[kwlug-disc] Anyone using Acanac cable internet in K-W - your experience?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 25 18:15:06 EDT 2011

Jason Locklin wrote, On 08/25/2011 4:46 PM:
> On Tue, 2011-08-23 at 18:20 -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>> Anyone using Acanac cable internet in K-W?
>> Anything good or bad to comment upon - decent speed, times of reduced 
>> speed, installation issues, or other problems?
> I have their Cable here, way out on the far side of the river in
> Bridgeport. I have the 15Mb connection, but often see up to 22Mb, even
> during peak times. The odd day, however, it has slowed down considerably
> -perhaps when they were doing work. 


> As a side note, I had an SPA2102 connected between the cable modem and
> my network router so that it could traffic shape. For some reason, the
> thing couldn't handle more than 9Mb sustained, got hot, and often just
> froze. I wasn't satisfied with the Internet service until I realized
> what was going on with the ATA and moved it off to a side port.

Yep. I found that too. The wee little beasties can barely handle a wee 
bit of traffic - not useful as a router. I believe it to be fine as an 
ATA, but not as a gateway router at home.

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