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Help! Parent fibre failed - no PPP connection

ianfretwell
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Registered: 22-10-2007

Help! Parent fibre failed - no PPP connection

Hi,

 

Hoping somebody from plusnet might spot this and be able to offer some assistance maybe...

Parents broadband (account: dfretwell) failed this morning. They know that Openreach were working in their cab around the same time (always a clue that!...)

 

Internet hasn't worked since. A 1 hour call to plusnet has achieved nothing except losing all the config on the router by factory resetting it. Went round to see them (taking a BT Business Hub 5 to check things out that way).  Exact same fault shown by both routers - they appear to be 'connected' to the Exchange but unable to gain a PPP connection.

 

The call operator apparently went through the usual checks, etc. Then the usual warning that if BT came out and checked and found no fault there would be a £60 charge.  BUT - if the connection to the Exchange is actually up, then the PPP element is at PlusNet's end isn't it?

 

Any suggestions from anyone ?

 

Thanks,

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Re: Help! Parent fibre failed - no PPP connection

And somebody from Plusnet is here.

 

I'm really sorry to hear that your parents aren't able to connect to the internet.

 

From testing their broadband, it looks like the router is in sync to the exchange but isn't authenticating. Looks like we'll need to arrange an engineer visit. I've some good news, that there's engineer availability for tomorrow, if they're around.

 

To arrange it, we'll need to speak with the account holder. I'll be happy to give them a call today.

 

Just got off the phone with your father, I think it was. Engineer's all booked in for tomorrow morning.

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ianfretwell
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Registered: 22-10-2007

Re: Help! Parent fibre failed - no PPP connection

Hi, yes, thats right - called me to say that an engineer was booked.

 

Many thanks for arranging that - much appreciated!!

 

Ian

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Re: Help! Parent fibre failed - no PPP connection

No probs, *fingers crossed* all sorted for Xmas Day.

 

Feel free to let me know if there are any problems, and I'll pick this back up on Boxing Day.

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 Anoush Mortazavi
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