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Internet with Cablecom

Hello,
Does anyone have an internet connection with cablecom?
what have been your experiences with it and would you recommend it?
would you recommend any other option over the one from Cablecom?
I am planning to get one and would like some views on whether I should go for it.
regards
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Re: Internet with Cablecom

merged on account that I could use the search function
everyone seems mostly happy with internet via cablecom
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Re: Internet with Cablecom

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merged on account that I could use the search function
everyone seems mostly happy with internet via cablecom
you beat me to it Lob - good work. I was wondering what the heck was going on

Ikon_shark - this is the thread you wanted to be on.
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Re: Praise to Cablecom

Actually - I take that back!

Ikon_shark - try this thread - it's more relevant:

http://www.englishforum.ch/general-c...ternet+options

PLease use the search function to check threads before posting.
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Re: Praise to Cablecom

the two threads are similar and almost could be considered the same...but hispeed and cablecom have certainly been *done*.

<done now> so.........don't forget this almost-parallel thread which also has VoIP stuff: http://www.englishforum.ch/general-c...-cablecom.html
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Re: Praise to Cablecom

interesting fact for those using Cablecom/hispeed.ch proxy servers; they're decommissioning them

I don't know why they're taking their squids out but frankly I'm dismayed; I like having that layer of privacy so you just see aragon and his pals as my IP addy.

Anyone know a free, fast public proxy for me to use?
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

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ok, maybe this is a dumb question but he, I am not a man

If you get digiphone with cablecom, can you use that to get ADSL with someone else like Sunrise etc.?

I guess I am asking, since the phone works, I guess you do have some normal phone cable, so ADSL should work too? Or am I overlooking something?
AFAIK the Cablecom 'digiphone' thing works over the Cablecom cable connection.

ADSL works over the normal copper phone lines, so the answer is that you can't use it to get ADSL.

But since you can get the Cablecom digital phone service, why not sign up to their Cablemodem too? It's actually pretty good.

When I originally came to Switzerland, many moons ago, I wanted to get an at the time state-of-the-art ISDN line from Swisscom. Being an evil untrustworthy foreigner with a mere 'B' permit, they wanted 2000CHF off me as a deposit lest I do something like run an illegal telephone service for other foreigners and then take off without paying the bill. I told them to go stuff it and began the long wait for cablemodem. After 2 years of waiting, Cablecom finally made it available in my area and I've been a mostly happy customer since then.

Because Swisscom decided to treat me as a potential thief, they lost probably thousands of francs worth of business from me since I never bothered with a land line and then they couldn't sell me ADSL.

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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

Yes, I did get both, hispeed and digiphone for 45 a month I believe.

But sometimes you have other offers from Bluewin for example, so at the time I was wondering if it were possible. My guess is for the same reason, i.e., that the last mile is not a copper wire from Swisscom, we cannot get Tele2 either for example on a cablecom entry point.

By the way, has anyone ever noticed problems with connecting with Cablecom to the net? I constantly have drop outs, for a few seconds or even five minutes. Weird thing is, google.com.au always works, but any other site (both Swiss and European) don't. Just now, I could not reach englishforum either, even though googlecache works.

What I do not know is whether it is cablecom or the new router I am now behind, but then, why would google searching still work, but other sites don't? I am not running any p2p, and now only run one firewall
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

You can I think do Carrier Preselect (or voluntary select) on Cablecom phones - but the reason they had/have no agreements in-place is that they say their charges are so low anyway.

With regards to your dropouts - does anyone else in your building have Hispeed? It might be a signal strength issue. http://perftest.cablecom.ch - how close does that claim to be to your advertised speeds?

If you have a firewall on your PC, you could try bypassing the router. What router do you have? In theory, there is no PPP-whatever as you have ethernet connect to WAN and your router processes LAN traffic....
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

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By the way, has anyone ever noticed problems with connecting with Cablecom to the net? I constantly have drop outs, for a few seconds or even five minutes. Weird thing is, google.com.au always works, but any other site (both Swiss and European) don't. Just now, I could not reach englishforum either, even though googlecache works.
If you have limited connectivity to some sites then there is nothing wrong with the connection between you and cablecom. It could either be a DNS issue (try doing an nslookup on the sites you are trying to reach) or more likely some sort of transient routing issue in the network. However, both of these are very unlikely, and would theoretically affect all cablecom users not just you. I've also never seen it on my own connection, and I use it an awful lot. It's also possible that google may have a mirror inside cablecom's network..

What did cablecom say about the problem when you reported it to them?
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

actually it could be DNS TTL thus not needing lookup.....but this certainly is down to your connection quality, I'd say. Your router should be set to DHCP an IP address from Cablecom (which it seems to be doing) and that's how it should be set (and likely is out-of-the-box).
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

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actually it could be DNS TTL thus not needing lookup.....but this certainly is down to your connection quality, I'd say. Your router should be set to DHCP an IP address from Cablecom (which it seems to be doing) and that's how it should be set (and likely is out-of-the-box).
Sorry Lob, not likely no DNS caching occurs in the router or PC, and since some sites (like google) work and others don't then the problem is further up the line. Trust me...
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

There seem to be two people now who have replied to a very old posting from muze7 which is at the bottom of page 1. Muze7 has since got cablecom, and that question was answered (now several times) a long time ago.

Remember that if you see a new posting and multiple pages are listed click the last page to see the latest posting, otherwise you'll get the last posting from the first page - not very helpful, especially if you reply to it.
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

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Sorry Lob, not likely no DNS caching occurs in the router or PC, and since some sites (like google) work and others don't then the problem is further up the line. Trust me...
ah but the TTL means that DNS lookup doesn't need to happen and the DNS cache on XP will take care of the connection.

ipconfig /displaydns
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Re: Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable

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ah but the TTL means that DNS lookup doesn't need to happen and the DNS cache on XP will take care of the connection.

ipconfig /displaydns
Interesting, never knew that was there! Maybe this was a feature that was added later by MS? At any rate the TTL for englishforum.ch is 1 hour, so it's not likely that the aussie sites were in the DNS cache, and others weren't.

At any rate we are getting a little off topic here - this is a conversation muze7 should really be having with cablecom, not us
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Get 2 months free or CHF100 from Cablecon

As you will see from CableCon's website if, as a user of their services (HiSpeed Internet, Digital Cable TV and Digital Phome) if you recommend someone who subsiquently subscribes, you are rewarded for your recommendation.

Specifically this is 2 months free internet or digital phone or CHF100 credit against a digital TV subscription.

Details here:
**You'll need to remove [REMOVE] - I placed this so CC can't trace back here.
www.cablecom[REMOVE].ch/en/digitalphone/dph_empfehlen.htm


It occured to me that anyone on this forum might like to ask for a recommedation before subscribing to any of these 3 services, then an exsiting subscriber could recommend them and benefit.

New users still get deals that are better than faithful existing subscribers. So this might even the score for faithful CC users...
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Old 20.09.2006, 11:26
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Re: Get 2 months free or CHF100 from Cablecon

wow, tinfoil hat time

You can recommend people from the sections in their website after you've logged-on; I've recommended a few peopl for their service. I think those recommended benefit too

https://service.cablecom.ch/scp/cons...tMember4Member takes you directly there....
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Old 20.09.2006, 11:31
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Re: Get 2 months free or CHF100 from Cablecon

Actually these two posts really belong on our thread where we discussed adsl vs cable, since this is where we discussed the referral system last time. I'll merge them. Business and entrepeneur isn't really the place for a cablecom promotion (unless you somehow plan to make a business out of referring friends!)

By the way - since Lob Rockster already snapped up some referals from this forum, I thought it might be my turn - so if you'd like to sign up for cablecom and get 2 free months, let me be your referrer... Please.
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Re: Get 2 months free or CHF100 from Cablecon

Damn - I wondered why I couldn't match these posts when I searched - AdFab - it's Cablecom not Cablecon - only a small difference, but makes a big difference if you are trying to search on that term!
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Re: Get 2 months free or CHF100 from Cablecon

funny how such a faithful customer deliberately misspells the company name yet buys their product(s)
I believe I've actually managed one referral from here and perhaps a couple from my office...
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