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Sprinter
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2013, 12:53:56 PM »

ADSL and ADSL2 are the communications protocols and have nothing to do with the exchange speed. You will almost certainly be using ADSL2, and it will give you the benefit of ramping up to that massive half a meg if left on, but if you turn it off it will still ramp you down whilst trying to stabalise things leaving you with next to nothing.

Just tested mine and i am on 6MB apparently, strange as BT residential told me 2MB was my maximum, i guess when i changed to business broadband they have a different view on things.

will be interesting to see how the results go after a few days.

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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2013, 12:55:54 PM »

Sprinter, thanks for that advice. I have only recently returned to BT broadband and I have not yet found advice to leave the home hub 3.0 on. In a search, I have also failed to find the wattage either in ON or energy save modes. It certainly feels pleasantly warm.
Has anyone found a use for old routers or their contents?
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2013, 03:47:11 PM »

ADSL and ADSL2 are the communications protocols and have nothing to do with the exchange speed. You will almost certainly be using ADSL2, and it will give you the benefit of ramping up to that massive half a meg if left on, but if you turn it off it will still ramp you down whilst trying to stabalise things leaving you with next to nothing.
Up here on the edges of the BT system, theory & practice don't always go hand in hand. We tend to get "hand me down" equipment. The phone exchange bit itself is still a UXD5 (so neither System X or System Y, so I understand).

Until a couple of months ago I had two separate half Meg Broadband connections. On one of those the router was always switched off overnight & at weekends. When speed testing, both connections gave a steady half Meg. That was my experience. Theory may differ.  Grin

PS. NSLSV in case you're interested (I recall being told that the data on SamKnows isn't quite right).
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 04:03:40 PM »

NSLSV

What a lot of pretty red Xs reindeer
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 05:25:14 PM »

Don't let Mrs E-G find spider solitaire, Mrs T is now addicted.  Mind you it does keep her quiet stir

Too late   surrender  she's on it ............... facepalm
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