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MacManKrisK

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Icon 8 posted June 28, 2004 11:41      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
For those who IRC regularly, you all know that my recent mantra (for the last week) as been "cable on Monday, cable on Monday, cable on Monday." Well, it's Monday, the cable modem is "installed" (that is, plugged into the coaxal and the Ethernet). Does that mean I can actually *connect?* Hell no!

I'm currently waiting for Comcast to fix their end, whatever the hell is wrong. Connectivity isn't the issue here, it's some weird registration bug.

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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2004 12:03      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sounds like the DSL epic I went through back in October and November. Be patient. The pain makes you appreciate it all the more.

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Cap'n Vic

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Dial up? Sheeeeeeeeit. Do you have a butter churn too? [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2004 12:43      Profile for Grey_girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
MMKK, you're not alone. I'm still on dial up also. I was told there's some chip that needs to be changed in the box leading into my house (not on the pole, on the house) in order for DSL to work. Not sure I believe this, but oh well. Actually doesn't bother me.
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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2004 14:16      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
MMKK i feel your pain..... hope it gets resolved soon

GreyGirl.... Not so much a chip as it is a notch filter.... Very easy to replace and they should be able to install it when they do thi DSL installation....

Whe I went broadband (cable) i had a PM 6100/60 they told me it did not meet their minimum requirements. However i did ask for a techie, he told me about a self install option.... this meant i would be able to install the modem an setup the account myself. I would not however get any tech support. I opted for the self install and have since upgraded (a self built G3 blue & white in a G4 case and an ibook 800). Soon I hope to ge teh 100base cable option as it is being tested her in my home town. Best of luck to both of you.

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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2004 18:09      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm only on ADSL because work pays for it. Otherwise, I'd probably be a cheap bastard and stick with dial up (Actually, after having ADSL, I probably wouldn't go back to dial up now).

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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2004 18:39      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
I'm only on ADSL because work pays for it. Otherwise, I'd probably be a cheap bastard and stick with dial up (Actually, after having ADSL, I probably wouldn't go back to dial up now).

My old dial-up service was actually more expensive than ADSL if you count the cost of a couple of phone calls per day.

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MacManKrisK

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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2004 21:44      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, it's here, it's connected, and it's properly firewalled!

Ah! the speed is almost blinding! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by MacManKrisK:
Ah! the speed is almost blinding! [Big Grin]

Surfing for porn already, eh ?

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/mmkk: hey look, the have actual porn movies on the 'net!

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Icon 11 posted June 29, 2004 04:50      Profile for csm   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Quitcherbitchin'. At least you can HAVE DSL or cable. I had ordered DSL here when we moved in. Unfortunately there's no copper on the lines, so I had to send back all of the pretty hardware. Cable isn't an option. The only options are ISDN (freaking expensive), or Satellite (also freaking expensive). [cry baby] Count your blessings that you can have cable/DSL, or I'll just have to beat you with my steam powered modem. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted June 29, 2004 11:17      Profile for Grey_girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by macmcseboy:
MMKK i feel your pain..... hope it gets resolved soon

GreyGirl.... Not so much a chip as it is a notch filter.... Very easy to replace and they should be able to install it when they do thi DSL installation....


Thanks for the advice. I did the install myself. But the problem was in the line. Two visits to the house later, it's still not fixed because I have to move furniture so they can get out a window (why they need to access the line as it comes into the house, I don't know) and I've been too lazy to do it. Like I said, I don't do any intense downloads at home, so as long as I can see email and do some surfing, I'm happy.
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quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
Thanks for the advice. I did the install myself. But the problem was in the line. Two visits to the house later, it's still not fixed because I have to move furniture so they can get out a window (why they need to access the line as it comes into the house, I don't know) and I've been too lazy to do it. Like I said, I don't do any intense downloads at home, so as long as I can see email and do some surfing, I'm happy.

* drunkennewfiemidget e-mails "war and peace" to grey_girl.

... in pdf format.
... with author's commentary.
... translated to french

... twice.

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I have a friend who had satellite service. She thought it was awesome, especially when it rained or was cloudy. So awesome, in fact, that she recommended that all her friends not get it.

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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
* drunkennewfiemidget e-mails "war and peace" to grey_girl.

... in pdf format.
... with author's commentary.
... translated to french

... twice.

[Razz]

You wouldn't have caught me. Mailwasher would have shown me the size of the message and I would have deleted it without downloading it.

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Icon 1 posted June 29, 2004 16:45      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:

You wouldn't have caught me. Mailwasher would have shown me the size of the message and I would have deleted it without downloading it.

* drunkennewfiemidget renames the file to windows98_source.zip
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:

You wouldn't have caught me. Mailwasher would have shown me the size of the message and I would have deleted it without downloading it.

* drunkennewfiemidget renames the file to windows98_source.zip
I wouldn't touch such a file with a ten foot pole. Not even with mutt, and a hex viewer, either. Not only would I not trust it, but heaven forbid I be tainted by such a thing.

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_____Well here are my options, Dial-up at V.34 too many miles of phone wire to the switch (Seven) to use a V.90 or even a V.34+ Modum, DSL is a no go due to the extreme distance. Cable Hell they can't even get the analog TV signal down the wire connsistantly, I did try thier Cable Modum for a while, but most of the sites I go to are hosted at home sites out of thier personal PC's. So there was now speed increase, only in getting my E-mail.
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Why don't you start your own grassroots broadband community. There were a few aritcles on slashdot where a community became their own isp.

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I don't know how it works in the USA, but here in the UK if enough people signup with BT then broadband will be rolled out in a rural area. I'm glad I live in the city with my 1MB DSL line.

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