:00 pm 
Just had our latest BT bill in and discovered we're paying £40/month for our 'unlimited' broadband connection.

Out of curiosity I Googled 'average UK download speeds' and found that Offcom research revealed that the AVERAGE download speed went up from circa 22Mb/s to 28Mb/s in 2016.

Mine comes in at TWO Mb/s :angryfire: and has done for the last EIGHT YEARS.

You can only image the Mr ...

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 Post subject: Phone Lines
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:07 pm 
Having no end of problems with Plus Net. Slow internet now no landline (internet still working) I have tried all the fixes recommended ,waited 45 minutes for them to answer the phone and they are saying it is a line fault. They also wont report it unless I agree to pay £65 if its something on my they have ruled out faults in my equipment and plugs etc .How would I know if it ...

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 Post subject: Bluetooth
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:10 pm 
OK, so my new phone has Bluetooth, and so does the radio in my van.

What use is that to me?

Honest: I really don't have a clue. :oops:

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 Post subject: Android
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:59 pm 
Mrs vi has a Samsung j5 phone that keeps running out of storage space. I replaced the 2gb micro SD card for something a fair bit bigger and moved as much as I could over, most stuff doesn't even give you the option, it's internal storage only.
Fine, a bit of free space gained so the updates start, and move stuff back into internal storage again. That and there is so much junk bundled in ...

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 Post subject: Taking broadband down three floors and wired intercom
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:15 pm 
I might be moving into a flat in the basement of a big house where my friend lives in the flat on the top (second) floor.

She's got broadband and I'm hoping to take a Cat5 cable from a socket on her router down through the house to the basement so I can fit an RJ45 socket there from which I can take a Cat5 cable to my computer and maybe some kind of wi-fi ...

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 Post subject: iPhone 5s
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:01 am 
Olive has upgraded & I want to use her 5s. I understand I need to unlock it or get it unlocked, but how do I get rid of all her guff; email, FB etc etc without deleting all stuff for her? The phone is currently updating everything without a SIM card fitted!
Cheers chaps :thumbright:

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