Temporary fast cheap internet access?
December 4, 2005 3:48 PM Subscribe
Internet access for a short-term rented house?
posted by jellicle to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
I'll be travelling and staying in a rented house for about ten days. Can't really get DSL or a cable modem for that time period, nor would the owners want me to. I'd like to provide internet access to the several other people staying in the house, without it being agonisingly slow. The only cost-effective method I can think of is dialup + wireless router (one with a serial port) + external modem + dialup account with local ISP for one month. This is cruddy, slow, and kind of expensive since I don't own the necessary hardware. I guess there are dialup routers
available. Is there anything better? Wireless internet providers would be great, if they didn't require a dish to be installed (can't) or cost an arm and a leg. Remember: I'm not going to sign a yearly contract for this 10-day rental... Are there any options I've overlooked or don't know about?