I need to buy a Pay As You Go (no contract) dongle for broadband (4G would be great but 3G is acceptable) in the UK. It seemed like Vodaphone had the best options and prices, but their forums are saying that they don't work with Macs running Yosemite. Any experience or recommendations, on both devices and networks, would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
I'm so sorry, "blighty" is a word that I've never, ever used before. But it begins with B, so it just kind of popped out. Anyway: my BT HomeHub 3 is shot - and they won't send me a new one unless I renew my contract. But their prices suck, so I'm looking for a different provider. Any ideas or recommendations? Thanks... [more inside]
I'm based in the UK and will be spending a week somewhere that has no broadband. The reception on most networks seems to be changeable though it's strongest on Vodafone. Is there a 3G/4G wireless router that can take multiple SIM cards or dongles so that I can connect together more than one network and thus maximise my chances of getting connectivity?
Should we use Charter or AT&T? [more inside]
I'm trying to get a phone line and broadband set up in the house I'm renting. When the Telstra technician came round to set up the connection, he gave up and left without completing the order because it appears the phone sockets on the walls aren't connected to the line to crosses the boundary from the Telstra pit outside the property. WTF? [more inside]
I'm moving house next weekend and new place does not have WiFi. It's a six month lease and I'll probably be moving out of the country after that. I use a lot of internet (streaming music, downloading podcasts, films, sending large files, using cloud services, etc.) and so I need something unlimited or pretty near it. Everything I'm seeing online so far is either too much £ for too little internet (£20 for 2GB per month, seriously??) or too much commitment (12-18 month contracts for phone, broadband and TV). I only need internet. What are my options, if any? Thanks!
I've been blessed with the task of finding out why my father's windows 7 laptop can't connect to his new Virgin Media Broadband router. The laptop can't find the router, and I can't find a fix... [more inside]
How do I buy a fast internet connection in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX? [more inside]
I am studying abroad for the semester in London. My flat mates and I are looking for an Internet solution that doesn't require a contract. We picked up a 3G hotspot from Three but it isn't very fast. Is it possible to get actual broadband service without a 12- or 18-month contract?
Download Speed is 5.4 MPS, Upload 0.54 - Is this normal? [more inside]
Why is Western Europe dragging its heels on implementing Fiber based broadband? [more inside]
In regard to satellite internet service, can you explain “latency” to me? I’m currently a Hughesnet customer and get a deplorable 1.5 mbps. A new satellite will go online later this summer, and though download speeds will supposedly greatly increase, I’m told there will still be a latency issue. I’ve poked around online, but the explanations don’t really address the practical issues, like, can I play realtime games online and finally log on to secure sites without them timing out?
Please help me understand cable technology. Why is it that my cable company can deliver hundreds of high quality TV channels but not an internet service that seems just as fast? [more inside]
Moving to Berlin from San Francisco in October, and I'd like some advice for finding both a cell phone plan and a broadband service for my apartment. [more inside]
I have recently moved to Culver City (Southern California) and I need the best broadband available. [more inside]
What are my options for broadband residential internet in Seattle? [more inside]
Why does my wireless router stop some devices from accessing the web every now and then. [more inside]
How do Dish Network TV/phone/broadband bundles work? Anyone have any experience? [more inside]
Seeking mobile broadband on the cheap in SE Queensland, Australia. [more inside]
My grandma lives in Las Vegas and got her hands on a MacBook Pro, but doesn't have a cell phone, digital cable, or any kind of Internet access. She lives on a very small Social Security payment, but wants to access the web to see her grandkids. What's the most affordable, simplest option currently available for cheap wireless broadband in Vegas (Zip code 89121) with a USB modem? [more inside]
Does anyone have a film recommendation that links cooperative business and community to telecomm industry / Internet / broadband?
Does anyone have a film recommendation that links cooperative business and community to telecomm industry / Internet / broadband? [more inside]
My Windows Live Mail loses connection with Verizon Broadband Card, how can I create a constant ping to keep connection alive? [more inside]
Dell Laptop with Verizon Broadband Card - Live Mail issue. Help please. [more inside]
Broadband recommendations for the Long Beach/Greater L.A. area? There is, of course, a catch... [more inside]
Where can I rent bandwidth for a few hours? [more inside]
I am looking into an "unlimited" ADSL2 broadband service, offered by TPG in Australia. It seems like an unusually good deal - enough to make me suspicious that there's some kind of hidden catch. I was hoping someone would be able to confirm/refute my doubts. [more inside]
Can anyone help me find academic or empirical sources to reference/cite in a law paper about state laws that prohibit local communities from building their own broadband networks? [more inside]
Does the WatchESPN app have ads before the video starts (on live events or on demand video)? Canadian seeking info from those with US app store access! [more inside]
What's the best prepaid mobile broadband service for use in the U.S.? [more inside]
My 'unlimited' broadband supplier (O2) has scolded me for exceeding its fair usage limit of 40GB. I see this as unfair. What would be the most effective way to complain? [more inside]
What are the best nations for broadband both in terms of speed and price, and why? [more inside]
NON-Comcast broadband internet options for SW/west Portland, OR metro area (incl. Beaverton/Tigard)? [more inside]
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!
Smart people: I'm trying to understand the issues relating to municipal broadband. It seems to me -- a complete layperson, understand -- that the proper approach here is obvious: The municipality should build out the fiber infrastructure, and leave the provision of services open to private ISPs. What is the current thinking on this issue? [more inside]
So, practically speaking, what would 1 gigabit broadband internet get for a place? [more inside]
I'm looking for a broadband provider for the UK who'll give me a contract of 6 months or less, don't require a phone line (not essential but preferred), and provide a speed/download limit suitable for a house of 4 typical 20-something Internet users. I can't find one. Help me?
I have a laptop with a Verizon Broadband Card with a 5G plan allowance a month. I have no idea how far this will go, for example if I download a 2 hour movie off Netflix how much of my 5G would it use? Does it download the movie and then quit using the 5G while I am watching the movie?
How do I track how slow my laptop really is going? [more inside]
After years of broadband with low download caps (currently 14gb/month), I finally will have 120gb/month from next month. How to take advantage of this new freedom? [more inside]
I need help finding research to inform research that I'm doing. [more inside]
What's the best broadband solution in Chicago? [more inside]
How do I find a firewall for at home that can deal with a very fast (32-100 Mbit) cable connection in Switzerland? [more inside]
What legal barriers prevent ISPs from violating their users' privacy? [more inside]
Mobile broadband recommendations? [more inside]
Switching to mobile broadband...not sure if now is the best time???? I live alone and mainly use a laptop...right now my ISP is Roadrunner and I have my own wireless router attached to it. I pay about $35/mo. about 1/2 of my internet/cable bundle bill of $70 or so. [more inside]
I'm planning to head to the south coast of NSW (Narooma) for about two weeks or so, to get a bit of work done. However, I do need to access the Internet (mostly google searches). I was thinking of getting a USB mobile broadband dongle from one of the main providers. For instance, I checked with Optus and they say they have good coverage in Narooma. [more inside]
Electrical engineers and others with a pretty in-depth understanding of communications tech: why does Comcast have a specified minimum for transmission signal strength from cable modems on its network? Or a maximum for reception signal strength? [more inside]
I currently live in San Francisco where I use WebPass, which I adore. It's by far the best ISP I've ever had: cheap, lightning-fast, and impeccable customer service. Now I am moving to the East Bay, and I need a new provider. I'm a really heavy internet user, so this is an important decision for me –--- please help me make a good one. [more inside]
So I recently moved, and as I always do, got an account with Time Warner (who are pretty much the only option in the part of Austin where I live). I noticed that my IP was resolving as either "earthlink.net" or "mindspring.com" when it should be "austin.rr.com", but didn't think much of it. However, today I found a letter in the mail containing "important information about your EarthLink account." Wot's, uh, the deal? [more inside]
Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi? [more inside]