[ILUG] SMART Telecom update?
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Jan 30 19:06:43 GMT 2009
On 30 Jan 2009, at 16:32, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Friday 30 January 2009 14:48:18 Justin Mason wrote:
>> I've just switched from an Eircom bundle to Magnet's 10Mbps offering,
>> and I'm loving it (even if it maxes out at just 5Mbps). haven't
>> received my first bill yet, though ;) but it should come in about
>> EUR10 cheaper per month.
> I've occasionally thought of leaving mother Eircom,
> but always remember Hilaire Belloc's great lines:
> And Always Keep Ahold of Nurse,
> For Fear of Finding Something Worse
> Seriously, though, I have a fixed IP address with Eircom,
> I think because I signed up sometime before the Flood.
> Would I get a fixed address from anyone else?
I guess you're meaning DSL providers, but if you're open to other
media, NTL gives
you a nearly fixed IP. It's allocated by DHCP but in over a year of
where I reboot the modem every day, I always get the same IP. Not
fixed enough to
run a mission critical business on (which would be a damn sill thing
to do on NTL
anyway, or any consumer ISP for that matter), but fixed enough for
NTL's technical support sucks rocks, but the service is solid enough
doesn't really bug me (and saying that, I had occasion to call them
twice in the
last week and in each case the issue was a trivial CPE issue
(different each time)
which the tech. support person got right each time).
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