[SATLUG] RR- Very Interesting - RR Network Change
afcasta at texas.net
Wed Aug 14 08:47:00 CDT 2002
On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Jeff Edmonson wrote:
> : >Hummmmmm, now why did this happen. Makes for an unhappy customer.
> : >Almost makes me want to go back to SWBell.
> : >
> : If you don't want the IP address to change, you need to get a static IP.
> : I understand you can get one with Earthlink.
> : Sounds like they did a major change of IPs in their dhcp server.
> I've had about 4 different IP addresses with RR. Sometimes they'll lose
> power in the neighborhood, and the ip address(es) will be released.
> When a kid in the neighborhood decided to show his ability to be a
> Darwin Award recipient (he didn't make the award, but definatly a
> candidate for "Runner Up") by downing power lines here in the neighborhood,
> I did spot a TW truck, and asked them why the generator? "It's to keep the
> cable lines powered". Of course, I'm confused - call it 'forward thinking' or
> just plain ol' common sense, by why would you need to power up the cable
> lines, if there's no electricity to watch television?
> And, if there are people on cable around here, with the power down,
> even if they DID have a UPS, they're without an ip address, immediately.
> who knows?
I don't know, but after the July floods, I was able to connect to RR using
my laptop and the cablemodem on a generator, when the electric lines were
down. That doesn't mean I could connect this morning without power-cycling
both my cablemodem and my Linksys router... this with running my own name
server so I'm not dependent on the on-again off-again RR name servers.
I don't understand this attitude of TW that the customer needs to reset
his connections every time the TW networking crew runs out of clues. If
Grande or some other service comes out this way, I'd bail from RR as soon
Of course, I only have the basic RR service... can't see paying $90 a
month just to get a static IP from them for the cheapest business class.
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