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    martyn - that's what i said, hahah. but apparently they did that 2-3 years ago when they first got dsl, and they said the shared speed was ridiculously slow...might not be the same case now, though.


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    But surely all 3 users are sharing the same pipe now. Is that any different to 3 users in 3 households? The wiring can certainly handle it. I question whether the adsl modem can provide the upload (not download) speed though that may not be important if they are primarily downloading. But generally speaking the limiting factor would probably be the adsl modem having to multi-task the packet requests. It's not an ideal solution.


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    db - that is a good question. i am not sure what it really means to be on 3 separate accounts for them - they say that the speed has improved a lot since they started separating the accounts, as opposed to sharing one account. if that is indeed the case and they want to keep it that way, is buying 3 routers the only option?


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    Geez, what are they doing with these connections? Gaming?

    Another alternative is to get BB1000 (FTTH) and share that


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    Well is having a router that much safer than running a software firewall? You've stumped me with the ultimate question. It's not my money to spend. I'll leave it up to you.


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    db - i am having the same dilemma. i am not sure if they want to spend the money on the routers, or use some kind of software firewall that might be free of charge. on the other hand, though, am also not sure how secure each of the options is...


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    Thumbs down Throwing away money like it is going out of fashion!

    Quote Originally Posted by emptystring
    db - that is a good question. i am not sure what it really means to be on 3 separate accounts for them - they say that the speed has improved a lot since they started separating the accounts, as opposed to sharing one account. if that is indeed the case and they want to keep it that way, is buying 3 routers the only option?
    AFAIK : the ONLY way to have THREE separate Broadband Accounts in one house is to have THREE separate phone lines and three completely separate ADSL/Phone filters - and let the newly installed router do an automatic "sign-on" when it *&* the ADSL modem are powered up rather than having to manually make & break the logon/logoff.

    The only advantage I can see for having three separate lines and thus 3 bills instead of one is that each user would get a full 640Kbit/sec (or thereabouts) upload "pipe".

    I'll not go into the "advantages" of using iCable as an ISP - I've never tried them, but I do understand that the bandwidth available to the user can vary considerably - depending on who, on the local loop, is "Sucking it dry" or "flooding it with uploads".

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    Re the last point by OM, in this case the OP has already said at the outset assume it's adsl bb, thus not cable.


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    Talking Three computers into One line does work.

    Quote Originally Posted by HKFella
    Re the last point by OM, in this case the OP has already said at the outset assume it's adsl bb, thus not cable.
    Well, perhaps "slagging off" iCable should be left to another thread that already does a good job.

    However, I was trying to do some "Edward de Bono - Lateral Thinking" in which the home has 2 phone lines *&* an iCable connection for TV. That pretty well describes my own home which has 2 separate phone lines - one of which has two numbers applied to it, and also iCable wired access on 4 separate TV wall sockets.

    That was the only - half-way sensible - way of having three separate Internet connections available.

    But having just strayed to another thread of similar bent, I can see that - as I suspected - iCable's "service" is slammed!

    A while back iCable offered an Internet connection at $99 per month with a phone number too - however, when push came to shove, they found that, despite my family using 2 of their TV converters, they could not provide any phone via TV service at this modern location !

    As for Netvigator - which I was pretty much forced to use when HKNet decided to boot out ALL non-business ADSL subscribers - I now get the 3Mbit/sec (plus) for $146 a month, not the much inflated prices that I see are being charged by PCCW on other threads.

    Yes, I was assured that mine was a "special" 'cos I was coming from HKNet - but it was only discounted by a few Dollars when I signed up.

    I am reasonably satisfied with Netvigator - my HKNet account, which ran in parallel for many months was a honey-trap for more than 700 SCAM/Scam/Virused/Trojaned e'mails which I just left on their servers since HKNet refused to shut-down the e'mail box until the very last days that they permitted "old HKNet users" access their obsolete accounts.

    One annoying thing about Netvigator is that alternative name for them - SPAMVIGATOR ! Well, I keep getting "Dictionary Attack" e'mails that they have let thro' -- some of them do not even have my user-name on then. BCC's I suppose.

    I slag Netvigator off rotten for each crap e'mail I get. I read 'em right on their server using Firetrust.com's "Mailwasher Pro" program which I've used almost since the first Beta came out. It's a program I can recommend - it's saved me from many "nasties" and allows me to bounce & kill obnoxious e'mails without them ever getting anywhere near my "Viagra" Disks.

    ...... and NO, I don't get any rake-off on sales -- Just a satisfied customer.

    ..... But I digress, I'd certainly not have three separate Internet connections in my home - we manage very well with just ONE 3Mbit/sec connection - some with a wired connection to the Router, and usually one or two Wi-Fi connections via anywhere up to three Wi-Fi access points that I have here.

    i.e. even with an asymetrical 3Mb/640Kbit/sec circuit, we don't find any problems in using this single connection to Internet.

    Those previously mentioned triplet of users must be doing strange things on line to have difficulties. <Wry smile>.

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