I have been with TalkTalk for well over a year and the local exchange has had TalkTalk LLU for some time. I have now been advised that my line will switch to LLU in 7 days and that a new modem will be supplied, which I believe will be a smartax router.
I am currently using a Sagem [email protected] 800 usb modem and understand that it may not cope with a possible increase in data rate from 3 Mb/s to 8 Mb/s (up to in each case!). I understand that an updated driver may enable it to cope. I wonder if anyone has been through this experience and is still using a Sagem.
I believe that the new modem will have ethernet and usb inputs. I am currently using 98SE and have no ethernet card. Does anyone know if I will still be able to use usb if it is necessary to use the new modem or will I have either to get an ethernet card or an ethernet to usb adaptor?
I use a 3com Wireless Modem\Router They said it would not work. I have used this on NTL Freedom that changed to Vergin Media. I get on Talk Talk just under 7mb download and am 1.8 miles from exchange. So I leave it up to you to try your own setup. If it does not work you have not lost anything.