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How do I configure my router?
The good news is that you don’t have to because we do it for you! When we install your router at your home, we’ll configure your router with your SSID and wireless key so you can connect your devices and get online straight away.  
 
I’m collecting my router from the JT shop, do I need to configure my router?
If you’re collecting or buying your router from our shop, our team will configure your router for you. This means that you can turn it on and connect your devices to your home network straight away.
 
I’m moving house, do I need to reconfigure my router?
If you’re moving house, please take your router with you to your new home. This will mean you don't need any details changing and you can connect to your home Wi-Fi network in your new home as soon as your router is plugged back in.
 
My Wi-Fi isn't working
There are a couple of things that we recommend trying before you contact us:  
TIP: Don’t touch the ‘Wi-Fi’ button on your router when you’re trying to fix the issue. If you’ve already pressed the button before reading this, go back and press it again to get back to where you were!
1. Find your ONT/Genexis box 



2. Make sure the cables are connected properly
Power lead is coming out of the top right and leading into an electrical mains socket.



The Ethernet cable is connected into port number 1 – if it’s plugged into any of the other ports the service won’t work.



The other end of the Ethernet cable goes into the grey WAN port on the back of the Tilgin router. If it’s plugged into any of the yellow ports it won’t work.



3. Make sure the power lead coming out of the Tilgin goes into a mains electricity socket and it’s turned on.

4. Has the Tilgin or the ONT got any flashing lights?

  •  Yes - Unplug the black power lead from the top right of your ONT and leave it unplugged for 30 seconds. Once 30 seconds has passed, plug the lead back in and wait 2 minutes before seeing if there are lights flashing.
  • No – Follow the power lead back to the socket and make sure it’s plugged in and switched on.

If the socket is switched on and the Tilgin still doesn’t light up, check the black/white power button on the back of the router is pressed in.  
  • If you’ve done all of these checks and your ONT/Tilgin isn’t giving a Wi-Fi signal you need to be sure the socket isn’t broken. You can do this by plugging in a hoover/hairdryer/lamp. If the socket isn’t working it’s your responsibility to get an electrician/check the circuit breaker.
5. Do you know your Wi-Fi network password?

  •  Yes - Go into your ‘Wi-Fi’ Settings on your device and select ‘Forget Network’. Reselect your ‘Wi-Fi’ Settings and if your home network appears as available this means that your Wi-Fi is working. Select your home network and re-enter your password. Open the internet or an application that requires data access and if the page loads correctly your Wi-Fi is working.
  • No – Please contact our faults team so that we can run some further tests and do all we can to help you.   

    I have a data point that splits the Ethernet cable into different rooms, should I follow these steps too?

    Yes, the same principal applies; the ethernet cable comes out of the ONT, goes into the data point and there’ll be another data point in your house which the cable will come out of which will then go into the grey WAN port on the Tilgin.
 
How do I connect my devices to Wi-Fi?
These steps run through the general steps that anyone needs to take to get connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.

Step 1:
Get yourself in a property or public space that has a wireless router which is transmitting a Wi-Fi signal.

Step 2:
Make sure that the device you're going to use is a.) Capable of connecting to the internet and b.) Capable of connecting to Wi-Fi.

Step 3:
Find out the name of the Wi-Fi network that the router in your location is transmitting. Each Wi-Fi network has its own unique name. Sometimes this can be a sequence of random numbers and letters — but usually people will personalise the name of a Wi-Fi network to help you identify its owners. E.g. "The Smith Family" or "Bob’s Cafe".

Step 4:  Once you know the name of the Wi-Fi network, use your chosen device to find it. This will vary between devices depending on whether you're using a Windows or Mac computer, or a mobile device. However, the process for connecting to Wi-Fi is broadly similar, following something along the lines of: Settings > Wi-Fi > turn Wi-Fi on > click on the name of your Wi-Fi network > The majority of Wi-Fi networks are private, with access given via a password. If your chosen Wi-Fi network is password protected, at this point it will ask you enter that password. Make sure you have the password at hand, and enter it > Join


What is the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless key (password) for my router?
The wireless key is another name for the password that you use to get into your wireless network. Always keep this password secure and only share with those who you are happy to be connected to your wireless network. An SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the name which is broadcast by your wireless (WLAN) router. It’s the name that appears for your device to connect to when you’re searching for wireless networks. When we install your router we’ll create an SSID and password for you so that you can connect your devices and access data straight away. If you’re moving house, remember to take your fibre router with you; that way, all your network and passwords will stay the same in your new property.
 
How do I find my Wi-Fi password?
Follow these 7 steps to get your wireless password from your Tilgin router:
1. Connect a device directly into the Ethernet ports on the back of the Tilgin.
2. Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar.
3. When the Tilgin configuration page loads enter these login credentials in the top-right boxes:
Username: admin
Password: admin

 

4. Click on the ‘WIRELESS’ tab across the top.

5. Select the name of your network. (In the example the network is called ‘Cheesecake’)

6. On the left hand navigation pane select ‘Security’

7. Then whatever is listed in the ‘Passphrase’ field will be your password – in the example it’s ‘password’.

 

 
How can I improve my Wi-Fi speed?

If your connection feels slow and is secure how many people are using the connection? Bandwidth may be reduced due to the amount of devices accessing the router. For example games consoles, such as PlayStations, could be using a large amount of bandwidth if someone is gaming online. The nearer your router is to where you use it, the better your experience will be.

1) Router keeping tips:

  • Move your router away from the window (signal being lost to the outside)
  • Keep your router on show (don't trap signal in the cupboard)
  • Keep your router on a shelf or table
  • Keep it away from the TV and water (fish tank etc)
2) Device keeping tips:
  • Keep your devices up to date by doing any updates
  • Laptops and computers are fitted with bigger antennas, so they'll be able to receive Wi-Fi in more places around your home
  • Restart the devices connected to your home network regularly to prevent 'tiredness'

3) Who are you sharing your network with?   Your network can become congested when lots of devices connect to it. Parental Controls with Haandle enable you to control the connectivity of devices to your home network.

If you're not using a device, it's always good to turn it off and give it a rest, and this will help free up the Wi-Fi for the devices you are using too.

 
How do I test my broadband speed?

We deliver the broadband plan speed to your router so please use an Ethernet cable to join your router and the device which you're testing the speed on. Always make sure you're using the JT hosted server to run the test as this will give you the most accurate results.

Click here to carry out a speed test.

 
Report a fault

If you're having problems with your home broadband service, there are some simple checks you can do to try to find out what's wrong. If your broadband connection is not provided by JT, please contact your service provider for help. Always check the power cable is connected to the router and that it's plugged in properly. Please answer these questions, submit the form and our team will do all they can to fix the issue as quickly as possible. Our team may get in touch with you because the nature of the issue needs you to be in the property to carry out some tests on the equipment which will help the team get to the root of the issue.

Click HERE to report your fault

 

 

This is a Tilgin Router

This is an ONT Genexis Box

This is an ethernet cable

 

Click here to carry out a speed test.

 

Will I be charged?

If you’re having difficulties connecting to the internet on your JT broadband connection, then it could be because of a problem with the network. If the fault is on the JT network we’ll send out an engineer to fix it, and you won’t be charged. Some faults may be caused by a problem with the internal wiring or equipment at the property. JT is responsible for the line up to and including the NTP (Network Terminating Point) - the point at which our network cable enters your home or premises. If an engineer visits and the source of the fault is proved to be your internal wiring or equipment, you will be charged for the visit.

Engineering visits may incur charges. For more information, please click below.

 
Engineer / connection charges
Connection Charges

Service Connection/Reconnection Charge
Landline No engineer visit required £55.23
Landline Engineer visit required £145.53
Broadband Connection or reconnection £52.50
Fibre Installation £89.00

Extra Engineering Work: If you need any extra work doing, such as having phone points fitted or your fibre ONT moved, we’ll arrange for an engineer to visit your property at a time which suits you. The initial call out charge include the first half an hour of labour.

Service Charge
Visit charge including first half hour (minimum charge) £63
Every half hour £31.50
Visit charge including first half hour (minimum charge) Out of hours £84
Every half hour Out of hours £42

Our engineers will tell you what’s involved in the job, and any extra charges before they start work. If you change your mind and decide not to go ahead with it, that's fine, we won’t charge you anything.
How do I manage my broadband usage?
The 'JT My Account' app enables you to manage your JT services when it suits you.
    • View and pay your bills
    • View your future charges
    • View your itemised usage
    • Set usage alerts
    • View your used and remaining service allowance
    • Add bolt-ons
    • Use 'Parental Controls' tool to manage your home network
    • Live chat your account queries to our JTHelp team
    To get the app, please follow these steps:
    • Start by creating your online account. You’ll need your JT account number (at the top of your bill) and your email address.
    • Follow this link https://secure.jtglobal.com/consumer/jfn and select ‘Register Account’.
    • Download your 'JT My Account' for free.
     Get it on Google Play  

How do I change my monthly broadband data allowance?
If you’d like to increase your monthly data allowance, either permanently or just for a short time you can choose from these options to best suit your needs:

Additional data usage per month Additional cost per month
50GB £5.25
100GB £10.50
200GB £15.75
Once you’ve chosen, live chat with us here and our help team will make the changes, or you can add the bolt on yourself in your JT My Account app.
 
I’m moving house, how do I move my broadband service?
Moving to a new house can be difficult and time consuming. We’re here to help take some of the hassle away by doing all we can to make sure your services are up and running at your new home when you move in. This is what we need to know:
  • Your JT account number
  • The services that you’d like moved
  • The new landline number if you're moving parish
  • Your new address
  • Your new postcode
  • Whether your new home is a ‘newly built’ or 'newly renovated' property
  • The date that you’d like the services moved
  • Your email address
  • Your best contact number
Please help us by giving us at least 10 days’ notice so that we can have your services ready. Fill out this Form today so that’s one more thing ticked off your list.

 
How do I disconnect my broadband service?
We’re sorry you’re thinking of leaving JT. Please contact us to speak to the team about this.

How much will it cost me to disconnect my broadband service?

If you’re still in contract with us, bear in mind you’ll have to pay the remaining charges of contract to cancel early. Most of our contracts are 24 months, but we do have some that are 12. Also, if you’re looking to change to another provider, there might be connection charges for setting up your new service.

What is broadband speed and how does it work?
The transfer of data from point A to point B is what we call ’Broadband'. It's used every day by billions of people across the world. Whether you use it on your computers, laptop, tablet, smart phone, watch, headset or home heating and security system, broadband keeps everyone connected. What does Megabits per second mean?  Broadband speed is measured in Megabits per second, usually written as Mb or Mbps (as in 24Mb or 24Mbps). It’s the rate at which data is transferred either from (download) or to (upload) a website. What is a Gigabyte?  A gigabyte is a measure of volume of digital data. There are 1,024 Megabytes in a Gigabyte. Your monthly broadband plan may have a certain number of 'Megabytes' or ‘Gigabytes’ as your monthly allowance (1million MBs, 200GB for example). Every time you access mobile data you’re transferring digital information from point A to point B by either sending information out, or receiving information in. This information is transmitted in digital chunks, or ‘bytes’ so depending on the size of the information you’re sending (uploading a photo or downloading an email etc) a certain number of bytes will be used. The simple table below shows how the volume of data used is measured.
1,024 Bytes 1 Kilobyte
1,024 Kilobytes 1 Megabyte
1,024 Megabytes 1 Gigabyte
1,024 Gigabytes 1 Terabyte
For example, an email may be 2.1Mb in ‘size’. Sending or receiving this will use 2.1 Megabits of your 100GB allowance.

 

What is JT Fon?

 

Engineer / connection charges
Connection Charges
Service Connection/Reconnection Charge
Landline No engineer visit required £55.23
Landline Engineer visit required £145.53
Broadband Connection or reconnection £52.50
Extra Engineering Work: If you need any extra work doing, such as having phone points fitted or your fibre ONT moved, we’ll arrange for an engineer to visit your property at a time which suits you. The initial call out charge include the first half an hour of labour.
Service Charge
Visit charge including first half hour (minimum charge) £63
Every half hour £31.50
Visit charge including first half hour (minimum charge) Out of hours £84
Every half hour Out of hours £42
Our engineers will tell you what’s involved in the job, and any extra charges before they start work. If you change your mind and decide not to go ahead with it, that's fine, we won’t charge you anything.

 

Scam & Fraud Awareness - Nuisance/Scam Calls
There are a number of different types of nuisance/scam calls out there. Whilst JT work hard to minimise the number of unwanted calls received by our customers it is inevitable that some of them may get through. Below we have described the most common types of unwanted calls and what you can do to minimise any risk to yourself and others. Phone Scams Fraud over the phone, also known as Vishing, is when a fraudster calls claiming they are from a bank or other trusted organisation in an attempt to gather personal information about you (such as bank account details, passwords etc) which they can then use to steal money/access to services from you. They may have already gathered some basic information about you in order to sound authentic and have the ability to change the telephone number that appears on your phone to something genuine. If you receive a call that claims to be from a bank or other trusted organisation, please remember the following:
  • A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you to ask for your PIN or full password.
  • Only give out personal or financial details for those services you have consented to, that you trust and are expecting to be contacted by.
  • If in doubt, call the bank or organisation back on a trusted number before giving out any details.
  • Don’t be rushed into making a decision.
  • Fraudsters often try to pressure you into transferring money or agreeing to hand over personal information.
  • A trusted organisation wont mind waiting.
  • You can report these calls to us on 01534 882882 and we will investigate and endeavour to block where appropriate.
  • If you have fallen victim to a scam of this nature, please contact the States of Jersey Police on 01534 612612 or online via www.jersey.police.uk

 

Scam & Fraud Awareness - Marketing ‘Cold’ Calling
Sales and marketing organisations may try to contact you to out of the blue to push all manner of products and services. If you are not looking to buy anything they are selling these calls can be considered a nuisance.The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) runs two free registration schemes designed to reduce the amount of unwanted phone (or fax) calls received from sales and marketing organisations. By registering your telephone number with them, the DMA can ensure that your number is no longer available to organisations, including charities and voluntary bodies, who might telephone you with offers and information you do not want to receive. Telephone Preference Service (TPS) Phone 0845 070 0707 Fax 0845 070 0706 Fax Preference Service (FPS) Phone 0845 070 0702 Fax 0845 070 0706 You can also register with TPS online at www.tpsonline.org.uk The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) www.dma.org.uk is also a source of useful information.

 

Scam & Fraud Awareness - Malicious, indecent or offensive calls
Making a malicious, indecent or offensive call is a criminal offence. Although not a common occurrence, if you are a victim, please contact the States of Jersey Police on 01534 612612 in the first instance. In addition, if you contact us on 01534 882882 and we will do all we can to help.

 

Scam & Fraud Awareness - Scam Texts
Otherwise known as Smishing (SMS Phishing) these work the same way as scam calls where fraudsters purporting to be from trusted organisations are attempting to gain personal information from you in order to unlawfully access funds/services.If you receive an SMS of this nature please report to us and/or the States of Jersey Police.

 

Scam & Fraud Awareness - Stolen Phones
If you lose your phone or it is stolen and it lands in the wrong hands the implications to you may be more than just losing your mobile device. If access is gained to your phone you could be opening yourself up to the following risks:
  • The personal information stored on the device could be used for further criminal acts (e.g. identity theft, subscriber fraud etc.)
  • Even if the device is locked the SIM could be removed and used to make calls that will end up on your next bill.
If your phone is stolen on-island or while you’re away on holiday, please contact us as soon as possible on 01534 882882 to ensure that your service is suspended and no further charges are incurred. Many people think disabling the device is sufficient, but this does not stop fraudsters from using your SIM card in another phone and racking up huge bills at your expense. In order to protect your data ensure that there is a secure PIN on both your device and SIM and make sure that you keep your device software up to date.

 

Scam & Fraud Awareness - Email Scams
In a similar way to calls and texts, criminals also ‘phish’ by contacting you via email. Always be aware that unsolicited emails that look to be from a known and trusted organisation can easily be faked. Unless the email is expected, never click on any links embedded in an email before verifying the authenticity of the email. They might promise your huge rewards, lottery wins, lost inheritances and so on and often they will include requests for upfront payments or private information such as bank details. Use your common sense and if in doubt delete the email. If it looks too good to be true - it probably is. 7 ways to spot an email you’ve been sent is a scam:
  • The sender’s address doesn’t match the website address of the organisation it says it’s from. Roll your mouse pointer over the sender’s name to reveal its true address.
  • The email doesn’t use your proper name – using something like “Dear customer” instead.There’s a sense of urgency, asking you to act immediately.
  • There’s a prominent website link which may seem like the proper address, but with one character different.
  • There’s a request for personal information.
  • There are spelling and grammatical errors.
  • The entire text of the email is within an image rather than the usual text format and the image contains an embedded hyperlink to a bogus site. Again roll your mouse pointer over the link to reveal its true destination.

e-Safety

Helping you stay safe on the internet

There are certain measures you can take to ensure you and your family are safe when using the internet, such as by keeping personal information safe and setting up technical parental controls.

Click here to check all our e-Safety tips >

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