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Topic # 165807 21-Feb-2015 11:27
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Replaced an ageing Linksys WAG54 ADSL Modem with a new TP-link TD-W8960N, and went to configure the login details, and they were already filled in.

Is this expected to make ADSL connections easier to setup ?

Enjoying the nearly 50% ADSL speed increase though :-). Torrents from just under 1MB/s to 1.4MB/s




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  Reply # 1243567 21-Feb-2015 11:27
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

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  Reply # 1244382 22-Feb-2015 20:07
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Not sure about vodafone but some ISP's no longer require you to authenticate.
Chorus or maybe the RED (do they still call it red? or supernet?) network Dslams will insert your line number into the connection request so that the authentication server knows which customer you are based on where the connection is coming from rather than a username and password.




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  Reply # 1244389 22-Feb-2015 20:18
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You don't need a username or password on Spark, and haven't done for many years now. I'm interested to know how your TP-Link could have details in it.


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  Reply # 1244392 22-Feb-2015 20:24
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Unless you are talking about the webmin login for http://192.168.1.1 in which case your web browser could have saved the admin/admin credentials




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  Reply # 1244410 22-Feb-2015 20:54
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sbiddle: You don't need a username or password on Spark, and haven't done for many years now. I'm interested to know how your TP-Link could have details in it.


dont you just require to have something in the boxes, ie not blank?

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  Reply # 1244432 22-Feb-2015 21:00
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sbiddle: You don't need a username or password on Spark, and haven't done for many years now. I'm interested to know how your TP-Link could have details in it.


dont you just require to have something in the boxes, ie not blank?


You don't need anything, but the GUI on some modems won't accept blank fields so you'll need to enter something.





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  Reply # 1244555 23-Feb-2015 08:10
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It wasn't the admin user and pass - I had to enter those details in. It was the ppoa details.

On the vodafone network, ex Telstra-clear network.

Thought it may have been the browser auto-completing fields, but uner the impression that you have needed to visit the page first in order to auto-complete the fields. This was a new ADSL modem, the ppoa page had never been visited.

Nevermind, more of a curiosity thing.





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  Reply # 1244563 23-Feb-2015 08:46
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You dont need any credentials for the old TC network, username and password can be blank, been like that for about 9 months.

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