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  1. If you could also do a 'upload' test to make sure your dish is still properly aligned. The upload should generally be around 125Kbps most of the time. Be nice if the download was also at a steady speed too(fast). But the Telesat Anik F2 satellite is sold out in various provinces. You just have to enter a postal code into Xplornets home page to see if it will offer a Kazoom, etc. package or not.
  2. Who's the ISP? We could test to their speed test to see if the speed is accurate from outside the ISP's network(if they allow outside users that is). Edit: """ I see a cable ISP in your area(your signature location) has an internal network based test. is an internal network(LAN) IP range.("ISP customers only" noted on it's link) """ Saw a review posting(couple of years ago) for a small ISP in Alberta that hacked the customers DNS lookup to divert outside speed test site links to their own server. Such a crime. Some ISP's don't have enough capacity to the Internet and they make a test from the user to their server to show nothing wrong at all(which is stage one of diagnosing Internet slowness problems), unless you need to surf the Internet at advertised speeds that is. Some companies 'up to' are such a joke compared to actual speed. Is Comcrap available? Or is the local CableCo the only one? Maybe DSL is available?
  3. A funny one was when I contacted the BC Government broadband expansion division a while back and they called some computer repair guy an ISP. I think they just look in the phone book sometimes. So hows WildBlue user complaints/cheers lately anyways?
  4. You can check the routers address via the command line. Type in ipconfig /all (there is a space between ipconfig and /all) . And there should be a line that says "default gateway". It should be the address of your router to get into it if someone changed it. If the wireless units are getting online then they should be able to access the router if you know the address. Other way is too reset your router to factory default settings via the reset button that is recessed on the back or bottom of the unit(It will cause you to lose all your settings.) 'If' it is truly the router and not just one machine and you can not access the routers interface with the other machines either. You could also roll back the Vista driver on the ethernet port to see if it's another freaking Vista issue.
  5. Might you have a talk with our government? You hit the nail on the head. But then again, our Government is two years behind in all their data anyways. So it's like talking to a outhouse. It stinks and isn't of much use other than slinging your crap in it. But I always mention that DSL could be expanded easily with a small government subsidy. That way it can be available to a grouped community of 30 homes(Well a 6 mile circle. 15,000 feet reach from the box). And then the sparsely populated areas could have a WISP(some are a bit dodgey) or Cellular high speed Internet. And then satellite for the really sparse areas.
  6. Who's the provider? Are there any published 'burst' speeds? Such as 1Mbps speed for about 3MB's of traffic and then it drops to 300Kbps 'sustained' speed, until a new download/webpage is accessed to cause it to rise back to 1Mbps again. Sounds like the provider has something mis-configured in the speed rate of the tower. So maybe the 'burst' and the 'sustained' speed control is acting screwy. So they are going to blame other things first.
  7. A list and description of the top ten Linux distro's. http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
  8. Man amputates his arm(almost completely) when he gets it caught inside his old cast iron heating boiler unit. Then friends and cops show up 3 days later to get him out completely.
  9. So as you can see, is they should of blocked off one of the streets and closed a lane or two on the other side and have the excavator on the street pushing the walls down instead. Vancouver BC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvWRKojULbo&feature=player_embedded Google street view of the standing building last year. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Hornby+St+%26+Helmcken+St,+Vancouver,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+District,+British+Columbia+V6Z,+Canada&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.240038,75.498047&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FfHx7wId1Dyp-A&split=0&hq=&hnear=Hornby+St+%26+Helmcken+St,+Vancouver,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+District,+British+Columbia,+Canada&ll=49.279316,-123.12681&spn=0.000333,0.000831&t=h&z=21&layer=c&cbll=49.279316,-123.12681&panoid=7teSvKutv_c7s7h42r9K0w&cbp=12,126.28,,0,-0.01
  10. this any help? http://www.openprinting.org/printers , Or, http://www.openprinting.org/printers/manufacturer/Lexmark Drivers for Lexmark printers.
  11. This new guy? Edit:Well actually a older member. http://www.testmy.net/ipb/user/250-tom-gorman/ Saw the user online this afternoon.
  12. Some more boats you could try to sail on. http://www.bannedinhollywood.com/25-awesome-boat-names/
  13. Is this your ISP? http://digitel.webready.ph/ May be another case of over subscribed lines, that seems to be the normal there.
  14. Little pill make old member longer. And gets rid of the wrinkles too.
  15. http://www.google.com/pacman/ Now without the sound auto playing in demo mode. Note: Flash based sound, so I didn't know about the sound till someone called me(IE user) , since I have flash toggled to 'off' in FireFox. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177261/Google_s_Pac_Man_freaks_out_Firefox_users click to enlarge
  16. It can be a good money maker with these extended warranties. The one about replacing your unit with a comparable unit has been noted to be a pain in the ass to get a actual 'comparable' replacement. It all depends on what part of the compauter that they are comparing(CPU only). http://www.google.com/webhp#hl=en&source=hp&q=comparable+replacement+best+buy&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=d2a3ca21987adb1 http://consumerist.com/2008/11/best-buy-threatens-to-replace-a-2200-sony-laptop-with-an-asus-eeepc.html
  17. In 'options'(my settings), under 'forum' , you can disable all the user pics and smilee's. This is from a canadian site for Starband.... http://bigskysat.com/starband_faq Please note that the FAP thresholds are only monitored between the hours of 6:00am and 12:00am. Nova Pro 1000 (1024/128) Download Threshold (rolling 7 day period) - 2000 Mbytes Download Exit threshold (rolling 7 day period) - 1500 Mbytes Nova Pro 1500 (1.5/256) Download Threshold (rolling 7 day period) - 5000 Mbytes Download Exit threshold (rolling 7 day period) - 4000 Mbytes
  18. And here I thought that 90% of the complaints were for "slower than dialup" in the evening. If people paying about $80 a month could keep a speed of 1.5Mbps 24/7 , they would be happier. And a FAP limit per month of about 30GB's. 'Almost' like 'cheap' DSL.
  19. If you are buying a cell phone to use with your wireless provider. Your wireless provider may have a better insurance plan that is better for less money. Each item has it's own details of coverage. Is it worth it? Depends on whether the item may die or be easily damaged before the end of Insurance coverage.
  20. Interesting that since ViaSat bought WildBlue, that as customers leave, ViaSat is not going to replace them on the more congested beams. That way is to give current users more bandwidth to make their Internet experience a bit better. And information on lots of new high throughput satellite's soon to be launched for various areas of the world. http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_telecom/100521-viasat-reposition-wildblue.html
  21. Ubuntu (pronounced /uːˈbʊntuː/ oo-BOON-too) Plug and play the printer and hopefully Ubuntu will pop up a notice for you to get the drivers online if there are no local drivers all ready loaded in the computer. I do it with Windows all the time. Too much crap on some driver discs. And if you don't need color in a printer, get a low priced laser printer with the toner cartridge. It will last for ages and no ink to dry up. Just make sure you have enough power for it, since they like to use a bit more juice to get fired up.
  22. I lent my 70+ year old mum a Ubuntu computer for 2 weeks, while I reconditioned her XP box.... The complaints started lightly after about two days. Well since things are not where they are supposed to be. But the praise from her for XP running so much better with a new harddrive and new graphics card. Now if only I could get her to upgrade to a 20" LCD monitor, from the old 16" CRT. But the new version of Ubuntu seems to be better than a couple of years ago. Haven't played with the new version too much yet.
  23. Ubuntu 10.4? I just 'finally' put it on my Vista Basic box. And it is a much better computer now. And the rear speaker 'out' plug works now too. I just had to do a few tweaks to add programs to run video and online music streaming codecs. The only thing that annoys me is having to log in on boot or resume from standby. Maybe I'll try to tweak it out again. I modded the password last time on a older box before I decided to go with Windows 7. And I did crash it once already. Had to hold the the power button for the standard time, for a hard kill. I think it had to do with a bad software package that didn't want to download and install. http://www.ubuntu.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28operating_system%29
  24. Some blurbs in Google results seem to suggest the site frappr.com was bought out and is maybe dead or has a squatter on it. Site now resolves to.... platial.com And details.... http://platial.typepad.com/news/2009/12/important-notice-about-frappr.html'>http://platial.typepad.com/news/2009/12/important-notice-about-frappr.html Latest details are some sort of Twitter based stuff to try and generate a revenue stream. http://platial.typepad.com/
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