BT Home Hub - ADSL

  EFC1878 18:54 24 Jan 2007

I have got a BT Home Hub and woukld like to answer a couple of (possibly) simple and obvious questions:

a) I assume that I have an ADSL connection
b) I hear a lot about rogue dial up trojans etc - I assume that I am not on dial up and am free from being affected on my broadband connection (or is this a false assumption)
c) On my previous connection my dial-up number was 0,38 and I could check this anytime [my simplistic way of trying to check that I was not being redirected to another number] can/should I need to bother to check with the hub?

  howard64 18:57 24 Jan 2007

with broadband you are on an adsl connection and not on dial up - your ip address is the equivalent of your dial up no. and this is input from the home hub. Useful to add virus protection and a firewall.

  Scottiedogg 18:58 24 Jan 2007

adsl (which you have on a home hub) does not use dial up, it is a line of its own from the telephone exchange so you don't need to worry about any dial-up issues- relax!

  Fingees 20:11 24 Jan 2007

Just a small point, if you happen to have a dial up modem fitted, don't leave it plugged into the telephone socket, even if you use dial up on rare occasions.

If you do, then you run the risk of a rogue dialer being downloaded on broadband, and dialing out on normal phone line. Otherwise your pretty safe.
All the best

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