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GAH. I WANT HIGH-SPEED ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY! Answered

Arrrrrrgh! Dial-up sucks! I can't watch anything on YouTube, play games online, or download anything! It makes me want to cry and slit my computer cables with an like an emo! By the way, I have dial-up because I live outside of the nearest town, and the cables don't go to out-of-town. And wireless sucks and is extremely expensive.

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LasVegas (author)2007-04-24

Have you considered Dish?

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Aeshir (author)LasVegas2007-04-24

Too expensive. Installation plus high costs for crappy speeds and unreliability. I can't afford any more than 20 bucks a month (with no extra costs such as installation). My choices are pretty limited. It's pathetic.

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LasVegas (author)Aeshir2007-04-24

Many Dish options allow self installation and free equipment with minimum subscription. It isn't too difficult to align. Granted, it's not as fast as Cable or DSL, but if it's your only option, it's better than dialup.

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Aeshir (author)LasVegas2007-04-25

Do they make you go on a contract? That's what the wireless companies do. 30 bucks for 30 KB/s (not kb), on a three year contract. It's stupid.

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LasVegas (author)Aeshir2007-04-25

For the free equipment you're normally required to go on a contract. It's not as unreasonable as what your wireless company charges. If you buy your equipment, there's no contract period. Frequently, they even offer free installation for new customers. btw: check out Sprint. They're much cheaper than that... They charge $40/40MB (not MB/s) or $60/unlimited.

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T3h_Muffinator (author)2007-04-24

Don't worry aeshir! if you plug your computer into a muffin you might be able to get some faster internets =P Good luck on your quest for supa-highway speed internets!

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CameronSS (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-04-24

All I got was a muffiny Ethernet cable...:-(

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trebuchet03 (author)2007-04-24

Hows the weather? and How far to a public library?

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Aeshir (author)trebuchet032007-04-24

Windy. And about a kilometer I guess.

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iman (author)2007-04-24
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CameronSS (author)2007-04-24

Hmmm...find a friend in town with Hi-Speed, then make something like this or this out of two old satellite dishes. Aim them so they face each other, with a receiver on your end and a transmitter on his. How far out of town do you live?

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Aeshir (author)CameronSS2007-04-24

About a half kilometer. It's pathetic. I could snipe people off their townhouse decks. I wouldn't be able to do that. My friend's or their parents wouldn't be too happy with me taking half of their bandwidth. They complain about getting 80 KB/s sometimes. Ugh.

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Aeshir (author)Aeshir2007-04-24

And they live on the other side of town.

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CameronSS (author)Aeshir2007-04-24

Darned metric...let's see...divide by .621, no wait, multiply...0.3105. Okay, quarter mile. Build just the receiving end, pop a high-gain antenna (or two) in, and find one that isn't encrypted.

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dogsrcool2me (author)2007-04-24

Were do you live? (general area)

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Aeshir (author)dogsrcool2me2007-04-24

High River, Alberta, Canada. Near Calgary.

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