[lug] Qwest Basic service w/ single static IP

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 10:21:26 MDT 2005

On 9/17/05, D. Stimits <stimits at comcast.net> wrote:
> Lee Woodworth wrote:
> > Collins Richey wrote:
> >
> >> On 9/16/05, Lee Woodworth <blug-mail at duboulder.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Our experience has been that qwest DSL and comcast cable service at
> >>> client
> >>> sites will routinely go out and require a power cycle on the modem.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I must live in La-La land (SE Aurora). I've used Comcast (<--ATT
> >> <-- at home) for more years than I can remember, and I can count on the
> >> fingers of one hand (without using all the fingers) the number of
> >> outages requiring a modem reset in that period of time. Comcast, in my
> >> experience, is like the Everready Bunny. What's the possibility of
> >> flaky modems?
> >
> > Possible. But 4 different brands: Cisco, Actiontec, Dlink, Linksys.
> > 8+ different locations: Boulder (2), Louisville, Eldorado Springs,
> > Boulder Heights, Downtown Denver, Ken Caryl (2), Longmont. I have
> > read that the lockups might be related to line/cable quality.
> When comcast bought out the AT&T lines, the lines were fairly new in
> parts of the area, but good quality...rated to 600 MHz. Comcast, in its
> wisdom, decided to use 1000 MHz instead of the 600 it originally
> operated at, and not upgrade equipment. Things like connectors suddenly
> had huge dB losses, and every time temperature or humidity changed too
> much, it got bad fast. By now there have been so many service calls that
> it runs pretty much flawlessly, so all is good again. It no longer burps
> each time weather changes or when noise sources light up.

Interesting. I must be lucky, and, of course, I've still got the
original lower speed setup.

Collins Richey
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