May. 19th, 2009

Grrrr

May. 19th, 2009 01:21 pm
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If you were a major ISP that provided dial-up Ethernet services globally to business travelers who want an alternative in case they can't get wireless, and you require the installation of a 34MB client, wouldn't you host it on a server that can provide it for download at a rate faster than 10kb/sec (and, that's if you already have an account; without logging in first, the rate is more like 100b/sec)?

I've got a Prof who has an AT&T Global dial-up account because other Ethernet isn't always available in parts of China and Taiwan where he travels. He hasn't used it in a while, so yesterday I called AT&T and fixed his account (expired credit card) and changed his password (because he forgot it), and then told him to try the client to see if it was working (it wasn't). The v6 client hit end-of-life in December, and the v7 client is much bigger (34MB instead of 8MB), but it takes all day to download!

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