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Forum: Security news and updates Today, 01:09
Replies: 2
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Posted By mikec1
Re: Multi-Stage Word Attack Infects Users Without Using Macros

I think you still have to open an email and open a .docx attachment. There's no direct danger from using Word yourself?
Forum: Broadband help and advice 14-02-18, 16:55
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

I have not tried it wired yet as I want to see if anything changes when the evening traffic comes on and I don't want to use it wired anyway. I've got 5 co-channels, but not much activity on them as...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 14-02-18, 13:19
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

Well that was fun! The Openreach man called at 08:10 to say he was on his way and arrived 10 mins later. Had a look round outside. Almost immediately he said "There's your problem. You've got a...
Forum: Open Forum 13-02-18, 18:55
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By mikec1
Re: Photography in public

As long as the workmen were over 16 and you do not use the photographs to embarrass them, I think you should be free to take photos. If they were using some commercially sensitive equipment or...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 12-02-18, 18:29
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

The phone wire from the pole may be an issue. A few years ago they came round our 3 bungalow cul-de-sac with a measuring pole and said the wire from the pole to my bungalow, which ran partly above...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 12-02-18, 17:05
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

Well I spoke to "Michael" who said he was A Case Manager not THE Case Manager who had failed to call this morning.

He said he would run another line check and call back.

He did that and said...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 12-02-18, 16:08
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

I'm just about to call TT as I have been dealing with a major problem caused by a financial institution migrating my accounts to a new platform. Why is everyone in that business so incompetent?
Forum: Broadband help and advice 12-02-18, 11:20
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

It's 11.20 and I'm waiting for the Case Manager's call "between 8 and 12 on Monday"
Forum: Broadband help and advice 12-02-18, 00:54
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

What do you mean about the difference where the microfilter is plugged in ?
Just that I see very little difference between wired and wireless connection to my computer, whether the filter is plugged...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 11-02-18, 20:58
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

As you don't have any phone extensions then there's nothing to stop you from continuing to stay plugged into the test socket. True except it looks pretty messy with the faceplate hanging off.
I...
Forum: Email and Messaging 11-02-18, 20:23
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By mikec1
Re: How to use BCC?

My WLM always needs the To box filling out. Doesn't seem to know which folder to put it in with multiple email addresses on the same client.

I keep intending to try Outlook as WLM doesn't take...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 11-02-18, 15:31
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

You inspired me to have another go at the incoming sockets, with the following results:

Master Socket wireless 16.45 Mbps within 2m of the router
Master socket ethernet 16.86 Mbps

Test Socket ...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 11-02-18, 00:47
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

Yes I've had it off several times before for various reasons and the wires are so fine I din't want to bend them more than necessary.

@williba Unfortunately, Virgin is not a runner in my rural...
Forum: Email and Messaging 10-02-18, 14:04
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By mikec1
Re: How to use BCC?

These terms originated when typists used typewriters to produce one original document. If you wanted to produce a copy for another person or the office files, you inserted a sheet of carbon paper...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 10-02-18, 10:19
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

The TT person said they can't respond quicker than 72 hours because they have to collaborate with BT to check the speed at all sections of the connection from the exchange to my computer, but I agree...
Forum: Email and Messaging 09-02-18, 22:37
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By mikec1
Re: How to use BCC?

Sorry - you'll get a full copy yourself, of course. The others get blind copies.

You can also add yourself into the BCC list and you will get a blind copy as well as the full copy, so you will...
Forum: Email and Messaging 09-02-18, 22:16
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By mikec1
Re: How to use BCC?

Put your own email address in the To box and you will get a blind copy yourself as will all the others.

If you leave it blank, it won't go anywhere!
Forum: Broadband help and advice 09-02-18, 21:59
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

I left BT because even though they tried quite hard to keep me, they couldn't come near TT and, moreover, they would not guarantee not to increase their prices at least twice a year as they did last...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 09-02-18, 18:15
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

I've had a very wearing few days! Although I'm within 5 ft of my router, the fastest speed I've had was on 1st Feb when BT stopped and TT started. Speed rose from 5 Mbps to a blistering 18Mb/s...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 05-02-18, 17:38
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

I spoke to TT on my landline, and the man checked from his end that I was indeed getting under 17Mbps, rang me on my mobile then did a firmware update with the landline off, then asked me to switch...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 05-02-18, 14:43
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

Just an update!
At times my co-channels increase to 5. Next door is on 11 and there is a residential caravan site 250 yards away broadcasting from 3 routers that seem to alternate between 1,6 and 11...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 03-02-18, 00:39
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

Link Score is 71. My signal strength is -48 dBM and all the others are -74
...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 02-02-18, 20:18
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

Yes but decorators as hard to find as good electricians electricians here. I can DIY it better!

My Inssider scan looks OK to me but I'm not too familiar with it. It says thee are 2 Co Chanels but...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 01-02-18, 22:30
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

Not yet. I've had to repair our downstairs lights because a decorator took some wall lights off and then put them back again, blowing a dimmer and a couple of sockets. I'll probably try tomorrow if I...
Forum: Broadband help and advice 01-02-18, 16:27
Replies: 79
Views: 2,185
Posted By mikec1
Re: Which Broadband provider ?

The internet and wireless lights randomly switch on and off, but it doesn't seem to affect the BB. I assumed it was part of the speed optimisation process.
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