Thursday, August 18, 2005

I'm still on dialup while I wait for my ADSL to get provisioned.

I check the line every morning, hoping to see the sync light go steady, but as yet, no such luck. It's only been 6 days since I put the application in, so it's probably fair enough.

Anyway, while I'm waiting, I got 200 dialup hours from WestNet for free.

It was really quick to start with, and would stay connected all day, but now it's not so good.

I got an email from them a couple of days ago, informing me that I'm on a trial period, so the 200 hours must be something they normally give to people who don't know if they want to go with them for dialup or not.

Anyway, in it, it told me that I'm subject to 4 hour sessions, and 500MB of download. The 500MB will be plenty, but the 4 hour sessions are a bit annoying.

Luckily I've only been kicked off at 4 hours once, I also had a kickoff at 6 1/2 hours. (Every other time, I've disconnected when I've finished).

The last couple of days it's been a bit slow though, and web browsing has been almost unbearable. IMing and mail is still fine, but web is just painful.

I just did a couple of speed tests, here, and here. The former said my connection was 33k, and the latter says it's 24k.

Poor. I just hope the ADSL is a lot better.


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