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Old 02-09-07, 10:36 AM   #13
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thanks evilghost. im gonna get the usb thing i need for verison ordered today through my company. 144K isnt great, but if i remember correctly, clearwire is 150k right? cause thats what i had back in Boise Idaho.

im more interested in ping times that anything else
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Old 02-09-07, 10:38 AM   #14
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Can you not get EVDO out there? Then you're looking at speeds more like ~1Mbit instead of the 1xRTT 144Kbps speeds.

Also note, you're upload speed will suck. It's ASYNC so you're going to see about 5 to 10Kbps upload speeds (56K dial-up modem speeds)
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Old 02-09-07, 10:47 AM   #15
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oh hell. so, checking where i am at.. try looking at 83352 on the verizon site for the data stuff. i thought i was in the 144K area. they have that area in big cities thats super fast that i dont get. hmm.. now i wonder if guild wars will work. it should, cause dial up is fine for guild wars.

iof its okay, could you check that zip for me and tell me what you think (since you seem to have a handle on it)?
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Am I on everyone's ignore list?

Anyway, if anyone can see this, Sprint EVDO is very fast and their coverage has been steadily improving. If your area is relatively flat, chances are good that you'll have access to their EVDO network.
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lol, youre not ignored buddy im looking into the sprint option as we speak
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Old 02-09-07, 10:59 AM   #18
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it looks like im ion the nextel coverage, but its 20-40k.. not very quick. and i think i fall just outside the sprint coverage
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Old 02-09-07, 11:14 AM   #19
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Looks like you're 1xRTT but may be on the fringe of EVDO. If you can afford two dial-up lines you can always use bonded dialup (PPP-Multilink) to get better speeds (~112Kbps).

Satellite is very expensive and the latency is an annoyance. Bear in mind that weather in both locations (the NOC or your local weather) will affect performance.

If you get a 1.2M dish you can go with the 256Kbps inroute but it'll cost you.
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so, since i dont sit in sprints coverage, and keeping in mind my latency concern. still think verizon is a good bet over satelite?
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so, since i dont sit in sprints coverage, and keeping in mind my latency concern. still think verizon is a good bet over satelite?
These would be my options I would look at:

1) DSL or iDSL
2) ISDN
3) Bonded Dialup
4) 1xRTT/EVDO
5) Satellite

Each one of those I would weigh in the cost factor. The FAP, headache with satellite, and latency would make that be my last resort.
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im certain there's no DSL out here. which sucks. ive been checkinbg into isdn, but since ive never used it im kinda having a hard time finding anything (help?). now, im not even sure what bonded dialup is.
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If there is a WiMax option in your area, that may be something to check as well.

I use satellite because there is no other option out here. Even our phone lines are crappy and get only around 26Kbps due to the noise on the lines. If you go the multilink route, make sure your phone lines are decent so that you can get the 85-95 Kbps throughput.

Ah rural living - nice and quiet but man the intarweb sux!

Edit: If you want to be a balla, you can get a T1 or even a fractional T1 for only a few hundred a month!
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im certain there's no DSL out here. which sucks. ive been checkinbg into isdn, but since ive never used it im kinda having a hard time finding anything (help?). now, im not even sure what bonded dialup is.

I'd look at 128Kbps ISDN, ISDN is a digital line.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISDN

Bonded Dialup or PPP-Multilink is simply two or more dial-up modems bonded to give you the sum of the bandwidth. I'm not sure if it load shapes across the lines (AFAIK they do) and I know the ISP must support this feature as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_t...#Multilink_PPP
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