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MAC Codes - Does my cable broadband have one?

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Hi All

I am currently a customer with Virgin Media (Was NTL originally).

Anyway 24 hours ago i convinced Virgin to let me have the 20mb line for same price as the 2mb line but only for 3 months. This has yet to kick in and i am seriousley debating whether to canx my account and give Be a chance.

When i enquired with Be they said i need a MAC Code. I asked Virgin what is my MAC code and some chap said i dont have one. I just wondered is a MAC code necessary when changing providers baring in mind i am currently on cable and will probably move to a BT Line so i am unsure if Cable broadband have MAC codes.

Any help/advice is much appreciated.
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Cheers mate.
#2
The MAC is needed for ADSL to ADSL, cable to ADSL is the same as setting up a new ADSL connection as far as I'm aware.

John
#3
Johnmcl7
The MAC is needed for ADSL to ADSL, cable to ADSL is the same as setting up a new ADSL connection as far as I'm aware.

John


Yep two entirely seperately systems. mac is for adsl only on phone lines, nowt to do with cable.
#4
Thanks Chaps. Last question please :)

If i change to be what equipment do i need.

I read they send me an adsl modem/router (Am i best off buying one of these myself in terms of like a netgear one).

Secondly i need either a USB Adapter or a PCI Wireless Card.

Do i need an ethernet card? Sorry for all the questions.
#5
All depends on which provider you choose.

Some will give you hardware, some won;t, some will loan/rent to you, others will provide nothing etc.

Have a browse on [url]www.solwise.co.uk[/url]

Also have a good look on the articles, help, forums and guides on [url]www.thinkbroadband.com[/url]

When it comes to anything but light usage I'm not a huge wireless fan, see here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105366&page=8

If your main net usage is in one place, you may as well lay down a £5 20meterish cat5e ethernet utp cable from the router you'll use on adsl to the pc/laptop you'll be using.

Chances are your pc/laptop has a RJ45 ethernet port unless it's truly ancient
#6
You get a free router with BE but its about £25 connection
#7
Yes BE is a £24 connection fee. Put in an order today via Quidco. Ebuyer are doing an adsl/router and usb adapter bundle that one of the mods posted recentley for £50+ quid. Thanks for the info chaps/gals.

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