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RoadRunner Cable Internet

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by HtownRocks, Dec 28, 2003.

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  1. HtownRocks

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    Im thinking about getting that. But Im wondering how does it connect. Is it through a cable wire, or through a phone line? Thats why I dont want DSL, cause I have to have a line installed. Plus, can I get cable TV WITH the Roadrunner? thanks
     
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    Its a cable wire, just like cable tv.
    They give you the modum, usually a Toshiba.

    You only get cable tv if you pay for it otherwise, you only get internet connection coming through the pipe.

    I've used RR for almost 5 years or so.
    I freakin' love it.
    I reach speeds of T2 usually.
    Nothing below 1000Kbps though...

    Good luck!
    :)
     
  3. DallasThomas

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    Ditto here.


    I only use a cell phone, so I couldn't get DSL. Roadrunner's supposed to be faster in big cities too. Do it, there's a bunch of reasons why.
     
  4. Mr. Mooch

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    Answer already posted, but I'm not wasting a long post:

    One last question, how do you not have a phone line in your place?!?!
     
  5. Mack

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    My mom just got Roadrunner. There was a promotion for $29.95 for the first six months, with free jack installation for up to 3 exterior rooms. The catch is you have to buy digital cable for the free installation, but it is worth it for the free installation.

    The speed is 3 Mbps downstream, 384 kbps upstream.

    Unfortunately I have Cox right now, it is only 1 Mbps downstream, 128 upstream, and costs like $40 more a month for digital cable plus high-speed compared to the Time-Warner/RoadRunner offerings. So I think RoadRunner is a pretty good deal.

    You attach your cable modem to the cable jack, and your computer to the cable modem. If you want to run high-speed to more than one computer, put a router between your cable modem and computer(s).
     
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    RR is great if you can afford it. I've had it for a few years now and couldn't live without it. Just don't think you're going to "see how it is". Once you get something that fast you won't be able to switch back to dial-up. Like esse posted, mine has just been screamin'. (don't love the bill, but it's damn fast!)

    I live in Austin and, unlike Mr. Mooch, I've had very little trouble at all. The few times I've had a problem there was an excellent response from their service people on the phone. I really dig it.
     
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    I haven't bothered with anything but my cell phone for about two years!

    Get with the times, man! Land lines are like soooo yesterday.:p
     
  8. DallasThomas

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    Mooch, what in the hell is any of this talking about? That last paragraph is slightly accurate, and the part about no log offs is true too...but the rest is totally off the wall.

    But I get my RR for $30.06 monthly for a year, and like Deckard says, it's insanely fast. Faster than any DSL I've ever used.



    BTW, Fatty Fat isn't lying. With the amount of long distance calls I make to Houston and the fact that my plan's as cheap as a land-line and includes more than enough minutes, I haven't had one of those antique phones for more than a year.
     
  9. Mr. Mooch

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    Hmm, must be a Southern thing. I agreed with you that it's much, much, much faster than DSL, and I don't use RR. Comcast is what I use, and they have the world's worst tech support.

    I just found it unusual that a house or apartment or whatever isn't even wired with phone lines.

    That's right, b****.
     
  10. DallasThomas

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    WTF? I would laugh at that but I'm not sure if I was supposed to. Are you being serious?
     
  11. Mr. Mooch

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    Of course,
     
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    Do you think the cable company TW will install cable internet upstairs..like from the cable box outside and link it along the wall and through the 2nd story wall...? Or will they charge extra fees?

    Get cable! You won't regret it...56k no more!!! I cannot stand it..
     
  13. Mr. Mooch

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    I had to get about 30 feet rerouted from the basement because the guy couldn't find where it ended or began. So there was an amazing line that made it's way through the attic.

    I found the base of the cable days later under a seat cushion that blocked the port in the wall.

    I don't think the guy cahrged for the cable; more like hourly fee/service call.

    Again, it's a Comcast thing.
     
  14. FlyerFanatic

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    I agree there is no way in hell i could go back to 56k
     
  15. DallasThomas

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    Okay, so that quote apparently was a previous post of yours and I apparently insulted you by questioning it in the manner that I did. I mistakenly thought that you had looked up a review of cable from someone. I apologize for sounding abrasive with my reply, because it wasn't meant that way. Now, I'm still baffled by your "b****" comment. I'm probably reading that one wrong too, but the way I took it was you calling me a b****. If that is indeed the case, I sincerely do not appreciate it. If I am again misreading, I apologize for making a big deal out of it.


    But in regard to the phone thing, my house is wired with phone lines but none of them are active. You have to get an actual account with a phone company before you get any DSL, and that's what we were saying that we lacked.


    I must be having a bad communication day here or something.
     
  16. Mr. Mooch

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    Wow, I've never seen such a long apology on something so simple.

    Just remember that a.) I am enrolled at a school that's 99% black and I'm a white Jew. Think about that for a second. Apparently I'm very tite wit dem. They call me cracka; I call dem *****. It's like I'm an honorary bro.

    and b.) don't take anything I say seriously.


    EVER.













    b****
     
  17. DallasThomas

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    Okay, I totally undertand now.
     
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    isnt earthlink cheaper than roadrunner even though they both run off the same network??
     
  19. Mr. Mooch

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    We tite?
     
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