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  1. Hi Explornet Canopy Customers. I started this forum a while ago and for the last year, I have NOT been an explornet customer. However I do have some suggestions for those of you who are still using canopy for your high speed connection. About 3 years ago a second canopy tower was installed 31/2 miles from my home. The old tower was over 15 miles away however since I live on the water I had direct line of sight to this tower as well as the new tower. The new tower was so much more powerful it would not allow me to connect at all with the old tower. So I got up on the roof and moved th
  2. Hi everyone It has been a while since I posted on this site but the Windows Vista question is a good place to start again. I suspect that M.S. has fixed many of the problems associated with Explorer that were identified with XP when they introduced the Vista platform, but I understand that this new system will not run many of the old programs that run well in XP. I know I have several expensive programs that I have purchased over the past several years that are designed for the NT platform that Windows XP runs in. Therefore I am reluctant to switch to the new platform for fear that t
  3. Maverick After I posted to you I went to the main site to do a download test. This is the result. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 11151 Kbps about 11.15 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 1361 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/09/14 - 7:49am Bottom Line:: 194X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.75 sec Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 8.933 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 49.04 % faster than the average for host (aol.com) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-MTGKF32OZ
  4. Hi Maverick The only consistant loss in connection speed that I have experienced has been due to additions that I have made to my network. However, I do not get really consistant speed with this system like I did when I was on cable. As said elsewhere in this forum, I get anywhere from 1600 to 2400 kbs download speed at any given time. Welcome to testmy Maverick. Bill
  5. Well bricklin. congrats. looks like you have this one licked. good luck to you when your ip connect number changes (if you have a floating ip). i usually get everything back in order by turning everything (including both modems) off and on. it usually takes several minutes to reaquire the ip.
  6. Hah The Plot Thickens The subscribers to xplornet canopy in my are have had a large circular dish installed on their homes. There is a large rectangular paddle like receiver in the focus. When Decastris installed my dish they installed a small oval dish with a small modem in the focus. When questioned, the installer said that because of my location, I could use the high frequency receiver since the transmit tower (which is 10 miles away) has direct line of sight with no obstructions. It seems that the other subscribers have trees obstructing their view of the tower and the high frequency
  7. I wish to refute your aspersions cast at AOL. Despite having signed on with another ISP (Xplornet.ca) which has provided me with high speed access to the internet, I have maintained my account with AOL. For two years AOL has provided me with safe access to the internet, free from virus and ad-ware due to their antvirus software. My last isp (sympatico by bell telephone in Canada) had many problems including a probable dialer worm which ended billing me for almost $1000 billed to my phone (also Bell Canada) for calls that they claim my computer made to a small island in the Pacific. AOL now
  8. Bricklin I am afraid that I do not share your woes with explornet. Soon after my original post in this forum, my connection speed miraculously increased to almost its original speed. I am now back up to 1.8 meg download speed with a wireless modem and Vonage on my system. Both the wireless modem and vanage have proven to reduce bandwidth which we mustexpect. I have nothing to complain about with Xplornet Vonage or my local isp Decartes Communications in Belleville. I have had nothing but help from all 3 with my problem. Your comm. problems may have something to do with your wireless mod
  9. I get the same speeds when the phone is being used or not being used. Bill
  10. I have added Vonage Voip to a 3 Meg Motorola canopy wireless service provided by xplornet Canada. This has dropped my modem bandwidth by 2/3 (max. 800 K and min. 500K) as compared to the service I had before I installed Vonage. Does anyone else have this problem. Bill
  11. Mike I believe my change in speed is due to the installation of Vonage Voip phone service. Before I had a Vonage wireless modem for my phone and internet, I had two other wireless modems which exhibited slow connect problems. My Trend net modem never did work properly despite repeated attempts to contact their service people. It ran only at around 60 k connect speed. My D-links wireless modem worked much better (up to 2.7 M on a 3M line) but only after the local isp for xplornet (Decastris in Belleville) came and set it up for me. My problem (I believe) is now due to my Vonage phone conne
  12. I recently became an xplornet client (wireless canopy) and was extremely pleased with the bandwidth available. I enrolled at 3 meg and regularly tested at 2.3 meg or so through my wireless modem. I have added vonage Voip phone service to my connectionand have noted a 2/3 reduction in my connect speed even when the phone is not in use. I am wondering if this is a normal condition with voice over service. Thank you Bill
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