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quasi Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 12:36PM

Couple a need to keep an eye on a sick dog and a new USB mobile modem and you get my new office. And yes, I obviously altered the tag - don't think the state of Florida would let the MOR fly with the MUF they put on there.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 12:55PM

Hell yeah. Works for me as long as the weather is good (and it sure ain't here right now!) Did you get on DSL or cable yet?
quasi Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 01:09PM

I'm going to see how this thing works out (got 14 days to return if not) and if it does I'm going to stick with it because I can use it on any computer at any location and it's way faster than the dialup. Also, if I can keep it under 6GB per month I can get rid of dialup and the landline and come out ahead in $.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 01:21PM

down Cool. I hope it works out good for you. Maybe Santa Quas will be in better spirits by Christmas and we can stop worrying about gator cakes and catfish guts in our stockings.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 07:32PM

Here's hopin it works better for you than what I'm gettin here buddy (matrix)

My new digs are right at the edge of service for Sprints wireless service and DSL/Cable are no gos completely, leavin me dial up, satellite and Sprints wireless as my only options.

I chose the Sprint because I despise satellite and had hoped it would be better than dialup but .... only barely at best so far.

The 6gig DL limit is a suck deal, which I can adapt to, however painfully, but it keeps droppin the signal at a rate of every few minutes and even when it's "up" my best DL speed has been like 130k hot smiley

quasi Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 09:25PM

I've had pretty good service with my Sprint phone service for years so decided to try this route with them. So far it's been good, overall much faster and was disconnected only a couple of times which I'm kind of used to with the dialup. I have to get a USB extension cable to try it with my desktop because the unit is too bulky to fit into my tower but I'm anxious to see how that works. Probably going to try that tomorrow as well as seeing how well it works at my house - only used it at my mom's so far which is where I am most of the time. Fortunately I'm not way out in the sticks but only at the edge of civilization so I think it'll work well.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14/03/2012 09:27PM by quasi.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 09:44PM

I hear ya Kim. In my experience with DSL the speeds it will test at are not reality. With a supposed 5m download speed I pull around 130k too. Shit gets throttled all over the place and no telling why.

Quasi, you might look into an external high gain or directional antenna. Even sticking an external antenna inside a coffee can and pointing the opening of the can toward the source might help. It won't give you any signal gain but it will help block out interference from other directions, which improves the signal to noise ratio.

Welcome to the information sidewalk. It is only a little better than the information gutter. There is still a lot of dog shit. Try no to step in any.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 10:43PM

My old 3mb DSL yielded a pretty consistent 360k down load, which was livable. Now my DL bounces between 20k to a max burst speed of like 130k but averages about 50-70k ... when it's up. And every email I open, pic or vid I view counts against the 6gig monthly limit, reminds me of one of my buddies internet adventures while he was in Russia.

I may hafta give some of what you mentioned a try in attempting to stabilize the shitty signal, but, at this point I'm ponderin 2 cans and some good string as an alternative (*horse*)

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: March 14, 2012 10:56PM

I hear you loud and clear. The metal can idea only does so much so don't let any bozos on the net fool you into thinking otherwise. It can help under some circumstances where there is a lot of interference (other wireless band activity going on, and no it doesn't have to be on the same channel you're using to interfere). The real problem as I see it is the ever increasing reliance on the internet from everything that can be transmitted digitally. The amount of shit getting shoved into the pipes increases all the time and the available capacity of the `net can't keep up with it all. Couple that with the number of wireless devices for various uses increasing. They all use the same frequency band right now whether it's a cordless phone or a radio controlled dirigible toy.