12 Jan 2001 gregf   » (Journeyer)

Been devoting alot of my spare time @home upgrading all my hardware & bringing them all up to spec. Looks like i'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Additionally i have updated my homepage (first time in nearly a year), which provides me with links and technical info. for my mc's :) So what's all this for? Well basically i'm plugging into NTL's cable network after many years dial- up at 56kbps. I WILL be keeping my old dial-up connection for backup, i've got static IP which is allways usefull. NTL doesn't provide static IP im not sure yet but i recon i'll be released every 4 hours by the DHCP server. I wounder if there is a way round it somehow, although the chances are i would be leased the same IP address. I've just called the support line and already i'm not happy with the service im getting from NTL! I called them on 18/01/01, gave them all my account details ofcourse, they in turn advised me an engineer will call me in three working days. It's been 6 days and they tell me that an engineer wasnt booked so now i have a fixed date on the 31/01/01 sometime between 8:30 & 12:30. Mmmm. I've then got to call the support line again with my MAC_ADDR and wait two hours for the DNS server to be updated......

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