Tech help for the PC
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By loughor
#2174
Of course. Swings and slides (I was never a roundabout fan). I keep track of IPs through free iPad apps - Fing and Tether, a new app for TP-Link router management. Statics show in their lists, should I forget them.
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By Glamdring
#2177
It's working. It does seem to have been the Stardock app I'd been putting off updating. Cool.
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By richietog
#2410
Anyway I can set the router up, so I could divide equal bandwidth on the internet? I think the guy nearest the wifi signal has been chewing up all the bandwidth for his skype and/or netflix, either that, he has been plugging the Ethernet cable in the router, I don't know if that causes the router to divert all the internet to his advantage

And there's no QoS on the router, so I can't use that method
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By Wooster
#2412
VoIP traffic would normally be tagged as high priority traffic on enterprise or good network hardware because it can't tolerate high latency, but Skype is a P2P protocol, so he might be on an equal bandwidth footing.
(I think I've seen some devices with priority queueing built in, with no menu option to change it.)
Netflix can handle high latency by buffering however.

If he's wired, he'll get a really good connection with even lower latency.
As for the wireless side, signal strength (or more accurately, signal to noise ratio) relates to bandwidth (Data Rate), so the higher the SNR, the greater the Data Rate (and vice versa).
If he's closer to the radios, he'll probably have a very high SNR.
If you measure the wireless signal strength at two different points, each 3dBm less is half the signal strength and 10dBm is 10 times lower (The Rule of 3's and 10's)
A Signal Strength poorer than -70dBm with an SNR or 25dB is the point at which things can start to slide a bit.

There are limits and other factors in play, but them's the basics.

None of that's his fault though, it's just a benefit of close proximity.
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By Glamdring
#3113
Had robot phone call this morning at a quarter to nine. Talktalk telling me my router has been compromised in 'certain areas' and to press 1 for tech support. I thought a second, pressed 1 and someone answered but then the line went dead.
The thing is my line is still down on where it should be. I think it's time to contact tech support myself. Online chat first, when I work up the energy.
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By Glamdring
#3118
Hmm. Wonder how they'd get money. I'll check.
I tried a different server on Speedtest and got the 37MB/s I should get. Curious.
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By Glamdring
#3132
Got full speed back from the other server. Checked my account which seems fine, though I know scams can take ages before they're actioned.
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By Wooster
#3133
Glamdring wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Hmm. Wonder how they'd get money. I'll check.
Premium rate number? If so it'll show up on your bill.
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By richietog
#3566
Geting plusnet at the end of the month

Since it is a new router, I need to know is there anyway I can put an option to make ethernet and wifi connections share equally. I'm sure that the person who has control of the router is using ethernet connection, maybe for the tv connection to netflix, or they are hard downloading things from the internet
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By Wooster
#3569
richietog wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Geting plusnet at the end of the month

Since it is a new router, I need to know is there anyway I can put an option to make ethernet and wifi connections share equally. I'm sure that the person who has control of the router is using ethernet connection, maybe for the tv connection to netflix, or they are hard downloading things from the internet
I wouldn't bank on it.
It'll probably be a £15 Sagemcom, so don't expect a feature set as comprehensive as a Draytek Vigor that costs 10x as much and has Rate Control available for all interfaces.
(WiFi might be a bit weak as well)
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