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Posted: 10/9/2004 5:12:18 PM EST
WOW! This sucks. Just switched back to dial up after having DSL for almost a year, (couldnt aford it any more)and dam thisn is slow! The porn videos go way to slow. Haha. Guess I'll just have to get used to it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:21:05 PM EST
any of your neighbors have wireless internet that may not be secured?
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:21:44 PM EST
Sorry to hear that


Damn it must realy suck having to wait
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:21:53 PM EST
GO hit page 25 of the BOTD thread. Then you will know how bad you really have it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:22:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By hanau:
any of your neighbors have wireless internet that may not be secured?




do average home wirless routers have that long of a range
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:22:52 PM EST
THAT MUST SUCK!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:23:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 5:24:24 PM EST by enigma1]
My most sincerest condolences. No one should have to wait for their porn.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:24:09 PM EST
hanau's idea could be done ethically as well.

Check and see if any of neighbors have broadband. Some ISP's don't have any issues with sharing. My ISP (Speakeasy) even encourages it. You might be able to work a deal and split the cost.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:25:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By hanau:
any of your neighbors have wireless internet that may not be secured?




No kidding just found out 5 minutes ago that the fixed point wireless ISP in town has none nada zilch.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:32:36 PM EST
<----STILL can't get broadband at home (with Halo 2 just a month away).
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:33:56 PM EST
Tell me about it. I am in a hotel with high speed wireless during the week and dial-up on the weekends. It kills me,
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:34:05 PM EST
I hear ya, buddy. After three years of surfing the web on T1 and Cable lines, the sudden drop back to dialup left me in shock.

Fortunately, the hotels I stay in have hi-speed!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:38:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By hanau:
any of your neighbors have wireless internet that may not be secured?




do average home wirless routers have that long of a range


i don't know i have cable.
but i remember reading a post about someone that works on the railroad doing it from his train some where out west.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:42:30 PM EST
I could snag the wireless from the church next door if I wanted. If you don't mind sittin' in your car surfin the internet I'm sure you could find a node not too far away. I found 50 in a square mile here, mostly open and in fact mine is not secured.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:23:53 PM EST
The horror! I feel for ya, dude.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:28:39 PM EST
That sucks. There is nothing worse than going backwards in connection speeds. At home I only have DSL and it seems slow compared to the office broadband connection.

Yahoo/SBC dsl here goes for less than $30.00 per month. Have you thought about giving up your landline phone and going with a voice over IP telephone connection on the dsl line? Might be cheaper as most land lines go for more than $30.00 per month.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:04:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By hanau:
any of your neighbors have wireless internet that may not be secured?




do average home wirless routers have that long of a range



Well for 802.11g -

Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters)
Outdoors: Up to 1,312 feet (400 meters)

approximately and under ideal conditions. There are already cities and even countries that have gone fully wireless. Can't wait for a nationwide wireless network...
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