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Topic # 102982 27-May-2012 22:17 Send private message

Ok. This is a bit of a strange one. I think I've got it terribly wrong and though I'd lay it out there.

A friend purchased a new and very nice iMac. Unfortunately, it will not access the Internet either via cable or wireless. Their router is a very old D-Link and googling reveals that this is an issue. So, I suggest that they get a new router.

Enter on the scene Dynalink RTA1046vw. This will not under any circumstances get a DSL connection. Spent hours - And nothing. I bring it home, plug it in, zap, perfect.

I get them to ring their ISP. They've been told that it's because they have an Adsl2 device but only an Adsl1 connection... Really? Anyone heard of such a thing?

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  Reply # 631279 28-May-2012 08:06 Send private message

Yes. Happened to a whole bunch of business's here in Palmy in a little shopping center off a smaller exchange in town. They had had their modems for years and then the exchange got upgraded and suddenly no one had internet.

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  Reply # 631285 28-May-2012 08:31 Send private message

 I get them to ring their ISP. They've been told that it's because they have an Adsl2 device but only an Adsl1 connection... Really? Anyone heard of such a thing?


Seems weird. I'm definately on ADSL1 but I have an adsl2 modem - I'm sure that an adsl2 modem is backwards compatible with adsl1.

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  Reply # 631300 28-May-2012 09:21 Send private message

I have an RTA1046vw running on ADSL1 OK.  In fact our line is 2 enabled, but the 1046vw won't stay connected reliably in adsl2 mode - so the opposite of your problem!

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