tkessler last won the day on April 11 2019
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- Birthday 10/03/1958
Guadalajara and Ajijic
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tkessler replied to Tennis Bum's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraI think about any herb will grow well here. My wife has an herb garden of the classics... cilantro, peregil, orgegano...What would you grow for Thai food?
ILOX news!! (good news)
tkessler replied to lcscats's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraHas the IPTV buffering problem with Ilox improved? My Ilox phone calls were still cutting off after about 10 min as late as last week... Have they been improving their network?
Telmex service on a foreign router
tkessler replied to bibarnes's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraFiber modems are locked to your account and cannot be substituted without processing on an internal Telmex app.
Ride cost to PV
tkessler replied to stoneleigh's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/Guadalajara
My bad...sorry. Correct phone number is 3333921593.
That is great news! Looks like you're in good shape infrastructure wise. Those are definitely VDSL cabinets. This cell number +52333392159 has an English speaking Telmex agent that you should be able to text chat with. You would need your own cell phone number and load whatsapp application on it. Then you can chat either via the phone or go to "web.whatsapp.com" and bring up a text chat window on your PC. Assuming you can get a hold of the agent, just tell them your situation, that you've upgraded, and they should get someone to you....
Here are some ideas: - First, where are you located? How far from the Telmex Ajijic central office? - Sounds like you have regular DSL. VDSL is likely available if there are grey finned boxes mounted on poles near the street cabinet. Telmex has seeemingly stopped doing VDSL upgrades and is now doing just FTTH. We had been petitioning for VDSL and they just came in like a swat team and changed everything to fiber. - Telmex fiber cable has yellow tags on it from pole to pole. The main fiber cable splits to drop boxes that serve something like 12 or 16 to a box. Often the boxes are full. If so, while there may be fiber, the local installers can't add a drop and need to wait for an expansion. - Ilox is another option. They have little square grey boxes on the CFE poles. Some complain about IPTV buffering but you may not have that problem with your services. They have a strong backbone up through McAllen to Dallas and Houston on Cogent. - Never trust wifi for speed testing. Check with a hard wired ethernet cable. - If your phone line is noisy, will degrade your DSL speed. Check by picking up the phone and dialing a 3 to break dial tone. You should hear dead silence. If a hum or crackling report to Telmex as a bad phone line. - If facilities are available I'd think Telmex or Ilox would be willing to give your priority. Try writing the Ilox NOC at firstname.lastname@example.org or chatting with the English Telmex agent on whatsapp at 523333921593. Good luck!
Best Buy Leaving Mexico
tkessler replied to Mainecoons's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraAnyone who actually does business in Mexico knows how hard it is. The hassles and aggravations are everywhere. You need an army of staff and overhead to deal with it. Doesn't surprise me.
Dialing phone numbers
tkessler replied to kmetzger's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraThe 10 digit number should work. What do you hear when you dial it? Can you try same from a cell phone?
How to connect new router to Telmex modem router
tkessler replied to M&C's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraHey PYandre, Welcome to the near death experience of bridge mode in Telmex routers! It can often be hit and miss depending on the line and router model. Here are some tips: 1) You need to request a separate login and password for the PPPOE login credentials for your Google wifi points. The password on your current router is encrypted and not transferable. They will give you one. 2) Telmex doesn't give tech support for bridge mode, at least not for residential customers. You're on your own. But there are resources on the web and youtube. Just google "modo puente" Telmex, etc. You can also try to find the manual or similar. Also a crap shoot. In most cases, you go to WLAN page and select "modo puente"...thats its. don't change anything else. 3) Telmex routers keep the IP address active so you can log in and change it back etc. The default is 192.168.1.254. Which means, as in the earlier posts, you must assign a different gateway address to the google router. You can then put another Telmex router port directly on your LAN and access either. But can be tricky. Make sure Telmex modem DHCP server isn't on, with two servers assigning addresses on your network. 4) Sometimes, Telmex lines simply will not go into bridge mode with foreign routers. I've done traces on the PPPoE connection between the modem and external router and the broadcast packet never gets sent out by the modem to the router. But same in router mode connects instantly. No explanation. Some modems don't go into bridge mode. I think my Arcadyan's wouldn't. Huwaei worked better, but not always. You can buy different modems on Mercadolibre cheap and try them. Also try Telmex and ask...things do change... good luck, Tom
tkessler replied to RickS's topic in Mexico GeneralI had a near death experience (joking) with Volaris recently. They gave me a voucher from a Covid cancelled trip to NY. $8500 MXN good until Oct 15. So I go to redeem it, site says no good. I followed the instructions carefully no good. Tried to get an agent. Impossible. Finally went to their FB page and complained LOUDLY. Fraud, crooks.. My voucher was about to expire. It has a happy ending. Someone said you must contact "Sandra" at Boletos Aeropuerto, +526646572865, on Whatsapp. Nothing to lose at that point so I did. She fixed it in a heartbeat. Volaris told her it had expired too (actually there was one day left). She had me call a number and said I must insist, I did, they reissued, she reticket, paid everything out of the voucher. If you have to deal with Volaris you can save a lot of gray hairs working through Sandra. She's in Tijuana.
SE Ajijic, continual TelMex internet disconnects
tkessler replied to Mainecoons's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraPick up your phone, dial a 7 to break dial tone. You should hear dead silence, no scratchy noise or hum. If you do your line is bad and Telmex needs to fix it.
Verification text from Capital one 360
tkessler replied to sm1mex's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraThat's a good question. Its depends on what criteria your bank is validating the destination phone number. If they are rejecting VoIP lines, that's tough. They could also be sending an SMS short code and some VOip line won't receive. My Callcentric line will receive short code messages from Wells Fargo.....so I'm hanging on. At some point may need to get a US number.
tkessler replied to Fred Habacht's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraThat Tomza truck ripped me off too..receipt said more gas than the tank would hold. I only use Zeta gas now...have converted to solar panels and water heaters, induction cooktop will be next. No need to use gas anymore.
tkessler replied to luvsdawgs's topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraI used the 12mm, so far so good. The distributors can be found via the web page: https://www.cempanel.com.mx/planta-guadalajara