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Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.

 

 

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Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.

 

 

Thanks!!

Uverse internet vs. Road Runner

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mackielee03 wrote:

Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.

 

 

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         guess it depends on the rr speed u get now  etc

         at&t  10 megger is rock solid and u get 1.5  up   (rr will give u less up for sure ?? )

 

 

        my take

        randy


mackielee03 wrote:

Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.

 

 

Thanks!!


 

         guess it depends on the rr speed u get now  etc

         at&t  10 megger is rock solid and u get 1.5  up   (rr will give u less up for sure ?? )

 

 

        my take

        randy

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mackielee03 wrote:

Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.

 

 

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pretty much apples and oranges...
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mackielee03 wrote:

Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.

 

 

Thanks!!


 

pretty much apples and oranges...
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thanks.

does anyone have windows vista with this internet service? i'm chatting with a person at att and she just said you cant have vista and this internet service???

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does anyone have windows vista with this internet service? i'm chatting with a person at att and she just said you cant have vista and this internet service???

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vista runs fine  fyi
vista runs fine  fyi

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wireless laptop with vista works just fine...

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wireless laptop with vista works just fine...

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I had Time Warner/Oceanic in Hawaii.  I have found that my U-Verse internet serverice is FAR more consistant.  Not only is my upload speed better, but my download speeds are much more stable...no more slow periods when everyone in the neighborhood was on.
I had Time Warner/Oceanic in Hawaii.  I have found that my U-Verse internet serverice is FAR more consistant.  Not only is my upload speed better, but my download speeds are much more stable...no more slow periods when everyone in the neighborhood was on.

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My wife just bought a laptop that has Vista Business vs. and it works great.  I even set it up to connect to our printer wirelessly.  I think you need to end that chat and connect to a different csr.
My wife just bought a laptop that has Vista Business vs. and it works great.  I even set it up to connect to our printer wirelessly.  I think you need to end that chat and connect to a different csr.
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I too am on Vista Home Premium with no problems at all.  No problems printing wirelessly either.  Connecting to the network over wireless was very simple...
I too am on Vista Home Premium with no problems at all.  No problems printing wirelessly either.  Connecting to the network over wireless was very simple...

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Can't have and don't support are two different things.  Though I don't know their policies on supporting particular operatings systems (as in tech support and other help), I can tell you that as long as it has a TCP/IP stack it will work with U-verse.
Can't have and don't support are two different things.  Though I don't know their policies on supporting particular operatings systems (as in tech support and other help), I can tell you that as long as it has a TCP/IP stack it will work with U-verse.

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Can't have and don't support are two different things.  Though I don't know their policies on supporting particular operatings systems (as in tech support and other help), I can tell you that as long as it has a TCP/IP stack it will work with U-verse.

 

Despite all of the great features, benifits, and customer service we get from U-verse, I have noticed that if your computers aren't running Windows XP, you are out of luck when it comes to technical support.  You should have seen the installers face when they came to my house.  One laptop ran Visa and the other MacOS...poor guy scratched his head and actually had me SHOW HIM how to establish the wireless connections. 

 

I'm really surprised they don't train their folks a little better.  Its not like Mac and Vista are low volume OS's like LINUX.


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Can't have and don't support are two different things.  Though I don't know their policies on supporting particular operatings systems (as in tech support and other help), I can tell you that as long as it has a TCP/IP stack it will work with U-verse.

 

Despite all of the great features, benifits, and customer service we get from U-verse, I have noticed that if your computers aren't running Windows XP, you are out of luck when it comes to technical support.  You should have seen the installers face when they came to my house.  One laptop ran Visa and the other MacOS...poor guy scratched his head and actually had me SHOW HIM how to establish the wireless connections. 

 

I'm really surprised they don't train their folks a little better.  Its not like Mac and Vista are low volume OS's like LINUX.

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I don't see why they have to install the network adapters, the computers should detect the wireless network and all they would have to do is type in the password.  Or am I missing something?  I had a laptop that had a wireless network adapter and it worked fine.  But the installer removed it and replaced it with the 2wire adapter.
I don't see why they have to install the network adapters, the computers should detect the wireless network and all they would have to do is type in the password.  Or am I missing something?  I had a laptop that had a wireless network adapter and it worked fine.  But the installer removed it and replaced it with the 2wire adapter.
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They didn't seem to have a problem installing on my Vista machine.
They didn't seem to have a problem installing on my Vista machine.

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My wife just got a laptop that has Vista Business Edition.  It detected the network and I put in the password and away she went.  When I set it up to be able to print, the Vista software detected my network.  I clicked on it and I saw the printer, I selected it and it did a test print.  It has been working great.  So I don't see why the techs would have a problem.  If I can and have brought other wireless laptops into my home and connected to my 2wire network, I don't see why the techs have to change the adapters that are in the laptops of the Uverse subscribers.
My wife just got a laptop that has Vista Business Edition.  It detected the network and I put in the password and away she went.  When I set it up to be able to print, the Vista software detected my network.  I clicked on it and I saw the printer, I selected it and it did a test print.  It has been working great.  So I don't see why the techs would have a problem.  If I can and have brought other wireless laptops into my home and connected to my 2wire network, I don't see why the techs have to change the adapters that are in the laptops of the Uverse subscribers.
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Likewise.  Both of our notebooks....one XP and one Vista....detected the connection and all we had to do was type in the security key.  Our desktop runs XP and is connected via ethernet cable.

 

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Likewise.  Both of our notebooks....one XP and one Vista....detected the connection and all we had to do was type in the security key.  Our desktop runs XP and is connected via ethernet cable.

 

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Likewise.  Both of our notebooks....one XP and one Vista....detected the connection and all we had to do was type in the security key.  Our desktop runs XP and is connected via ethernet cable.

 

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My set up was equally easy.  However, the technician that did our install had no idea on our Vista or our Mac where to even look for the available networks or how to establish the connection.

 

I brought out the Mac first, and I don't think the rection from the installer would have been any less of a surprise if I had just shown him an alien space ship.  He had absolutly NO idea how to operate a Mac.  He did seem to recocgnize my Vista machine to the point he admitted he didn't know his way around the OS, but the Mac was totaly foreign. 


hpmsrm wrote:

Likewise.  Both of our notebooks....one XP and one Vista....detected the connection and all we had to do was type in the security key.  Our desktop runs XP and is connected via ethernet cable.

 

Phil


 

My set up was equally easy.  However, the technician that did our install had no idea on our Vista or our Mac where to even look for the available networks or how to establish the connection.

 

I brought out the Mac first, and I don't think the rection from the installer would have been any less of a surprise if I had just shown him an alien space ship.  He had absolutly NO idea how to operate a Mac.  He did seem to recocgnize my Vista machine to the point he admitted he didn't know his way around the OS, but the Mac was totaly foreign. 

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I had DSL (DSL-Extreme), and now have TWC/RR.

 

DSL (haven't tried Uverse):  Reliable, low latency, consitant rates.  VDSL has ~10ms higher latency

RR: Higher data, lower price (bundle), varying latency, but nothing bad.  LOTS of hops to get out of SoCal (AT&T/Uverse has this issue to.. both send traffic all the way down to Orange County - Irvine or Tustin depending on carrier).   RR appears to have a lot of network issues (routers/backbone) in SoCal though (eg. 8 hour outage in SoCal due to a bad router ~60 miles away in the OC)

Uverse has a gateway to deal with, which might not always be fun.

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I had DSL (DSL-Extreme), and now have TWC/RR.

 

DSL (haven't tried Uverse):  Reliable, low latency, consitant rates.  VDSL has ~10ms higher latency

RR: Higher data, lower price (bundle), varying latency, but nothing bad.  LOTS of hops to get out of SoCal (AT&T/Uverse has this issue to.. both send traffic all the way down to Orange County - Irvine or Tustin depending on carrier).   RR appears to have a lot of network issues (routers/backbone) in SoCal though (eg. 8 hour outage in SoCal due to a bad router ~60 miles away in the OC)

Uverse has a gateway to deal with, which might not always be fun.

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What canuck said. If you game you may want to read the other thread on that. Latency issues....If thats not a big deal for you then you will be pleased with what Uverse has to offer for the TV. I love the TV part.
What canuck said. If you game you may want to read the other thread on that. Latency issues....If thats not a big deal for you then you will be pleased with what Uverse has to offer for the TV. I love the TV part.

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mackielee03 wrote:

Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.


 

I'm happy!

 

 

 

 

Check yours out.

 

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mackielee03 wrote:

Does anyone know how uverse's internet compares to time warner cable's roadrunner? I'm thinking of switching but not if it's not worth it.


 

I'm happy!

 

 

 

 

Check yours out.

 

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I would have (and may yet) consider AT&T Uverse... but will probably cancel TV service, and use Vonage for voice (POTS too expensive, Uverse Voice not available in the Los Angeles area).

TWC analog cable is decent, digital phone is great, RR is a mixed bag (8 hour upstream SoCal peering router outage this week),  and digital cable is non functional at night (freezes).  I must have been spoiled on DirecTv.

I would have (and may yet) consider AT&T Uverse... but will probably cancel TV service, and use Vonage for voice (POTS too expensive, Uverse Voice not available in the Los Angeles area).

TWC analog cable is decent, digital phone is great, RR is a mixed bag (8 hour upstream SoCal peering router outage this week),  and digital cable is non functional at night (freezes).  I must have been spoiled on DirecTv.

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