Just Got 'Broadband' Can't Use 'Permanent File Servers'??

jonnyy40

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Got 512kbps but in AOLs terms and conditions it states I can't use 'permanent file servers' such as http,ftp and irc.Or I will be disconnected.Does this include Mytrack and TWS connections?? If it does,I've got a cooling off period.Which ISP should I get 'Broadband' from?
 

a0-0b

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jonnyy40 said:
Got 512kbps but in AOLs terms and conditions it states I can't use 'permanent file servers' such as http,ftp and irc.Or I will be disconnected.Does this include Mytrack and TWS connections?? If it does,I've got a cooling off period.Which ISP should I get 'Broadband' from?
Means you can't run a server which feeds these protocols, but connecting to one should be fine. Although i would recommend not using AOL if you have the experience or ability to go elsewhere. Support may be good but they're network setups can really sc**w your machine if you try and change it later.

Just a personal opinion ofcourse.
 

Sharky

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I think they mean you're not allowed to run a server from your pc - that's by it's very nature on all the time. As an example if I had an AOL account and wanted to run the Trade2Win website from my pc (via http server) leaving it on all the time (as a permanent connection) so you could access it any time of day, then if they got wind of it, they'd disconnect me. Making a connection to an external service like Mytrack or TWS is entirely different, whether or not you leave it on all day or not, and I'd be very suprised if they didn't permit this.
 

Rognvald

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Ckeck out with aol whether they have any traffic limit on the account - a lot of the cheaper broadband connections now come with monthly limits, beyond which you have to pay extra. It probably won't be an issue but will depend on how many instruments your database contains and updates in realtime. There was a time when I thought I might fall foul of this type of thing but fortunately my account is not limited.

I suggest you investigate
http://www.nildram.net/broadband.htm

I have used them since broadband was first introduced without any probs and service is excellent
 
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rossored

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I have found Virgin broadband absolutely superb. £25 a month, no 12-month contract and a modem and filters for £9.99 (they sent me two.... so I flogged one on ebay for £25 LOL)

Service is superb, theres zero downtime, spam filters and all the junk that AOHell seem to think is so special.
 

mully

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I use Pipex broadband at £23.44 pm. No problems. No connection charge and free modem. What else do you need.
 

RogerM

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I've been using ISDN and still have 6 months to run on the contract. Now that Broadband has arrived at our exchange BT will waive the remainder of the contract and the cost of removing the ISDN line if I use BT Broadband. This is a saving of £200 so worth having. Anyone here using BT Broadband with Voyager 2000 wireless networking?

If so, what do you think of it? Or should I just accept the £200 cost of paying off the ISDN and use one of the more highly rated providers like Nildram or Eclipse?

Is 1GB per day of data enough for trading purposes?
 
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Rognvald

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Roger

BT will do almost anything to increase its adsl customer base at present but their service is rather basic.

Look at the adsl guide and I think that you will find that Nildram is one of the fastest, most relaible and best supported providers. Their dsl500 service is very competitive and given that it cost me £200 to have it installed when ADSL was first introduced and that the monthly cost was then £47 makes it now imo very good value. There is no limit oon the download and in my experience it often has more than the advertised bandwidth available.

I can only speak from my personal experience though - haven't tried any others but in the dial up days I found BT a pain in the ass.
 

raf110

Member
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I have got AOL 1MB broadband, but its still slow at times. Is there a way to optimise the performance of my connection.

Thanks!
 

jonnyy40

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I'm just upgrading to 1Mb as I was amazed by the improvement when trading ES via Bracket Trader.When I think of the money I must have lost.We in this country are subsidising the existence of foreign traders.You can go to keyword 'help' !! Or there is the free number for broadband users 0800 376 4406.
 

awoodj

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reply to Raf

go to www.adslguide.org.uk and pick one of the faster suppliers (you can run a comparison to AOL) then it will speed up.

Otherwise check your PC for viruses etc as a 1MB line should be pretty fast if your pc and isp are both decent.
 

oatman

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have got AOL 1MB broadband, but its still slow at times. Is there a way to optimise the performance of my connection
What's the contention rate?

RogerM, Eclipse are in your neck of the woods and they purchase plenty of bandwith.They're fastest.

The speed of the connection is only of any advantage if you're scalping, but it won't do you much good, I've been on a 2MB dedicated line and you still won't beat the "market"
 

DanielLambert

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More than likely a stupid question , but is it an urban myth that having an extension cable from wall socket to broadband modem will slow it down????

and if I upgrade from 512 to 1MB broadband will I need a new ADSL modem????

thanks in advance....

TechnoDunce :rolleyes:
 

awoodj

Active member
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It is true

but only by the approx time it takes light to travel the length of the extension cable........


seriously i gues if the extension cable was of poor quality it might degrade the signal and slow it down but i doubt it.

Try using a speedtest at a site such as www.adslguide.org.uk with and without it and if they are the same then it is obviously not a problem.
 
 
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