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  • Birthday 04/11/1984

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  1. That's not fair, I want 30/5 for 55 bucks! LOL Not that I'm complaining, my 15/2 will still blow away 95% of the nation
  2. :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1865 Kbps about 1.9 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB) Upload Speed is:: 228 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1) Test Time:: Sun Aug 21 2005 01:33:23 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) Bottom Line:: 33X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 4.49 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 204.24 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RXPFWNJGM
  3. Wow that is one of the greatest things I have ever seen!!! I actually just got ANOTHER credit card application in the mail today, so guess who's getting a 70 pound box of junk! HAHAHA Thanks for the info, I'm going to pass it along to all my friends Now if there was just a way to make e-mail spammers pay shipping for 72 pound boxes.......
  4. I'd say about a month or two from my experience. I saw the signs about the "Fiber to the Premise" a couple of weeks before they actually started working on my street, then a couple of weeks after they were gone I was finally able to get my piece of internet heaven Welcome to the forums Pegster, I know the wait must be absolutely KILLING you muwahahaha..... Don't worry, it is DEFINETLY DEFINETLY DEFINETLY worth it
  5. Ok so I'm slightly lost here First, glad to hear your phones are back to normal, even if it isn't the best/most elegant solution. Here's what I'm a little confused on: Verizon hung a new copper drop to your house for your phone to solve the echo and intermittent dial tone that was happening while the phone was running through your ONT. Got it, makes sense. Your computer is still running through FIOS, does it still lose connection or has taking the phone out of the equation fixed that? I wish your FIOS experience had been better, I want to make up shirts that say "I <heart> My FIOS" because I have no idea how I ever surfed the net/played games without it! I hope everything is solved soon, we all have our little FIOS battle scars/war stories though, mine was them breaking my water line while laying the larger fiber optic line Think of what a great story this whole ordeal would make!
  6. I WIN! hehehehe...... :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 15550 Kbps about 15.5 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 1898 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1) Test Time:: Sat Aug 20 2005 02:19:46 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) Bottom Line:: 278X faster than 56K 1MB download in 0.54 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 253.09 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-2ITAXPF1B
  7. Welcome to the wonderful world of FIOS! Pretty sweet isn't it edit for minor spelling error
  8. Actually SOAHF I didn't forget I just forgot to mention it in the post. I asked about that and he said yes they are going to offer it soon, and it will be like comcast on demand. How freakin sweet is that going to be!!!
  9. My install went great. The guys showed up right on time and got right to work. I told them I had some cat6 cable I wanted them to run since cat5e (what they use) doesn't use all of the wire pairs and cat6 does, not to mention cat6 is twice as fast as cat5e and makes my setup future-proof. But I digress... I helped one tech out (Mike) in my attic showing him where the computer room approximately was, so he crouch-crawled over to the area and told me to go knock on the wall near an electrical outlet. I did as I was told, and shortly thereafter I heard a drill going through the header in the attic. He came back down, I moved my computer out of the way, and he cut a small square hole for a new RJ45 outlet. This is where the install goes differently than for people that use the wire they supply. I had him put a dummy block in the top hole and just run the cable through the bottom hole of the outlet, but normally they will put a dummy block in a hole and install a jack in the other hole so all you do is plug a cable into the wall and then into your router. Not really a big difference to me, either way I have a cable coming out of my wall Anyway, back outside the other tech (Ed) had installed the ONT (which is very futuristic and high-tech looking, way cool) and had it partially wired with the fiber optic cable connected and my phone line connected. He was installing the battery backup in my garage near my circuit breaker. Interestingly enough the battery backup isn't really for the ONT as far as the internet connection goes, but it is more for the POTS (plain ol telephone service). The tech told me that since everything was coming through the fiber optics now, if the power went out and I had to make a call, when I picked up the phone the battery would kick in allowing the ONT to convert my phone signals to optical and vice versa. He also said it works in 15 minute bursts, so if I pick up the phone and immediately hang up again, the battery should still be giving juice for 15 minutes. Lifespan was probably 8 hours or so on the backup, but who is on the phone for 8 hours in a power failure Back into the attic with Mike to show him approximately where the ONT lines up in relation to the available space in the atttic so he can drop the cat6 cable down as well as the cat3 for the power (at least I think that is what it is for, I never really found that part out, the cat3 runs from the power supply in the garage to the ONT outside, I don't think it has anything to do with the battery backup). I went back inside for a minute to re-hook up my computer since I had to unplug allllll my cables to move the computer far enough out of the way (some of them are normally pulled pretty tight, doesn't give much room to play with lol) and when I came back out there was a small hole up high coming from my attic, and Ed was taping the cat3 onto the cat6 so Mike could fish it back up into the attic. Fishing done, Mike sends the cat6 back out and Ed plugs it into the ONT. Mike continues to wire the power box with the cat3 while Ed wires the other end to the ONT. After all that, Ed gets up on the ladder to tack the wires to my house so it looks all nice and neat while Mike goes a house over to the access panel to make the final fiber connection. Ed takes some silicon with him to plug any holes that wires are coming out of, and a phone call or 2 later, my ONT is lit like a christmas tree (well not really lol, but the connection light is on which means I've got a fiber optic connection!). Back inside we plug in the router, hook it up to the wall and my computer, configure it for temporary internet access, and the Mike tells me the address to go configure my new verizon account. When that's all said and done the absolute first thing I do is come straight to testmy.net and do the speed tests...15511 down and 1893 up! Mike was intrigued by the site and asked me a little bit about it, he said he was going to check it out. I talked with them a few more minutes, hinting about how a couple other people in the area had somehow gotten 3.5 and 5.5 up *cough*SOAHF*cough*billli*cough* and they didn't know why that was happening. Dang, I want my upload to fly like theirs lol. Ah well, can't complain, I've got FIOS! So they leave, I'm happy as can be, and I go to play some counter strike. Refresh my server list, pages of 4 ping, 5 ping, 6 ping. I'm laughing with hysterics at this point because I just can't believe it! I join one of the 4 ping servers and play for a couple of hours, the lowest I saw my ping at was i think 6 and the highest maybe at 15. Everyone else was at least 25-35 at their best, I was 10 better than them at my worst So around 10:30 this morning I get a phone call from Mike, "What was that website again?" :haha: Got another verizon tech onto the site! Hope this helps anyone thinking of getting FIOS, I highly recommend it and hopefully by reading what went on with my install you might be able to prepare for yours. "FIOS AWAY!"
  10. I would have continued to use my SMC Barricade except I had 4 connections I needed to make and only 3 ports on it were good, one of them had gone out a while ago. Sooo, I'll just have to settle for the D-Link
  11. EAT MY DIGITAL DUST! I have tasted the speed of light, and it tastes good... :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 15511 Kbps about 15.5 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 1893 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (main) Test Time:: Thu Apr 28 2005 15:56:06 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) Bottom Line:: 277X faster than 56K 1MB download in 0.54 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 465.48 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-FDHW5R69M :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 1832 Kbps about 1.8 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB) Upload Speed is:: 224 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (main) Test Time:: Thu Apr 28 2005 15:57:04 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) Bottom Line:: 33X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 4.57 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 326.05 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-GO0TA8YXR This blows my old earthlink DSL away, I think the best test I ever got with them was 768/128... Now if I can only get them to open up the upload like SOAHF and billli get (in case you haven't been keeping up, they are getting 3.5 and 5.5 up lately)
  12. Well I'll just have to ask them when they come because on the 28th I'm getting FIOS!!!!! As Monty Burns would say, "Eeeexcellent"
  13. 2 months sounds about right, I just wish they hadn't left that nice huge hanger on my door to tease me when I couldn't get it yet. Hopefully they use the box close to my house because it's in my backyard! LOL. So is Verizon offering TV service too? That would be nice to get my phone, internet, and TV from one company. I am going to call to order later on tonight, so we'll see what happens!
  14. SOAHF: I live over by GHS and just got another teaser in the mail about FIOS. Checked my phone number against their database and it seems that I might finally be able to get it. Fingers crossed!
  15. Hey all, just recently found this site and gotta say the forums seem like a great place to get some help and everyone is very supportive. Anyway, on to the topic: Has anyone had a notice about FIOS being available but come to find it really isn't? I live in Grapevine, Texas and not too long ago Verizon came through and dug up my lawn and flower bed to lay down the fiber optic line (and hit both my sewer and water lines in the process, causing debris to come clog up my washing machine among other things). A couple days ago I got a very large hanger on my door stating that FIOS was here, the next generation in broadband internet blah blah blah. So today I call them and they say it's not available to me yet. So let me get this straight, you dig up my yard, hit my water and sewer lines, screw up my washer, then you put this nice huge tease on my door even though I can't get it yet? I have a huge fiber optic line 30 feet from my door (well 30 feet out and 15 feet down ) and I can't get the stinkin service?? FIOS better blow my freakin mind cause Verizon is not starting off on the right foot with me. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how long after the tease was FIOS actually available?
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