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What's behind Comcast's signal specs?

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]
posted by kavasa on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 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

EarthLink? WTF? OMG!

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]
posted by DecemberBoy on Dec 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi?

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

Video Chat requirements

Our Organization uses Windows live messenger to connect clients at remote locations (children and their parents who are separated by distance). We chose this program because of it's ease of use/install for the general public. Unfortunately, some of the connections are poor quality; the video cuts out or the voice is garbled or the connection stalls altogether. MS says all that is required is dial up but we always require broadband to connect. i cannot find a comprehensive list of system/bandwidth requirements or troubleshooting tips. Any help in these areas would be excellent! Thank you!
posted by lake59 on Sep 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Ups and downs of international broadband card rentals?

How good are international broadband rental places like wifirents.com? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jun 22, 2009 - 1 answer

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

Help me cast off Virgin cable broadband once and for all!

Virgin Media cable broadband sucks, what provider can I use after my contract is up? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jun 11, 2009 - 11 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

Seeking broadband + phone + mobile consolidation options (UK).

I'm spending about UKP65 on phone, cell/mobile phone and broadband Internet each month. How can I consolidate all these options into something cheaper but just as reliable? [more inside]
posted by BrokenEnglish on May 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Business broadband

I need broadband for my business that is slightly better than what you can get from normal DSL. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Apr 21, 2009 - 8 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

Need a wireless hotspot in S. philly tomorrow night

For reasons too tedious to get into, I need a quiet place with a broadband wireless connection between the hours of 7-9 p.m. tomorrow night, 12/15, as close to the Spectrum in South Philly as possible. Anybody got any suggestions?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 11, 2008 - 10 answers

mobile broadband card and AV?

Do I need to run AV/internet security software with my new mobile broadband card? [more inside]
posted by panini on Dec 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find good broadband in Indiana for my mom.

I'm in the UK, my mom is in Central Indiana. I would like to recommend her a good broadband package that will let us chat over Skype, etc. So nothing too underpowered. Her phone is currently with AT&T, and she would prefer to keep things as simple and non-expensive as possible, and do it through them as well, if that's a decent course of action to take. [more inside]
posted by jim.christian on Dec 2, 2008 - 4 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

Peppy Broadband in Paris

My girlfriend and I are moving into an apartment in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. We'd like to be able to stream video and download various things at high speed and we're trying to figure out which service to sign up for. [more inside]
posted by swhitt on Oct 30, 2008 - 3 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

Should I ditch Comcast's Triple Play in Chicago for DSL?

Thinking of switching from Comcast cable modem to DSL for broadband--will I notice the difference? [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash on Sep 7, 2008 - 15 answers

What antenna should I buy to broadcast a wireless signal?

I'm looking to broadcast a wireless signal 100-200yds. How many dB/mW does my antenna need to be and what's the optimal frequency? [more inside]
posted by jammnrose on Aug 29, 2008 - 7 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

Which broadband provider in the UK?

Does anyone have any particular recommendations/condemnations of UK broadband providers? [more inside]
posted by alby on Jul 29, 2008 - 18 answers

GlueTube, more like...

Why have YouTube videos started loading very slowly for me, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Jul 28, 2008 - 7 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

Mobile Broadband in Central London?

Mobile Broadband in London? I'm moving to Central London and would love any recommendations for mobile broadband access. Who are the providers? What are the best packages? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Mar 16, 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

Local cheap broadband, too good to be true?

BroadbandFilter: Any experience with locally owned "fixed wireless" ISPs? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Feb 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Any way to load a short list of sites locally from the harddrive?

Is there any way to cache a set list of websites so they load from the hard drive instead of dynamically? [more inside]
posted by genial on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 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

Losing my Serenity at home...

Why can't I access www.fireflyfans.net from my home PC? I just get a 'Internet Explorer (7) cannot display the webpage'. I can get it at work, so I know it's still there, just not at home. I'm on Virgin (ex-NTL) cable (going through a router), and I can get everywhere except this one site. And I *love* Firefly, dammit!
posted by timpollard on Oct 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Escape from Pipex

Is this a problem with my ISP, and could it be solved by ditching them and going else where? [more inside]
posted by anonaccount on Oct 24, 2007 - 10 answers

best mobile broadband in your opinion?

of the mobile broadband services like sprint, verizon, etc, which one is best?
posted by irie1972 on Sep 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me watch the RWC!

Has anyone used Setanta's broadband service before? [more inside]
posted by mikel on Sep 7, 2007 - 2 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

Trying to find a broadband checker site

I used to have a link to a very very detailed UK ADSL broadband checker - it gave lots of information about which broadband providers were enabled on each exchange, instead of just giving generic info about the quality of the line, as most of the checkers do. Of course, I've lost the link, and Google isn't helping. Does anyone know the site I'm talking about?
posted by ascullion on Jul 11, 2007 - 7 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

Need faster internet!

How do I find out the maximum ADSL broadband speed supported by my telephone line, and how can I get this? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Feb 12, 2007 - 14 answers

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