[TriLUG] Road Runner problems anyone?

Chris Hedemark chris at yonderway.com
Mon Dec 9 18:46:49 EST 2002

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On Monday, December 9, 2002, at 12:34 PM, Greg Brown wrote:

> Hey luggers.  Are any of you experiencing RR flakiness starting BEFORE 
> the
> ice storm?

All the time.

> My cable modem connection rarely stays active for more than two
> hours at which time the status light on my Scientific American cable 
> modem
> starts to blink and my connection dies.  The only way I've found to 
> fix this
> problem is shut down the edge computer connected to the modem and pull 
> the
> power on the modem as well.  And wait.  And wait.  Usually the problem
> clears in about nine to twelve hours where I have a tiny window 
> (around two
> hours) of connectivity.

I have no such luck.  I normally need to wait for them to roll a truck. 
And of course, they can never roll a truck the same day as the problem 
so I go for significant durations of time without any service (but 
since they aren't contiguous 24 hour blocks usually, they won't deduct 
that from my bill).

> Am I the only one?

Not at all.

Even though it is slower, I would go running to DSL if it were 
available here (it's not).  I've even thought of setting up my own 
broadband ISP here in northern Orange County but would need to partner 
with someone that has deeper pockets than I to get it going.

Chris Hedemark .. Hillsborough, NC .. http://yonderway.com
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