Asianet Dataline moves to Mettle Wire – Ditches Cyberoam 24Online!

by Strider on February 1, 2009

in Internet

Asianet Dataline, one of the largest private cable ISPs from India, revamps there billing and bandwidth management infrastructure. The switch happened by mid-night of Feb 1st of 2009. Much to the relief of it’s thousands of subscribers, Asianet ditches the dreaded Cyberoam 24online and moves to Mettle Wire for billing and account management. Asianet is yet to announce this change, I doubt they will ever do, but we hope this is for good and is permanent.

Mettle Wire


The new software, Mettle Wire, is a product offered by a Trivandrum (Kerala, India) based company Linuxense Information Systems and a new entry to the already crowded ISP software market. I wish them best of luck since they bagged an ISP like Asianet already.

Mettleâ„¢ Wire is meant for those ISPs looking for providing flexible bandwidth packages to consumers and business customers. Mettleâ„¢ Wire handles this task with byte-level accuracy and unmatched flexibility.

Unlike Cyberoam the user login page, yes we need to login in-order use internet, does not seems to have any server ping Javascript code. In the case of Cyberoam in every few minutes a javascript will send refresh signals to the server for keeping the connection alive. With Metal Wire this refresh seems not happening, so once you’re logged in you’re logged in as long as you sign out or power reset the modem.

Another surprising fact is that the login page is now a url, instead of a local ip address in Cyberoam. In my case the address is “https://mwcp-tvm-04.adlkerala.com:8001/”, so I assume it will be different for customers in differnet areas (see the tvm filed in the url, short form of Trivandrum). The My Account page looks neat, less cluttered and it’s also a public url (https://myaccount.adlkerala.com/index.php). Good work to guys at Mettle Wire.

Asianet My Account
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I wish the best speeds and correct bills to all Asianet Dataline customers! Die, Cyberoam, die!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

mtsandeep

1 March 24, 2009 at 11:56 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am using asianet dataline. But i see the same cyberoam. Is that change happening at all the asianet dataline centers.
I am in cochin, i have the same old cyberoam.

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Hemanth

2 March 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I see. Then they changed the system only in Thriruvanathapuram. Thanks for the tip.

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mtsandeep

3 March 26, 2009 at 1:45 am Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

May be they are running a beta testing on trivandrum and if they get improved results, they will implement it in all other regions.

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mtsandeep

4 April 1, 2009 at 8:56 am Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

hey, an update!!
Mine changed to mettle wire from today onwards. So they have been implementing it to all places but not all atonce.
I liked the new interface.

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Hemanth

5 April 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

That’s interesting. But the speed is very low now after the change in the WOW 249 plan. Those guys got unmetered downloads from 2 – 6 which slows the entire network down.

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Dr.ANIL KUMAR

6 May 2, 2009 at 8:35 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

in the previous section we were able to see last invoice displayed, now it is not seen so i think old one is better

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ram

7 September 10, 2009 at 12:50 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

cyberroam as well as mettle wire is also a f**king one……..they tweaking the software…..it not working well …

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Hemanth

8 September 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Well ram, I beg to differ. Right now Dataline is darn fast in my area ( Near Technopark, Trivandrum). It used to be very slow, but now I’m getting a minimum of 2 Mbps upto 4.2 Mbps. It’s not that bad for ~INR 500 /mo with 2-8AM unmetered traffic.

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Chandhan

9 September 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

am using Homenet 399. am in trivandrum. before unlimited plans where open line. just can directly get in to any website. now the system is changed and every time i login page is coming. am using the ADL through a wifi. it to hard to loging every time. now really got screwedd……. PSP, and VOIP wifi items are not working. does any one knw how to deactivate the login page.

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Unknown

10 December 26, 2009 at 8:35 am Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

You can always have a laptop/desktop that is connected by loggin in on that PC. Just make sure that you are connecting thru a good wifi router. For the entire day (unless there is a power outage), you can use, other wifi connections, Playstation, Nintendo Wii, VOIP etc without additional logins. Please be cautious about your bandwidth usage ;-)

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