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  1. They'll be playing that clip at his 80th birthday party..........and everyone in between.
  2. The other really big problem is regulation. In most of the country Verizon is having to go to each and every municipality in order to be able to provide tv service to their fiber customers. That's what Verizon really wants, the triple play. They won't make their money back just on internet service. They have to be able to provide TV, Telephone, and Internet. We're lucky in Texas because our legislature passed a law a couple years ago that allows new TV Cable/ Fiber providers to solicit this at the state level instead of having to go to each and every little town/city/municipality.
  3. Yeah fios is amazing, I've been up and running on it now for over 2 years i guess. I have never had a slow down in speed either up or down. I did experience a couple of outages. Once when my cable got kinked when my neighbor got his install. They had to re-run a new cable and the second time is when my ONT went bad.
  4. Damn I wish someone would compete with fios in my area. I was in one of the first areas to get fios in Texas and my speed is 15/2 and hasn't changed. Can't really complain though, 15/2 is way more then I need, so I guess I should just be happy to have fios at all.
  5. Are you saying that Fios can't compete? Perhaps I'm missunderstanding.
  6. Fios kicks ass! I love mine. I've had the 15/2 package for about 1 1/2 years now. The thing that really amazes me is that the speed NEVER fluctuates!! I get my full speed (up & down) all the time, day and night. I also love the fios TV service. I've got HD and two HD DVR's for less money then I was paying for Comcast's crappy service. I wish that Comcast would up their speeds in my area so that Verizon would have to go to 20/5 at my price level. This is what's happening in other areas of the country.
  7. I use 1492 for my Fios connection and it seems to work fine.
  8. That's a good connection for cable.
  9. Yes it can be rebooted but that has to be done from the central office. You can call customer support and have them reset the ONT. However, I don't think that this is the issue.
  10. It's doesn't work that way with fios. There is no modem in the chain. There is an ONT (optical network terminal) that goes on the side of your house and an RJ45 nework cable runs from that box to your router with nothing in between.
  11. Take the Verizon router out of the equation. Just use the N router that you have. I have had fios 15/2 now for over a year and have never used the Verizon supplied router. I also have fios tv and have never had a problem with either my internet or tv service as a result of using my own router.
  12. Okay, nevermind.....I figured it out. I had to make a change in IE. Even though I'm not using IE I use Firefox but for some reason IE was wanting to make a dialup connection and wanted to use my VPN for this. I changed this in the IE settings and that seems to have fixed the problem.
  13. I had to create a VPN connection for a company that I do business with. I created using the connection wizard in XP. The VPN works fine except for one thing. The connection window keeps popping up wanting to connect. Anyone know how I stop this? I'm using Firefox if that matters.
  14. I got it working. Thanks for the quick replys.
  15. Ummmm, I don't know.....explain?
  16. Okay this is a little off the wall. I just got a new cell phone and it just happens to have a USB connection. It's got the little mini USB connector on the phone and I just happen to have one of those cables from another device. So I downloaded the software (driver) for my laptop and I set the phone up as a USB modem. I'm able to get my dial up software to recognize the phone and it calls AND connects to the Internet. But that's as far as I can get. I can't web-surf and my email doesn't work. I am connecting to the Internet because oddly enough my VPN software for my company will connect but nothing else seems to work. I'm sure it's probably something simple............any suggestions?
  17. Hey Van, could you give me the link to that TP Test? I know you gave it out once before but I had to reformat my HD a while back and lost it. Thanks
  18. Thanks guys I'll take both of your suggestions into consideration.
  19. So I'm playing COD2 and start noticing some weird artifacts on the screen. I shut down the came and try playing BF2 and get the same thing. I was funny because the games played fine for about the first 5 minutes. This led me to believe that I was having some kind of graphics card problem. My first instinct was that it might be an overheating problem but I installed the latest drivers first. However, the problem persisted. I cracked open the case and sure enough my fan on the video card is dead. I'm going to use this as an opportunity to upgrade. What do you guys use / recommend? I was thinking Geforce 7600GT. I can get into this for under $200 which is about the top of my budget for a new card. So....what say you?
  20. fios 15/2 :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 15586 Kbps about 15.59 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 1903 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/05/22 - 2:30pm Bottom Line:: 272X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.54 sec Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 6.391 seconds to complete Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3 Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 196.93 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-F8K2MU9CX :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1869 Kbps about 1.87 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Upload Speed is:: 228 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/05/22 - 2:31pm Bottom Line:: 33X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 4.49 sec Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 13.11072 seconds to complete Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3 Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 178.96 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-5F08PXN7T
  21. I'm hopping that the UL will be the next big battle ground. If Comcast was smart they would be pushing the UL instead of trying to compete on the DL side. I would not switch my 15/2 fios package to a 30/2 package even if it was just a few dollars more. However, I would pay allot more for a 15/15 package.
  22. I have 15/2 in Flower Mound, TX and here are my speeds. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 15662 Kbps about 15.66 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 1912 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/05/17 - 7:28am Bottom Line:: 273X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.54 sec Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 6.36 seconds to complete Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3 Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 198.44 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-X02RJ8QAH :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1874 Kbps about 1.87 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB) Upload Speed is:: 229 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/05/17 - 7:29am Bottom Line:: 33X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 4.47 sec Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 13.08 seconds to complete Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3 Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 180.12 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-J94EIUTFN Go to this link and download Cablenut http://www.cablenut.com/ Then go to this link and download DoctorTCP http://www.dslreports.com/drtcp And use these settings.
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