Author Topic: Home Internet  (Read 1625 times)

Re: Home Internet
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2019, 10:25:41 am »
For starters, bung your postcode in https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/postcode_checker/ to see if you can get fibre to your house, ADSL, or fibre to the cabinet.

The hole required for fibre or fibre to the cabinet is tiny. Same size as a phone cable and it will be covered by a socket on the inside. You'll want it to be near a power socket so that you can plug a router in.
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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2019, 02:18:31 pm »
I currently have 3 on my phone but the coverage is awful in the house (I use my phone as a personal hotspot). 

I think I will probably go ADSL and see what the costs are.

Thanks all

Would a mobile wifi thingy help with poor service, as you can move it around to find an area of good reception.

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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2019, 03:02:43 pm »
Not sure - will the signal be better with a mini hub rather than phone- I guess that is the issue

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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2019, 04:09:40 pm »
Not sure - will the signal be better with a mini hub rather than phone- I guess that is the issue

Might be no idea.  Think I have a 3mii thingy that I can lend you.
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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2019, 07:00:06 pm »
If you're going to use 4G, try to get a 4G hub with an external antenna socket. Then you can get a high gain antenna and experiment to find where the Gs are coming from. Once you've found that out, mount the antenna accordingly. Phones have really rubbish antennas as a rule.
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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2019, 08:12:02 pm »
That sounds like a plan - getting a mini hub.

Thanks for the offer G, but I unless it got data how will I check the signal?

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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2019, 08:33:13 pm »
That sounds like a plan - getting a mini hub.

Thanks for the offer G, but I unless it got data how will I check the signal?

Put your sim card in it and watch the signal strength reading on a computer/internet device

velosam

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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2019, 09:04:15 pm »
That’s handy will have m you

Re: Home Internet
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2019, 04:26:31 pm »
My favourite quirks with tv licencing...Students living away from home do not need a separate tv licence to watch iPlayer on a laptop ... unless the laptop is plugged into the mains at the time of  watching.


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Re: Home Internet
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2019, 04:49:35 pm »
My favourite quirks with tv licencing...Students living away from home do not need a separate tv licence to watch iPlayer on a laptop ... unless the laptop is plugged into the mains at the time of  watching.

Indeed, and that applies to anyone, not just students.

Also applies to mobile phones and tablets, not just laptops.

If the device being used to watch whatever is plugged in to the mains to charge then a license at that property is required. If it's running on battery power then your own TV license is good enough regardless of where you are in the country.

Anyway the TV licensing thread is elsewhere...
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