Can you be more specific than flakey? I know my DSL sync seems to have been dropping more frequently, but it could be I never noticed before and its not a problem for me as its only very brief and not daily.
We are on the old network via Digital City Region, which they are in the process of splitting with. Some time soon we (me hopefully early this week) should get moved over to the new network which will be Origins own.
It could be a real ball ache as I if they indeed have switch to PPPoE then everyone is going to need to change their router settings. Those of us with a static IP address will have to change our router settings anyway, as the current IP range are registered to Digital City Region and we need to switch to an Origin IP. They REALLY should be e-mailing all their old customers to inform them this change is coming. Its not going to be good if they just come home from work one day and its all broken.
I'm guessing they realised that it would be costly to order enough IP addresses to maintain the plain ethernet routing, so switched to PPPoE like every other ISP (barring O2/Be).
Its annoying as Oliver promised me they wouldn't use PPPoE, but understandable as I get the feeling there is more to this change of network than meets the eye. It seems suspicious that Origin had this problem of not being able to connection new customers, then suddenly bam all new customers are being connected to the NEW network. Did Digital City Region refuse Origin connection of new customer forcing them to rush out and form this new network? Or was it just problems with the transition?
I wish Origin were being more up front and honest about all this.
I'm not annoyed that there may be a change, I'm annoying that the first I am hearing about it is from some random person on Sheffield Forum.
I do suspect that Origin bit of more than they could chew and suddenly realised that being a ViSP just wasn't going to work long-term. For example now they seem to be saying "we will always try to avoid traffic management" when I'm pretty sure they originally claimed "we will NEVER use traffic management". I think they realised that promising things like that is unwise as what you are capable of doing is always in flux.
There may come a day when the influx of customers is just too high and they have to implement some management temporarily to prevent network meltdown. I just hope not, as I think that is how Virgin Media started and now they rely on the management to prevent total network overload which provides an utter garbage service for the end user if you happen to need a reliable, consistent ping and upload speed.
As I have said before, I originally left Force9 (PlusNet) when they were the first ISP to use traffic management and it ruined my connection. I have been chasing none-managed ISPs ever since.
Originally Posted by Greengeek
2820VN, only adsl/ethernet and 3g.
Just bear in mind that router can only handle up to 50Mbit, so no upgrade to 100Mbit for you. :p