In a thread dated Apr-17-01, 03:48 PM, which has been archived and cannot be modified or posted to (it can be read in the archive), I stated:
“My dial-up will drop overnight and drops a 2-3 times each day, but I think that is the phone line/provider. It also happens when the cable MODEM is connected directly to my PC; so it isn’t the router. I still think it is rather close to a miracle that the darn thing works at all, considering all of the players, communications, and equipment involved in a one-way system. They are presently installing fiber optics for two-way service in my little town in Maine, which I can hardly wait for. Larry”
This was with a Surfboard SB2100D cable MODEM (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Modems/cable/sb2100D.htm) and an SMC7004BR 4-port 10/100 Mbps Broadband Router (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm), and a one-way cable system. A one-way cable Internet connection is hybrid service that uses a 33.6 dial-up MODEM to send stuff to the Internet and the cable to receive it.
On 8/21/01 our cable system was upgrade to a 2-way service (see http://duxcw.com/about/2waycab.htm for details). Although I had a couple of problems the day it was converted and a MODEM error two days later, which was corrected by power cycling the MODEM and router, both the MDOEM and router have been up 24-hours-a-day ever since. That is, the local network and the Internet connection have been up solid and operational without a problem or requiring any kind intervention for the last nine days. Larry