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f1sushi2

join:2002-05-30
Nepean, ON

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Rogers Unplugged

Well, after a little reflection, I've decided that a company that openly lies about service changes when first approached is not worthy of my business. My parents raised me to be honest - it's unfortunate that the minds that run some of our largest companies have abandoned that thought process.

I've decided to join the small but growing number of "unplugged" people who believe that the Internet is just a passing fad. I think I'll spend the summer outdoors.

If I can just find my car keys, I'm off to Rogers to hand over my Terayon. Have a great summer all!



toronto20012
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join:2001-08-10
Markham, ON

I agree, I'm also not happy with Rogers Service. the outside is waiting for me!
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HiVolt
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join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
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reply to f1sushi2

Yeah well I'm not too happy either about my speeds being reduced, but I'm gonna stay with Rogers for as long as they're unlimited bandwidth... No point of switching to an independant DSL company now, they're all experiencing the Sympatico fallout now... Besides i like DHCP over PPPoE...
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Heineken77

join:2001-12-26
Etobicoke, ON

What is DHCP - PPPoE and what is the difference between the two? Which is better and why? And if you don't mind What fallout from Sympatico are the independant DSL companies feeling?



HiVolt
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Toronto, ON
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DHCP is - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a way for your computer to get all the necessary information to connect to the Internet, it gets the IP address, Gateway, DNS servers, etc, all from the DHCP server. Cablemodem connections are almost always based on DHCP servers, requiring no login/passwords. PPPoE is Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet, a version of the protocol that was used for dialup modems. It requires authentication with the servers each time you wish to connect to the net. I know that's not a good explanation, hehe...

As for the other thing, a lot of independent ISP's are seeing very high demand right now, some even stopped taking new customers (i forget whigh ones, there were a couple) and some new customers have problems getting service in time.
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Heineken77

join:2001-12-26
Etobicoke, ON

Thanks for the explanation Hammerhead

As to the independent ISPs seeing high demand, I have heard this as well.

To those considering AEI and IGS ... I have heard some great things, but then there are always the one or two that tell you they are absolutely terrible. I guess the only way to really find out if you will have a good experience with them is to try it out!


drprat

join:2002-02-02
reply to f1sushi2

except for toronto2001 evryone seemed to jus go OFF TOPIC... the point of shushi's post is forget about the internet... it IS just a passing fad... recent stats have even shown that (although i can't quote the source)... many canadians have found the internet useless and very few have considered reconnecting in the near future.....

the only reason to use the internet nowdays seems to be: piracy and porn...

have a great summer!