You forgot to give me the password too!<br><br>I use to use my neighbor's in emergencies. But they had 768 Verizon and it felt like I was on a modem. But good when I really needed it.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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I suppose when you say wireless you're talking cellular, since you mention verizon?<br><br>Verizon imposes restrictions on how much you can download over cellular, so I'd say forget it.<br><br>I'm having wireless (microwave) installed at my house hopefully at the end of this week. It's a dedicated T1 connection with the same upload/download speeds, static IP, etc.. Basically a business package, $60 a month. But, there is no DSL or cable access where I live. It's directly off an OC-3 connection that's directly linked to a backbone, so latency should be less than half of what I'd get with a cable connection. I think I could get a T3, but that's overkill.<br><br>I don't think I'd want cable anyway, when I travel up to my Aunt's who has Comcast there are times she barely gets 80K/second. Technically her download speeds should be faster than what I'll get. But, she's not guaranteed connection speed so she's at their mercy. My upload speeds will wipe all over hers though.<br><br>Personally I'd go with Verizon FIOS if it were available.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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I have Comcast too at about the same speed as you. I posted a problem with Safari on most of my Macs. I can surf to a page and most of the time it will begin to load, stop and sometimes keep going but most of the time I have to hit stop then reload and it goes ok. Firefox and other browsers don't do this. Do you have this Safari problem with Comcast?<br><br>
_________________________ Well, until they make it right, I hope they never sleep at night. They better make some changes and do it soon. -Things Goin' On/Lynyrd Skynyrd
Late to the party, but here goes. We have used a wireless internet service at our two grocery stores for about 1 1/2 years. We wanted to use the same service for both stores. At one store we had problems with our previous dsl service that would have required some rewiring inside the store to the tune of a couple hundred dollars. Cable is as close as across the street from our shopping center and would cost thousands of dollars to get it connected to our store. we decided to try the option of wireless and it has worked fairly well. The first few months our provider had to jump through some hoops, but finally got our signal in solid. Kern Internet Services uses Motorola Canopy technology. <br><br>The problems we had in the beginning were only with one location. The other has worked flawlessly the whole time. One of the problems at the one location was caused by changes in a nearby cell tower. Our provider eventually had to relocate a new sending unit to aim at our receiver. Since then, no problems. The only issue we've had lately was during an extreme winter storm with winds up to 50 mph or more. Our service was in and out then back to normal the next day.<br><br>The cost is around $60 per month. The dl is not as fast as my cable connection at home, but it's very decent. (I'll try a speed test soon, just for kicks.) We have a wireless hotspot with our signal broadcast throughout the store with a wireless router.<br><br>All in all, I would recommend this type of wireless service when other applications just aren't feasible.<br><br>Chris<br><br><a href="http://www.light-imagery.com/index.html"target="_blank"></a> <br><br>
Interesting. $60 price is interesting to me for wireless and such good speed. I hope we get more of that around here . . . <br><br>That sure beats DirecTV or Dish prices, or at least the last time I checked.<br><br>Yo, iRock!!! <br><br>Is that cheaper than you pay?<br><br>Maybe the installation process for private individuals would be phohibitive. Well, I guess Sgt would have mentioned that. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>I see Kern's site says Business Class Wireless Broadband. . . <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by starmillway on 02/11/08 03:10 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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