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Topic # 74504 31-Dec-2010 21:09 Send private message

This past week I visited my brother. He is with xnet and was capped because he had exceeded his cap. It was a holiday so we didn't feel like ringing up the helpdesk. Anyway, his brother in law, who is also with xnet just changed the ADSL login to his login, and the internet was back to full speed again.

Did this work because both parties were with xnet, or would it have also worked if they were with different isps (e.g. one with xnet and one with snap)?

[I guess it won't work with Telecom as i understand that they authenticate by port rather than login, and it wouldn't work for llu lines either, but would it work for other isps that rely on Telecom wholesale.]

Nothing urgent, just more curiousity than anything.

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  Reply # 423085 31-Dec-2010 22:08 Send private message

Just because you are both xnet.




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  Reply # 423087 31-Dec-2010 22:28 Send private message

wongtop: He is with xnet and was capped because he had exceeded his cap. It was a holiday so we didn't feel like ringing up the helpdesk.


You can update your cap in real time (almost) on the website.

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  Reply # 423140 1-Jan-2011 11:50 Send private message

You have to be careful though. I'm pretty sure that's against the terms and conditions of your ISP..
But yes, it only worked because you are both on Xnet




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  Reply # 423163 1-Jan-2011 13:34 Send private message

I did it a few years ago Xtra line with Orcon login.



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  Reply # 423168 1-Jan-2011 14:16 Send private message

nate: Just because you are both xnet.


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  Reply # 424281 5-Jan-2011 14:37 Send private message

You used to be able to do that on the old jetstream logins and on 128k connections, but they are tunneled to the ISP now so thats why its handy to have a friend on the same ISP,




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