dehnhard at brahms.amd.com
Mon Nov 16 11:36:37 PST 1998
I've been on @Home in Fremont for about a year, and I absolutely love it.
But, Fremont may be a different animal from Hayward in that we're a test
bed for new tech from TCI, and as a result have static IPs and an optional
proxy. My understanding is that most other areas have DHCP and enforced
Many times, you'll find coupons in the mail or newspapers for $50-75 off
the installation charges. If you already have TCI cable service, coupons
will also show up in your bill from time to time.
On Mon, 16 Nov 1998, S. Fouzi Husaini wrote:
> I went to an @Home demo this weekend in Hayward at a TCI office. From what I
> saw (of course all the PC's in the demo room were running win95) it seemed
> interesting but a bit pricy . They are charging $150 bucks for installation
> (this seemed way too much) which includes a 3com 10baseT ethernet card, an
> @Home modem (I have no clue why they call it a modem, because it is NOT) and
> some other "setup" fees. Then you pay a monthly fee of $39.95. I like the
> idea of not having to mess around with writing fault monitors for my dial in
> scripts and 10baseT is faster than 56k. However their proxy/firewall system
> makes connecting back into a machine on the @Home intranet a bit of a challenge.
> What I did find was cool was when I had exhausted the technical resources of
> the Compac consultant they had on hand at the demo and they refered me to a
> tech-support line the guy I got to talk with was a LINUX user! I thought that
> was pretty cool.
> well, anyway, the @Home folks said that they have been servicing Fremont for 2
> years now. are there any SVLUG Fremontians out there using this service? What
> about anyone else?
> - fouzi
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