[linux-help] Re: Road Runner cable service
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i had roadrunner but got it turned off.
um, yeah, i was waiting to turn it off in order to get adsl
i only had to wait about 9 and 1/2 months
no i didn't have to give up a child for adsl but it was slow
to get to my area -- i live close to wesley hospital
in the mean time, and it was a mean time, i tried to
use roadrunner . . . .
sometimes it was incredible, most times i wondered
when it would go flaky and it was flaky -- in my area -- often
so i rented a surfboard, cause when their signal got lost
or a server did or whatever -- i'd let'em know and i didn't
pay for the modem rental or the roadrunner signal when
it was flaky. i guess another reason to rent was so they
could NOT say it was MY modem with the problem.
if the signal didn't get in, i didn't pay. if the modem was
the problem, they replaced it ( btw, i only went thru 3 modems)
so now the signal is adsl
but i recently heard a story where a dsl provider just
up and stopped providing service -- actually i think the
service went to stink and the user called in and they
mentioned, in passing, there wouldn't be any service
or company shortly -- how'd that go? ask John Alexander?
seems to be a crap shoot -- i went to adsl cause i'd
heard good things about it . . . . .
----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Bales <bbales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 9:53 AM
Subject: [linux-help] Re: Road Runner cable service
> > I wouldn't go back to 56k for anything, but they have had some e-mail
> > lately. No mail for over 12 hours once, several times for shorter
> > and slow delivery for a while.
> You might go to www.rr.com and look at the last week of "Network Status."
> claim to have it under control with new equipment - we'll have to see.
> I have no complaints with my Motorola Surfboard. Setup is a no-brainer
> Windows or Linux.
> > -----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
> > think anyone really cares what you run on your personal system. If you
> > 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.
> > Ben
> > On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, John M. Resler wrote:
> > >
> > > If you know enough to setup DNS and the BIND system or can get help,
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > > 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
> > > > --
> > > > "Men are from Macs. Women are from VMS." Erwin, User Friendly
> > > > http://www.userfriendly.org/cartoons/archives/99dec/19991203.html
> > > --
> > > Whoever tells a lie cannot be pure in heart -- and only the pure in
> > > can make a good soup.
> > > -- Ludwig Van Beethoven
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