Anything I should know about wireless ISP's ?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by JohnF, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. JohnF

    JohnF Guest

    We're moving our business to Phoenix and there is no cable or DSL
    service available to the address so I'm looking into wireless.

    Anything I need to be aware of using wireless or any experiences
    good/bad? Providers? I'm talking to PhoenixInternet right now. Just
    basic high-speed service is all we presently need.


    JohnF, Mar 14, 2005
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  2. Ask some of their present customers about speed/reliability. Like any
    other service, it can vary from one provider to another. But there is no
    real reason why it shouldn't be as good as or better than any other
    broadband service. That is, providing you are in an area they can cover
    with signal.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Mar 14, 2005
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  3. JohnF

    Peter Pan Guest

    Have you looked into Sat?
    Peter Pan, Mar 14, 2005
  4. JohnF

    JohnF Guest

    Thought about satellite but we may go to VoIP in the near future. Sat
    has too much lag at present.

    JohnF, Mar 14, 2005
  5. JohnF

    Peter Pan Guest

    I keep hearing that, but wonder what the actual times are (not just lag,
    which will tend to favor terrestial sources). When I look at ping times
    (round trip), they seem about the same.
    I have sat in the RV, and works pretty well in many places the cell
    connection won't even work. When on cell, I just call direct, but when on
    the internet with cell, boucing from website to website, I find sat faster.
    Just curious how that would effect voice, and with the current slew of
    Direcway commercials on TV (and the drop in price for monthly service),
    wonder how that compared.

    Just out of curiosity, are you considering a netwrok (wired or wireless)? I
    have heard the new cards/software from verizon don't share over networks.

    Maybe I'm thinking incorrectly, but it almost seems like verizon is trying
    to shoot itself in the foot, so people have to use their cellphones, rather
    than networked internet and cheap VoIP.
    Peter Pan, Mar 14, 2005
  6. JohnF

    Smowk Guest

    I think your right. My cell connect sits around 750ms where the direcway
    is around 1000, to most big sites (yahoo, msn, google, etc.).

    The upload on the sat is shi++y though. VPN is pretty much unusable, and
    Terminal Services is ALMOST as bad...but usable....if that makes sense

    Smowk, Mar 14, 2005
  7. JohnF

    dold Guest

    There were big changes made at DirecWay with regards to corporate VPN
    connections. Have you checked into that? I get the impression that you
    VPN connect to them, and they VPN connect to your site, so that each
    segment sees delay times that it can tolerate, instead of timing out like
    it used to. I don't know how well it works, or if it costs money.
    About the time I was going to sign up, cable internet appeared in my

    Terminal Services is painful for anything that changes a glob of graphics
    at once, not just on satellite.
    dold, Mar 14, 2005
  8. JohnF

    dold Guest
    looks like a service similar to Verizon BroadbandAccess, but terminating at
    a router instead of a PC card.
    dold, Mar 14, 2005
  9. This is coming from someone with experience in the Wireless ISP business.

    It really depends on your area. I know some customers that have almost
    NO downtime and speeds just as fast (if not faster) as regular
    highspeed. I even know some customers that had a steady 10Mbit
    connection with almost no downtime.

    If you get a site survey done, ask the technicians what your signal
    strength is. It's all about the location, if there's any obstacles
    between you and their access point.
    Tom -, Mar 17, 2005
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