View Poll Results: What ISP do you recommend?

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    Originally posted by Dave_07
    Exactly why are static ip's good again ?
    Having the same ip just makes it easy for repeated attacks..

    Dave.
    All depends.....

    In the first instance, having a Dynamic IP is by no means a defense system. You should be protected against attack even if you're on dial up.

    Static IP's are useful once you start doing more advanced stuff - such as accessing your machine from elsewhere on the net, running your own services such as web or mail, or VPN'ing into other networks.

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    I've been with Zen since last March, I'm happy with them.

    Initial attraction was the one month minimum contract option, as I may move soon (but I'm still here, lol).

    There again, I've tried nothing else. I was with AOL on dial up for six years before that. Why AOL? No time-outs on download, which was probably quite unique for the price.

    A lot of my mates have complained about NTL, so I'd be wary of them, but don't really know for sure (about NTL).

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    Been with nildram over a year now, they kick serious ass. Only 1 serious downtime and that was with they were upgrading stuff their end. £22 a month too (i have the lite version).
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    I'm with Eclipse... no downtime to date yet (about 18 months) and excellent customer services should you need to speak to them

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    been using pipex for around 2 years and set up a few friends with them. been happy with them, no problems with speed/conn. but i dont use there them for email or web hosting so i cant comment on that

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    hmmm I've got both a nildram 512k line and a bulldog 2Mb line.

    Got to say the routing and ping upon bulldog is absolutely fanstastic as they route the same as nildram near enough.

    Not bad hey - 2 Mb from 6pm until 9am and all weekends and bank holidays for a measly sum of 29.99

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    Avoid Bulldog ADSL at all costs, it may look great, with such cheap prices, but they get horrible reviews from thier customers. Some complain how the customer service is does not exist, others complain about reliability issues while others complain on how long it took bulldog to activate thier account.

    Have you tried Boltblue? They get some good reviews, and thier 512k downstream and 256k upstream is only £21 a month including VAT.

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    Gah, no clear winner as I hoped

    I've been hearing a few good words about zen from colleagues at work. Think this is turning into a 2 horse race between nildram and zen...
    What's does the restriction of reverse dns with zen effect ?

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    eclipse here, absolutely brilliant and woudn't change em for anything, oh and the free static ip is handy oh and a friend has nildram business thing, and has twice been cut off in the past 2 months. not funny heh.

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    Nildram are superb - use them at home and at work. Moving house and going to use them there too - being a flash git I've ordered a 1 meg 20:1 contention line now

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    Pipex almost 2 years never had a problem, nuff said, consistantly 60k downloads, and they have huge bandwidth available.
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    Originally posted by Dave_07
    Exactly why are static ip's good again ?
    Having the same ip just makes it easy for repeated attacks..

    Dave.
    Web hosting, ftp servers, mail servers etc. .

    Been using Eclipse for over a year and would highly recommend them.

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