I have just joined the 21st century...
After 3 months of waiting (I ordered this on December 26th, 2005), and surviving the totally free installation (that only took – oh – two weeks) – it is done.
Funniest lines uttered during the totally free installation:
Them: What color is the light?
Me: Green, there is a Green light on the CU, there is an amber light on the AL
Them: That cannot be right.
Me: No, it is really green.
Them: If it was green, it would be working.
Me: Well, I do have this AMBER light to compare to – as far as I know this light on the CU could be a) Green, b) Amber or c) not on. It is not at all like the amber light next to it – and it is on. That rules out b) and c) – it appears very green.
Now my wife was suggesting we take a picture of it on the camera phone and email it
Them: No, it cannot be green, there must be something wrong.
Me: It is very green. If I unplug the cable – it goes OFF. When I plug the cable in it goes very green.
Them: We’ll have to call you back.
When they call back then confirmed that in fact the line was very green. But the router was misconfigured (they needed to fix that on their end) and the rest of the configuration on their end was “botched”.
But – it works, it works faster than anything I’ve had in the house yet (two satellite providers, dial up, Verizon aircards…).
I’ve joined the 21st century networking wise.