[ILUG] eircom hi-speed
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sun Nov 4 13:54:41 GMT 2001
On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 01:50:06PM -0000, Lotas T Smartman wrote:
> If you ask eircom the right question about the Dry pair, you may be in luck.
> Look at this article. I found it ages ago.
> http://www.go-build.net/~lotas/article.php?sid=4. It has some information
> about how this can be done and what to ask. Good idea. I would like to try
I went to the link above and it says, and I'm quoting (and apologies in
advance to those who feel I' m quoting too much)
"And article here gives you information on how to roll your own DSL
connection for anything from gaming with people too far away for Ethernet
cable or wireless, or where a wireless links is not posible or too slow, to
nicking bandwith from your place of work, or local ISP who allows you access
to their hardware, which my ISP wouldent! Anyway, very informative article,
and i would love to try it, but as far as i have figured out, a dry copper
pair from my phone company would cost about IR£2000 er year. anyway, dont
think ill go for that!"
Where does that tell me what magic words I can use with Eircom to persuade
them to supply something which they stopped supplying to new orders at least
5 years ago ? The article referred to is Cringely's about rolling your own
DSL over a "dry pair". This is not at issue - obtaining the "dry pair"
(known as a tie-line in this country) is.
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