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Is there a 3G/4G wireless router that takes multiple SIM cards/dongles?

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?
posted by skylar on Jul 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Best internet provider in St. Louis

Should we use Charter or AT&T? [more inside]
posted by molla on Jun 3, 2014 - 4 answers

I'd like to buy 6 months of unlimited Internet in England.

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!
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 9, 2013 - 11 answers

Short-term Internet service in London

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?
posted by Kronios on Jan 13, 2013 - 12 answers

Please help me understand cable internet technology.

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]
posted by mullacc on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Handy und Internet

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]
posted by Yiggs on Jun 12, 2012 - 3 answers

In search of broadband

I have recently moved to Culver City (Southern California) and I need the best broadband available. [more inside]
posted by digdan on Jun 4, 2012 - 5 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

Why is my broadband acting weirdly?

Why does my wireless router stop some devices from accessing the web every now and then. [more inside]
posted by xchmp on May 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Mobile broadband in Australia, but cheap

Seeking mobile broadband on the cheap in SE Queensland, Australia. [more inside]
posted by dg on May 3, 2012 - 9 answers

What's the cheapest, easiest way to offer monthly wireless broadband for a granny with a laptop?

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]
posted by waxpancake on Apr 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Can I rent bandwidth for a day?

Where can I rent bandwidth for a few hours? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett on Nov 18, 2011 - 6 answers

When something seems too good to be true...

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]
posted by chmmr on Nov 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Best prepaid mobile broadband in the U.S.

What's the best prepaid mobile broadband service for use in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Aug 2, 2011 - 2 answers

Republic of Fatpipe

What are the best nations for broadband both in terms of speed and price, and why? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Mar 28, 2011 - 4 answers

What can a library do with 1 Gigabyte broadband?

So, practically speaking, what would 1 gigabit broadband internet get for a place? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Sep 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me find a suitable UK broadband provider.

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?
posted by Kirn on Sep 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Broadband Card downloading

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?
posted by sandyp on Aug 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Broadband shmroadband -- how do I track how slow my laptop runs?

How do I track how slow my laptop really is going? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Open my eyes to proper broadband

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]
posted by kid A on Aug 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Best broadband in Chicago?

What's the best broadband solution in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Jul 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Where is the line?

What legal barriers prevent ISPs from violating their users' privacy? [more inside]
posted by finite on Apr 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Mobile broadband recommendations?

Mobile broadband recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kprincehouse on Mar 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Moving to Oakland: who's the best internet service provider?

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]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi?

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Montreal move in two weeks and so disconnected

I'm moving to Montreal (!) from the U.S. and need help with the tech-side of my move. Specifically, I'm seeking internet/cell phone provider recommendations. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Jun 18, 2009 - 16 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

What are my options for mobile Internet in Europe?

What are my options for mobile Internet in Europe? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 8, 2009 - 9 answers

How to get internet service for an office in a location without wired broadband capability?

What is the best way to get broadband internet to a warehouse with offices that isn't capable of it via landlines? [more inside]
posted by Outis on Mar 3, 2009 - 16 answers

Websites for a 78 year old

Help an old geezer make the most of broadband. [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Feb 16, 2009 - 15 answers

WiMax: yea or nay?

Looking into potentially getting WiMax, specifically from a company called TowerStream, at my place of work. Has anyone here used a commercial WiMax provider (TowerStream or otherwise)? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jan 7, 2009 - 5 answers

How much postage on a webpage?

Do you use Post Office broadband as your UK ISP? And if you do, what are they like? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Nov 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Erratic network behavior

My net connection has dropped like clockwork around midnight over the past few days. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

How to get temporary broadband as a foreigner in Germany?

Berlin / Germany internet installation: I might stay a few months in an apartment in Berlin, where there currently is no internet connection installed. What (if any) are my options? [more inside]
posted by gmm on Aug 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Why can't I open webpages?

ADSL working but HTTP not working. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Best mobile internet service for telecommuting in U.S. and Canada?

I'm telecommuting from the U.S. and Canada and am wondering what my options are for mobile broadband/internet. I've done some research... [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Jun 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Download speeds on AT&T high speed internet?

Just switched to AT&T "Elite" Internet service from Comcast cable modem in a cost saving measure. AT&T promises download speeds of 3-6M Bps for this service (as opposed to 2-3 for their Pro service, which is a few bucks cheaper), but I'm only seeing a whisker above 3. Is this normal? Anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Mar 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Wireless router woes

Is there any way to connect a USB ADSL modem to a wireless-G broadband router? [more inside]
posted by juva on Dec 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Best option for internet provider in San Francisco?

What's the best option for high-speed internet access in San Francisco? (Moving from Castro to Potrero Hill, would like to ditch Comcast if there's a good alternative.) [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Cheap Broadband in Albany, NY?

Can someone suggest cheap ($15/mo) broadband in zip 12208? Verizon DSL 768kbps is unavailable there. [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Sep 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Should I replace my Comcast internet service (cable) with wireless broadband?

Should I replace my Comcast internet service (cable) with wireless broadband? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Aug 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Testing the health of a broadband connection

Is there a software program of some kind that will automatically monitor and analyze the health (i.e. transfer rate and up/down status) of a broadband Internet connection? Ideally like to see statistics graphed over the course of a week or so, tested every 1 to 15 minutes, so I can see what kind of quality I'm getting. I'm not sure if any software like this exists.
posted by hodyoaten on Aug 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Is my T1 slow?

I get 3800kbps down on my cable connection at home, but I'm only getting 1300kbps down on my office full T1. How is this possible? Should my office get a better pipe?
posted by plexi on Jun 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Are Comcast broadband resellers legit?

I'm trying to get my parents set up with high-speed cable Internet on top of their cable TV service. They're in the Tucson, AZ burbs and their cable provider is Comcast. Google searches return "broadband resellers" who offer special deals (e.g. free cable modem+free router+$19.95/mo for six months) that don't appear on Comcast's official site. Are these resellers legit? Has anybody used them? Anything I should be wary of? [Comcast offers a combined cable/phone/internet package, but that's not available to my parents since digital phone is not yet supported where they live.]
posted by ldenneau on May 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Got broadband - now what?

After an eternity with dial-up net access, I've finally made the move to (24Mbit / 20gb month) ADSL broadband. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on May 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Mobile Broadband Questions

I will be traveling for work later this year, but to keep down costs I will be staying with relatives that do not have internet access. Is there anywhere that rents broadband cards for a PC and access to a network for just a few weeks? Alternatively... [more inside]
posted by worker_bee on May 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Gauging Bandwidth Use

I'm considering downgrading my cable broadband from 512kbps-800MB/month to 256kbps-uncapped. I'd like to estimate the real-world hit in terms of casual web browsing and more intensive applications. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on May 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Internet connectivity options in Seattle?

I live in Seattle, and I want an internet connection in my home. I don't have a landline, or cable TV. Is Clearwire my only choice? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Mar 2, 2007 - 18 answers

What are my choices for Broadband Internet service in Toronto?

What are my choices for Broadband Internet service in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Feb 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Wireless Addiction

What are my Wireless Internet Options? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Nov 9, 2006 - 7 answers

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