From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Mon 09 Sep 2002 - 17:22:03 IST
On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 04:54:40PM +0100, Justin Mason wrote:
> Unfortunately, that service is unfeasibly expensive. :( drat, I shipped
> my el-cheapo Speedtouch Home around the world for this reason alone. I
> will probably try anyway.
OK - given the tenor of my last message, I'd like to now accumulate details
of non-Eircom supplied equipment which has been tested by ILUG members, with
a view to putting this up on the web site. So if YOU (which I know includes
Vince Cunniffe and Paul Kelly but I'm sure there are more) have connected
non-Eircom supplied equipment to an Eircom ADSL line, please let me know
what it was and if there were any "issues" with using it.
> (a) the line is too crappy, or
> (b) my home is too far from the exchange
c) You have an ISDN line. The testing fails if you have an ISDN line because
the exchange won't run a POTS test on an ISDN line, so it simply returns
FAIL to the testing droid.
> Basically, if the problem is (a), I can order a brand-new line (EUR 110)
> and get that tested (and hopefully upgraded) instead.
Can you say that you want a second phone line to use with DSL ? Or will they
just say "Well, you can order a second line which we'll happily install for
110 EUR and then we'll test it for you". Unfortunately the latter sounds
more Eircom like.
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