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Old 4th March 2015, 15:07   #541
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Guys, I'm currently on MTNL broadband with 1Mbps plan. It gives me 2Mbps at night and on Sundays. I was a satisfied customer with hardly any downtime, until last couple of months that the connection isn't as stable. I'm thinking of switching over to an alternate ISP that would be reliable and gives good speed with competent pricing. I pay Rs.650 with taxes/Month (which is actually cheap) and stay in Borivali West, Mumbai.
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Why don't you switch over to MTNL's 8 Mbps. I am using it for a while now and have no reasons to complain. I use DSL_8Mbps_1350 that gives me a 50 GB and 1 Mbps post that. I am also situated in Borivali west.

Link to MTNL 8 Mbps plans.

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Act supports pppoe. Check your router configuration and change it from DHCP to ppoe and enter your act login credentials there. After this, it will auto login.

Google your router specific setup if you find it difficult.
I have a feeling that they have changed this. I had set it up on my router and it used to auto-login me before. This doesn't work anymore. I have to login manually from a browser. Or maybe it is because I am using a DNS service too. But even that used to work before. Anyone having this issue on ACT?
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... Anyone having this issue on ACT?
This happened to me a few weeks ago. My desktop was not connecting to the internet through the router.

A quick call to ACT tech support revealed that they were facing some issues with routing. So they asked me to connect the cable directly into the LAN port of the PC. So I did. Then I had to login through the browser, just like you.

However, the routing issue was resolved in a few hours. I connected the cable back to the router, and all was well.

I'd suggest you check with tech support. Perhaps they are facing some new issues.

As of now, I'm still connected through the router, using PPPoE. No separate login required.

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This happened to me a few weeks ago. My desktop was not connecting to the internet through the router.

A quick call to ACT tech support revealed that they were facing some issues with routing. So they asked me to connect the cable directly into the LAN port of the PC. So I did. Then I had to login through the browser, just like you.

However, the routing issue was resolved in a few hours. I connected the cable back to the router, and all was well.

I'd suggest you check with tech support. Perhaps they are facing some new issues.
Thanks for the update. Will check tonight.
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I have a feeling that they have changed this. I had set it up on my router and it used to auto-login me before. This doesn't work anymore. I have to login manually from a browser. Or maybe it is because I am using a DNS service too. But even that used to work before. Anyone having this issue on ACT?
Slightly different issue - I have to re-login to Google each time whereas before it used to remain logged in even across changes in IP address. Not sure why, but it's the same with two different DNS providers so I think something to do with ACT or maybe Google security policy changes.
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I've been using Tata Photon Wifi Max since the last 6-8 months and what do I say about the internet speeds!! Ever time i connect my phone to the wifi it reminds me of the good 'ol dial-up days! The internet speeds are so blistering fast that speedtest.net just fails to work and gets timed-out!
Surprisingly it has now started working well since the time I called them to disconnect my service! Let's see how long this continues else I'll be getting rid of it soon!
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Old 22nd March 2015, 09:21   #547
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Guys, I'm subscribed to Airtel's 2 mbps broadband plan.
Yet, I get a speed of no more than 250 kbps while downloading stuff on Chrome or on BitTorrent. Is this normal? Because during speed tests it shows download speed as 2 mbps!
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Guys, I'm subscribed to Airtel's 2 mbps broadband plan.
Yet, I get a speed of no more than 250 kbps while downloading stuff on Chrome or on BitTorrent. Is this normal? Because during speed tests it shows download speed as 2 mbps!

2 mega bits = 250kilobytes
Divide by 8
What you see in torrent is KBps
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Old 22nd March 2015, 15:49   #549
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2 mega bits = 250kilobytes
Divide by 8
What you see in torrent is KBps
Thanks a lot! And here I was wondering if I was being conned by Airtel.
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We recently received Airtel Fibernet. Plan Rs 1099 for 16Mpbs for 60GB FUP. Receiving constant 15.5Mpbs upload and download speeds.

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We recently received Airtel Fibernet. Plan Rs 1099 for 16Mpbs for 60GB FUP. Receiving constant 15.5Mpbs upload and download speeds.
So FINALLY Airtel read the writing on the wall eh? All these years, they closed their eyes to the idea that it is possible to provide higher speeds than their blazing 2 mbps lines.
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So FINALLY Airtel read the writing on the wall eh?
Airtel provides 8 mbps on ADSL. I have been using it for an year or so.

They also have a "Jugaad" 16 mbps if building is not too far from local exchange.
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Airtel provides 8 mbps on ADSL. I have been using it for an year or so.

They also have a "Jugaad" 16 mbps if building is not too far from local exchange.
I have used the 8Mpbs plan for long and was happy with speed and service. Whats the jugaad 16mpbs you are referring too?
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Whats the jugaad 16mpbs you are referring too?
If DSLM is not too far and line noise is acceptable, they give 16 mbps with existing hardware otherwise they work out VDSL or line bonding modem.
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Tested ACT Fiber for the first time after it took over Beam Cable in Hyderabad.
Speeds are as good as before for the 25 mpbs plan with 70 GB for Rs 1660.

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4255407426
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