[sclug] ADSL migration

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Apr 18 13:28:24 UTC 2005

On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 12:24:15PM +0100, Chris Aitken wrote:
> Anyone know why some ISPs quote "migration of engineer-installed
> customers is not supported".

> How does migration become impossible purely because someone else
> plugged in the ADSL modem?

If this latter is the case then it wasn't really "engineer-installed".
What the ISP means is that a BT installed ADSL line where a BT engineer
actually physically installed it will have special magic on the account
which means you can't do the normal:
	- get MAC from old ISP
	- give MAC to new ISP
	- have a seamless migration 5-10 days later

They're quite rare though now really.  Ask your old ISP for a MAC anyway
and see what happens?

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