NTL "broadband" connection

Steve Purkis steve at twistedfish.net
Mon Jun 2 14:35:19 BST 2003

Reply below:

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003 12:31:17 +0100 
"Ben Tyson-Norrman" <ben at twowaytv.co.uk> wrote:

> 612k - now if you are going to ask me whether I test it, the answer is no -
> I get what feels like a reasonable speed - put it this way it feels as fast
> as our corporate 2mb.

Plenty good enough for me...

> I haven't tested because I'm not sure how much slow down the firewall
> applies, and then the crappy old hub etc etc.
> Really as I say the best thing, is that it works and it doesn't bother
> me.... always on, is always on.. :-)

Yep, sounds fine...

> The only thing I haven't looked into is the security of the modem, i.e. is
> there anyway into it from outside.... I presume not, but it might be worth
> checking the security lists....

Thanks, but I'm pretty sure It'll be fine...
> Oh and make sure your installer smells bad, no serious..... when I had
> Telewest installed I had two teams of engineers turn up who were just plain
> useless, then the third crew got called out - they looked like they had been
> on the road for ever - fixed it in about 20 minutes.... but boy did they
> smell :-)

Ho ho - insider advice ;-)

> Install is free at the moment - according to some blurb that came with the
> bill this morning

That's what I thought - but how they'll react to freeBSD I'm not sure!


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