There's a lot of complaints about UTV on Boards and (apparently) their
newsgroups, but I have to say that most of the complainers come across as
serial whiners, and I'm not entirely convinced they haven't just fscked
their setups. That being said, there does appear to be one genuine issue
that needs to be corrected by configuring their proxy server manually (they
use a transparent proxy whether or which). I haven't been affected by this.
I get great connections from them on my exchange, and although there are
occasional outages, they rarely last more than a few minutes. Which I
usually take as a hint for a break anyway.
I have the old €55 product (the new products require a fresh 12 month
contract and I'm moving shortly) and I've used it with the Zyxel USB modem
(only at the beginning), a Netgear DM602 (for 4-6 months) and a Netgear
DG834G (last few weeks). I should probably add that I use UTV on principle,
because I find them the most consumer friendly company around. Or to put it
another way, I find the rest a shower of bastards. However I'm still happy
out with the service they provide.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cork-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:cork-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Peter Flynn
> Sent: 15 April 2004 12:03
> To: Cork at linux.ie> Subject: [CLUG] Which Broadband offer?
>>> OK, after a little nudge in the right place eircom finally consider that
> my segment of Bishopstown is accessible to a broadband signal, so I can
> now sign up -- with someone. Yay.
>> Eircom are offering a €99 connection with a Cayman Netopia modem
> which they claim has both USB and Ethernet ports -- useful because
> my gateway/server is a bit old and the USB is an add-on card and
> Linux drivers for USB B/b modems are still rare and experimental.
> Adding a second Ethernet card wouldn't be a problem though. But
> eircom have a 4Gb cap.
>> UTVip are offering twice the cap and €29.99/month instead of €39.99
> (or €45 instead of €54 for the 16Gb cap option). I'm with them at the
> moment for dialup, but the service has deteriorated over the last few
> months, with their end of the link often going unresponsive for
> several minutes at a time. Modem is a Zyxel P630, but for another €50
> they will supply an ADSL 4-socket router (Zyxel 645R-A1) which *does*
> have an Ethernet socket (as well as doing wireless and a bunch of other
> stuff I expect).
>> What other offers are current, and whose deal is the easiest to connect?
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