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  • Royce
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    sooo.. no kidding, that's what should happen if you take more then aloud and get caught.

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  • n567
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    Odds are your wireless connection is secure as long as you have encryption enabled... every computer that wants to log onto your Wireless Network has to have a certain code entered manually into the computer, and this code is never transmitted... Just remember that this has to manually be enabled!

    As for uncapping your modem... that's a real fast way to have your ISP ban you for life, sooooo...

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  • Royce
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    quote:
    a wireless connection is easy to steal from. that may be a factor in bandwidth loss.
    Yes ,that reminds me of people uncapping cable modems...there's really enough bandwidth there already to begin with and people still want more.

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  • Evnings
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    Before Ricochet went bankrupt the City had a cotract with them for in car wireless internet. That was really neat. They had transmitters on lightpoles every so often, so the reception was pretty good.

    The transmitters are still on the poles, its a shame the city won't make use of them for us to have MDT's.

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  • Quiet1
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    Yes, it's an always-on connection, and I am using both a good harddware and software firewall (not the Windows firewall!), which has proven, so far, to work well.

    Yeah, I know about bandwidth bandits, and I haven't had to deal with that yet either. On the other hand, I could easily sell my excess bandwidth to all of my neighbors and recoup some of my cost for service.

    I like to check my actual connection speed here. Just to be sure I'm getting what I paid for. Anyone else know a good way to verify your actual connection speed?

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  • p01ic3m4n
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    a wireless connection is easy to steal from. that may be a factor in bandwidth loss.

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  • txinvestigator1
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    Quiet1,

    From what I have read, the fixed wireless has been a real blessing for folks who don't have access to other hi-speed sources like you.

    Is it an always on connection, if so be sure to run a good firewall.

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  • Quiet1
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    Thanks, tx. I hadn't heard that term before.

    Seeing as I live in what is considered "the sticks", I'm lucky a local ISP is based in my town and provides this service. We don't have cable modem, DSL, etc., available to us here yet. Could be a year or 2 more.

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  • CopInNY
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    N567,

    DEFINATELY check out earthlink if those are the prices you're recieving over there! I paid $750 for equipment, and I pay $69.99/month for the service which is directly comparable to a cable modem service.

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  • n567
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    Hey, CINY, how much did this wireless connection cost you?

    I'm here a whopping 30 miles south of the technology capital of the world, and my only option is wireless from some crappy, overpriced company... 100 bucks a month for 256k/256k, and 1200 dollars in set up and equipment... ****es me off... Perhaps i should look into what Earthlink has to offer...

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  • txinvestigator1
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    Ok, got it. You have a completely different connection from your home.

    I love my wireless.

    Quiet1,

    What you have is typically referred to as Fixed Wireless.

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  • CopInNY
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    quote:
    Originally posted by txinvestigator1:
    So you have Earthlink on your Desktop, and a wireless transceiver at both the desktop and Laptop?

    What is the range you can be with your laptop from your desktop?

    Sounds like WiFi.

    No, I have Optimum Online Cable service on my desktop, and an Earthlink connection on my notebook. Not sure how that works..

    Not sure of the maximum range, but this morning and this afternoon, my first time using it, I was about 25 miles away, give or take.

    Hope that helps...

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  • Quiet1
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    I have wireless internet access. The transmitter is atop a local water tower. You have to be within site distance of the transmitter. The only equipment in the house is the gateway, which terminates at my main PC. There is also the antenna on my roof. I then have a wireless network, letting me transmit that wireless internet signal to another PC and a laptop. I haven't gone farther than 75 feet with the laptop yet.

    So far, the only issue I've had is with the trees between here and there. I had it installed in early spring, and then the leaves grew and blocked the path, so I had to get a bigger antenna on the roof. Other than that, no issues at all. I'm paying for T1 access, 69.95/mo. I could get 128 for 49.95, but figured what they heck...you can't take it with you.

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  • txinvestigator1
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    So you have Earthlink on your Desktop, and a wireless transceiver at both the desktop and Laptop?

    What is the range you can be with your laptop from your desktop?

    Sounds like WiFi.

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  • CopInNY
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    Tx,

    Using Earthlinks service. As far as the equipment goes, I'm not sure. The base unit is at my home, connected to my desktop unit, and the signal is transmitted between the notebook an desktop unit. It's supposed to be comparable to a cable modem, and I believe it, because like I said, this seems to be just a little bit faster then my desktop unit.

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