Freeserve Connection Kit?????

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03bigMark03

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#1
Hiya. I haven't installed the freeserve connection kit because I'm connecting through a linux gateway. My orginal number was 08009916001 and I have noticed the net being slow (especialy in games, ping was normaly 230 on dialup, average 350 now lol). And I read about that there increase bandwith on newer numbers.

My dad got a letter about it were going to try the utility thingy tomorrow (he has a stand alone machine not on my network). I just wondered if I could change the number to this

0808 993 3257

which I have done using this guide http://www.ufaq.fsnet.co.uk/index.html and I quote

There are also additional Freeserve Anytime numbers not listed in the various versions of the Connection Kit:

0808 993 3256 (not verified)
0808 993 3257 (verified)
0808 993 3265 kept in reserve for those unable to connect using the Freeserve Connection Kit (also not verified)
. I used the midle one.

I dunno just wondered if I'm doing the right thing as I got Linux. I don't want to start dialing a paid service lol. Were on freeserve anytime.

It dialed a lot faster than useal though I must admit. Gona go and try elite force now.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#2
All 0808 numbers are free. I used to have all the numbers from the ufaq site in my dial up list and chose a different one each time I dialed.

Don't install the connection kit though. It really is worthless, most people have labaled it ****it (Freeserves Usesless Connection Kit)
 
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03bigMark03

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well the smoothwall linux only dials one number, i switched back to 08089916001 because it all f*ed up. There gona phase out the number though aint they ?:S?
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#4
They say they are, but they've been saying that for ages, the numbers do seem to only work in certain areas though, for example sometimes when I dialed a random one it refused to connect, then XP automatically picked another and it worked.
You've just got to find which one is best for you.
 
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03bigMark03

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Hiya. Installed the kit on my dads PC. I'm not bothered about dad's PC. He only uses it for office work. I was just wondering how the hell am I going to find out which is the best number for me. It would take for ever to do it on smoothwall[.org]. Just wondered if there was some kind of checker for the best number near you. Things like this are to time consuming on a LAN. I don't see how they can totaly phase out the number though because it's connecting as "147008089916080". Thats are old number with 147 infront. Shall I just try that or would that not work on Linux, I assume I would need that taskbar icon thingy cause that would hold all the numbers right.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#6
Well in theory freeserve should have sent you the number that is the best for your area.
You could always try asking them via e-mail telling them that you are a linux user and you can not use the kit.

I found that the best number for me was the bery first number that thye had ever given me.
 
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03bigMark03

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I read on the help files from freeserve that they do not support Linux :eek:. Didn't get no email about the best number crap. Thats why they sent us a letter instead i reckon :eek:
 

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