The term broadband commonly refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. Broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies such as digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber optics, wireless (for which there is a separate topic), satellite and broadband over powerlines (BPL).

I want to analyze my Verizon hotspot data usage

first, what is 25.9GB of 10 GB ? is this carry over data?  Will this be charged?
second, what is 15GB data? Will this be charged?
third, what is 0.9GB data?  Will this be charged?

snap606.pngI have homefusion broadband 10gb plan.

which plan should i choose?
my data usage
Hi Guys,
can you recommend a very cheap/refurbished VDSL2 modem ONLY with rj11 (POTS) WAN connection?
I want only modem or bridge feature because I have a dedicate firewall.

For now i have seen Draytek Vigor 130
Network access/routing issue.  The configuration that is place worked perfectly fine until the broadband ISP switch out their cable modem.  See attached diagram for clarification.
The issue at had is before the cable modem gateway was replaced, any workstation on the local LAN (192.168.1.x) was able to access the DVR/NVR camera system using it's address of  However, now that address is pingable from the 192.168.1.x network, but no other network access works (ie. the NVR software can't connect to it).  The NVR system is still accessible from offsite by using the public static ip of the ISP gateway which has port forwarding to the NVR device.  In an ideal world, I would have had the camera system installed behind the network firewall so all devices were on the same ip network.  So I am looking for some input on what might be going on here.  Why would the old ISP gateway allow the communication but the new gateway appears to not.  Is there something that we should communicate to the ISP to change in their gateway to fix this issue?

Any insight is appreciated.
Seeking information from Australian IT Pro's

A stalemate with the Internet provider and their supplied router has me stuck.

We needed to add an additional port fwd rule to the device a Telstra V7610 (we have 4 at present) and when added it fails to fwd the 5th port.  The Internet Provider confirmed it was an issue and has:
  • Downgraded the firmware and it failed to rectify.
  • Sent a Technician to our site to repeat the process and confirm I am seeting it up right, and was able to confirm that it fails.
  • Upgraded the firmware to a yet to be released version which created its own new list of problems, one of which was the loss of access to the management interface as soon as the connection to the NBN was online.

Like many we had to remove a perfectly good apliance (Draytek Vigor Series) and replace it with the Telstra/Netgear V7610.  In two years we've had the V7610 replaced 3 maybe 4 times to address problems with DOT and connection quality.

Do you have a solution to retianing the V7610 for DOT and another device for all other services, even better do you have one that addresses a V7610 with a Draytek Vigor appliance?
I am having problems with my wifi  network adapter. It is a Broadcom 802.11n  adapter. I am running on Windows 10 which is part of a dual boot system on my Mac. The Wi-Fi is showing as on  in settings but it is showing as not connected in the network connections dialogue.  I have tried to update the driver but says that everything is up-to-date.
I have a wi-fi router in my home, and have been less than careful in allowing guests to login with my password.  Is there any way they can maliciously access my personal data through my wi-fi router?  Or through my modem (which has the same password)?


FileZilla-Server-Connection-Issues-.docxFileZilla Server SFTP connection issue from outside network. I need help resolving issues with sftp connection to filezilla server from outside network. Please see attachment for details for my current Router, FileZilla Server, and FileZilla Client configurations.
I just recently installed an Edgerouter 4. It was working for a week and now, I cannot get any device to connect to the Internet that's connected to the Edgerouter. I used the Basic Setup Wizard. I've updated the firmware to 2.0.6. I've plugged only the PC into Eth2 and also tried Eth3 and Eth4. The computer gets the IPV4 that the router gave it. I can connect to the router. I see that the router is getting a WAN IP on eth0. I see Tx and Rx on that interface. Right now it's at 10.4 Kbps Tx and 6.25 Kbps Rx. It shows connected but it doesn't matter what device I connect up to it--they cannot access the Internet. I've reset the Edgerouter 4 a few times and tried a few different configs in the wizard but everything doesn't get the devices on the Net. I can connect any device directly up to the CABLE modem and get an external IP similar to the WAN IP on eth0 and those devices can browse the Internet. Can you please suggest any other troubleshooting ideas? From the device, I can ping the WAN IP and get 1ms responses. If I try to use the Ping tool, it doesn't have any responses. It just says 0 packets sent and 0 received. Thanks in advance for your help!
What is the best DSL modem that can support 100 users?  It will NOT use WiFi.
How is dedicated ethernet internet 40Mbps/40Mbps  different then regular business internet that has 150Mpbs/20Mbps
- My company has 17 people how would either of the options affect them?

Whats the best way to go on Primary Internet Service and Failover internet.
- Someone says do LTE Failover and we've tried but the bandwidth just is horrible when spread across 17 people.
I have no Broadband Internet Service in a building of mine, so I use a TMobile Hotspot device for WiFi (an Alcatel Model MW41TM-2ATBUS1-2) which uses my Cell Service for Internet.
I need a Plug-able Ethernet port somehow, and this device has no ports.
How can I get to where I can plug in an Ethernet Cable that has Internet access?
I was thinking like ... setup a Router in Bridge mode and/or use a Router to extend the network. But so far I an unable to get that to work ... wondering if I need a different device or maybe those Hotspots are unable to be bridged/extended.
Any ideas?
Thx all in advance.
- B
When purchasing a cable modem, I know that the Number 1 X Number 2 (i.e. 16x4) is the downstream and upstream channels that it is capable of handling.

However, is it possible to correlate those numbers to the speed package that we are receiving?  I don't want to over or under buy a device for the current tier we are on, which is 200/20.

Also, what are the opinions on DOCSIS 3.0 vs. DOCSIS 3.1?  Do we really need 3.1 to future proof ourselves?
Our clinic has around 10 network device. The internet connection seems to be sufficient as the wired PC/Printer are performing fine with "Speed Test" up to around 90 - 10Mbps. We are using a TP-LINK  TL-WDR7300 broadband router which enabled both 2.4G and 5G band.

The wireless connected devices including cell phone, PC, tablets and a SmartTV (wireless connection) are very slow and constantly disconnected. When we conduct a speed test on a Andriod cell phone the download / upload speed is only around 1 - 2 Mbps.

In order to improve the Wifi connection speed and revolve the wireless disconnection issue, we are thinking of adding a new WAP. To make things simple, we do not like to change any existing infrastructure (e.g. replacement the broadband router etc.). Instead we are consider, adding a new access point (e.g. Ubiquiti, TP-Link, netgear access point) and connect the new access point with the existing TP-LINK  TL-WDR7300 using a Cat-6 UTP cable. Both the new access point and existing broadband will be quite close to each other.  

As the new WAP will be in access point mode so IP conflict should not be an issue. Our concern is whether the new access point will cause interference (e.g. wifi channel , signal interference) with the existing so that the situation will not improve but even degrade. We would like to know what configuration will be the best approach in order to improve the wireless connectivity of our clinic while keeping the infrastructure modification …
I have a Cisco 890 Router that is connected to a broadband connection. Internet is up, all services appear to be operational. There is a VPN tunnel to a smaller office in town that shares the internet with the device. We have a scale that just got installed. This scale is on the IP address
I can ping it from the router, I can telnet to it on port 4660 on the internal LAN. When I goto setup a rule that would allow any IP to telnet to the port from the internet, it doesn't appear to be routing.

ip nat inside source static tcp 4660 interface Dialer1 4660
access-list 106 permit tcp any any eq 4660

Those are the commands I typed in to allow the traffic on port 4660 through the WAN interface.
Are there any other commands I need to type to allow the traffic to route?
Hi guys,

When I am at my parents house,, streaming stuff is so slow. When running a speedtest it shows speeds of 25MBs download, 5mbs upload. It is 'fibre' internet that they have.

However, I am wondering how one can determine if the slowness is our side or the sender who we are viewing from. How does one determine whether it is our side? What tools can I run? Wireshark?

Thanks for helping
Wonder your folks opinion.  How do you approach this questions from executives.  
 "what do you think is better 74Mb DSL or 60Mb cable?"  :)
What kind of hardware firewalls can be placed behind an AT&T BGW210-700 DSL modem?
I need assistance in diagnosing cable broadband internet issues at my Girlfriends house where she and her daughter reside.
The modem being used is a Technicolor MediaAccess TC8715D and these problems have most recently affected me also.
Today, it was connected to my laptop via wifi and stopped working almost immediately after I sent the first email.
I am one room over from the router so the distance is not a problem and should be more stable on the non-5G band but it wasn't working.
I connected via the 5G band and even though I had slightly lower signal strength according to the bars showing, and it appeared to be more stable, when the opposite should be true. Everything is now working again on the higher band, but will inevitably stop working, causing me to have to switch bands again.
We have of course restarted the router, with little positive results.
I think it's the company Spectrum that is at fault in this area but I can't confirm it.
What I would like to do is find a measurable metric that would clearly identify the problem and allow me more of a leg to stand on when it came to asking Spectrum to fix the stability issues that might exist.
Assistance is greatly appreciated.

Just received the Vonets device & tried the above suggestion of setting it to "Bridge + Wifi repeater"
followed by steps in page 7 & 8 below:

I'm able to use it as Wifi repeater ie by placing it say 12 ft away from my Wifi broadband
router & with my laptop is a 'blind spot' of my bedroom, my laptop could connect to that
device "wifi hotspot" & get to Internet (which previously my laptop cant get to Internet).

Now, the other requirement as per the original enquiry in the EE link is to connect it to
a LAN port & serve as Wifi hotspot: can't get this working: when laptop tried connecting
to this device's SSID, it prompted for password which when I enter, it simply gave the
message "password not right" though without connecting this device to a LAN port, the
very same password works.   I've tested connecting the built-in LAN cable to LAN port
OR (ie one at a time) using a LAN cable to wire the WAN port of device to wall's LAN port.

If this works, the next thing I'll need is to connect this device to my laptop (while my
laptop is connected to a LAN port on wall & serve Wifi hotspot to others

After reading all reviews for above device at Amazon, I'm uncertain if it could meet my requirement below:

I have a home Set-Top box (from Telco) that connects to my broadband router via a wired (ie RJ45) LAN cable to stream movies (such as Netflix etc). How can I use this device so that family members can view the movies from their laptops in bedrooms?   This Set-Top box has an RJ45 LAN port, an output HDMI port that goes to TV & a USB port (which I'm not sure what's the USB port is for).

Currently from the bedrooms (can be 5m to 30m away from the broadband router which has wired RJ45 ports as well as Wifi), we can't view the movies/streams via the broadband router & one bedroom barely can connect to the broadband Wifi
I have an Asus RT-88U 3100 Ac router..about a year old.
I t is connected to CCI modem which is the internet provider.
I also have powerline  extenders for to plug into the walls in separate rooms for to pick up wifi instead of wireless.
Recently these extenders have not been working properly.
The android box that I was using became frozen and cannot be reset.
Then the WAN  connection on the router stopped working;and I had to return to wireless everywhere.
The light on the WAN indicator is always red now,
I cannot use anothe LAN as a WAN connection.
Finally I connected a cable from the WAN connection on the router to a LAN connection on the same router.
It still remained red
Does this mean that it is the ASUS router WAN connection that is at fault;and do you have any other suggestions?
Thank you,
Leo Boyle
I am unable to connect to a remote site using Citrix Receiver software through our SonicWALL NSA 2600 firewall.
This is the case on several machines behind out firewall, when I test on a computer outside of out firewall the Citrix Receiver works OK.

The remote site is a vendor's site that we have no control over and they require that we use Citrix Receiver in order o connect to their web-server, the connection will not establish though and just gets stuck "negotiating" the connect. Or the reciever disappears and a black window appears instead of the remote machine.
I wish to use BT wholesale broadband test but it requires Google Flash player so I installed flash player from the link given on BT Wholesale Broadband speed test site and trying to run the test again gives the same error message as before, indicating that Flash player must be installed and enabled.
How can I check the following :

a) Flash player is installed
b) flash player is enabled

In the event that flash player is not enabled, how do I enable it.
The PC operating system is  Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

It should be noted that I have run BT wholesale broadband speed test before on the same machine which at that time didn't have flash player installed. Maybe there are alternative version of BT Wholesale Broadband speed checker.

We have a 4mb broadband connection with Sky and when contacting them they are unable to improve the speed due to our location in UK, our neighbour has signed up to a new connection with BT and they have achieved 5mb so we know there is not going to be a magical fix.

Due to a recent house extension we are looking at updating to Sky Q but also aware the current routers wireless range falls about 6 meters short of what we need so what are our options:

1) Will Sky Q with 2 TV's work along with other devices such as phones and a laptop on the current connection?
2) Will a wireless booster box in the extension work?
3) **maybe part of point 2** Is it possible feed a network cable from the current router to where the 2nd TV will be located where it can plug into a second router or a booster which will fed the TV/Sky box by cable and serve the other devices wirelessly?
4) Should we get a second phone line and use 2 *4/5mb connections one for each sky Q box or does sky Q need to use the same router for the subscription to work?
5) Is satellite internet any good?  It looks expensive.

I will really appreciate peoples advice on this as I am not 100% confident Sky would give realistic advice and then my parents would be tied into a £150 bill for 12 months.
With my Tenvis camera connected to my home's Wifi SSID and my laptop
connected to my home's Wifi, I could http://Tenvis_IP:7777  & see what
the camera sees.

However, at my company, I can't connect my Tenvis camera to the Guest
Wifi as it requires registration plus clicking a couple buttons on the
landing page before the device could connect to Guest network.

Now, I'm replacing the Tenvis with my iPhone using the steps below:

However, with both my iPhone & laptop assigned an IP each by Guest Wifi, my
laptop still can't ping the iPhone & can't see the videos despite that both iPhone
& laptop have registered successfully & clicked the necessary buttons to get
authenticated/connected to Guest.  How can I overcome this?

I plan to put the iPhone in my car to monitor the car (using the laptop) as my car
is parked within the vicinity of the company.  I could sign up a data plan for the
iPhone but it's going to cost quite a bit to monitor 22 days, ten hrs per day so
tagging onto the free Guest Wifi.






The term broadband commonly refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. Broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies such as digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber optics, wireless (for which there is a separate topic), satellite and broadband over powerlines (BPL).

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