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How bad is satellite internet service?

I'm considering buying a house in rural Vermont where cable and dsl internet are not available, and mobile phone service is spotty. It seems the only option would be satellite internet through a provider such as HughesNet. Would this be a huge mistake? [more inside]
posted by bobafet on Jun 25, 2014 - 22 answers

Short-term ISP in Champaign, IL

I moved to Champaign last weekend (will be here until mid-August) and my plan to use the library as my ISP is already wearing on me. It seems that everyone hates Comcast—I haven't been able to reach customer service to ask about options, so I get that already. My post-August plans are up in the air, therefore I don't want to sign a 12 month contract even if it can be transferred to another location. What are my options for short-term internet access? [more inside]
posted by she's not there on Jun 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Report a Gmail hack attempt to the hacker's IP?

Last night, Google notified me of suspicious activity wherein someone used my password to log in to Gmail. Google automatically foiled the attempt, and reported the malicious user's IP address to me. Is it useful/safe to report the abuse to the user's ISP? [more inside]
posted by OHSnap on Apr 17, 2014 - 4 answers

Quality paid mail hosting service for three (3!) IMAP inboxes

I'm looking for a new home for three IMAP inboxes. Each one should be able to handle up to 10-15 GB of stored mail. I want a reliable long-term service that is supported by fees rather than ads. [more inside]
posted by alms on Mar 12, 2014 - 8 answers

What do I do with years-old equipment that belongs to my old cable ISP?

What do I do with years-old equipment that belongs to my old cable service provider? Equipment dates from 2009. Furnished by Verizon FIOS, which then switched to Frontier FIOS. A cable modem, DVR, and set-top box. We moved house in 2010, and cancelled Frontier service. Attempted to return the equipment. This involved them shipping empty boxes to us. We never got the boxes. Attempts failed. I have no documentation of those attempts. Equipment is sitting in our garage, and I need to get rid of it. Which option is best? The easy way: Donate the equipment to a recycler. The hard way: Contact Frontier and try to return their equipment. This is likely to be time-consuming, and annoying. I recall their CS was incredibly awful. I couldn't find any helpful info on their web site. And what if they want to charge me a "late return fee"??? Do big cable providers care about their old equipment?
posted by valannc on Oct 16, 2013 - 14 answers

It's like the dark ages here....

Forgive the crappy typing as I'm doing this on my phone. 2 days ago the transformer in front of our house was struck by lightening. We were without power for a day (which really sucks since we're on a well so without power we have no pump to get water). Anyway power restored but then I notice no router. The router got fried by the lightening and so I call Verizon fios and talk to dude who tells me that the earliest they can send someone out, because its not just router that fried but apparently the main thing to our house as well, is September 10th. I'm pretty pissed and frustrated. I get that it's not their fault and it might be restored earlier but come on, 8 days? Do I have any recourse? Like not paying for 8 days I have no service? I'm thinking of switching but we've only got 2 ISP's in our area, Cox and Verizon. Even the Verizon customer service guy was apologizing and saying that they are short staffed etc. Do I call every day? What's the best way to deal with this. Needless to say right now I'm thinking Verizon sucks in the worst way.
posted by lasamana on Sep 2, 2013 - 9 answers

I live in London and need an ISP that's not horrible.

I've just moved and need to find a good UK ISP. My priorities are reliability, good service from human beings, and refraining from shady practices like traffic shaping or overselling the network. Price, decent data allowances and not being owned by Murdoch are also desirable. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Jun 24, 2013 - 16 answers

ISProblems

What is it with CenturyLink, and some ISP in Hong Kong whose name I forget, that every so often it will decide that it can't "find" a web page... usually one that I was just at, and often including metafilter! Instead of going to the page I want, it redirects me to a CenturyLink search page, like this, which has the link I want at the very top (www.metafilter.com in this example), yet when I click on that link from their completely extraneous search page, it just goes back to the same search page?! [more inside]
posted by eviemath on May 22, 2013 - 11 answers

Missing ISP

What's the best way to find out if your ISP has suddenly gone out of business? [more inside]
posted by fuse theorem on Oct 10, 2012 - 5 answers

tips on moving to salem

Moving to Salem, OR in about a week. Big "getting-there" stuff is covered; now looking for any and all tips to make this the initial move-in and adjustment period as painless as possible -- give me your new-to-Salem-fu, please! [more inside]
posted by genehack on Jul 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Good ISP for Brooklyn?

Can anyone recommend a good high-speed internet provider that'll provide to not-all-that-outer Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard on Jul 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Cheapest, fastest internet in the emerald city?

What are my options for broadband residential internet in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Internet Service suggestions?

Looking for high speed internet service in the Peninsula, Bay Area. Your experiences (good, bad, indifferent) with the following companies? Any recommended plans? [more inside]
posted by moxiequz on Apr 24, 2012 - 16 answers

I know the anwer is Googleable, but even if I find it I can't understand it.

What am I doing wrong? Wireless broadband edition. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jan 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Is getting my Comcast internet via Earthlink a lot worse than it has seemed in the past?

What's going on with this Earthlink redirect default, and how ticked off should I be? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Dec 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Changing ISP in Italy: any advice?

[Italy filter] There are many enticing offers in Italy nowadays for internet accounts including "free" (in the sense of "included in the price") phonecalls, etc., all of them looking quite a lot cheaper than my present contract (Alice from Telecom Italia). But I'm nervous about switching accounts... [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Is my ISP throttling my connection?

I'm in need of advice to determine why I never get close to the download speeds I'm paying for. [more inside]
posted by medarby on Oct 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Email Debacle!!!!

Multiple email addresses using Apple email on MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.5....what's the deal-e-o? [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Jul 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Why does Verizon DSL Hate me?

Any tricks on how to get Verizon DSL let me free? [more inside]
posted by Vhanudux on Jun 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Good ISP in NYC

I need a recommendation for a good ISP in NYC. [more inside]
posted by whir on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Sure I'm selling my soul, but the download speeds are so damn fast!

Due to Comcast and Verizon's opposition to Net Neutrality, I want to take my internet and wireless business elsewhere. Problem: I switched to both services to get faster connection/better coverage, and it worked. Are there any alternatives that would keep me well-connected? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Mar 30, 2011 - 8 answers

I cannot access a particular site using my internet connection and need help with figuring out why?

Cannot access a particular site (3quarksdaily) and unable to figure out why? [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Mar 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet?

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet, and if so, what should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Mar 9, 2011 - 10 answers

What size is the average movie download in gb?

Netflix streaming movies - What kind of load should I expect on my service (in gb) for an average movie? I have Comcast and have a pretty healthy limit, but I don't want to start pushing it.
posted by lampshade on Feb 1, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I monitor net usage in terms of GB/month?

I need to monitor the bandwidth use at home, in terms of GB per month. The trick: I have a TV that has built-in wireless Netflix capabilities, and I think streaming HD shows are eating GB/month more than I realize. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Help this newly-arrived student acquire internet service in Canada.

Student visa in Canada; no SIN or CDN credit card, hence no CDN credit history. Can't get anyone to give me internet/TV or mobile phone service!? [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Dec 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Best 4g broadband deal in Seattle?

4g Wireless broadband in Seattle: I'm considering replacing my Qwest DSL with 4g wireless broadband. (A cable modem solution isn't available in my building.) Also, I think I'd be purchasing the home modem version of the plan upon which I decide. I have plenty of mobile internet with my iPhone. Fast enough to stream netflix is my benchmark. It seems like Sprint is the best deal. What say you? Thanks!
posted by letstrythis on Nov 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Best net provider in Portland?

Who is the best high-speed Internet service provider in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas? [more inside]
posted by rikhei on Aug 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Cheap ISP supporting virtual domains sought ...

Cheap ISP providing support for virtual domains? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jul 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Can my ISP force me to buy their branded router?

I currently use AT&T as our broadband ISP at home. Our five-year-old modem/router just died, and since it's so old, AT&T tells me that it's no longer under warranty, and I have to buy a new one myself. Then they directed me to an AT&T Wireless retail store to go buy the equipment. But can they force me to buy one of their routers? What if I can find a comparable one cheaper somewhere else? Can they refuse me customer service or deny me installation help (which I will need - I'm hopelessly n00bulous in this department) if I don't by an "official" AT&T router? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Lowest price for: Comedy Central + ISP = ATT U-Verse, Comcast, Dish+DSL, or ???

TV + ISP filter: Which is the cheapest way to get Comedy Central and a reasonably fast internet connection in Benicia, CA (Bay Area): Comcast??? ATT U-Verse??? DishNetwork/DirectTV + DSL??? Something else??? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Mar 13, 2010 - 3 answers

How to get high speed internet in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)?

How to get high speed internet (besides satellite) in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Jan 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Need. Internet. Back.

Why can't I connect to the internet anymore? Is customer service giving me a plausible explanation? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 25, 2009 - 17 answers

Why can't I access my self-hosted site anymore?

Switched ISPs and now not able to access my own websites which I host myself by TLD. [more inside]
posted by KI6ILS on Oct 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me help my browser to go back to completing missing URL endings even though my ISP is jerky

My ISP's new "feature" of rerouting incomplete URLs to their own custom (awful) search page is hijacking my normal browser behavior of completing URLs with .com. Anything I can do to reassert normalcy? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Jun 5, 2009 - 14 answers

BT Broadband Hell

I'm currently with BT "Total" Broadband, who are by far the shitest ISP in Britian. We currently pay £24.46 their option 3 "unlimited" package. And it's crap, please help me pick an alternative ISP. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jun 1, 2009 - 16 answers

Croatia Online!

What is the best way to get unlimited net access in Croatia without per minute data charges? We're going to Croatia for a few weeks and will need reliable net access for VPNing back home. I'm fine with paying a bit extra for a temporary DSL/Cable install - we will be staying in a home so mobile access is not necessary. Something faster than 56k modem speed would be preferred.
posted by benzenedream on Apr 28, 2009 - 1 answer

Changing domain servers: easy-peasy, or fraught with hidden danger?

My inamorata works for a company that is, surprise surprise, experiencing economic difficulties. One area where they are hurting is web hosting. Their site is costing them about $600 a month, which is waaay out of line for their site: html with some Flash, nothing special, not even any video. It changes rarely. What I want to do is to take over maintaining this site and save them a bunch of money. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Feb 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Cheaper alternative to Comcast DSL?

I'm thinking of signing up with a new ISP that doesn't cost as much as Comcast, but the choices are overwhelming. Help! [more inside]
posted by chihiro on Jan 5, 2009 - 11 answers

You haven't got mail

How do I find a working smtp server when I am at a coffee shop? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Sep 9, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I limit/moniter net usage?

How do I monitor and/or limit Internet usage? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Aug 17, 2008 - 14 answers

ISP hijacks invalid URLs—sometimes

NetworkFilter: I have a bizarre and arcane-seeming problem with my home network, the Internet, and my ISP's DNS. Invalid URLs are being redirected to the ISP's search page—in some cases. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Apr 22, 2008 - 22 answers

Best options for non-broadcast television and the internet?

Rejoining the current century – best options for non-broadcast television and the internet? [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Apr 20, 2008 - 1 answer

Cool Stuff to Run In Your Webspace?

What free, open-source projects can I run in a privately accessible portion of my webspace that would be useful to me in terms of making things more practical in my own life (think Lifehacker-43 Folders kind of stuff)? I'd prefer Mefites' personal experiences with their own installs over linkage that you've seen but never tried — although I'll take either one. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 7, 2007 - 4 answers

And many shall be one

How do you uniquely route traffic from a large number of domains to a single server? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jun 18, 2006 - 17 answers

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