My father-in-law (retired blue-collar aluminum worker, widowed, fixed-income, screwed out of health benefits when his former corporate employer filed bankruptcy) has an old Win 98 computer. Last year I installed major upgrades and switched him to Redhat Linux. All was well until Cox Cable swapped his old cable modem for a Webstar that is not Linux compatible. Can I get him back on Cox Cable with Redhat Linux without having to buy a new computer? Would a new cable modem work and if so, what brand?
posted by Didaskalos
on Sep 30, 2006 -
What are the alternatives for accessing broadband with a laptop while traveling in rural Ireland--internet cafes not acceptable. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc
on Sep 30, 2006 -
I live in NYC, and had AOL for Broadband for my internet service provided to me through Time Warner. AOL recently waived their fee's and is now free. I am left paying Tie Warner about $45 bux a month for broadband service.....I wanna find something cheaper, yet just as fast and efficient... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Sep 12, 2006 -
How much does broadband service cost in your country (non-U.S.)? I would like to find out about both hardwire and cellular service. [more inside]
posted by kookywon
on Sep 7, 2006 -
I live in Queens, NY. I want to take the plunge into broadband. Verizon is offering a pretty good deal ($18.00 a month for as much bandwidth as I'll ever use) but I am a little leery. Four or five years ago, I was hearing nothing but complaints about Verizon's DSL offerings. So . . . does Verizon DSL still suck or have they cleaned up their act? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Jul 31, 2006 -
Gah! Broadbandfilter! Moving to a new apartment next week (in SF). What broadband provider, and how do I search for it without a current phone number? (Cable vs. DSL vs. FIOS vs. Wireless?) [more inside]
posted by gramcracker
on Jul 18, 2006 -
posted by jxpx777
on Jun 30, 2006 -
Broadband in Antigua, Guatemala?
Any expertise on getting a reliable fast or broadband connection in Antigua, Guatemala would be appreciated. A friend needs to telecommute for several months. I have a gmail account if you want to reply directly. Checking it only every other day or so.
posted by theora55
on Jun 23, 2006 -
OK. I have SBC Yahoo! DSL at my apartment. Recently my roommate moved out, taking with him the computer that had the software from SBC on it -- my computer had been connected through a router. What software do I actually need to get DSL back? I'm using Windows XP Professional.
posted by dagnyscott
on Nov 6, 2005 -
My friend got a letter from the cable company accusing her of violating the DMCA. The alleged offense is downloading some sort of fighting game. Thing is, my friend is a near retirement, middle-aged woman who lives alone and has no interest in games and doesn't download anything. What is the proper way to respond? Links please.
posted by KrustyKlingon
on Oct 31, 2005 -
I just got braodband internet after 5 years of living the dial-up lifestyle. Help me use my new-found bandwidth effectively. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito
on Aug 29, 2005 -
Is there a way to avoid a wireless router interfering with the signal from a wireless audio-video transmitter? [more inside]
posted by funambulist
on Aug 26, 2005 -
I moved to London (SE4) just under a month ago. I've already found a great job (this is good), and I'd like to get broadband at home. I ordered ADSL from Demon just before I moved, I am still waiting for it to be installed, a month later. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant
on Jul 22, 2005 -
Still using antediluvian dialup connection to the 'net - seeking experience re: switching to broadband. Help me O mavens of Mefi.... [more inside]
posted by Pressed Rat
on Jul 14, 2005 -
I just cancelled Roadrunner internet access, and I need help finding another ISP. [more inside]
posted by Penks
on Jul 13, 2005 -
My neighbors and I (there are 3 of us) all have either DSL or Cable modems. We want to use wireless accesspoints to aggregate our connections and give us more bandwidth. How? [more inside]
posted by wahootim
on May 6, 2005 -
Does anybody have any experience setting up a Linksys WRT54GS with BT Broadband? [more inside]
posted by Jongo
on Apr 14, 2005 -
I just bought a new PC and would like to set it up so I can wirelessly share a cable internet connection with an older mac. [more inside]
posted by Kellydamnit
on Mar 16, 2005 -
Have dsl in building 1 with linksys gateway providing a wireless connection. Need to use dsl is building 2. What is the best/cheapest way to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by striker
on Mar 8, 2005 -
On a fairly regular basis, even if I'm in the middle of using it, my cable modem connection vanishes. Fixing it involves unplugging the modem and router, waiting a few minutes, replugging them and crossing my fingers. I gather this phenomenon is extremely common. What can I do to prevent it, and more importantly, why does it happen in the first place?
posted by squidlarkin
on Feb 23, 2005 -
I just lost my broadband virginity and installed windows xp, both in a single day, and I'm reeling from the implications of this brave new world. What do I do about firewalls and antivirus? [mi]
posted by mecran01
on Feb 17, 2005 -
I just recently signed up for a 3 months broadband trial and was wondering what online resources I could access to get the best value out of it. I am looking forward to the great choice of Radio Stations and archived programmes, but what other value could I get from it to make it worthwhile. I dont have a television and would like to get max entertainment value from it as well as anything else you think worthwhile.
posted by kenaman
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Is an ADSL broadband (thru-router) internet set-up vulnerable to 'dialler' viruses?
posted by the cuban
on Jan 19, 2005 -
I have ADSL. If ADSL is active and I hookup an old 56k modem to a filtered voice line, a) how fast would I be able to connect, and b) would it affect my 256k ADSL connection?
posted by krisjohn
on Dec 25, 2004 -
Do you have Broadband? If not, do you want it but just can't get it? Where do you live? [mi] [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t
on Nov 12, 2004 -
SureWest is laying fiber in my neighborhood and I'll have the opportunity to sign up. I am considering one of their TV/broadband bundles but I have some questions... [m-i] [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Oct 6, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend a good broadband company for a 1Mbps connection on 1 year contract in Oxford? We don't want to have a phone line and will probably stick it on a wireless router to 5 computers around the house.
posted by Mossy
on Sep 1, 2004 -
Someone I know is moving to a tiny rural town in Southern Oregon, which has a population of about 700 people and no broadband. The nearest broadband is in Roseburg, located 17 miles away.
The property they will be on has a hill, which might make it possible to use some kind of tranceiver on an antenna and establish a connection with someone over in Roseburg -- either Qwest, the local phone service, or the Douglas FastNet
, which is interested in bringing broadband to rural Oregon. Alternately, there are satellite services, such as Starband
which does this kind of thing too.
Do any of you have any thoughts on the best (or most cost-effective) solution available for broadband in such a situation? Also, we are interested in knowing how to go about creating a wireless network / coop / small ISP that would service the local region. Any ideas on how to get the bandwidth, what kind of equipment we'd want to use, how to wire the town, and how to reduce latency?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Aug 1, 2004 -
The New House, part four: Help me set up my DSL. Please! [more inside, naturally enough] [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Jun 30, 2004 -
LINUX QUESTION: Due to my current financial situation, I have been forced into using AOL Broadband as my ISP. It ain't pretty but it works. Sort of.... (Here's where the question comes in.)
I really, really want to load Linux on my system but there's a bit of a snag. AOL does not automatically connect me to the Internet; I need to open their software and connect through it. I am wondering if it is at all possible to find a Linux version of the AOL software (the AOL homepage and internal sites have been no help, if the information is there it is very well hidden from my searching skills), or if there is another method of allowing my to connect to the Internet via my AOL broadband connection using Linux.
posted by Dark Messiah
on Mar 24, 2004 -
Broadband vs. Dial-Up. I'm looking for current research that shows the number of users that connect to the Internet via Broadband vs. dial-up. I know its out there somewhere . . . [more inside]
posted by dhacker
on Mar 19, 2004 -
I have broadband now, and I guess I should get a firewall. Any recommendations? I'm running OS X on an iBook G3 700MHz, and I'm toying with the idea of getting a Netgear Router/Switch. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Dec 31, 2003 -
It's possible I may be moving and [ugh] to a location that does not have broadband cable access [/ugh].
This all is only in the infancy stages, and may very well not come to fruition (pending mortgage) but from what I've gathered, there isn't any broadband connections there that I can discover.
Am I overlooking anything? Someone suggested I attempt accessing via AOL Broadband, but I'm clueless to AOL and cringe even posting those three letters in a Meta thread, albeit Ask Meta.
posted by bluedaniel
on Dec 10, 2003 -
So I'm about to take the plunge (finally!) into broadband 'Net access. What's even more exciting for me is that I get to play with this WiFi stuff I hear so much about. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Vidiot
on Dec 10, 2003 -