up to the internet."
I pointed them to my linux box. And they sighed, but they had a solution.
They had with them a kick ass nuclear-war-withstanding laptop, and they just hooked it up to my fios, did the install on their machine, set me all up, and then said "you should just be able to DCHP now."
It would have been that easy except I was with ace at the time so it wasn't that easy, but that was my fault, not theirs.
Made a few phone calls to ace, and they eventually got it working on their end.
I opened a ticket with Acecape on Saturday when it was completely down, and they were apologetic about the fact that they need to pass it on to Verizon, who almost certainly won't touch it until Monday. It's back online now but it's clearly still broken if it's running at that speed.
I'd be very willing to believe that Verizon is deliberately letting the quality of DSL connections slip in FIOS-enabled locations.
Yeah, someone is screwing you at the moment. I hope that gets resolved soon.
I thought I told you guys this story, maybe not.
There's a lady over here live in tarrytown has had verison dsl for years never had a problem.
Then FIOS came to town and one day her dsl stopped.
She tried for over a week to have it fixed, no go.
So she thought she's cancel and resign up and that would inspire them to come out and install a new line or something.
They were kind enough to tell her that they no longer offer dsl service in her area and she should sign up for fios.
So that's basically it. They're hosing the people who have dsl so they can force you to switch to fios.
Truthfully though ,I can't blame them.
If you were a company would you want to spend tons of money supporting a huge infrastructure for a system only a few holdouts want? IT's a big money loser, no business in the world would do that.
As it is, she switched to cable.
But even so, verizon still wins. It's cheaper for her not to be a customer than to have to run dsl to her house forever.
And sadly I think you're going to be i nthe same boat if FIOS is offered in your area.
And do yourself a favor, as good as ace has been to you, when your dsl fianlly dies, cancel with ace and sign up with verizon (or cable I guess) because all ace can do is charge you more for the same exact service verizon will sell you.
And you'll also avoid the endless phone calls and saleman visits to your door because they won't think you have FIOS if you get it through ace.
* Despite having moved Uncensored to a real data center, I still make use of my static IP with Acecape. From what I've heard about Verizon Online, not only do they use dynamic IP addresses, but they actively change your address every couple of hours.
* I have VoIP service with Acecape.
I'd go for the fiber right away if they'd allow partner ISP's on the network.
If I can't get my DSL fixed I'm switching to cable. Hopefully they'll get sloppy with the installation and give me free television service.
Cable also switches the IP on you, and basically fucks you every which way they can.
I have DSL precisely because cable sucks so bad, in terms of what they do to your IP address.
I'm not 100% sure about this, but I can't help but think there has to be a way to get a static IP for a FIOS connection from Verizon... even if it involves spending more money.
At the least, the serious bandwidth gains are quite an incentive to switch.
I asked whether there's any truth to what people are saying about Verizon sabotaging the DSL network in fiber-enabled areas. Answer: "In Russia they have a saying, that if five different people tell you that someone is a crackhead, then that person is probably smoking crack." Heh.
I also asked whether there was any chance I'd ever be able to get Acecape service over the fiber network. Surprisingly, the answer was "it depends, but I'll try to qualify you." I clarified that what I wanted was genuine Acecape service, not VerizonOnline-resold-by-Acecape, and he still said that I might qualify.
I'm not 100% sure about this, but I can't help but think there has to bea
way to get a static IP for a FIOS connection from Verizon... even if it
involves spending more money.
Yes you can get static ip, but not for a reasonable consumer price.
And with my fios dyanmic IP it rarely ever changes, like weeks and months go by with the same ip.
Acecape is going to hear about this, and hopefully some telco heads will roll.
I just spoke to Acecape again, and they said that it's odd that the Verizon guy told us to get FiOS, because our number doesn't qualify. I told him that it's definitely in my neighborhood; I see the lines up on the poles and the deployment was finished quite a while ago. Then I told him that I put my street address (not my phone number) into the FiOS web site, and it said that service is available.
He said that if my location qualifies for FiOS, it qualifies for Ace Fiber.
This makes sense, of course, except for the fact that we had all assumed that Verizon kicked Acecape off the fiber network.
If I can get the fiber I'm going to.
My line is running 1t 1100/384 now, so I'll just hold off for the time being.
So are they REALLY running that vpn or just saying that they will if they set you up, because they promised me MONTHS if not over a year ago by now they were working on it, but it became a 'back burner' project.
Maybe I should call them up.
Were you speaking to somebody in particular?
I suspect that The Cable Company is doing the same thing. One of my co-workers told me about a friend who ordered Optimum Online + Static IP. They give you five IP addresses and insist on supplying you with a router. The word on the street used to be that they didn't offer static IP because they just couldn't come up with a way to deliver it over their network. So I'm guessing that their "static IP service" is actually delivered like any other cable modem, and they do a VPN back to their data center. That would explain why you get 5 IP addresses -- it's a /29 subnet with one address reserved for the router.