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I recently moved from my aunt's house back in with my parents here in PR....I had a broadband internet connection with Liberty at my aunt's house and that was okay....well when I moved I called Liberty to have them come on over and hook me up with a connection but when I told them where I lived they said that they didnt cover in my area.  So now Im fux0red cause my options are DMax which is DSL but I dont have a phone at the house yet and i hear it could take awhile to have it installed so I dunno about that.  My other choice is this internet I heard from Centennial...its a "Instant Internet" its wireless...supposedly the modem gets the connection just like a cellphone gets it's signal....so my concern is this....I've honestly just heard about this a few days ago and never heard of it before...what are your thoughts on it?  the plan is:

1 yr Contract - 100$ Modem Rental and 60$ monthly.

2 yr Contract - Free Modem Rental and 60$ monthly.

Thats for a 2.4 Mbps connection...well UP TO a 2.4 Mbps...What are you all's thoughts on this...

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hmm...  Neither sounds ideal..  However, I would be more willing to go with the DSL than the wifi and here is why...

DSL is going to be more reliable...  Wifi is going to suffer in adverse weather and i dont know if you are going to need line of site or not but if that is the case.. the antenna is going to need to be adjusted if you live in an area with high winds...

DSL is going to be faster..  Most of the time the peak speed ranges from about 1.5 - 6.0Mbps..  I would think that the DSL ISP could offer a faster speed than wifi could.. 

DSL should be cheaper in the long run.  Copper is old existing and a tried/tested technology.  I would think you are going to have few problems with a DSL line than a wifi installation.  It may take longer but once you are up and running less fuss is going to be needed with the ISP to maintain the speeds.

I have never used a wifi service.. but that just makes sense to me see how moody 802.11 can be..

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It seeme the wifi should be cheaper, they don't have to run wires and no maintenance to the infrastructure like copper needs so why the hell is it so expensive? If u can stick with the DSL man, I love cable and if I couldnt have it I'd rather settle for DSL

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hmm...  Neither sounds ideal..  However, I would be more willing to go with the DSL than the wifi and here is why...

DSL is going to be more reliable...  Wifi is going to suffer in adverse weather and i dont know if you are going to need line of site or not but if that is the case.. the antenna is going to need to be adjusted if you live in an area with high winds...

Well Swimmer I have had WiFi internet for about 8 months now. With my experiece with Weather from Heavy rain to strong winds, and i live on a hill so i get it all!!. I haven't had a single problem with weather i still always got to my cap. My ISP does do maintenance. Im on a line of site setup

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Well the wind is really blowing today after the cold front came through. Still holding on speeds :smile2:

::::::::::.. Download Stats ..::::::::::

Download Connection is:: 1841 Kbps about 1.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 225 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/10/27 - 5:52am

Bottom Line:: 32X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 4.55 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 13.313 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 67.09 % of your hosts average (belwave.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-C9L5YWVT4

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

The upload is alittle low today.. Well theres also 2 other computer running right now

::::::::::.. Upload Stats ..::::::::::

Upload Connection is:: 360 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 579 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 44 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/10/27 - 5:55am

Bottom Line:: 6X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 23.27 sec

Tested from a 579 kB file and took 13.16928 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 89.78 % of your hosts average (belwave.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-MR9NPT3YA

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.0.1

  2     6 ms     6 ms     5 ms  192.168.147.1

  3    10 ms    10 ms    11 ms  129-249-171-216.vrfuturenet.com

]

  4    16 ms    12 ms    12 ms  101-246-171-216.belwave.com [216.171.246.101]

  5    14 ms    14 ms    21 ms  145-161-125-64.belwave.net [64.125.161.145]

  6    15 ms    15 ms    16 ms  ge-17-96-195-216.belwave.net [216.195.96.17]

  7    14 ms    28 ms    14 ms  ge-7-0-701.aspen.dfw2.us.above.net [64.208.96.11

7]

  8    23 ms    17 ms    14 ms  h249-96-208-64.aspen.mw [64.208.96.249]

  9    20 ms    61 ms    61 ms  so-1-3.c2.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.78.228.17]

10    16 ms    15 ms    17 ms  ae-14-51.car4.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.68.122.16]

11    16 ms    15 ms    22 ms  THE-PLANET.car4.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.71.122.2]

12    17 ms    24 ms    15 ms  te7-2.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.87.253.10]

13    17 ms    20 ms    16 ms  vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.91]

14    22 ms    20 ms    15 ms  gi1-0-1.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.6

9]

15    16 ms    15 ms    16 ms  55.b3.1243.static.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

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I just wish they would give us more speed. Well i can get 2.5/1000 up for 20 more a month. well i have about 4 months on my contract im thinking of switching unitewireless and get same speeds for a lower price and be using Motorola Canopy equipment. So that means no 802.11b or gear can pick it up. Its uses DES encryption.

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Have you had to deal with snow yet?  That is more of the problem that I am thinking about..  Also strong winds moving the antenna out of alignment.. any of those problems?

hey swimmer

justinlay is a lucky guy, he actually has a GOOD isp

with should all hail to them from what u said the support u got and the uptime and quality of ur speed

i dont know if u are just selling it well but it does sound like a good isp from the previous post that we have talked

now this does not mean the other guy RXDriv3r is going to have the same luck

we dont know if they going to use the same technology

RXDriv3r can u talk to some other customers of the wireless isp

what is the wireless isp name, maybe u could post here and see if anyone from them gives u some clue about speeds and stuff

dsl as it has been said is the safest and easiest option

i personally don't like dsl much, but i have had it and it works :)

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I agree with just-, there are some good ones out there and theres some are not worth a s#it. I used to be on Direcway/Hughesnet it ran alright till i got FAP!!! or a cloud pass by jk :angry5:  and the upload was like 40kbps if your lucky. Them almost being 3 years with direcway, I finally got a connection that doesnet believe in FAP, with a huge upload speeds and great pings, and the weather doesn't effect it. It took about an hour to get up and going. It felt like it was the first time i got broadband. lol. It didn't have the delay when you click on a link.

RXDriv3r check and see that ISP has a place that you can play around on it. My isp offers a 30 day money back guarantee

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Here in Texas i live we don't really see snow, we get sleet. So far this antenna has survived through a couple of strong storms and high winds and some small hail. To as snow it wouldn't be no different from heavy rain fall?

snow acts as an insulator.. so i am guessing that it would have a dampening effect on the signal..  Kinda like satellite..  but then again it may not also.

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snow acts as an insulator.. so i am guessing that it would have a dampening effect on the signal..  Kinda like satellite.. but then again it may not also.

I had direcway in OK.  The only time snow was an issue was when it was snowing VERY heavy (obvious there) and after snow built up on the dish throwing it out of alignment.  I fixed that problem with some heat tape wrapped around the back side of the dish, feed assemb and pole....fixed that problem up real quick....

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I agree with just-, there are some good ones out there and theres some are not worth a s#it. I used to be on DirecWay/Hughesnet it ran alright till i got FAP!!! or a cloud pass by jk :angry5:  and the upload was like 40Kbps if your lucky. Them almost being 3 years with DirecWay, I finally got a connection that doesnet believe in FAP, with a huge upload speeds and great pings, and the weather doesn't effect it. It took about an hour to get up and going. It felt like it was the first time i got broadband. lol. It didn't have the delay when you click on a link.

RXDriv3r check and see that ISP has a place that you can play around on it. My isp offers a 30 day money back guarantee

Yes the good ol delay for us less fortunate

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=861ms TTL=52

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=903ms TTL=52

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=803ms TTL=52

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=849ms TTL=52

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=771ms TTL=52

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 5, Received = 5, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 771ms, Maximum = 903ms, Average = 837ms  :undecided:

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Let me help with some wifi  concerns as well--

I has wifi all 7 months I lived in Wisconsin, Mia.net I believe. My Wifi antenna was line of sight as well. Problem was I couldnt' get line of sight off the top of the house, so i put in a 50 ft TV tower, and stuck the antenna at the top. After I installed it and aimed it properly (2.5 mile link w/22db gain ant) I was seeing RSSI of 88 and signal of 98. I never had an issue, even in high winds and heavy snow... the tower would bend and flex and sway, but the internet remained fine. I loved it, that was only a 256/256 package that bursted to 1mbps but it worked great the whole time..

Bottom line, if the company is dedicated to making it work and you have a workable situation wifi is great..

that being said, you mentioned it was "Cell type"  Are you sure it's wifi and not something like Monet broadband was? 1x / EVDO broadband is a whole different ball game.. check for sure, and get back to us... overall, (either way, actually) I'd go for DSL if it is available. I've never had it, but it seems to be the cheaper, reliable (non outdoor conditions based) way to go...

Chris

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I dont know if my ISP got an speed increase or not but my upload is way past its cap??? :cheesy:

::::::::::.. Upload Stats ..::::::::::

Upload Connection is:: 888 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 108 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/10/29 - 10:13am

Bottom Line:: 15X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 9.48 sec

Tested from a 1496 kB file and took 13.803 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 117.11 % faster than the average for host (belwave.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-5CETV1UYJ

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

did it again and still past cap

::::::::::.. Upload Stats ..::::::::::

Upload Connection is:: 820 Kbps about 0.8 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 100 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/10/29 - 10:17am

Bottom Line:: 14X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 10.24 sec

Tested from a 1496 kB file and took 14.94 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 98.07 % faster than the average for host (belwave.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-NQZT5PVEG

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

But still have the same download

::::::::::.. Download Stats ..::::::::::

Download Connection is:: 1850 Kbps about 1.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 226 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/10/29 - 10:21am

Bottom Line:: 32X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 4.53 sec

Tested from a 2992 kB file and took 13.25 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 63.16 % of your hosts average (belwave.com)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-9WP5Z2D7L

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

and again

Upload Connection is:: 920 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 112 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/10/29 - 10:30am

Bottom Line:: 16X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 9.14 sec

Tested from a 1496 kB file and took 13.316 seconds to complete

Upload Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 118.01 % faster than the average for host (belwave.com)

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-F4QYI1GWL

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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