[nSLUG] Bell Aliant FibreOP and Linux router

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 23:20:21 ADT 2013


One point of correction...  The Eastlink customer support rep indicates as
of now
on the 20 Mbps plan, the uplink is at 2 Mbps, so perhaps switching back
to the 20 plan would work for me.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Daniel AJ Sokolov @mobile <
> daniel at falco.ca> wrote:
>
>> why don't you downgrade to the 20 mbit/s? it has now GB limit. and it is
>> cheaper.
>> Daniel AJ
>>
>> I have been happy with Eastlink overall, but the parameters don't fit my
> family's needs.
>
> 20 Mbit downgrade was suggested by Eastlink rep, but we were there before.
> The bottle neck for 20 Mbit service is the 1 Mbit upload, which is often
> filled when multiple gamers, skype, etc. are online.  The kids' complaints
> about "lag" went away when moving from 20 to 40 service.
>
> The only way to get into a good fit with Eastlink is to include TV, which
> removes the caps if it is bundled.  That costs too much and we don't watch
> TV, or at least we don't watch any TV the traditional way with channels,
> simulation of on-demand with a PVR, etc..
>
> For support, my standard approach is to pretend I'm on Windows when dealing
> with phone support, and translate the things as I go.  For physical
> service,
> I hook up one desktop with Windows to the router and then change the setup
> after they leave.  I don't do the zealot thing and push for acceptance and
> OS diversity.  I figure it is like knowing two languages.  If I have that
> capacity
> why should I push the unilingual person to speak a language where they
> can barely function?
>
>
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