NTL "broadband" connection
dmlb at dmlb.org
Mon Jun 2 12:43:02 BST 2003
> Dear all
> I connect a BSD "gateway" box to the net via BT ADSL USB modem
> at present & supply net connections to other BSD & Win machines
> on a little network. I'm considering moving to NTL & understand
> they supply a cable modem that can connect via USB or Ethernet
> (but not much detail on their site!).
> Are here any problems I should be aware of? Any comments on
> their service?
I've had mine for a couple of years and ended up buying the modem with
The system is reasonably good. Essentially fixed IP address - it only
if the PC MAC address changes or they change hardware. In the past two years
happened twice. Incoming connections allowed as long as there is a password.
Bad things. A year or so ago, one of their routers in Cambridge lost exactly
the packets. It would come and go, but has been okay for ages now.
Customer service isn't. But problems seem to get fixed within few hours, so
I just go back to watching porn off of old fashioned rusty plastic...
> Many thanks
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