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Net Woes!

  • Jul. 30th, 2008 at 11:06 PM
In too deep, Brood
My net connection has been fluctuating over the past week or so now.

First, it was a rapid-cycle short-circuit along the line every time it rained. They promptly came over and replaced the entire 250 meter cable absolutely free of charge!

Second, some freaks from a building conglomerate around the corner of the block uprooted a tree (a TREE!!) that had its roots digging below the optic fiber cable feeding my line. It took them two days to figure out how to fix it. They fixed it.

Third, the connection works fine for a while, but less than 12 hours of having covered the trench, the construction guys bring in one of those mobile bore well drilling trucks and drill through the optic fiber. (wtf!?)

We suffer for the next 24 hours while the guy work their asses off trying to restore connectivity. If you don't know how tough it can be to fix a severed optic cable!! Trust me, it's HELL!! They fixed it finally, sometime late last night or early this morning.

Result: I now have a blazing fast internet connection, with a static free landline. :)

Note: Before connectivity broke down, maximum net speed ranged between 110 Kbps ~ 125 Kbps. Current download speed ranges between 140 Kbps ~ 180 Kbps!! It's a 1 Mbps line, so I feel good now. (btw, it used to take me about an hour and a half to download a movie, so I could watch movies back-to-back.. one downloading as the other was being watched. Now, I can download almost two movies in the time it takes me to finish watching one!) Heh!



(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Jul. 31st, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Jul. 31st, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
Ah, i use Airtel broadband.. It sets me back by Rs. 2.2k per month for unlimited 1Mbps. I also get a landline connection that tags along with the connection, but i rarely ever use it to make or receive phone calls..

The best thing about Airtel is that the service hrs great.. Any problem and within 2 hours of calling customer care, there's a service engineer at my doorstep.

All modem and cable related replacements and service (including basic computer maintenance) is absolutely free, with no additional charges whatsoever. :-)

I've tried almost every internet service provider in india, and these guys seem to be the best by far..
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Aug. 1st, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
angiasaa wrote:
Aug. 4th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Where's "here" by the way?

I've tried Tata Indicom's broadband and net-connect thingy... Both failed to fix their reputations in my mind.. :( But it's probably just my first impression. I could'nt stand the service so changed the provider within a month of each.

Edited at 2008-08-04 07:28 pm (UTC)