If you go to advanced settings - internet it will give you the connection time.
hi guys. there are lots of pages on this subject now. can someone tell me what the benefits of an unlocked modem are as i have got an eci /r modem which isn't unlocked. thanks
Main benefit I think is you can get the stats from the modem if it is unlocked and LAN2 cabled back to router. And using a seperate modem tends to hold the line better than an integrated router/modem (HH5 specifically).
is there anything that can be switched off on an unlocked modem to get the line to not disconnect or is it my homehub that is telling the separate modem to do a PPP LCP Send Termination Request [User request]
To make a direct connection from your PC to the modem which will eliminate the homehub. Follow this guide to do that. Use your computer as normal to see if any problems you had have been eliminated without the Homehub.
Step 1: Remove the homehub from the modem
Step2: Connect your pc/laptop into the modem using LAN1 port
Step3: Open network and sharing centre on windows and click set up a new connection or network
Step4: Connect to the internet then click make a new connection Broadband PPPoE
Step5: Username firstname.lastname@example.org and the password as BT
Step6: connect, If it doesn't,keep pressing try again until it does.
I'm pretty much used to using the unlocked eci/r abd just like Ray said it performs the best out of the two on my eci street box line.
The Unlocked eci/r is a bit quicker and the errors are almost non existent.
The line is always "fast" mode and the last time it had a loss of connection is when work was being done at the street box.
I also really like my unlocked HG612 3b is very easy to use a first and has the nice graphing options - The line just perfers the eci/r.
I wouldn't go back to using a standard modem or the hub's as I'd miss the stats. 🙂
Is there an "easy" way to unlock the ECI??
Everything I've read involves clothes pegs, wires and USB plugs !!
Since plugging my ECI modem in and using the HH5 purley as a router, the connection has been solid for 2 days 7 hours up to now - it was rebooting every evening.
I wonder how long it will take DLM to reinstate my IP profile ?? It's 63 at present, but was 76 for about 6 months prior to the HH5 having a hissy fit.