[TriLUG] Roadrunner access
Tue, 04 Sep 2001 23:31:55 -0400
At 10:54 PM 9/4/2001 -0400, John Franklin wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 09:05:39PM +0500, Tom Bryan wrote:
> > I think that I've finally decided to sign up for RoadRunner if they
> offer it
> > in my area (20 miles outside of Raleigh, no DSL here). Before I make the
> > plunge, is there anything about the Triangle's cable modem access that I
> > should know. I'm sure I'll be back soon to ask questions about
> > configuration, security, etc. I'm sure that I'm going to get minimal
> > from TW judging by this page: http://www.nc.rr.com/rr/qualify/default.htm
>Cheaper than DSL, faster than DSL,
Debatable. With the rollout of mini-DSLAM's to the DLC's, most people in
BellSouth territory now have access to TelocityDirectv which is comparable
in price for 1500 / 256 . Actually DSL is $10 cheaper if you do not have
As to faster, there are two aspects to speed - raw throughput and
latency. Road Runner has had latency problems at times. Also some
people are reporting 50 KB/sec caps on ftp speeds - I do not know if this
is true or not.
Telocity/Direct will roll a BellSouth truck same day if need be, if you
cannot connect and call during business hours. They did for me.
And they have Unix/Linux in their installion guide.
>only one idiot company that can break
>it instead of three for DSL. '
Oh ok you are talking about the older Covad style DSL rather than the newer
> >No static IPs, but dyndns is a good
>approximation. If only it weren't yet-another-communications-monopoly
>with a lousy service track record.