San Jose, CA
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to whyamihere
Re: U-verse speeds vs DSL; ATT digital modem choices
said by whyamihere:Pace/2Wire have registered port 3479 for their 'TWRPC' (TwoWire Remote Programming(?) Client) service on the modem. Port scanning a public IP address on a Pace/2Wire RG shows that port 3479 is open, so some application on the RG is listening on port 3479 fo incoming connections. This puts the user at the mercy of the security of the firmware on the RG. Since it also is a router, whomever can access the RG can also access the LAN configuration of the router.
Can you explain exactly the implications in your comment:
"but it has ISP access from the Internet side, so the ISP (and whomever hacks the modem client) is in control of the LAN."
When AT&T annunced caps with overage fees in February, 2011 (or so) I started looking for alternatives. I found two right off:
You fired ATT - & went w/ what? Did you get better price, or going more for higher speeds & data cap, at not too much more than ATT's price?
• DSL Extreme
• Sonic.net, LLC
DSLX offers the same service tiers as AT&T; basically reselling them. But from the aggregation router to the peering connections, subscribers ride DSLX transit. Plus, no caps. They offer service in several states, in conjunction with local ILECs.
Sonic.net has a similar service to DSLX in many areas; but in my case, with a CO connection, I qualified for their "Fusion" service. Faster at the same wire distance, cheaper, more useful options. However, there is a downside for many: Sonic.net operates only in California, and only in areas where AT&T is the ILEC.
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