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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Road Runner cable service
From: "John Alexander" <johnalexander@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 09:15:08 -0600
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My personal experience: The RR pop server times out 2-3x a day. Every time
that I have called tech support because of an issue, they tell me my modem
is fried, after which I schedule a service call and unplug the modem for
awhile. Then I get curious, and plug the modem back in, it now works. Monkey
boy from Cox shows up, routinely tells me my signal pressure is too low,
moves the splitter around (RG-6 quad shielded, and he tells me the pressure
is too low, ha), gets enough signal pressure, leaves. I then go downstairs,
put everything back the way I WANT IT, and roll happily along.
Another thing to consider: According to Computer Shopper's Digest, the
Motorola Surfboard that RR likes to use has just about the lowest throughput
of any of the modems tested. If you are going to keep it more than 18
months, I'd really recommend going to COMPUseless and ponying up some bucks
for a different modem.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-help-bounce@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:linux-help-bounce@xxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Benjamin Bunck
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 8:48 AM
To: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [linux-help] Re: Road Runner cable service

I would basically echo this response.  As far as the speed goes, if your
coming from a dial in lifestyle, you're not going to be bothered by
anything for a while.  The mail certainly has been weird lately.  Other
than that though, I don't have any complaints (static ip would be nice).
I've never had any  problems with losing my ip.  In fact, I usually get
assigned the same ip  for a month or so (don't know if things are
different outside Augusta).

As far as RR goes, they don't care what system you run.  I believe their
official policy is "No <insert ftp/www/etc..> servers allowed" but I don't
think anyone really cares what you run on your personal system.  If you go
RR, consider buying the modem if you plan on keeping the service for a
year and a half or more...that's roughly the break even point for buying
vs. renting.


On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, John M. Resler wrote:

> If you know enough to setup DNS and the BIND system or can get help, I'd
> recommend it over RR. I have RR but it is all DHCP and for the same
> price, I'd much prefer the IP addresses of DSL but RR was here first and
> I just haven't changed. FWIW, RR mail seems to be exceptionally slow
> lately and I think their machines are letting the dynamic IP addresses
> go stale far too often without refreshing. As a result I periodically
> have to reboot ( every 36 hours or so) and the system requests an IP
> address (I believe that's how it works anyway) and then everything is ok
> for another couple of days or so.
> -JR
> Ryan Claycamp wrote:
> > I am looking at making the leap to broadband and it seems that Road
> > Runner would work best for me.  I would like to know what the
> > experiences of the people on the list are with the service and how it
> > works with Linux.  Do you let the cable people know you have Linux?
> > Is self-installation the best route?  Should I buy or rent the cable
> > modem?  Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ryan
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> >
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