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@home problems, att mested up

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nekrosoft13    736

i used to have @home for a year with no problems.

now after all this what happened.

att really mested up, they are limiting the download to about 60 to 80 kbps if you want more you need to pay extra.

i used to have between 500 to 800 kbps before.

lets get to the point, me and some of my friends want to change the isp.

and i need some help from the earthlink dsl, directv dsl, ameritech dsl and any other company in usa, i need help from people that have those services can you please tell me how much you pay, is it reliable and what is the speed.

thanks allot

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+Mirumir    5,636

you used to have 800 kbits!

i have always had 2-3 Mbits using rogers@home

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3nd3r    6

hmmm i use @home and i still get 4 mbps...

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nekrosoft13    736

did you lately tested yours bandwith

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PezDspncr    0
Originally posted by nekrosoft13

did you lately tested yours bandwith

He would have probably noticed a difference if his 4mbps was cut down to 80 kpbs =) That sucks that they're limiting it that low now : I'm with cox@home and haven't noticed any decline in performance.

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Big_Daddy    2

I am also with COX@HOME, and my bandwidth has gone up ... :)

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PezDspncr    0
Originally posted by wattsja

I am also with COX@HOME, and my bandwidth has gone up ... :)

haha...maybe I should test mine then =)

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3nd3r    6

i was playing with it thismorning before i came to work..

its still the same

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shw2    0

I can still download a 8 meg file in less than 15 seconds, averaging about 100- 280 kbps on my @home in Dallas.

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3nd3r    6

there is a real big difference in service everywhere... i have the same bandwidth that i had when i first uncapped my modem about a year ago..but everyone esle is getting 128k isdn bandwidth

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irresponsibleki    0

can't any off you stupid ###### read? IT'S ONLY PREVIOUS @HOME PEOPLE STUCK WITH THE NEW AT&T SERVICE.

like me.

It's WACK.

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PezDspncr    0
Originally posted by irresponsibleki

can't any off you stupid ###### read? IT'S ONLY PREVIOUS @HOME PEOPLE STUCK WITH THE NEW AT&T SERVICE.

like me.

It's WACK.

oh well...looks like we're ###### with faster service =)

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3nd3r    6

irresponsibleki,

Dont get so bent out of shape! You dont seem to realise that all we are trying to do is help and to discuss our "Pro's and Con's" of their service. I think that is why these forus are here in the first place. If I am wrong then please enlighten me...

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3nd3r    6

does anyone else want to step up to the podium? :p

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Murdoc    0

I used to have Excite@Home (which is now crappy @AT&T) and my download speed is still 8Mb. What bugs me is that i have to do a ipconfig /renew everyfew webpages i go otherwise i get the 404 error.... this is really crap because excite was so much better and is still better than att even if they dont exist anymore...:evil:

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PezDspncr    0

that sucks...I'm sure they'll get their DHCP servers fixed sometime

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radixvir    0

ya geez at&t is definitely sucking. ive had to switch my dns servers to the ones the university uses so i dont get 404s everywhere. i hope i dont have an 80kps limit like others have mentioned. i guess i will check it out and see.

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zivan56    22

Rogers@home used to do that too when they were in BC, now i have Shaw@home, they dont monitor your bandwidth usage or limit it!:)

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Guest Weasel526   

Does anyone know how to get to winipcfg through windows XP?

this 404 **** is gay. I can get to some webpages like neowin.net and almostsmart.com. Here's a kicker: I can get to excite.com but not attbi.com hahahah.

I got a phone call from them today, it was a recording saying that my cable modem was completely working, and all I had to do was turn on my computer (by pressing the power button). Then they instructed me to open my internet webpage browser and I would magically be presented with instructions about how to get my webpages working. Wall watta-ya-know I open IE and I got my usual startpage, only it was 404ed, surprise surprise.

What a crock of ****

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D1V1510N    0

I'm having those same damn problems. I wish they would fix it already.

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zivan56    22

In WinXP you dont use winipcfg, its for 9x only, you have to use the command prompt and type:

ipconfig /renew

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D1V1510N    0

I love you Zivan56! :ditsy: :p

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zivan56    22

No problem :D , I used to have the same problem with Rogers@home, except it coudnt go to any site or anything else on the internet (according to them, cable modem was overheating).

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Michael    0

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but what does ipconfig /renew do? I don't know because I've never used this DHCP thing. I always had a static IP with @HOME and before that I had dialup.

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Guest Weasel526   

Microsoft put it in their for the sole purpose of the enjoyment of At&t technical support. You see if you can actually get them to talk to you they tell you to renew your IP address, because you've obviously messed something up and its YOUR fault if your cable modem doesnt work. Either that or they tell you it's because your cable modem is overheating. I have had 4 cable modems replaces because they were "broken". Seems that replacing the cable modem does no good at all and it just has to come back up on its own.

Here's what usually happens when you call their technical support (I just went through this an hour ago): When you call 1-888-262-6300 you go through this big hoopla entering your billing information. Then you wait until they actually find some bum off the street to answer the damn phone. Then the bum says that they don't handle support calls (even though you pushed 10 buttons to get to the support section). They tell you to call 1-800-215-7788. They person that answers that phone (rather quickly actually), tells you that they don't know why you were pointed here and tell you the actuall support number is 1-888-262-6300. You say that you just called that number and were told to call 1-800-215-7788. So then the person relents and says she'll redirect you to the technical support department. After a few clicks you here the recording for 1-888-262-6300. ARgggg what ######. No wonder there is no wait time for the 735,000 users that are calling their support numbers, they just HANG UP!

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