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dan991199

join:2007-10-01
St Catharines, ON
reply to Gone

Re: ikTel Networks - Niagara ISP

said by Gone:

said by dan991199:

Alan dropped my modem off today and said he thinks 50Mbit is available in my area, he gonna let me know but if it is we're gonna try that out.

If DOCSIS 3 was up and running anywhere in Niagara, we'd have heard and a lot of people would be talking about it considering it seems to be the only major populated area in the entire freaking country that is still running DOCSIS 2. Not only that, but if all you have is a DCM425 there's no way you can run 50Mbit even if it is available as that modem is only DOCSIS 2.

that was my thinking exactly, i asked him if he was sure it was here, and he seemed confident it was available despite his site and cogeco's saying its not. i have my doubts, but as long as the service i initially ordered does what its supposed to, i'll be a happy customer.


Soundguy

@cogentco.com

It's been 9 days now and I'm happy. The speed is great and the price is even better. I've noticed a few hiccups with irc not staying connected, but if that's the biggest issue, I'll gladly take it versus abysmally slow dsl.


dan991199

join:2007-10-01
St Catharines, ON

said by Soundguy :

It's been 9 days now and I'm happy. The speed is great and the price is even better. I've noticed a few hiccups with irc not staying connected, but if that's the biggest issue, I'll gladly take it versus abysmally slow dsl.

good to hear.

AwolRJ

join:2007-01-05
Niagara Falls, ON

Allen sounded like a nice guy on the phone I will find out on Tues next week! Like ppl said b4 anything has to be better then the bell I was on!


smallj53

join:2002-08-25
Niagara Falls, ON

So any more news on this? I've contacted them too just to see if I could run cogeco and iktel at the same time (like you can with dsl--just change the modem settings) but their polite reply was "no."

I'm going to try them, because dsl in my part of Niagara Falls is hit or miss. Just waiting for a day when I have the time to buy their cable modem.



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by smallj53:

So any more news on this? I've contacted them too just to see if I could run cogeco and iktel at the same time (like you can with dsl--just change the modem settings) but their polite reply was "no."

You can run two modems at the same time. I've done it. They can't take your existing Cogeco-owned modem and re-provision it for iktel though.


nitzguy
Premium
join:2002-07-11
Sudbury, ON

said by Gone:

said by smallj53:

So any more news on this? I've contacted them too just to see if I could run cogeco and iktel at the same time (like you can with dsl--just change the modem settings) but their polite reply was "no."

You can run two modems at the same time. I've done it. They can't take your existing Cogeco-owned modem and re-provision it for iktel though.

Because I'm pretty sure minus some areas that they absorbed many moons ago, Cogeco includes the modem rental as part of the fee for the service, or lease, or whatever it was, Cogeco owns all the modems, easier for the customer, easier for Cogeco so nobody points fingers at faulty equipment...


Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by nitzguy:

Because I'm pretty sure minus some areas that they absorbed many moons ago, Cogeco includes the modem rental as part of the fee for the service, or lease, or whatever it was, Cogeco owns all the modems, easier for the customer, easier for Cogeco so nobody points fingers at faulty equipment...

Cogeco retail service always owns the modems, correct. TPIA has the ability to use customer-owned equipment, though it needs to be approved by Cogeco.

In other words, I my mother owns her own DCM425 right now.

dan991199

join:2007-10-01
St Catharines, ON
reply to smallj53

said by smallj53:

So any more news on this? I've contacted them too just to see if I could run cogeco and iktel at the same time (like you can with dsl--just change the modem settings) but their polite reply was "no."

I'm going to try them, because dsl in my part of Niagara Falls is hit or miss. Just waiting for a day when I have the time to buy their cable modem.

i get mine installed tomorrow, i will have Cogeco and Iktel at the same time (2 different networks of course.) i'll report back on speed tomorrow.

dan991199

join:2007-10-01
St Catharines, ON

installed and pushing everything its promised so far this is the 16Mbit package.

lens300

join:2004-04-13
Thorold, ON

Looks good Dan I cant wait till friday to get mine.



neflixfan

@nwic.ca
reply to dan991199

what happens if you try to go to us netflix/hulu?



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by neflixfan :

what happens if you try to go to us netflix/hulu?

No go. The IPs are Canadian.


tonydp

@74.198.9.x
reply to neflixfan

Anyone using their phone too?


AwolRJ

join:2007-01-05
Niagara Falls, ON

I'm gonna order there phone just bell wants 30 days notice so I figure I will see how smooth the internet is for a month! So far so good!