Who knows about satellite Internet stuff?

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Post by arock » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:59 pm

ZekeB wrote:She's old? Ha! She can only fool you with that until you see her.
As someone wrote about evidence in a Bundy thread, it's all relative. I've got a Medicare card. :-D

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Post by ZekeB » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:08 pm

arock wrote:
ZekeB wrote:She's old? Ha! She can only fool you with that until you see her.
As someone wrote about evidence in a Bundy thread, it's all relative. I've got a Medicare card. :-D

Just different paths through life.
Ummmm with or without using Orlymath, I don't think MsDaisy has one of those socialist cards yet.


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Post by MsDaisy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:22 pm

ZekeB wrote:She's old? Ha! She can only fool you with that until you see her.
Don't listen to him, he's even older than me and askeered of driving a pickup truck through the woods at night halfway intoxicated. Even when they're your own woods! LOL. Damn Yankee!
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Post by ZekeB » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:42 pm

In the truck?!! Will you bring the jug again? <swoon>


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Post by Azastan » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:50 pm

Getting back to satellite internet stuff--this has been an interesting topic. I don't have good mobile phone reception here, so I use DSL and have a landline. We were having serious issues with the phone itself always going dead, and the download and upload speeds were so slow I could have a ten minute shower and still not get stuff loaded.

So just before I went birding in Arizona, I called CenturyLink and whinged at them. The technician told me everything looked good. Then I got transferred to someone else, who took another look, and that person said 'I think you have a problem and I will send someone out to take a look'.

Amazingly, the two problems were (almost) solved when it turned out that something had happened somewhere about half a mile down the road, at one of the big boxes o' switches...which I now realize was the switch for my line apparently had burned out or summat like that.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:29 am

Amazing how often nothing wrong on the line turns out to be something like that.


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Post by Plutodog » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:45 am

Daisy, you simply must move. Life is too short and the internet is too valuable for education, communication and information to continue missing. Maybe we can start a go fund me account to help move you into a similar town with modern day functionality. Or maybe President Clinton and a new congress will make something happen in the next ten years. Worth the wait? Nah. I'd move. To Oregon, even. I live in Aumsville, small town, population 3800, and we have WAVE Cable, High Speed internet, unlimited bandwidth, and HD TV.

I'd move, did I mention that?


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Post by Judge Mental » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:00 am

Don't have to be in the huge open spaces of the USA to have similar problems.

My Uk residence is in a rural area not yet serviced by fibre high speed broadband cable, although areas do have fibre broadband availability about 1 mile away in both North and South directions from our house. Any broadband we could get via our landline telephone cable is virtually unusable at about 1 mbps. Tried a satellite system and discovered it in practice to be completely unreliable and so worse than useless (only after buying and installing all the equipment of course duuh).

Then the 4G geographical coverage increased and mobile broadband routers became more popular so purchased one of those. Can consistently get a speed of about 27/28 mbps on our laptops and tablets etc via that router. Pocket size so can carry it with me if not using it at home and can, if required, have up to 10 or so devices connected to the router wirelessly at the same time. Much better than 'tethering' the laptop to a phone as you then have to come offline to answer incoming calls. They don't do 'unlimited' mobile broadband packages for mobile broadband routers but can get 25GB per month on the router for about 30 sterling and purchase more as required (wife often does online work of a techy nature from home).

Not ideal of course......if they laid fibre cables to our area could get 76 mbps on unlimited broadband packages for a fraction of what am paying now.....but there is no sign of cable ever being laid to provide fibre broadband to this specific area (only about 6 residences here).

Good luck Daisy......but personally haven't a good word to say for satellite broadband systems :(



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Post by Plutodog » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:28 am

Until the work of the FDR Administration, (before most of our time) electricity was not available for far too many people in our country. Wasn't profitable enough for private business. We need that today for internet access.


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Post by Foggy » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:09 am

If'n you saw Ms. Daisy's house, you'd know she ain't gonna move. Civilization will have to go to her, that's all there is to it.


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Post by ZekeB » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:16 am

:yeah:


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Post by MsDaisy » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:51 am

Nop, not the house. My house is 200 years old, the oldest bit built on a foundation of big rocks. There isn’t a flat floor, a straight wall, a door that doesn’t stick, or a window that doesn’t have to be propped up with something to keep it open in the whole house.
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Post by mimi » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:13 am

MsDaisy wrote:Just got off the phone with Verizon, nope no FIOS and no DSL in my area. :madguy:
I feel your pain. :crying:

And I could go on a very long rant, but I already do that in 140 characters for 20 days of the month.

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Post by arock » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:10 am

Plutodog wrote:Until the work of the FDR Administration, (before most of our time) electricity was not available for far too many people in our country. Wasn't profitable enough for private business. We need that today for internet access.
How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s
ZENA, Okla. — From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly cattle pastures.

Electricity came late here but transformed life on the farm. It provided bright light to study by and freed families from the tedium of washing clothes by hand and cutting wood for the cook stove.

Last December, Mr. Creason saw a new addition to the utility pole erected by his father that may be just as transformational — a subsidiary of his local electric cooperative, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, hung a fiber optic cable on it. That enabled Mr. Creason and the 120 residents of Zena, Okla., to pump high-speed internet service into their homes for the first time.

“The cooperative is doing it again, but now the light bulb is the internet,” said Mr. Creason, 82.



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Post by SueDB » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:15 am

The neighboring county's PUD pumps broadband through the power grid. If you have power, you have internet capability.


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Post by magdalen77 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:21 pm

Plutodog wrote:Daisy, you simply must move. Life is too short and the internet is too valuable for education, communication and information to continue missing. Maybe we can start a go fund me account to help move you into a similar town with modern day functionality. Or maybe President Clinton and a new congress will make something happen in the next ten years. Worth the wait? Nah. I'd move. To Oregon, even. I live in Aumsville, small town, population 3800, and we have WAVE Cable, High Speed internet, unlimited bandwidth, and HD TV.

I'd move, did I mention that?
My old hometown up in the middle of Pennsyltucky has Wi-Fi in its downtown business district and for about 16 to 10 blocks in each direction from the downtown. The guy who donated millions for a brand new library also paid for this. They plan to eventually cover the whole borough.



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Post by magdalen77 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:20 pm

Plutodog wrote:Is it considered secure or public?

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/tips-to-stay ... lic-wi-fi/
It's public. I probably should worry a little more about that



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Post by jmj » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:59 am

MsDaisy wrote:Nop, not the house. My house is 200 years old, the oldest bit built on a foundation of big rocks. There isn’t a flat floor, a straight wall, a door that doesn’t stick, or a window that doesn’t have to be propped up with something to keep it open in the whole house.
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I'd seriously consider giving up broadband for that yard :lovestruck:



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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:52 am

listeme wrote:We have DSL out here in the woods. It is mostly fine, slower than we had in the suburbs, but I can work, download, upload, netflix, play old people videogames, and everythind does okay. (Not at once.)

If they do have it where you are, it might be better than what you have.
She lies. She does all of that at the same time.


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Post by rifleman1635 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:44 am

To answer the OP ... If you can "see it", you can connect to it (it's called "Line of Sight"). You'll just need to put the antenna up high enough (and make sure you've got enough signal strength) to establish a wireless "circuit".
Google on "DIY Pringles Can Antenna" .. you'll get a few links like this:
http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html
http://www.binarywolf.com/249/pringles_cantenna.htm

You may wish to look at setting up an "Open Mesh Network" for your community, if there's enough interest in it ... you could all split the costs ... essentially you set up a central "access point" which connects to the "Internet". (see http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-se ... ighborhood ) At that "community access point" you would need to set up an omni-directional antenna with sufficient height and signal strength to transmit however many miles radius you want for coverage (also within limits of the FCC regs.) Each of the users would need to set up "Cantennas" as described above.

So basically, what I'm saying, is that you set up an access point somewhere you can hook-up to a true broadband provider, hook up a tall antenna to that access point and then you connect to that access point via a directional Cantenna.



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Post by listeme » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:50 am

Whatever4 wrote:
listeme wrote:We have DSL out here in the woods. It is mostly fine, slower than we had in the suburbs, but I can work, download, upload, netflix, play old people videogames, and everythind does okay. (Not at once.)

If they do have it where you are, it might be better than what you have.
She lies. She does all of that at the same time.
I am quite the multitasker, that is true.


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