ISP Recommendation? (was "Rogers Breaks DNS")
aaronvegh-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Sat Jul 19 14:55:52 UTC 2008
On 19-Jul-08, at 10:36 AM, Jamon Camisso <jamon.camisso-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org>
> Marc Lanctot wrote:
>> Colin McGregor wrote:
>>> Just to note, Rogers has decided to break DNS. As of now any trip
>>> to a
>>> website with an invalid URL and you will be taken to a Rogers/Yahoo
>>> search website (with Rogers adverts.). I have called, complained and
>>> been told "that is the way it is supposed to work".
>>> Is it my imagination or is Rogers totally determined to offer the
>>> WORST possible Internet service in Canada?
>> I'll be moving to Etobicoke soon (from Alberta).. if I want cable,
>> do I have a choice (ie. Cogeco?). I've also heard Rogers does
>> traffic-shaping. Sounds like I might want to avoid Rogers if I can.
>> A few more questions about Rogers: do they block incoming traffic
>> on ports other than 80 and 8080? If I leave my machine on all the
>> time and want to SSH in remotely (and run a web server on a non-
>> standard port), will they crack down on this? I know Shaw here nor
>> Videotron in Quebec ever gave me problems, but if Rogers will then
>> I might consider my other options.
>> I'd really rather avoid DSL.. who provides it there, Bell? I'd like
>> opinions on that-- has anybody done the switch from one to the
>> other? If so, why, and was it worth it?
> TekSavvy++ :)
I tried TekSavvy over Rogers for a while, and ended up going back.
Yes, the torrents were faster (slightly) on TS, but the overall speed
was dramatically better with Rogers. I may have my issues with the
company, but you just can't beat 10Mbps service, and TS just doesn't
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