On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 11:22:12AM +0000, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 10:46:23 +0000, Laurent_Coudeur at lionbridge.com wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Before I take the plunge and get my new house a new phone connection, I
> > wanted to have you opinion on the state of Broadband.
> > let's recap
> > is the modem provided Linux compatible?
> > and if so what is ti like (USB ethernet serial...)
> > eircom UTV Esat
> > current cost 39.99 29.99 39
> > installation cost 99 99 90
> > download 4GB 8GB 8GB
> > Modem compatible?
>> utv's modem is a USB ZyXel 630-11 (or at least thats what they gave me),
> which has linux drivers and getting this to work under linux been
> discussed quite a bit on this list in the past. They require a bit of
> hacking to get going, but I find it works very well once up and running.
> i.e. see http://www.skynet.ie/~caolan/TechTexts/ZyXEL-630-11-HowTo.html>> I'd rather chew off my leg than return to eircom, and UTV are cheap, and
> were all round nice guys when I've ever spoken to them :-)
I've been on the eircom service since before it's official rollout.
As such after the trial when I kept the service the installation fee and
hardware was free. I have the Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem, I'm not
sure if they even supply that anymore.
Since they brought in the two lower packages I was bumped up to higher
packages currently on the business advanced 1mbit line.
I can't fault the service, can't remember the last time there was a downtime
and my speeds are always steady.
At the time it was heartache to get it working in linux
But thankfully its much easier now, a lot of the kernel patching and module
compiling is unneccessary in the later kernels.
So as for hardware I've only ever had the one product and it works fine for
As for the service I cant fault it, but I was lucky enough to get in while it
was on trial :)
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