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Vic 970
05-15-2003, 03:03 PM
I'm just going through the broadband minefield. 2 under consideration are

telecom plus 512 @ 25 pm inc vat + modem (about 48) no connection fee

tiscali 256 @ 19.99 pm free modem + 35 connection

many are offering cheaper packages but reduced service, and of course some are not available in my area. (cheshire uk)

also concern re filters + extensions.

my main socket has a radio phone, an extension cable to the back room feeding fax machine & pc. there is a fixed line to one bedroom an extention cable to another.

would apreciate some feedback from bb users,

05-15-2003, 03:33 PM
Have a look at www.eclipse.co.uk
20.00 + vat. Per month
One months contract.
No limit on downloads (A few are setting 1GB)
Not to sure at moment about connection fee.
Router with all needed accoutriments (now ain't that a good word :) )
Built in modem and firewall - 4 port 84.00 / One port about 64.00.

It has also been voted the fastest broadband in hte UK at the moment.

05-23-2003, 07:50 AM
Hello Vic
I am using Tiscali broadband, and since joining them in Dec 2002 have found them very good with Win98SE. Downloads usually at 50kps.
However I have never yet been able to connect to them with linux !
I have tried several methods using both Mandrake and RedHat
If you are into linux and manage to connect using the alcatel 330 adsl modem I would be most glad to hear how you did it.


Vic 970
05-25-2003, 03:19 PM
tiscali seems pretty good, also eclipse, but still some concerns. am still thinking telecom plus as there is no contract. so I can close and change at any time.

I do not have linux on at the moment, did have mandrake & have now got red hat which I think might go on my second pc.

some advice reqd on modem & filters.

my 1st p-c (amd 750) does not have a n/w card but 2nd pc does. I was thinking that ethernet would give the best connection, but then usb would be more convenient.

I assume with usb I could plug either pc into it ?

then there is .., whether I wish to network the pc's at later stage. alathough I do not at the moment.

& cables and filters, is it best to get these from seperate supplier?