[ILUG] Slightly OT. The which ISP Question!
junk_mail at iol.ie
Sat Feb 18 16:21:50 GMT 2006
Recently, Somebody Somewhere wrote these words
> Hi, Hope this question is not banned or something..
> Ok I'm moving house.. Still city center. But I think I'll drop
> Irish Broadband. When it works it is delightful. But when it is
> not working it is painful. Recently, for me at least, it is "not
> working" a lot. I liked the idea of IBB partly because of the
> 2MG each way thing. (Had the idea that I would set up a simple
> nix* web server for experimenting with. Edubunto or something)
> A friend suggested Esat BT. Says it is blisteringly fast. It is
> ADSL so upload bandwidth is very much smaller. Also he has had
> problems with their billing system in the past.
In Templeogue here, on Saturday afternoon, on esat.
500k download, 110k upload. Also good is their spam rejection. If
things went down, I would check my own box before ringing them and
asking what's broke this time (Like I did with NTL). Ntl are
nearly criminally bad, imho. And everybody has an accounts row
I liked the Esat modem also, which does dhcp and saves you farting
with pppoe. It serves 33 boxes, so I bought a 8 way switch, and
three of us use a box here at times.
Phonewise, Esat beats Eircom hands down. Smart's offers are good.
With best Regards,
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