* Posts by ICooke69

3 posts • joined 18 Dec 2007

Heaviest Virgin Media downloaders face new daytime go-slow

ICooke69
IT Angle

Traffic management

If you take a look at http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/bb_deal_size_xl.html

VM are stating:-

Up to 20Mb service

* No download limits

* PCguard Total - Protect your PC with anti-virus, firewall & pop-up blocker

* A modem to connect you to the internet

* Help when you need it, online and on the phone

* Download a music track ◊ in under 2 seconds

* Free Wireless Router

So why the hell are they throttling bandwidth? Plus why do they only update a page on their website which I for one never look at as the site is crap! Why can't they email every Broadband user when they make changes to their Traffic management policy rather than updating a web page I didn't know existed until someone posted the URL in a previous post...... VM send enough JUNK email through out the month so why can't they send Customer Service updates via email or even dare I say it good old snail mail and keep the post man in a job!

Microsoft releases latest XP SP3 build

ICooke69
Boffin

"Vista De-Crapifier"

To turn off UAC

1.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2.

In Control Panel, click User Accounts.

3.

In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts.

4.

In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control on or off.

5.

If UAC is currently configured in Admin Approval Mode, the User Account Control message appears. Click Continue.

6.

Clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

7.

Click Restart Now to apply the change right away, or click Restart Later and close the User Accounts tasks window.

Virgin Media network collapses nationwide

ICooke69

DHCP

DHCP address assignments (leases) for some of its servers, which in turn caused IP addresses to be renewed en masse. No word yet on what the routine maintenance was. - WHY ARE THEY NOT ASSIGNING STATIC ADDRESSES TO ALL SERVERS? and just managing Set-Top boxes and Cable modems using DHCP.

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