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The Telecom Digest for Dec 10, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 225 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Dialup to 844 # fails at LCP. Is it telecom or server? (Mike Spencer)
Fwd: Re: Majic Jack Go Power Issue (Fred Atkinson)
Comcast sued for turning residential routers into hotspots (Neal McLain)

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Date: 08 Dec 2014 23:31:58 -0400 From: Mike Spencer <mds@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Dialup to 844 # fails at LCP. Is it telecom or server? Message-ID: <87388pjy6p.fsf@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> writes: > On 05 Dec 2014 03:24:36 -0400, Mike Spencer wrote: > >> I have two dialup ISPs, one of which is working. > >> Now the [other] telco has dropped out of the deal. [Their phone] >> number answers, the modem handshake completes and I get a >> connection. Then the server fails to respond in any way to LCP >> ConfReq packets. After 10 tries, my pppd client drops the >> connection. Fail. [Moderator snip] > > Most likely there's a subtle change required in the Windows DUN > connectoid settings, or their Linux counterparts. Only the ISP can > tell you for sure, if you can provide them all the settings you'd > been using, and ask them how, if at all, they'd need to be > modified. HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp Just to follow up, thanks for the replies. Now that the Telus NASs are turned off, they've been replaced by a toll-free number at Fibernetics.ca. The "escalation specialists" at Fibernetics say they've installed the dialup software "out of the box" but can't say just what configuration that represents. They say that the prompted ASCII authentication mode should work but it doesn't. They both opine that I know more about this than they do. (I'm a retired artist blacksmith, not an IT or telecom pro.) Neither of them can answer my questions about details except with assertions that are apparently contrary to fact. A "subtle change" in their server config seems to be outside their scope. Still working on it, hoping to learn enough that I can tell them how to fix their server. Best guess still points to their server config but the possibilty remains that it has to do with running analog dialup through some telco digital connection beyond my horizon. Still vexed. Thanks for your attention. -- Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada mspencer (at-thingy) tallships (dot) ca
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:28:54 -0700 From: "Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson.remove-this@and-this-too.mishmash.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Fwd: Re: Majic Jack Go Power Issue Message-ID: <7d4f51fa198541eb121281c81e52e1c0.squirrel@webmail.mishmash.org> Thanks for the responses about the Magic Jack power issue I am experiencing. Magic Jack called my home while I was at work and left a number for me to call them back. When I did, I got a voice mail with no ID on it and left a message. I got a call back from a man with a Spanish accent who didn't have any idea who I was or what I was talking about. I received a response from the BBB [who had contacted them on my behalf since I couldn't otherwise get them to work with me to resolve this] saying that they had attempted to contact me. Of course, I responded by telling them the above and that I was not satisfied with this outcome. As yet, I've not heard any more from Magic Jack. I've read through the feedback all of you have given and I'll make these replies. The UPS I have is made by APC. I tried using a four port USB power adapter in place of the Magic Jack's USB power supply. That didn't work, either. I don't have a second UPS to try this on. I called Comcast to try to confirm that the Internet service would not go out due to a power outage in the neighborhood. Their first level CSR told me that (?) would say(?) which I told him meant that he didn't know for sure. When I asked to speak to his supervisor, he kept me waiting for several minutes and then I got a busy signal in my ear. So I called back. After demanding to speak to a supervisor and a long wait for that to happen, I spoke to a supervisor and explained the question and why I was asking it. She confirmed that my Comcast Internet would NOT go down during a power outage and that if I have backup power to my equipment that I would not lose service. I documented my conversation with her for in the event she has told me wrong. I explained to her that I was about to spend money on this and that it would be pointless to spend the money if the service was going to go down during a neighborhood power outage. That was propaganda since I already have a UPS for this purpose. But I wanted to put her in the position of not wanting to be called out on the rug for telling me wrong. I also sent an email to a lady that I know at Comcast asking that she forward my message to a Comcast engineer to see what he would say. Hopefully, I'd get an answer that confirms what that supervisor said. I was reasonably sure that this was the case before I called. Hopefully, those folks at Magic Jack will call me back when they get my response to the Better Business Bureau and this time leave a valid phone number. Fred
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:18:04 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Comcast sued for turning residential routers into hotspots Message-ID: <daf2fe0b-958d-4443-a066-c2347f29c218@googlegroups.com> By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, December 9, 2014 Two Northern California residents have launched a class action suit in a San Francisco federal court against Comcast, claiming the cable company's shared Wi-Fi routers use too much electrical power, violate their privacy and slow their network. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on behalf of Pittsburg, Calif., resident Toyer Grear and his daughter Joycelyn Harris. They claim Comcast is "exploiting them for profit" by using their leased gateway to support the MSO's rollout of its Wi-Fi network. http://www.fiercecable.com/story/comcast-sued-turning-residential-routers-hotspots/2014-12-09?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal -or- http://tinyurl.com/llrwh97 Neal McLain

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