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More of a matter of curiosity really, and I know that some of you learned people, will have the precise answer.
Just completed mass surgery and re-format on my computer, due to increasing problems.Made an attempt to reconnect my Thomson SpeedTouch 330 to Tiscali BB (used the SpeedTouch installation disk for the modem), and found that I was having problems making a connection going through other Windows procedures.Contacted Tiscali Technical support 0870 (terrible line and constant break-ins via a Chinese speaking person?)and after explaining the situation,I was placed on hold a number of times, with the increasing same question asking session on returns.
Eventually I was informed that I would need the original Tiscali installation disk, and due to the fact that I didn't have this, they would sent me a new one, which would take 3 to 5 days to receive. Is this the normal procedure, because I had another 'play-around', and made the connection, hence here today.
Was Tiscali support being supportive or obstructive!. Want to get my facts right, should I need to correspond with them.
I'm with Tiscali, the last time I set up my Sagem BB modem I used the latest drivers that I had downloaded from the website and it worked fine. click here
Stuartli- I used the wizard and other methods, then tried Tiscali for more support.
Totally-braindead. Used the original SpeedTouch installation disk. Will wait to see what Tiscali provides, then use your link for perhaps latest updates. Would mention that I also have the Sagem [email protected] 800 E2T, provided by Tiscali as a possible substitute modem, if required.
Just thought that it was curious that Tiscali support, seemed to offer the only solution of a copy of the 'original' installation disk. See what they send me ?.
All you need is the modem drivers and the connection details once the line is activated.
Fruit Bat-- That's what I used, but still had problems getting a connection at first. Still trying to understand why Tiscali support, insisted that I would need the Tiscali installation disk!!.
Will need to wait, and see what they send?.
Will tick as resolved, and see what Tiscali sends.
Found it slightly annoying, when I kept being placed on hold. Wasn't sure if the agent was seeking advice from elsewhere, or whether he was ordering whatever he was going to send, via another link-up.And the Chinese voice, that kept interrupting with an announcement, made me wondered if I was being Googled :o).
"was informed that I would need the original Tiscali installation disk, and due to the fact that I didn't have this"
Quite right too. This time around keep your Tiscali CD safe. It will avoid any further hassle if you have to re-install again in the future.
Jackcoms-- I recall my original installation disk was a cover disk freebie for PAYG many moons ago :o(
As a long-time member of this Forum it never fails to amaze me how often people post with:
"I need to re-install ........ - but I've lost my Windows CD or my Office CD or my ISP CD or my whatever CD."
Why can't people tuck these item away in a safe place where they can easily lay their hands on them??
After all, they've often paid good money for their CDs and should take better care of them.
I know EXACTLY where all the important program and installation CDs are which I might need again in the future. Why can't others do likewise?
That's it - my whinge for the day! ;-))
Received today,flimsy soggy (postman's getting wet, its raining) brown envelope and cd disk titled 'Broadband Installation CD'.
Cannot recall seeing anything like that cd, when I set-up my BroadBand connection in the past.Due to the fact that I managed to get myself on-line, whilst waiting for Tiscali's solution. I MUST keep this cd in a safe-keeping hiding place, for perhaps future use :o)
Thanks again everyone for your kindly responses. Ticked as resolved
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