Off Topic : internet connection, ISP
dams at gentoo.org
Thu Sep 14 12:45:15 BST 2006
Le Thu, 14 Sep 2006 07:01:47 +0100,
Andrew Beattie <andrew at tug.com> a écrit :
> First, you order a phone. You don't want one because you use a
> mobile for everything but you've got to order a phone.
> Some weeks later, an engineer comes and fits a socket. It has a
> phone number.
> Next, you go to your ISP, tell them your phone number and order
> ADSL. They then place an order on BT to fit the ADSL stuff on your
> line (inside the exchange)
> In the meantime, you connect your router and wait.
> Some weeks later, ADSL flick the switch (or whatever they do)
> Finaly, your ISP switches on service. This is the first bit that
> they are in control of. They know how frustrated you are. They do
> it quickly.
> Heaven help you if BT need to dig up the road, lay cable, etc.
I sounds like a nightmare. But I'm not really surprised, it's the same
here in France. replace BT with FT and that's it :)
> You can go to IKEA and pick up a bed any time. If you want to be
> geeky enough to have a net connection before a bed, then may I
> suggest that you eat some pringles and pick up someone else's WiFi in
> the mean time.
I'll do that :) thnks for the tips
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