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2.0 General Info
The price of the Road Runner may vary from market to market. On average, a monthly subscription is $44.95/month and includes a free Cable Modem. This fee is in addition to the regular monthly cable subscription; however most cable providers offer money-saving packages. The monthly fee includes ALWAYS ON access to the online service and the Internet.
The average price for the one-time installation fee varies depending on location. Or even free. Installation is simple and may involve a professional technician installing the hardware and software [see this FAQ] necessary to use the Road Runner. Self Installation may be available as well. An installation also includes a brief training session as well as a Road Runner Welcome Kit that contains valuable information about how to enjoy Road Runner's features, content and applications.
Note: Depending on how many splitters are installed, some cable jacks will not have as strong of a signal due to how many times it is split to the TV, which results in Speed reduction. If you must split .. Try this plan:
Main cable line goes to splitter, then one cable line is for the cable modem, and the other cable goes to the number of cable boxes in your home. This is done so the signal will not degrade on your cable modem.
Main Line >---> Two-way Splitter >---> Cable Modem
YMMV - this could be on a franchise-by-franchise basis.
If you are seeking assistance with your Linux system, visit the All things Unix Forum. Also, see the All things Unix FAQ, too.
got feedback?this page.
www.help.rr.com -> Quick Links -> Network Status
www.help.rr.com -> Member Services -> Network Status
for my area, (So. California) it is http://help.rr.com/hmslogic/network_status.aspx
got feedback?their Digital Phone service - also referred to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Below, there are some FAQs regarding VoIP in general:
More FAQ entries can be found in the VoIP: Voice over IP FAQ. If you're seeking assistance with VoIP in general, please post in the Voice over IP Forum.
Note: We also have an active thread in the Road Runner forum regarding VoIP service in Time Warner areas here.
The most likely reasons for an IP change are:
•You don't turn your PC on for longer than the DHCP lease period (usually 3.5 days) AND someone new in your area signs on and grabs your IP. If you have a router, it will hold your IP rather than the PC.
•You change your NIC.
•You have a router and change the cloned NIC MAC address to another MAC address.
Most contributors here at BroadBand Reports seem to indicate that low bandwidth servers seem to be generally tolerated by most franchises - things like role-playing games (WoW for example).
However, a sure way to attract attention to your account is to run a server that is pushing out a LOT of upstream bandwidth (e.g. serving files to others)....