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Posted: 3/4/2002 7:10:28 PM EDT
I have had my fill on the excuses from my ISP on why their services are down all the time. I have a roarin' dialup connect of 28800 and am ready for something a little faster. What do you have and: How much does it cost per month? How much was the equipment? How fast is it? Reliability? And any other pertinent info you might have. Thanks
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 8:25:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2002 8:25:53 PM EDT by Aviator]
[url]www.directpc.com[/url] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img] PS, even here in BF Iowa we have DSL [:D]
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 9:18:49 PM EDT
Sat. is great if you are in remote areas, but it sucks for online gaming. Too much lag.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 7:32:09 AM EDT
Well I am in a remote BF location in BF Wa. No cable or high speed available. Where is all the info? I saw on a thread some time ago for guys bragging about their connection speeds and there were at least a dozen guys talking about there satellite connections.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 12:59:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2002 1:10:12 PM EDT by Guzzler]
Hey 1gun, I haven't really delved into the satellite web access deeply, but things to keep in mind. 2-way vs. Hybrid (1-way) Recently (since the last time I looked), you can finally get a 2-way satellite connection. Prior, you basicly had the incomming data via satellite, and outgoing data via a phone line and a 28.8 to 33.6 modem(1-way). Personally, I would go for the 2-way connection. Now you may not get the speeds of cable or DSL, but it will be faster than 28.8 connection. I just recently moved off a 1-way cable modem, and let me tell you... it sucked. 2-way connections are well worth it. As for a provider, a quick Google search revealed the following. [url=http://directory.google.com/Top/Business/Industries/Telecommunications/Wireless/Service_Providers/Satellite/Internet/]Google Business > Industries > Telecommunications > Wireless > Service Providers > Satellite > Internet[/url] The main drawbacks for satellite internet are... [list] [*]Commercial/business usage[/*] [*]Macintosh, Linux, Unix [/*] [*]Gateway/router-based networking [/*] [*]Web hosting, VPN, voice and video over IP [/*] [*]Real-time shooter and RPG games [/*] [*]Mobile installation applications (e.g. RVs) [/*] [*]AOL 5.0/6.0 or Prodigy 5.0 browsers [/*] [*]Large file and e-mail uploads [/*] [*]Peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing applications [/*] [/list] Oh, forgot to add... If you live in a socialist housing community (Home Owners Association), and they bitch about your dish on your house, tell them [b]F*** OFF[/b]!!! As per the FCC and Telecommunications Act of 1996 they can't stop you. More info at [url]http://www.fcc.gov/csb/facts/otard.html[/url]
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