Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/26

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Subject: RE: [Leica] This Weekend's Bounty (What size is your pipe)
From: "Sam Krneta" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 09:29:09 -0600


 My PC's are hard connected to a SMC Barricade wireless broadband
router, I wanted the wireless for use with my laptop and the ability to
add machines if needed without stringing cable all over the place. The
other nice thing about the router is it makes my network pretty much
invisible to hackers. I've gone to most of the test sites and I'm
invisible. The router is connected to a Flowpoint Internet Gateway
provided by my ISP. My problem seems to be with the SMC, for some reason
it locks up or disconnects and the only way to get back to the network
is a cold reboot. As soon as I reboot all is well. Friend of mine says
it's probably because I leave things running 24/7 but I don't buy that.
I think it's a problem and need to make time to call SMC and get their

Sam Krneta

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mark Pope
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] This Weekend's Bounty (What size is your pipe)

Cable modem here too (600Kbps).  That said, recently, the performance
sometimes been no better than dial-up.  Apparently, my provider has had
problems with its proxy servers.  I reboot my router (DLINK) and cable
(Motorola Surfboard) occasionally, and this can improve performance.
is a standard 'fix everything' from the support guys.  Usually they are
quite good.  They are always helpful (when you can get through), but
don't always know their ARP from their elbow.  On of their senior tech
give me the URL of a site that can help troubleshoot problems on the

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the service from NTLWorld.

Just out of interest, what sort of router are you using Sam?


Mark Pope
Swindon Wilts, UK

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Krneta" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 6:51 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] This Weekend's Bounty (What size is your pipe)

> ADSL here, 1500K, which I think is the theoretical max for ADSL.
> Earthlink is the only one in my area that offers the full line
> reasonably. Others offer 1/4 of the line for the same money. I've been
> with Elink since they were Mindspring and am pretty happy. Although I
> have a router that is starting to act up.
> Sam Krneta

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