Fruit of the loon

So two weeks ago I made the glorious switch to Time Warner's Digital Cable and Road Runner ISP. DTV rules. I've got more movie channels than I know what to do with (thank god for TiVo) and the picture's never looked better. I haven't had quite the same experience with Road Runner, however. Obviously it's fast - it has the same upload rate as my sDSL line did, but a much larger download rate. I'm disturbed by one small thing, however...I have yet to successfully play any multiplayer game. I have a reasonably complicated network set up, with a PC acting as a proxy server, but theoretically that shouldn't be a problem. I haven't managed to actually connect to a game, since no server browser I've tried yet has been able to refresh a list of servers (which is odd, since I can ping servers manually just fine). I'm going to play around with my network this weekend, and hopefully I'll find a solution on my end, since any ISP that prevents me from multiplayer gaming is not one I'd like to stay with for too long.

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Re: Cable Modem & Hub Probs
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Re: Cable Modem & Hub Probs Aug 5, 2001, 03:52
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If your installer didn't plug in the modem, he didn't finish the job. Just call customer service. That guy will probably get reprimanded or fired. If you have more problems write a "serious" and "business"-like letter through Planet Feedback. It got my friend a free install of digital phone service, and they rewired the entire house for free. He wound up working with the RR President's secretary to make sure it was done.

Don't let yourself get ripped off. Unlike DSL, they can't get a complete test done without hooking it up. If you're talkin about hooking it to your computer/network, unless you have a single box with Win9x, Win2K, or Mac, they won't touch it.
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