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  1. Well I've been on FiOS for a while and overall I'm satisfied. I ran into an unexpected problem though. My wireless G can't keep up with FiOS! I'm only getting about 19/19 on wireless but I can get 30/30 wired even though I am only signed up for 25/25. After digging around the internet, I'm hearing that wireless g usually starts to bottleneck around 22mb. I'm not sure what to do about this. My house doesn't have any type of easy way to get an ethernet cable or jack up to my room. Could I use an old cable internet modem as a dumb hub and plug in a coaxial cable to it in order to basically get an ethernet port in my room? Another question, if I installed a wireless n router, would my wireless g laptop benefit at all or would I also have to buy a wireless n usb adapter?
  2. I'm switching from Cox 15/5 internet and television to FiOS 25/25 internet and their Extreme HD FiOS television this Friday. I can't wait. I'm so tired of cable TV. I mainly switched to get away from cox's cable TV service, not necessarily their internet, but decided it would simpler and cheaper to get their whole package deal, not to mention the increase in speed and the addition of DVR for the same price. I think more ISPs need to switch to FiOS's model of giving symmetrical download/upload speeds. I almost opted for DirecTv satellite, but FiOS seems to be the future, and I am hoping FiOS won't have the same interruptions from bad weather that satellite has. Can anyone attest to that?
  3. I use Winamp most of the times, but I also use Mediamonkey a lot when I want to edit tags on my music files. I have a lot of music and want to keep it all organized.
  4. Ryan I would highly recommend upgrading your battery. I used the droid incredible before switching to my samsung captivate and the weak 1300mah battery was also the one thing that bothered me. HTC makes great phones but has a bad habit of putting weak batteries in their powerful phones. I would recommend buying the 1500mah batter that is used the the touch pro 2. You can find them on ebay, just make sure they are new and not used. I bought mine from the seller bidaillies, just search for him on ebay. Some people might recommend the 1750 mah batter but for the price, it's not worth it and some argue that it won't perform as good as it should anyway. If you haven't already check out the phandroid forums for more tips about your phone.
  5. Hi guys, I'm wondering if there is a way to use gmail as a sort of email client in the sense that I basically wouldn't have to log into my windows live account which is an exchange account I use for school. I know we can have email forwarded to gmail, but is there a way that I can delete emails and send emails from my exchange account, from within gmail?
  6. i might've agreed with that until the Nexus S came along. Anyway... I used to have a droid incredible, its a pretty solid, dependable phone. If possible, you should consider the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate, but I won't completely recommend that because many people (including me) have issues with lag due to the memory system and also many people with galaxy s devices (including me) report a bad gps experience. Some people tho say they get no lag and their phone works seamlessly. I currently have the AT&T version of the fascinate. The screens are arguably better than the ip4 screens and easily the best screens for an android phone. Compared to the incredible, the galaxy s has a bigger, better 4" Super AMOLED screen versus the 3.7" Super LCD screen on the incredible. Super AMOLED is much brighter, but still has the same color depth. Also, even tho the galaxy s screen is glossy, it handles glare much better. It has a hummingbird processor which is better for 3d gaming. The galaxy S has a 5mp camera vs the 8mp camera in the incredible. IMO the galaxy s's camera handles light much better and the 720p video is much smoother due to a higher frame rate. Also the galaxy s has a 1500mah battery vs the 1400mah battery in the incredible. I don't know if you are limited to the incredible because of the price or what not, but I'm sure, if u have an upgrade, the fascinate is $80 on amazon wireless.
  7. I completely agree. It feels somewhere between traditional email, a networking service like Facebook or a collaboration service. I haven't used it since the first day I got the invite. I would find it useful for working or group school projects or if everyone in your office at work is using it. But offices all use standard email for now and my school supplies a collaboration tool for group projects already. BTW I can spare a couple invites if anyone needs it.
  8. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 42948 Kbps about 42.9 Mbps (tested with 51200 kB) Download Speed is:: 5243 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2009/12/04 - 11:23am Bottom Line:: 749X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.2 sec Tested from a 51200 kB file and took 9.766 seconds to complete :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Upload Connection is:: 14117 Kbps about 14.1 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Upload Speed is:: 1723 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Main) Test Time:: 2009/12/04 - 11:25am Bottom Line:: 246X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 0.59 sec Tested from a 5983 kB file and took 3.472 seconds to complete
  9. i'm an avg fan when it comes to free antivirus. I like avira more than avg persay, but avira free has pop-ups asking you to buy it. But recently i got McAfee because bank of america is offering all of it's customers one year free of McAfee internet security
  10. You're not bursting my bubble. I use private trackers where people seed, but even still, i can't get over 10mb on bittorrernt, or above 1mb uploading. And i've understood that powerboost wouldn't affect day to day browsing. Like someone said, speed boost only last one time. I do remember that when i was downloading the windows 7 betas and release candidate off microsoft servers, i got speeds above 15mb. Other than this, i can't tell. But either way, even tho [this.site.has.been.blocked.for.spamming] detected my powerboost i appreciate that testmy.net didn't detect my powerboost because at least i was able to have a real world situation in my test.
  11. I had road runner turbo 10mb/1mb connection for $30/month with powerbost, up to 15m/3mb for an additional $5/month but i just got rid of powerboost because it's only temporary speed. Powerboost hasn't affected web browsing and also, won't increase bittorrent speeds. Speedtest.net was able to detect my powerboost speed, but oddly testmy's speed test doesn't download at powerboost speeds.
  12. I pay $35/month introductory for the first 12 months and my speed is capped at 15mb. I can only get that speed from really good torrents or some websites that have fast downloads.
  13. Got my screen in today and installed it. It works perfectly! Honestly i think less of dell for laughing at me when i said i honestly didn't kno how my screen cracked and asking $500 for it to be replaced and another $200 for an additional one year of warranty. I got my screen off ebay for $130. They said that it was guaranteed to work on my dell vostro 1500 and to be brand new with guaranteed with no dead pixels. I was worried it would be a generic replacement, but it turned out to be the same exact model screen as the one i'm replacing.
  14. I contacted the guy selling the WSXGA+ and he said a lot of customers returned it after trying to upgrade their resolution. He didn't specify whether they had internal or external video tho. I went ahead and ordered the same resolution i currently have, WXGA+. I hope the installation goes smooth.
  15. So are u saying i should be OK to upgrade to a higher resolution LCD that's made for a dell vostro? I found a WSXGA+ on ebay for $120 or best offer. I'm going to offer $100. I can't find a WXGA+ for cheaper than $130. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250414976491&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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